WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$9,704 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Master of Engineering in Robotics, Control and Smart Systems
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Sciences and Engineering
Campus:Cairo Camppus
Application Deadline: October 2021
Programme Overview

The specialized master program in Robotics, Control and Smart Systems (RCSS) provides interdisciplinary academic and educational excellence in advanced sciences and technologies with unique educational, learning and research environment that advances scientific understanding enabling students to develop innovative and intelligent ideas for autonomous and smart products and systems to meet today’s most pressing challenges and prepare them for careers in industry, academia and research.

The Master of Science in Robotics, Control and Smart Systems provides academic excellence through an interdisciplinary education in the fields with the aim to prepare graduate students for careers in industry, academia and research (local, regional and global).
This program is facilitated by the available state of the art equipment at two Mechatronics Laboratories (Mechatronics Design Lab., Mechatronics and Intelligent Systems Lab.) in Mechanical Engineering department and MEM/NEM facilities at Yousef Jameel Science and Technology Research Center (YJSTRC).

Program Objectives:
The Master of Science in Robotics, Control and Smart Systems graduates scientists and engineers who:

  1. Have broad knowledge in both the theoretical and the practical skills of RCSS interdisciplinary field.
  2. Integrate fundamental and advanced knowledge to solve complex interdisciplinary problems in RCSS field,
  3. Undertake interdisciplinary research, find new knowledge, analyze and document results, apply and communicate the results reflecting knowledge depth of the research in RCSS field,
  4. Work independently as well as collaboratively within interdisciplinary teams and be prepared to be team leaders,
  5. Demonstrate competitive professional advancement, pursue higher graduate degrees and engage in advanced academic and research in areas of their interest within industry, research centers, and academia both in local and global environment.

Program Structure
A total of 33 credit hours are required for the Master of Science in RCSS. The program of study should include 24 credit hours of courses, 9 credit hours of thesis work.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in engineering, with minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 in major area is required as a basic requirement or admissions into the RCSS master’s program. Admission is also subject to the general university requirements for graduate programs. For those students whose grade records indicate promising ability, but who otherwise do not have adequate preparation in sciences or engineering, admission may be granted under the requirement that remedial courses will be taken.

Application Process
Application Fees for Egyptian Students: $84
Application Fees for International Students: $84

1- Submit the online application form. (Application is available online only). The application can be renewed from the fall to the spring semester of the same academic year only. A new application should be submitted for a new academic year.
2- Fulfill the requirements of your secondary school certificate. The most common secondary school certificates accepted by AUC are listed below. The minimum cut-off scores for each certificate may change from one semester to another according to University requirements. Having the minimum academic requirements does not grant you an offer of a place but rather ensures entry to the selection process.
– Thanawiya Amma
– German Abitur
– IGCSE/GCSE/GCE British Certificate
– International Baccalaureate
– French Baccalaureate
– American High School Diploma
– Canadian Certificates
– Other Certificates

1. Late submission of admission credentials decreases your chances of declaring science and engineering majors because places in these programs are limited.
2. Check that you have fulfilled all the University’s language requirements, as demonstrated by your TOEFL/IELTS scores.
– Results of the TOEFL/IELTS exams may be sent directly to the admissions office. AUC’s code number is 0903
– Both tests should be completed no more than two years prior to the first day of the term for which you are applying for admission
– English placement depends on your TOEFL/IELTS test scores
– Students who believe their placement in the ELI is not appropriate for their level of English proficiency are encouraged to re-take the TOEFL or IELTS. AUC does not offer “exemption” exams of any kind
– The deadline to submit improved English placement test scores is the last working day before the first day of classes each semester

3. Check that you have submitted all required documents by the set deadlines. Your application and a final admission decision will be pending the submission of all these documents. Applications submitted after the set deadlines will be considered according to space availability.
4. Provisional Admission: AUC considers the most academically qualified applicants for provisional admission if they earned excellent grades or submitted the necessary documents prior to the set deadlines.
5. Final acceptance will be given after submitting your final transcript and proof of graduation by or before the assigned deadlines.

About the Application Deadlines:
**Spring Semester (American system) which begins in January and ends in early May, has as Undergraduate Application Deadline October 1, 2020.
**Fall Semester (American system) which starts in late August and ends in late December, has as Undergraduate Application Deadline March 1, 2021.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Robotics Engineer
– Robotics Technician
– Sales Engineer
– Software Developer
– Robotics Operator

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Tuition Fees for Egyptian Students: $9,704
Tuition Fees for International Students: $12,319

**Tuition Fee per year for Egyptian Students: 154,242 EGP ($9,553)
**Tuition Fee per year for International Students: 195,802 EGP ($12,127)
– The tuition rate is based on a flat rate of $579 for Egyptian students per credit hour and $735 for international students per credit hour.
– Tuition fees for Egyptian students may be paid in Egyptian pounds according to CIB (Commercial International Bank) exchange rate on the day of payment. Tuition fees for international students must be paid in US dollars.
– Tuition fees are collected each semester. No student with an outstanding bill (including charges for breakage or library fines) will be admitted to any examination, given any certificate or report of academic standing, or be permitted to register for a subsequent semester.

Relevant Contact

Adham Ramadan
Dean of Graduate Studies
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries