College of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage:

and Cultural Heritage at AASTMT is the first and only college that offers international quality standards degree in Upper Egypt in this field. It is the first bachelor in Egypt that combines archaeology with cultural heritage and is taught in English.  Highly qualified foreign faculty, illustrated members of the international archaeological missions in Egypt teach and train the students. Furthermore, it provides professional training programs, graduate diplomas and master&rsquos degrees as well as technical and academic consultancy services for a better future of the Arabic Cultural Heritage.

 The geographical place of the new college was purposefully ed to be an Arabic and an African excellence cluster in the core of Upper Egypt, Aswan, the gateway to Africa. Aswan, the city which is announced to be the &lsquoSmart, Green Capital of Heritage and Economics of Africa&rsquo in 2017. The proximity of the campus to the archaeological sites, the access to museums, and the rich heritage of the city make it a unique and a perfect destination to study archaeology and cultural heritage.

 The nature of the study constitutes an excellent opportunity to create a new generation equipped with both proper academic research skills and field experience. Through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scope, students are exposed to an array of topics like cultural heritage and economics, digital heritage and documentation, international cultural property law, and cultural heritage management. Not only that, but they acquire applied knowledge in philology, surveying, and excavation that enables them to work in sites with colleagues, follow health and safety regulations, and adapt well with mud and desert areas.

 Through the college partnerships with several international institutions, it maintains the quality of the educational degrees such as the University of Cologne, the University of Oxford and University of Genova. These collaborations provide the students with different opportunities for to travel and get trained by professionals from those host institutions which puts them ahead in their career.

 At the end of their degrees, students can pursue graduate studies and work in academia as researchers or instructors, work as archaeologists on the different foreign archaeological missions in Egypt, work for the different funding boards cultural sections like the USAID, EU Commission, UNDP, World Bank, UNESCO as principle investigators, auditors and evaluators on different cultural heritage management projects in Egypt, work as professional writers, as media experts on different international projects of computational archaeology, survey and mapping, on the digital heritage, or work as experts for the different governmental bodies, in the tourism industry, or as history teachers.

 Adhering to the international academic standards, this degree is taught through the credit hour system divided into a major, a core curriculum, a concentration, and electives, where students are able to critically think and analyze through the liberal art education system. The eight majors are Egyptian Archaeology, African Archaeology, Ancient Near East and South Arabian Archaeology, Islamic Archaeology, Maritime Archaeology and Industrial and Contemporary Heritage, Material Culture Conservation, and Architecture Conservation. All courses in the program are taught in an interactive, communicative, and practical way for students to become self-learners, rational, and know

 Students must complete 144 credits as a graduation requirement, for each major, there is a requirement of 72 credits of the core curriculum, 12 concentration, and 3 electives in the designated specialization. Students wishing to pursue a minor will take 5 courses as extra credits. At the end of the senior year, students will be required to write a bachelor thesis of 6000 &ndash 9000 words on a chosen topic, which will be defended in front of a committee.


Period of study: 4 years ( 8 Semesters) 

144 Credit Hours


Online Admission:

The student can fill out an application form through the Academy website: then complete relevant procedures afterwards.

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