Mohamed Aly Pacha, the founder of Modern Egypt inaugurated the Mohandeskhana in the Citadel in 1816. Among the few Engineering specialities that were taught there was architecture. Later on, in 1905, the Department of Architecture – Faculty of Engineering was relocated to its current Giza location. This department was among the first to offer an architectural education in Egypt. The Faculty joined Cairo University when it was later founded on the facing site in 1935. The Department of Architecture has always been a leading school of thought and practice in architecture and planning in the country.

As a part of the reputable educational and research institution within the Faculty of Engineering - Cairo University, the Architecture Department contributes to the greater image of engineering on a regional level within the Middle East. It is now equipped to tackle technical aspects of the fields of specializations by graduating specialists from different branches of scientific and practical qualifications to keep abreast of progress and development of technical education. The department’s alumni include a long list of renowned figures in the field of architecture and planning, like Aly Labib Gabr, Sayed Karim, Abu-Bakr Khairat, Youssef Shafik, Ali Raafet, Abdelhalim Ibrahim … and many other pioneers who shaped architecture in Egypt.

The degree awarded by this program is a Bachelor‘s of Science (B.Sc.) in Architecture Engineering and grants the graduate eligibility to apply to the Egyptian Engineers Syndicate for professional licensure. The department also offers Post-graduate studies culminating in: Diplomas, Master, and Doctoral Degrees. These are awarded in five areas of specialization, namely: Architectural Studies, Building Science and Technology, Environmental Design and Planning, Urban Design and Housing, and Urban Planning.

The department has a welcoming and inclusive community of students, staff and employees. It encourages local and global diversification and educational exchange amongst members of its community and beyond. We always seek innovative interchange of knowledge with different individuals and educational institutes in various fields in order to offer our students a vast variety of experiences in philosophy and practice locally and globally.