The faculty comprises the following academic departments
- Department of Medical Biotechnology.
- Department of Pharmaceutical and Industrial Biotechnology.
- Department of Agricultural Biotechnology.
- Department of Environmental Biotechnology.
- Department of Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics.
Message from the Dean
Biotechnology is the 21st century revolution in life sciences and its applications in medicine, pharmacy, agriculture and the environment meet the global challenges in the fields of health care, food security, industrial development and environmental conservation.
It is one of the technologies emerging within the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Her Excellency Prof. Suad Kafafy, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and His Excellency the President of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Khalid Al-Tukhi, stated that Egypt should not miss this revolution by establishing the Faculty of Biotechnology at Misr University for Science and Technology.
Prof. Mokhtar El-Zawahry, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Mokhtar M. El-Zawahry
|Professor Mohamed Mustafa||Professor Hala Fawzy Eissa||Associate Professor Ingy Badawy|
|Vice Dean for Graduate Studies and Research||Vice Dean for Education & Students Affairs||Vice Dean for Community Affair and Environment Service|
As a part of Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST), the faculty of Biotechnology is committed to graduate a Biotechnology Engineer according to the academic reference standards to meet the needs of local and regional labor market in the medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural and environmental sectors, conduct innovative scientific research, and provide community services and scientific consulting within the values of improvisational.
At the faculty of Biotechnology, we are seeking to be academically accredited and to be one of the leading institutions locally, regionally and internationally in the multidisciplinary biotechnology fields.
- Student Guide
- Study Plan 1
- Study Plan 2
The student is required to complete successfully a minimum of 144 Credit Hours for graduation distributed as follows:
University requirements: 15 Credit Hours
College requirements: 129 Credit Hours (105 Compulsory + 24 Elective)
Total 144 Credit Hours
I. University requirements: (15 Credit hours)
Students has to complete successfully the following courses:
Abbreviations & Course No. Course Title Credit Hours ENGL 101 English Language I 3 ENGL 102 English Language II 3 ENGL 201 English Language III 3 COMP 101 Introduction to Computer Applications 3 HUMN 102 Scientific Thinking 3 Total 15
II. College requirements: (129 Credit hours)
A. Compulsory courses (105 Credit Hours)
Abbreviations & Course No. Course Title Credit Hours ANTC 202 Animal Tissue Culture 3 BCHM 201 Biochemistry 3 BEBS 302 Bioethics and Biosafety 3 BINF 301 Principals of Bioinformatics 3 BIOL 101 General Biology I 3 BIOL 102 General Biology II 3 BIOT 101 Introduction to Biotechnology 2 BPHY 101 Biophysics 3 BTSM 402 Biotechnology Seminar 2 CHEM 101 General Chemistry 3 CMBT 402 Commercial Biotechnology 2 CMBL 302 Cancer Molecular Biology 3 CYGN 202 Cytogenetics 3 ENBT 401 Environmental Biotechnology 3 EXBC 202 Experimental Biochemistry 3 GANL 302 Genomic Analysis 3 GENE 102 Principals of Genetics 3 GENG 301 Genetic Engineering I 3 GENG 302 Genetic Engineering II 3 HMBL 201 Human Biology (Structure and Function of Human Body) 3 HPTH 202 Human Pathology 3 MATH 101 Basics in Mathematics 2 MCGN 201 Microbial Genetics 3 MICR 102 General Microbiology 3 MLBS 401 Molecular Biology of Biotic and Abiotic Stresses 3 MLDG 401 Molecular Diagnosis of Human Diseases 3 MLFM 402 Molecular Forensic Medicine 3 MLGN 201 Molecular Genetics I 3 MLGN 202 Molecular Genetics II 3 OCHM 102 Organic Chemistry 3 PANL 401 Proteomic Analysis 2 PLTC 201 Plant Tissue Culture 3 PRBT 301 Process in Biotechnology 3 PRPH 301 Principles of Pharmacology 3 RSBT 401 Research in Biotechnology I 3 RSBT 402 Research in Biotechnology II 3 STAT 102 Biostatistics 2 Total 105
B. Elective courses (24 Credit Hours)
The student is required to complete successfully a minimum of 24 Credit Hours from the following elective courses (at least 18 credit hours from levels 300 and 400).
Abbreviations & Course No. Course Title Credit Hours ANBR 301E Animal Breeding 3 ANBT 401E Animal Biotechnology 3 APMC 402E Applied Microbiology 3 APTH 302E Animal Pathology 3 ARAB 101E Arabic Language 3 BFBP 403E Biofertilizers and Biopesticides 3 BGMD 303E Biochemical Genetics of Metabolic Diseases 3 BHGN 304E Behavioral Genetics 2 BIOT 201E Concepts and Issues in Biotechnology 2 BMBF 305E Biomass and Biofuel 3 BRBD 404E Bioremediation and Biodegradation 3 CBIL 202E Comparative Biology 2 CBPH 203E Cell Biology and Physiology 3 CHPE 306E Chemistry of Proteins and Enzymes 3 COPR 204E Computer Programming I 3 COPR 205E Computer Programming II 3 ENMC 206E Environmental Mutagens and Carcinogens 3 EVPG 207E Evolution and Population Genetics 2 GETH 405E Gene Therapy 3 GNEM 208E General Embryology 3 GNHT 209E General Histology 3 HUMN 101E Behavioral Psychology 3 HUPH 210E Human Physiology 3 IMMN 307E Immunology 3 INVF 308E In-vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer 3 MABT 406E Marine Biotechnology 3 MCBT 407E Microbial Biotechnology 3 MDBT 408 E Medical Biotechnology 2 MGGR 409E Management of Genetic Resources and Gene Bank 2 MLEP 309E Molecular Epidemiology 3 NABT 310E Nanobiotechnology 3 PBRD 211E Plant Breeding 3 PHBT 410E Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3 PHCG 311E Pharmacognosy 3 PHGN 411E Pharmacogenomics 3 PHYS 101E General Physics 3 PLBT 412E Plant Biotechnology 3 PPTH 212E Plant Pathology 3 SCBT 312 E Stem Cell Technology 3
Career opportunities exist not only locally and nationally, but also internationally. The core competency of the graduates of the faculty of Biotechnology at MUST enables them to work on local, national and international fields of medical, pharmaceutical, industrial, agricultural and environmental biotechnology.
Biotechnologists in Egypt work at companies of biotechnology, biopharmaceutical industry and tissue culture, followed by hospitals as well as industrial, academic and research institutions. Biotechnologists are moreover involved in other professionals practices including forensic medicine and criminology services, biomedical and diagnostic laboratories, stem cell research centers, in-vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) centers, veterinary medicine and military services. Furthermore, a large number of Egyptian biotechnologists may work abroad, mainly in Arab countries.
These can be summarized as follows:
- Having specialized biotechnology graduate with international standards – for both under and post-graduate students – that are scientifically and practically capable of facing and adapting to the increasing technological advancements.
- Communicating with all university graduates from faculties of Medicine, Applied Medical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Agriculture, as well as, with different research centers and drug industries both locally and internationally to enhance their scientific scope and experience and to make available local and international opportunities open for post-graduate studies and/or work.
- Applying the new methods in teaching, examinations, research and training through recruiting selected Egyptian professors who are highly qualified and internationally renowned in different areas and make good use of them for the benefit of applied scientific research that aims for the welfare of humans.
- Appointing scientifically excellent personnel (B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D.) who actively contributes to the revolution in science and technology instead of importing them from abroad.
- Making the college as a center of training and continuous learning for graduates and post-graduate students to fulfill the society’s need for such candidates.
- Promoting scientific research and linking it with technological advancements for the benefit of the society and the enhancement of the student’s capabilities in this area.