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Microbiology Program

2021-10-12 1500269
  • Program Mission
  • Program Objectives
  • Program features and employment opportunities
  • Conditions for joining the program
  • Mandatory courses
  • Elective Courses
  • Program Requirements
  • Program Structure
  • Contact methods

Program Mission

The program seeks to develop academic knowledge and professional and creative skills of students related to the field of microbiology and its applications, in order to prepare professional and research cadres with high efficiency and the ability to compete effectively in the labor market and contribute to the advancement of scientific research and finding solutions to problems facing society and related to the field of specialization.

Program Objectives

1- Preparing a distinguished graduate who combines the ability of free scientific thinking and creative applied skills, who masters the latest applications in the field of specialization and is able to develop them in order to enable him to continue progress and career advancement at the local and regional levels.

2- Qualifying students to master the cognitive aspects and practical skills related to the various microbiology disciplines, with a focus on applied fields. These areas include medical microbiology and laboratory diagnosis of infectious pathogens, industrial microbiology and biotechnology, environmental microbiology and biological treatment of waste, plant diseases and biological control of agricultural pests, In addition to molecular biology, bioinformatics, and other related fields, where the student completes advanced knowledge in one or more of these fields, by selecting a number of elective courses available within the list of credit hours for the program.

3- Work on integrating the knowledge requirements of students and refining their practical experiences in a way that qualifies them to join the labor market or postgraduate studies successfully, through the participation of a number of faculty staff and specialized academics, whether from within the college or from some other research and academic bodies to teach a number of applied courses in specializations program related.

4- Developing students' ability to create and innovate by adopting teaching systems based on conclusion and analysis, in addition to applied practices in the field of specialization, by activating self-learning mechanisms, research projects, field training, and innovative and non-traditional group work activities.

5- Providing an interactive educational system that is keen on implementing full academic supervision for students and offering support programs for struggling students and motivating outstanding students, in addition to applying the office hours system for faculty staff effectively and regularly.

6- Ensuring the self-development of the program periodically to keep pace with the continuous progress in the fields of specialization.

Program features and employment opportunities

The Faculty of Science - Ain Shams University is distinguished from the rest of the faculties of science in Egypt by the presence of the Department of Microbiology among its branches, as it is the only department at the level of the faculties of science in Egypt. It also aims to provide students with new practical knowledge and skills in the field of specialization, which contributes to achieving the faculty's mission from both academic and practical perspectives.

And the study system meets the needs of a broad sector of the labor market, which is reflected in the large demand of students to study in the department's programs for the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The Department of Microbiology – at the Faculty of Science – at Ain Shams University is interested in training its students in various fields during the summer vacation in order to achieve the following:

* Preparing the student for the labor market and acquiring practical and applied skills that may qualify him for the labor market.

* Linking the content of the curricula with the practical and applied aspects.

* Achieving the basic pillar of the faculty's mission from scientific and practical perspectives.

Training programs for students of the microbiology department are determined in agreement with the various training agencies. These programs are multiple and variable according to the systems of each training agency, to ensure that students benefit in the various fields of applied specialization in all aspects of practical life:

Examples of organizations in which the field training program for students has been applied:

1- The National Radiation Center

2. The National Research Center

3. The National Center for Nutrition

4. The Central Drinking Water Laboratory

5. Pharmaceutical companies

6- Some hospitals such as Abu Al-Azaem Hospital, Al-Demerdash Hospital, Ain Al-Hayat Specialist Hospital, and Ain Shams Specialist.

7- Cairo International Airport laboratories

8- The National Institute for Measurement and Calibration

Accordingly, the student becomes qualified to work in research centers, pharmaceutical companies, food industry companies, analysis laboratories, central laboratories in hospitals, central laboratories for drinking water, and quality control and assurance centers in production companies in all fields.

Conditions for joining the program

Single Microbiology Program: The top 20 applicants are accepted, with a cumulative average of no less than B and a minimum of 3 points.

Program entry requirements:

Article (3) of the internal regulations, "Requirements for Admission to the Faculty Programs"

Article (4) of the internal regulations “the system and duration of the study”

The system of study followed by the program is the system of credit hours in the framework of the semester, and a credit hour is a standard unit consisting of one hour of theoretical lectures or two or three hours of practical study or exercises for a period of 15 weeks. In order to obtain a bachelor’s degree in science, the student passes four levels of study, and one level includes two regular semesters.

* The regular semester consists of seventeen weeks (the study period extends for fifteen weeks - the period for theoretical exams at the end of the semester is two weeks).

* The Faculty Council may agree to offer an intensive summer semester of no less than six weeks of study, provided that the total study hours for each credit hour are not less than fifteen hours per semester and begin at a date determined by the Faculty Council based on the proposal of the department councils.

Registration for any semester takes place within a week before the start of the semester after fulfilling the registration conditions (and priority for registration in the summer semester is given to students who failed the requirements for courses offered during the two semesters following the summer semester or students who will graduate at the end of this semester) after the approval of the Faculty Council to determine the minimum number of students needed to offer a course.

Article (5) of the internal regulations "Graduation Requirements"

Graduation requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree are (134) credit hours for individual majors.

Mandatory courses

It includes seven hours for compulsory general courses, which are:

One credit hour for the security and safety course.

Four credit hours for English language courses.

One credit hour for the scientific thinking course.

One credit hour for the Scientific Research Ethics course.

This is in addition to the human rights courses (one academic hour) and introduction to computers (one academic hour). They do not count as credit hours, and the grade for them is a pass (P) or fail (F). Success is 50% in these two courses.

Elective courses

The student chooses one of the following courses:

One credit hour for the Business Skills course.

One credit hour, The history and development of science.

One credit hour of environmental culture.

Program requirements

Faculty Requirements: (30) credit hours, including:

(12) Credit Hours General Basic Sciences:

* Four credit hours for Calculus (1) - MATH 101.

* Four credit hours for Physics (1) - PHYS 101.

* Four credit hours for Chemistry (1) - CHEM 101.

(18) credit hours of compulsory basic sciences for specialization at the first academic level.

Major requirements (program requirements):

A- The requirements of specialization in the program to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree (a single microbiology major) are 96 credit hours determined by the department that offers the program (58 credit hours for compulsory courses in the specialization - 20 credit hours for elective courses in the specialization - 18 credit hours for auxiliary courses from outside the specialization/ The department that offers the program), and it is allowed to exceed these percentages according to the program of the department offered.

B- It is permissible to exceed the number of credit hours mentioned above with regard to compulsory courses, elective courses in the major, or assisted courses from outside the department, according to the offered department program, within the range of 1-3 credit hours, while keeping the total credit hours constant (96 credit hours for the single major).

The number of approved hours




University requirements (8 credit hours: 7 compulsory hours + 1 elective hour)

Compulsory courses (7 credit hours)




Safety and Security


Introduction to the computer

Requirements of a compulsory public university at the first level - the first semester








language 1


human rights

Compulsory public university requirements at the first level - the second semester




language 2

Compulsory public university requirements at the second level - first semester



Scientific research ethics

Compulsory public university requirements at the third level - the second semester




Scientific thinking

Compulsory public university requirements at the third level - first semester


Elective courses (student chooses one credit hour)





Genesis, history, and philosophy of science


Requirements for an elective public university at the fourth level - the first semester



Job skills


Environmental Culture

Prerequisites for the Faculty of Science (30 credit hours)







Requirements for the Faculty of General Basic Sciences, compulsory for the first level

(12 credit hours)



Physics (1)







According to the requirements of the specialization


As in the tables


Compulsory requirements of the Faculty of Basic Sciences for the specialization at the first level

(The student studies 18 credit hours according to the specialization requirements)




Specialization requirements for individual programs (96 credit hours)


Compulsory specialization courses

Single major program


From the second level to the fourth level



Elective courses



Assisted courses from outside the major/department

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Contacts methods

To communicate with the program via e-mail:

Mobile: 01101033675

Mobil, head of the department council: 01001648763

Department Council Chair: