Degree and Title:
Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology

Study Hours/Academic Levels:
136 credit hours/8 academic levels


At the School of Biotechnology, we aim to teach, train and graduate qualified skilled scientists in many disciplines of Biotechnology through promoting a supportive learning environment for life by implementing continuous learning programs.

We develop, implement, and evaluate the curriculum of the biotechnology program with a strong commitment to be aligned and comply with the national and international standards.

Academic Majors and Departments

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

  • Molecular and cell biology
  • Gene Editing & Engineering
  • Genomic
  • Proteomics
  • Biomes

Medical Biotechnology

  • Medical diagnostics of human diseases
  • Diagnosis of inborn diseases
  • Forensic medicine
  • Stem cells and regenerative medicine

Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

  • Cytokines production
  • Bio-Pharmaceutical chemistry
  • BioPharmaceutics and (GMP)
  • Genetically engineered pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaco-fermentation technology

Industrial Biotechnology

  • Bio Pharms
  • Bio-industrial products
  • Genetically modified products

Environmental Biotechnology

  • Bio-fertilizers
  • Water & aqua bio-purification
  • Bio-waste treatment
  • Biosensors
  • Natural protectorates

Nano Biotechnology

  • Nano molecules application in medicine
  • Nano molecules applications in pharmacy
  • Nano molecules applications in agriculture
  • Nano-molecules complexes

Agricultural Biotechnology

  • Cellular and tissue culture and their applications
  • Food and food safety
  • Micro-propagation and industrial seeds
  • Hybridization technology
  • GMOs

Meet The Dean

Professor Khalil Abdel-Hamid Al-Halfawy

As the Dean of the School of Biotechnology at BUC, Professor Khalil Abdel-Hamid brings more than 40 years of academic biotechnology, practice, and research experience to his role.

Dr. Halfawy received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences, Genetics department, from Alexandria University, and obtained his Master in Agricultural Sciences and Genetics and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Moscow Academy of Sciences.

He is a Professor at the Institute of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research, Menoufia University, the Dean of the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute – Sadat City, and the Dean of the Institute for Environmental Studies and Research – Sadat City. He is a Member of the Specialized National Councils (Committee for Genetic Engineering) and the Board of Directors of the Biotechnology Company in the Serum and Vaccine Authority.

Dr. Halfawy served as the Vice Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Specific Education in Ashmoun from 1991-1999, and Vice President of Menoufia University for Postgraduate Studies and Research from 2004 until 2007.

As a board-certified advanced biotechnologist; Dr. Halfawy has participated in preparing, implementing, and supervising all training courses at the Center for Tissue Culture and Genetic Engineering in cooperation with foreign agencies including Germany, the United States of America – Italy, and Russia. In addition, he had many missions, scientific visits, and conferences abroad (Russia – America – Germany – England – Poland – Malta – Thailand), and collaborations with local, state, regional and national organizations and groups to translate research evidence into sustainable programs.

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Meet The Vice Dean

Professor Maisa Abdel Moneim

Dr. Maisa is the current Vice Dean of the School of Biotechnology at BUC. She has more than 30 years of organic chemistry practice and research experience.

Dr. Maisa received her Bachelor of Science from Assiut University and received her master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the same university. She has received numerous awards for research, teaching, and administrative works.

Moreover, she obtained a post-doctoral fellowship from Aachen, Germany in 2006.

She is serving as a professor of chemistry at the School of Pharmacy BUC from 2015 until now. Also, she is a professor of organic chemistry in the Chemistry Department, at the Faculty of Science, Assiut University.

Dr. Maisa attended and participated in several international and national conferences and presses and has published over 40 publications in organic chemistry.

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Dean’s Word

It gives me pleasure to welcome you to this prestigious school. Thanks to the discoveries of its graduates, we live in the welfare of urbanization with the existence of aircraft, cars, electricity, internet, telephones, artificial intelligence, early detection of diseases and treatment of allergic diseases, and the discovery of the DNA molecule by Watson and Crick. Not to mention the femtosecond, which took humanity to new heavens in various sciences and was reached by the Egyptian scientist, the son of the Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Zewail, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At the School of Biotechnology, you will find all kinds of knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, statistics and mathematics, computer and environmental sciences, biotechnology, and genetic engineering. The college has started to introduce a distinguished system of programs for undergraduate and graduate studies such as biochemistry, microbiology, and forensic chemistry and are continuing to introduce programs that are launched by several criteria, most important of which is the need of the labor market such as occupational and medical physics, computer, artificial intelligence, optics, and spectrum technology.

My dear colleagues and students; be aware that your school is characterized by several bright spots, here you will find several professors with the degree of DSC international and other international awards, awards of the State appreciation and encouragement, as well as many distinctive laboratories launched through projects funded by Science and Technology Development in Egypt. With advanced research activities conducted in the faculty by our researchers, we are opening new horizons for the students to enable them to integrate and contribute to the leading food, medical, and biotech industries.

Professor Khalil Abdel Hamid Al-Halfawy

Dean of Biotechnolgy

Career Opportunities

  • Health care sector and Diagnostics
  • Research within research institutes, universities, or in the industry
  • Animal health and Vaccine industry
  • Agriculture
  • Food Technology
  • Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic industry
  • Forensic Science
  • Industrial and Environmental Sciences
  • Bioinformatics and Bioethics in industry regulation
  • Biosafety and Biosecurity
  • Education

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