Overview

International Digital University is proud to present its one-year online diploma in Egyptology. The objective of the Professional Diploma in Egyptology is to help students acquire the necessary knowledge and understanding in different fields of the Ancient Egyptian Civilization. It is one of very few courses in Egyptology delivered entirely online. The program allows students to tailor the course to their own interests via a choice of optional units. Different units can also be offered separately without registering for the diploma. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs.

About Dr. Zahi Hawass

World-renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawass is the former Minister of Antiquities and Director of Excavations at Giza, Saqqara, Bahariya Oasis, and the Valley of the Kings. Dr. Hawass received his PhD in 1987 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied as a Fulbright Fellow.

Dr. Hawass has made a number of major discoveries over the course of his career, including the Tombs of the Pyramid Builders at Giza and the Valley of the Golden Mummies at Bahariya Oasis. Dr. Hawass has discovered two previously unknown Old Kingdom pyramids, one near the Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza, and one belonging to a queen of King Teti at Saqqara. Also at Saqqara, he rediscovered the pyramid of the 6 th Dynasty queen Khuit, along with another pyramid that he has determined belonged to a 5 th Dynasty queen. Dr. Hawass has been involved in several other important archaeological projects. He led the search for the tomb of Cleopatra and Mark Antony on the premises of a Ptolemaic temple near Alexandria. He enriched the search for the so- called the hidden doors inside the Great Pyramid. In addition, Dr. Hawass launched a new excavation under the Nile River’s waters, searching for missing obelisks and statues. To know more about Dr. Hawwas, click here

Goals

  • The Professional Diploma in Egyptology aims to help students acquire the necessary knowledge and understanding in different fields of the Ancient Egyptian Civilization, ranging from History and Archaeology, to Art and Architecture up to Ancient Egyptian Religion and Archaeological Excavation.
  • Students will be equipped with knowledge in different fields of the Ancient Egyptian Civilization, ranging from History and Archaeology, to Art and Architecture up to Ancient Egyptian Religion and Archaeological Excavation. The wide range of courses covering the most important aspects of Ancient Egypt allow students to take more advanced steps into further specialized studies in Egyptology.
  • The online setting of the program will familiarize students with modern educational tools and will enable them to acquire the necessary skills for online research and life-long learning.

Who Can Apply

No restrictions, any one can apply.

Program Outline

Dr Zahi Hawass will teach in all courses

The program consists of two semesters (one academic year), and the Diploma is granted upon the completion of 30 credit hours.

First Semester

Course Credit Hours
EGY 101 - Ancient Egyptian Language (1) || Prof. Ola El Ogeizi 3
EGY 102 - Ancient Egyptian Architecture (1) || Dr. Tarek Tawfik 3
EGY 103 - History of Ancient Egypt (1) || Prof. Mona Raafat 3
EGY 104 - Art History (1) || Dr. Sara A.Abdoh 3

Elective Courses

Course Credit Hours
EGY 105 - Ancient Egyptian Religion || Prof. Rasha Sami Metawi 3
EGY 106 - Egyptian Archeological Heritage || Prof. Fekri Hassan 3

Semester 2

Course Credit Hours
EGY 201 - Ancient Egyptian Language (2) || Prof. Ola El Ogeizi 3
EGY 202 - Ancient Egyptian Architecture (2) || Dr. Tarek Tawfik 3
EGY 203 - History of Ancient Egypt (2) || Prof. Mona Raafat 3
EGY 204 - Art History (2) || Dr. Sara A.Abdoh 3

Elective Courses

Course Credit Hours
EGY 205 - Science in Egyptology || Dr. Sahar Selim & Dr. Yehia Gad 3
EGY 206 - Museology || Dr. Mahmoud Mabrouk & Dr. Osama Abdel Wareth 3

Program Instructors

Prof. Tarek Tawfik


Associate Professor at the faculty of Archeology Cairo University, Programme leader of Egyptology programme at IDU.

Prof. Ola El Ogeizi


Professor emeritus of Ancient Egyptian language -Faculty of Archaeology – Cairo University

Dr.Sherif Shaaban


Lecturer of Art History at the Faculty of Archeology, Cairo University.

Prof. Mona Rafaat


Professor, Tourism Guidance Department, Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management,Helwan University (HU), Egypt.

Program Fees

Programme fees is EGP 25,000 (other accepted currencies are: United States Dollar (USD), Euro (EUR) and Pound Sterling (GBP).

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