Academics

The educational programs offered by the centre are designed both to meet the needs of students who have a four-year degree in archaeology or related disciplines (history, anthropology, museology, etc.) who wish to specialise in maritime archaeology and underwater cultural heritage, as well as those who come from a different academic background (geography, oceanography, engineering etc.) and wish to expand their scope of knowledge and skills. Therefore, the centre offers a Graduate Diploma as well as a Master Degree programme in maritime archaeology and underwater cultural heritage. Upon successful completion of the programmes, the degrees are awarded by the Alexandria University.

Practical Training
Many of the Diploma and MA courses have inbuilt practical modules in which specific skills are introduced. The practical modules include: Underwater Photography, Boat Recording, Survey & Excavation Techniques, Finds Illustration and Field Conservation. Moreover, a number of visits to museums and archaeological sites are undertaken as part of the education programmes.

The centre’s collaborative links with the Egyptian Supreme Council for Antiquities together with the archaeological missions operating in Egypt will enable students to be trained on current maritime archaeological projects.

Facilities
The Centre is located at the Faculty of Arts, University of Alexandria, across the road from the Alexandria Library. It contains two lecture rooms, a specialized library, a computer laboratory and a conservation laboratory. It also has a waterfront facility overlooking the Eastern Harbour of Alexandria where practical sessions will take place.

Diploma

This programme aims to provide graduates from any background with a basic understanding of contemporary theory and practice in aspects of maritime archaeology and underwater cultural heritage and its role in the wider context of cultures. The duration for this program would be one year full-time (two semesters) during which students will take six taught courses, four of which are compulsory core courses covering the basic theory and methodology of maritime archaeology and underwater cultural heritage, in addition to two elective courses.

Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Archaeology & Underwater Cultural Heritage:

The degree includes six units taught over the duration of two semesters. Four compulsory core units which cover the theory and methodology of maritime and underwater archaeology, in addition to two optional units.

The Courses
Courses offered throughout the programmes include:

Maritime Archaeology: Provides a platform for exploring a wide range of themes relating to the study of the maritime past.

Archaeology Underwater: Deals with the logistical, technical and methodological issues related to the practice of archaeology in underwater environments.

Heritage Management in the Coastal Zone:   Investigates fundamental issues of assessment, monitoring, conservation and public presentation of  maritime archaeological material.

Ancient Seafaring: Provides an appreciation of aspects of harbour and shipwreck archaeology and maritime conditions, within the context of seafaring in the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.

Introduction to the Marine Environment: Looks at the different coastal processes which determine the formation and preservation of archaeological sites in marine, riverine and lacustrine environments.

Ancient Boats and Ships: Aims to examine the watercrafts of the ancient world, operating environments, methods of propulsion and steering and the materials and tools used in their construction.

Conservation of Water-logged Finds: Provides an appreciation of the problems associated with waterlogged materials and the care and treatment of artefacts recovered from marine sites.

Research Skills: Aims to teach and enhance the skills necessary for independent research at postgraduate level as well as computing skills, writing and publication in a variety of forms.

 

درجة الدبلوم  (20 ساعة مقررات دراسية

(المقررات الإجبارية لدرجة الدبلوم (16 ساعة معتمدة

الرقم الكودي المقــــررات الساعات المعتمدة الوحدات
محاضرات ميداني تطبيقات
0110676 Research Skills (1)مهارات البحث الأثري 1 2 2
0110677 Maritime Archaeologyالآثار البحرية 2 4 4
0110678 Archaeology Underwaterالآثار الغارقة 2 4 4 5
0110679 Heritage Management in the Coastal Zoneإدارة مواقع التراث في المناطق الساحلية 2 4 4 5

 

(المقررات الاختيارية لدرجة الدبلوم ( 4 ساعات معتمدة

الرقم الكودي المقــــررات الساعات المعتمدة الوحدات
محاضرات ميداني تطبيقات
0110680 Ancient Seafaringالملاحة البحرية في العصور القديمة 2 2
0110681 Introduction to Marine Environmentمدخل لدراسة البيئة البحرية 2 2
0110682 Ancient Boats and Shipsالقوارب والسفن في العالم القديم 2 2
0110683 Maritime Archaeology in Egyptالآثار البحرية في مصر 2 2
0110684 Conservation of Water-logged Findsترميم الآثار المتأثرة بالمياه 2 4 4
0110688 Special Topic 1موضوع خاص 2 2
0110685 Ancient Civilizations(for non-archaeologists)الحضارات القديمة (لغير الأثاريين) 2 2
0110686 History of Art(for non-archaeologists)تاريخ الفن (لغير الآثاريين) 2 2
Master

This program aims to provide graduates in archaeology or related disciplines, with a sound theoretical and methodological grounding in the investigation, interpretation and management of maritime and underwater archaeological resources. Hence it would provide the basis for a professional career in this field or a sound foundation for further research. Its duration would be two years full-time (four semesters) during which students will take eight taught courses, five of which are compulsory core courses in addition to three elective ones. Additionally, students will be expected to produce a thesis by the end of the fourth semester.

Master of Arts in Maritime Archaeology & Underwater Cultural Heritage:

The degree includes eight units taught over the duration of four semesters. Four compulsory core units in addition to four optional units. Students are also required to write a 15,000 – 20,000 word dissertation which is produced as the result of independent research undertaken during the degree.

The Courses
Courses offered throughout the programmes include:

Maritime Archaeology: Provides a platform for exploring a wide range of themes relating to the study of the maritime past.

Archaeology Underwater: Deals with the logistical, technical and methodological issues related to the practice of archaeology in underwater environments.

Heritage Management in the Coastal Zone:   Investigates fundamental issues of assessment, monitoring, conservation and public presentation of  maritime archaeological material.

Ancient Seafaring: Provides an appreciation of aspects of harbour and shipwreck archaeology and maritime conditions, within the context of seafaring in the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.

Introduction to the Marine Environment: Looks at the different coastal processes which determine the formation and preservation of archaeological sites in marine, riverine and lacustrine environments.

Ancient Boats and Ships: Aims to examine the watercrafts of the ancient world, operating environments, methods of propulsion and steering and the materials and tools used in their construction.

Conservation of Water-logged Finds: Provides an appreciation of the problems associated with waterlogged materials and the care and treatment of artefacts recovered from marine sites.

Research Skills: Aims to teach and enhance the skills necessary for independent research at postgraduate level as well as computing skills, writing and publication in a variety of forms.

 (درجة الماجستير (32 ساعة معتمدة

ساعات مقررات دراسية (24 ساعة) + رسالة الماجستير 

(المقررات الإجبارية لدرجة الماجستير (16 ساعة معتمدة

الرقم الكودي المقــــررات الساعات المعتمدة الوحدات
محاضرات ميداني تطبيقات
0110676 Research Skills (1)مهارات البحث الأثري 1 2 2
0110677 Maritime Archaeologyالآثار البحرية 2 4 4
0110678 Archaeology Underwaterالآثار الغارقة 2 4 4 5
0110679 Heritage Management in the Coastal Zoneإدارة مواقع التراث في المناطق الساحلية 2 4 4 5

 

(ثانيًا: المقررات الاختيارية (8 ساعات معتمدة

الرقم الكودي المقــــررات الساعات المعتمدة الوحدات
محاضرات ميداني تطبيقات
0110687 Research Skills (2)مهارات البحث الأثري 1 2 2
0110680 Ancient Seafaringالملاحة البحرية في العصور القديمة 2 2
0110681 Introduction to Marine Environmentمدخل لدراسة البيئة البحرية 2 2
0110682 Ancient Boats and Shipsالقوارب والسفن في العالم القديم 2 2
0110683 Maritime Archaeology in Egyptالآثار البحرية في مصر 2 2
0110684 Conservation of Water-logged Findsترميم الآثار المتأثرة بالمياه 1 2 2
0110688 Special Topic 1موضوع خاص 2 2
0110689 Special Topic 2موضوع خاص 2 2
0110685 Ancient Civilization(for non-archaeologists)الحضارات القديمة (لغير الأثاريين) 2 2
0110686 History of Art(for non-archaeologists)تاريخ الفن (لغير الآثاريين) 2 2
0110690
ثالثاً: (رسالة الماجستير: متطلب إجباري لنيل درجة الماجستير (8 ساعات معتمدة

Master Dissertationرسالة الماجستير   8
Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees for Egyptian Students

Diploma: 7,000 EGP

Master: (Diploma fees) + 4,200 EGP = 11,200 EGP

Tuition Fees for International Students

Diploma: 3,000 EURO

Master: (Diploma fees) + 1,800 EURO = 4,800 EURO

Application

Application

Please fill in the attached form and send it via e-mail or fax to:

Alexandria Centre for Maritime Archaeology & Underwater Cultural Heritage

E-mail: cma@alexu.edu.eg

Fax: +203 4810 599

Application form :Application