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Frequently Asked Questions
  1. What is the purpose of the Aptitude Assessment for Architecture (AAA)?

    Since the study of architecture relies on cognitive and learning skills, the purpose of the AAA is to assess the readiness of candidates applying from high school to architectural engineering in regards to their analytical and imagination capabilities, as well as their feehand drawing skills.

  2. What are the contents of the Aptitude Assessment?
    The test is composed of two parts:
    Part One (45min): Multiple choice questions to test the analytical and imagination capabilities
    Part Two (60 min): A freehand drawing exercise

  3. What is the weight of the Aptitude Assessment in determining declaration of architectural engineering?
    The result of your Aptitude Assessment for Architecture is added to your high school score to arrive at a combined score where the high school score represents 80 percent and the Aptitude Assessment for Architecture represents 20 percent. Applicants are ranked according to this combined score. 

  4. How often is it offered?

    The exact dates and times are announced by the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies of the School of Sciences and Engineering and the Department of Architecture.

  5. Can I take it more than once?

    Yes, pending the availability of space and as determined by the University each testing cycle.

  6. How should I prepare for it?

    You do not need to do any preparation for the test. You just need to come on the test date ready for answering analytical and cognitive questions, and drawing freehand simple objects.

  7. What do I need to bring with me on the test date?
    The University will provide all the tools and supplies that are needed for the test (pencils, erasers and drawing paper). If you prefer to use your own tools, you can bring them with you for the test.

  8. Do I know the results of my Aptitude Assessment for Architecture (AAA)?
    Yes. The results of the AAA will be posted on a bulletin board of the Department of Architecture after completion of grading.

  9. What if I want to re-take the test to improve my score?
    You can sign to re-take the test if you wish to improve your declaration chances. However, re-taking the test after announcing the admission results of your high school certificate may reduce your chances of declaration if all slots allotted to your high school certificate are filled.

  10. When do I learn of my acceptance to the architectural engineering major?
    You will receive an email from the Office of Enrollment and Student Services informing you with your admission status, as soon as the admission cycle of your high school certificate is complete.

  11. What if I don’t get accepted in architectural engineering?
    In case you are not accepted from the gate, there is still a possibility to declare architectural engineering after enrollment at AUC. Declaration from within AUC depends on satisfaction of declaration criteria. Please check this link for information on the requirements of declaration of the architectural engineering major for students who are already enrolled at AUC, either undeclared or wanting to transfer from other majors.

  12. Which email address to use for all other questions?

    For administrative questions please send an email to the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies: rabab_h@aucegypt.edu
    For Technical questions please send an email to the Department of Architecture: arch@aucegypt.edu

  13. How can I learn more about the major of architectural engineering at AUC?
    Visit the architectural engineering program's webpage by clicking here.
  14. How can I learn more about the Department of Architecture at AUC?
    Visit the Department of Architecture's webpage by clicking here.