Historical Review

The Department of Mining, Petroleum and Metallurgical Engineering encompasses programs concerned with the finding, production, management and utilization of mineral resources, oil and gas. The department is interdisciplinary and one of its strengths is the strong interaction between various groups within and outside the department. There are three B.Sc. degrees sanctioned by the Department: Mining, Petroleum and Metallurgical Engineering B.Sc.’s.  The programs in the Department can be divided into three broad interrelated areas.

Mining Engineering Division for more details

Mining is the Engineering branch responsible for extracting mineral wealth from earth’s crust for direct use or for subsequent processing. Since mining is a main source of  the few raw material resources, it impacts almost all the down-stream industries such as: metal, non-metal, chemical, agricultural, construction, space and aeronautical industries.

Teaching in Mining Engineering includes basic sciences such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Geology. It also provides engineering courses such as: Rock Mechanics, Ventilation, Mining Engineering, Surveying, Mineral Processing, Rock Fragmentation, and Engineering Geoscience. In addition, there are some application and design courses such as Mine Design, Design of Processing Plants, Tran7sportation System Design, Tunneling, and Engineering Geology Applications.

The Mining Division is well equipped with several laboratories and pilot scale units. These include the fields of mine surveying, rock mechanics and engineering geology, mineral processing, mine ventilation, mining geology, and ore mineralogy and chemical analysis. Graduates from the Mining Engineering Division are capable of executing and managing engineering duties.  Among these duties are: surveying, quarry and open pit engineering, underground mining, mineral processing and mineral processing plant design, mine ventilation, road construction, material handling, tunneling, and site investigation.

Petroleum Engineering Division

Teaching petroleum engineering started Fall 1944, when 16 students registered in the second year in the new Mining and Petroleum Engineering Department.  One year later, 10 of these students specialized in mining and 6 specialized in petroleum.  The first petroleum engineering graduates were in 1947. At that time, the department was the first of its kind in the Middle East and Africa.  The foundation of the Department of Petroleum engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of Fuad Elawal (Fuad the First) University was one of the national initiatives that prepared for the post war era, by supplying the local petroleum industry with national, specialized engineering staff that was necessary to develop one of the important national resources of the country. The number of graduates started with 6 in 1947, reached a minimum of 2 in 1952 and 1953 and gradually increased thereafter to reach the peak of 35 in 1962 (almost 5 years after the formation of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, the General Petroleum Company and the discovery of Belayim-Land field).  The number of graduates remained between 30 and 39 until 1965 when it dropped to the level of 12-17 during 1966-1969.  The seventies and the eighties witnessed another affluence of graduates; the peak was in 1972, with 68 graduates – the record so far. Over 56 years of the department’s life, graduates will have totaled more than 1600 who have been working in the core business and in some other 20 specialties, in Egypt and in more than 20 countries world wide.

Topics leading to granting B.Sc. are broken down as follows: specialty topics (38%), engineering topics (26%), non-engineering topics and humanities (10%), and basic sciences (26%).

Besides the B.Sc., the Department grants two postgraduate diplomas in exploration and production engineering, an M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in petroleum engineering.  Currently, there are 40 postgraduate students registered in all petroleum engineering disciplines.

The infrastructure of the Petroleum Engineering Section includes four laboratories for undergraduate purposes and two for postgraduate research work, in addition to the computer center and the library which are jointly used by all students of mining, petroleum, and metallurgy.

Relationship between the teaching staff and the industry is rather excellent. Traditionally, university-industry relationship in this area dates back to the origin of the department: in the early stages the teaching staff was among prominent personnel from the industry.  These days graduates of the sixties frequently meet with the students.  Also most of the postgraduates are industry members and the topics of their research work address industry problems. Many of the teaching staff have industry experience and are active in consulting and continuing education work with the local industry.

Metallurgical Engineering Division

Metallurgical Engineering (as a branch of materials engineering) is the science and technology of processing materials to extract, refine, manufacture and recycle metals. These processes include the development and use of metals and alloys that have specific physical and mechanical properties. Metallurgical engineering covers three basic lines; namely: Chemical, physical and mechanical metallurgy. Extractive metallurgy is the practice of separating metals, usually in the form of a metal oxide, from their ores, and refining them into pure metals. Metallurgy, in production engineering, is concerned with the production of metallic components for use in consumer or engineering products. This involves the production of alloys, shaping, heat treatment and the surface treatment of the product. The task of the metallurgist is to achieve required design criteria, such as cost, weight, strength, toughness, hardness, corrosion resistance and performance under different working conditions. Metals are shaped by processes such as casting, forging, rolling, extrusion, sintering, metalworking, machining and fabrication. Metallurgy is also applied to electrical and electronic materials whereas metals such as aluminum, copper, tin and gold are used in power lines, wires, printed circuits boards and integrated circuits. Metallurgists study correlations between processing, structure, properties and performance. Metallurgists learn how to relate crystallography, sub-atomic structure, atomic structure, and microstructure examinations to the final properties of metals and alloys as well as failure mode analysis for the final products. Optical and electron microscopes and mass spectrometers are some examples of tools used for microscopic examination of metals.

The first 22 graduates of the Metallurgical Engineering division graduated in July 1962. Since then, the average number of graduates has steadily increased. Metallurgists have good chances to work in many fields related to petroleum industries, extraction industries, steelmaking, foundry, forming, manufacturing, welding, nuclear and renewable energy and many other industrial fields where materials are significant. Moreover, the accelerated progress and advance in technology is opening new channels for more and more of metallurgists and material scientists.



Staff Members 

The Department Staff council is headed by  Prof. Dr. Iman El Mahallawi

The total number of Staff is (77)  distributed as follows :

Emeritus professors     :    23

Emeritus Associate professors:  0

Emeritus Assistant professors :  0

Professors  :   11

Associate professors:  6

Assistant professors : 7

Assistant Lecturers   : 14

Demonstrators: 16

Emeritus Professors :

Abdel-Dym, M. M. Imam, H. F.

Abdel-Baar, A. A..Abouzeid, A. M.

El-Raghy, S. M. El-Kousy, M. R.

Salama, A. O.Hussein, A. A.

Khalaf, F. M.El-Wageeh, M. A .

El-Sheikh , A. M.    Sayyouh, M. H.

Ibrahim , M. M.Mohammad, y. S.

Dahab, A . A . El-Refaie F. A.

Helal, H . M.          Abdallah, T. M.

Ahmad, A. A. Ahmed, H. A.

Abdel-Wali, A. A. Abdel-Raheem, N .A.

Hashem , A. A.     El-Banna, E. M.)  

Ezz, S. S

Professors :

Iman El Mahallawi.

Khairy, M. A.El-Mofty, S. E.

Abdel Fattah Kh. A.El-Tayeb E. A.

Abdel Kareem, R. M.        Shoukair, I. M.

El-Banbi, A. H.

Associate Professors :

El-Shayeb, Y. M.         Aly, M. A. M.

Al-Medany, A. A. A. Khalefa, W. M. I.

Mohamed, K. A. A.Dawod, A. M. I.

Assistant Professors :

El-Dahabi, M. A. Mohamed, M. M. N.

Tash, M. M.        Abdel-Aziz, A. M.

Mokhtar, M.M. T. AlKatatny, S. A. M. A.

Fehirym K. A. I.