A delegation from Missouri S&T recently visited Future University, Egypt (FUE), to confirm a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions for the creation of a baccalaureate program in petroleum engineering at FUE. Invited by Professor Anthony Perzigian, advisor to the FUE’s board of trustees, were Ralph Flori, Gulf Oil Foundation Professor and chair of geological sciences and engineering; Daniel Oerther, John A. and Susan Mathes Chair of Environmental Engineering; and Donald Wunsch, Mary K. Finley Missouri Distinguished Professor of Computer Engineering.
The S&T delegation provided an initial assessment of the students, curriculum, faculty, facilities and administration of FUE, which is attempting to meet standards acceptable to the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). Flori was primarily responsible for negotiations regarding petroleum engineering, including a presentation to the faculty of FUE. Oerther led assessment efforts and Wunsch was well received by the faculty of FUE, which included Ebada Sarhan, university president, and Mohamad Badr, dean of engineering and technology, both trained as electrical engineers.
The delegation observed an exceptional physical plant and high caliber faculty. In existence since 2006, FUE plans an initial graduation of students this summer.
Baccalaureate degrees offered by FUE include architectural engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and structural engineering, and construction management. A college of computer science is also part of the university.