Pharmacy and Drug Technology

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Technology was established by the ministerial decree 2905 of 2012. The study started in the academic year 2012-2013. The Faculty is considered one of the most distinguished colleges, as it was established within a group of pharmaceutical companies belonging to the founding group. The educational process is based on the principle of sustainable development adopted by Heliopolis University. The academic program consists of a set of modern courses. A number of these courses is mandatory for the students and others are elective; as the students can choose from a set of optional courses, in addition to the university requirements that are studied by all the university students. All these courses, whether university or faculty requirements, integrate the principle of sustainable development, which develops the personality and skills of the students that help them think creatively to build their country and compete locally and globally with fellow graduates of other universities.

The educational process in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Technology relies on academic teaching and self-learning, whether through lectures, labs, research projects, scientific seminars, or through practice in the field of pharmaceutical industry as well as drug technology research centers that are located in the university campus. In addition, the academic plan includes three trainings in drug technology in pharmaceutical factories and companies that are obligatory for all the faculty students.

Vision

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Technology, Heliopolis University aims to be distinguished and pioneering in the fields of pharmaceutical education, scientific research, and civil society service within the framework of sustainable development at the local and regional levels.

Mission

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Technology, Heliopolis University is committed to developing a distinguished pharmacist who can compete in the labor market, improving the pharmaceutical industry, preparing scientific researches that are compatible with the axes and goals of sustainable development, and effectively contribute to environmental development and community service.

Scientific Departments
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Objectives:

Provide an interesting learning environment.
Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of scientific research to achieve sustainable development goals and objectives.
Maximize the faculty’s role in contributing to society service and environmental development in order to realize sustainable development.
Turn out distinguished cadres capable of competing in the labor market.
 Enhance creative and intellectual aspects and instill the concepts of sustainable development in students.

Strategic Goals:

1.1 Develop the information technology service.

1.2 Develop the abilities of the faculty members.

1.3 Improve the infrastructure of the educational process.

1.4 Develop the university’s library.

1.5 Maximize the Faculty’s role to improve all support tools for students.

2.1 . Improve the scientific research infrastructure.

2.2 Boost joint and applied scientific research in general and in all fields of sustainable development in specific.

2.3 Motivate staff members to seek international research publication.

2.4 Develop postgraduate programs that meet national criteria for education quality and labor market requirements. 

3.1 Promote the faculty’s activities regarding community service and environmental development.

3.2 Raise awareness of staff members regarding the faculty’s activities and encourage them to participate.

3.3 Encourage social participation in the faculty’s activities. 

3.4 Work with NGOs for the sake of community service and environmental development.

4.1 Develop some courses to be electronic.

4.2 Develop the bachelor’s degree program and its courses to be in line with Egypt’s direction towards applying the goals of sustainable development, labor market requirements, and social services.

4.3 Raise the level of language skills of new students.

4.4 Develop programs for professional guidance, entrepreneurship, and recruitment for students and graduates.

5.1 Develop the students’ skills related to character building and improvement.

The academic courses thoroughly address the concepts of modern pharmaceutics by emphasizing the study of pharmaceutical care, biotechnology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, environmental ethics, nutrition, pharmacy practice, and economics and communication skills. In addition, students choose from an array of faculty elective courses according to their individual interests. 

The comprehensive approach towards a sustainable study of pharmaceutics is further enriched by a comprehensive core program that structures an integral part of the academic curricula in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Technology with the aim to enhance the students’ learning experience by offering courses in nature sciences, social sciences, humanities, languages, and arts.

Besides, practical training and accredited internships at national, international and multinational companies and organizations that aim to provide students with authentic experiences in their field of specialization are comprehensively offered with distinctive opportunities to gain valuable experience through practice in a real world setting prior to entering the professional world.

The scientific departments of the faculty are:

  • Chemistry
  • Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Plants
  • Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology and Public Health
  • Pharmacy Practice

New scientific departments could be established based on the recommendations of the Faculty council and the approval of Heliopolis University council and the board of trustees.

Online Admission

To start your studies at Heliopolis University for the year 2018-2019, please register using the online admission form, attach the required documents, and bring them to the admission office at our campus.

Admission Required Documents

Once the online registration is complete, applicant students should bring the following documents to the admission office at the university campus:

  • Original or copy of the birth certificate.
  • Student’s ID card or passport.
  • Copy of the legal guardian’s ID or passport.
  • Copy of the final high school certificate (if available).
  • Six personal photos.
  • Registration and test fees are 500 LE and they are nonrefundable.

Registration is only valid after submission of the required documents and payment of registration fees.

Placement Test

Once the applicant student provides the required documents, the admission office will schedule a placement test and an interview. The placement test is a one-hour English exam that is divided into three sections: reading, listening, writing and grammar. The placement test is obligatory for all applicants.

Placement Test Requirements

  • Applicants should bring their national IDs.
  • Make sure to be on campus at least an hour earlier before the test time in order to complete the registration process.
  • Only one parent is allowed to accompany you on the test day.
  • You can change the test date two days earlier.

Upon Acceptance

Within 48 hours from the acceptance notification, accepted students must bring the original certificates of their high school results and birth certificates to determine which scholarship they are qualified to. They should also pay the tuition and administrative fees including the first installment and the English course fees (only for students with low English score).

Fees Payment Procedures

Students can pay the fees directly via the following university bank accounts. First year students should pay the first installment in cash at our admission office.

Ahli United Bank – Egypt

Ahli United Bank – Egypt

Nasr City branch

Address: 14, Moustafa El Nahas st, Nasr city – Cairo –Egypt

Account Name: Heliopolis University

Account Number: 0016-108107-001

SWIFT CODE: DEIBEGCXXXX

Credit Agricole Bank- Egypt

Credit Agricole Bank- Egypt

Address: 123 Misr & Sudan St, Hadayak El Koba- Cairo – Egypt

Account Name: Heliopolis University

Account Number: 00391100003690

SWIFT CODE: AGRIEGCX

Commercial International Bank – Egypt

Bank Name: Commercial International Bank

Address: El Korba Branch,

18 Nazih Khalefa Street, Korba, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt

Account Name: Heliopolis University

Account Number: 100036436306

SWIFT CODE: CIBEEGCX188

It is important to write down the phone numbers of the student and the guardian on the receipt in addition to the student ID number before delivering it to the financial department or sending it to finance@hu.edu.eg.

Collecting Tuition Fees

Tuition fees should be paid in two installments during the period of registration:

  • The first installment should be paid by the beginning of the first semester and courses registration will not be complete until tuition fees are fully paid.
  • The second installment should be paid by the beginning of the second semester and courses registration will not be complete until tuition fees are fully paid.
  • If a student pays the total semester rate as a package without waiting for registration, any excess amounts will be transferred after registration to the student’s account.

Prepayment Discount

The prepayment is open at the beginning of the summer course and continues throughout the student’s registration period for the first semester courses.

  • The prepayment discount is conditional upon payment of the whole school year fees (first and second semesters).
  • Prepayment discount rate is 5%.

The Prepayment process should follow the following regulations:

  • If a student pays the tuition fees before the beginning of the first semester registration, he/she will get the discount on the total fees of each faculty (the package).
  • If a student pays the tuition fees after the first semester registration begins, he/she will get a discount on the fees required to cover the credit hours of the first semester plus the package fees of the second semester.

Registration and Payment of Tuition Fees for the First Semester

  • Students should initially register through the Academic Advisor.
  • The required tuition fees are automatically displayed on the student’s page.
  • Students pay the fees – whether for the current semester or the whole academic year – at the bank or online using their names and university ID numbers.
  • The amount is added to the student’s account through the internet banking service or manually provided that a copy of the payment receipt is sent to finance@hu.edu.eg.
  • Payment should be made within 48 working hours after the initial courses registration. Registration is canceled if the payment was not made and students should register again.
  • Once the payment is made, the Academic Advisor will change the temporary registration to a permanent one.

Late Payment 

  • The deadline for payment will be announced.
  • After exceeding the deadline and the allowed registration period, registration should be then approved by the Faculty’s Dean and an academic fine of LE 1,000 will be imposed.

Adding and Dropping Courses

  • If a student takes an additional course after the final registration has ended, its fees should be paid at the university treasury and it will be registered only after the payment.
  • If a student drops a course, its fees will be transferred to the student’s account and will not be refunded in cash.

Payment in Installments

Payment of tuition fees is done through the bank. Payment steps will be announced.

Tuition Fee Refund Policy

The tuition fees refund policy for students withdrawing from Heliopolis University is as follows:

  • Refunds for students who withdraw after tuition fees have been paid, but prior to the end of the first day of classes, will be 100% of tuition.
  • A refund of 90% of the fees will be made for withdrawal during the first four weeks of the semester.
  • No refund will be made after the fourth week of the term.

Issue of Student ID and Email Account

By the beginning of the semester, students will receive their IDs and their university email accounts will be created.

Required Documents for All Applicants

  • Original birth certificate
  • Copy of the national ID (Egyptian students only)
  • Six personal photos
  • Military form (Egyptian Males only)
  • Copy of the passport (Non-Egyptian students only)
  • Medical certificate and HIV test results (Non-Egyptians only)

Required Documents by Certificate Type

  1. Egyptian High School Certificate (Thanaweya Amma):

Original Egyptian High School General Certificate or degrees transcript from the General Department of Examinations.

  1. American Diploma:
  • Original degrees transcript stamped by the Egyptian Cultural Consulate in the United States and the General Department of Examinations.
  • Original graduation certificate stamped by the Egyptian Cultural Consulate in the United States.
  • Scores of SAT 1 and SAT 2 authenticated by AMIDEAST and the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Evidence of twelve years of sequential schooling.
  • Original results of Arabic and religion exams
  1. Canadian Diploma:
  • Original degrees transcript stamped by the Egyptian Cultural Consulate in Canada and the General Department of Examinations.
  • Original graduation certificate stamped by the Egyptian Cultural Consulate in the United States.
  • Evidence of twelve years of sequential schooling.
  • Original results of Arabic and religion exams.
  1. IGCSE / GCSE:
  • Original certificates stamped by the British Council in Egypt,  the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the General Department of Examinations.
  • Evidence of twelve years of sequential schooling.
  • Original results of Arabic and religion exams.
  1. Other Foreign Certificates:

Please contact the Admission Office for information regarding the required documents for other foreign certificates.

  1. Arab Secondary School Certificates:  
  • Original Secondary School Certificate stamped by the Egyptian Embassy or the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Preparatory School Certificate and first and second year of secondary school (Holders of Secondary School Certificate from Yemen only) stamped by the Egyptian Embassy or the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Original Secondary School Certificates (Grades 11&12) (Holders of Secondary School Certificate from Saudi Arabia only) Stamped by the Egyptian Embassy and the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Original birth certificate stamped by the Egyptian Embassy or the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Non Egyptians only).
  • Recommendation letter to be issued by the Cultural Consulate (students from Jordan, Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Kuwait only)

Note: Copies of documents can be submitted in early admission stages of application. Once an applicant is offered a place in one of the HU degree programs, originals of all the required documents listed above must be submitted in order to complete registration.

Egyptian High School Minimum grade requirements

Applicants must have attained the Egyptian Secondary School General Certificate (Thanaweya Amma) or approved equivalent certificates. HU admission requirements comply fully with the regulations set by the Egyptian Council of Private Universities (CPU).

Minimum Grades for Admission

Minimum grades are subject to change in subsequent academic years according to the regulations set by both the Egyptian Council of Private Universities and HU.

Approved equivalent school certificates:

  • American Diploma
  • Canadian Diploma
  • IGCSE/GCSE
  • German Abitur (German High School Certificate)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • French Baccalaureate

Please contact HU Admission Office for more information about other approved foreign certificates and qualifications. Applicants must have evidence of twelve years of sequential schooling.

Faculty Subject Requirements

Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Physical Therapy

  • English (Language or Literature).
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and one subject in Math or Economics fields.
  • Any other three approved subjects.

Faculty of Engineering

  • English (Language or Literature).
  • Mathematics.
  • Advanced Mathematics or SAT II (Mathematics).
  • Chemistry.
  • Physics.
  • Any other three approved subjects.

Faculty of Business and Economics

  • English (Language or Literature)
  • Five Basic subjects selected from: Economics, Business Studies, French, German, Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, Consumer Mathematics, Accounting, Statistics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, Maths, Global Studies, History, Logic, Social Studies, US Government, and Computer Studies.
  • Any other two approved subjects.

Faculty Requirements from various degree holders:

Egyptian Secondary School General Certificate (Thanaweya Amma):

Faculty of Pharmacy accepts science section students.

Faculty of Engineering accepts math section students.

Faculty of Business and Economics accepts all Thanaweya Amma holders to apply for admission.

American Diploma

  • At least four subjects must have been passed in Grade 12 and the rest of the eight required subjects are counted from Grades 10 and 11 with a maximum of two subjects in Grade 10.
  • All students must have passed Grades 10, 11, and 12 in the American system.
  • Eight subjects with at least one credit hour for each are required with an official transcript.
  • SAT I with a minimum score of 800.
  • SAT II with a minimum score of 900 (optional).
  • Total scores of GPA, SAT I, and SAT II (optional) should exceed the minimum grade required for the faculties admission.

Canadian Diploma

  • Eight subjects are required with a maximum of three subjects passed in Grade 11 and the remainder passed in Grade 12.
  • All students must have passed Grades 10, 11, and 12 in the Canadian system.

IGCSE/GCSE

  • Eight IGCSE/GCSE “Ordinary Level” subjects are required with an official school transcript and a minimum grade of (C).
  • For Faculty of Engineering, one AS Level or A Level in Maths with a minimum grade of (D) are required.
  • The maximum number of AS-Level or A-Level subjects that are counted are: Two A-Level subjects or four AS Level subjects, or one A Level subject and two AS Level subjects.

Note: General Science, Religion, Physical Education, Military Sciences, Music, Classical Arabic, and Arabic as a Second Language are not counted as one of the eight required subjects

German Abitur

  • Grade 12 must have been completed.
  • Seven subjects are required and English Language should be included in addition to the subjects qualifying for each faculty.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

  • Six subjects are required and must include English Language.
  • Three high level subjects must be included within the six subjects.
  • The Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge must have been taken but are not counted as one of the six subjects.
  • A minimum of 24 points are required.

French Baccalaureate

  • Seven subjects are required with a minimum of 10 points and must include English Language.

Meet our Dean and Vice Dean

Prof. Dr. Gouda Kamel, Dean of Pharmacy and Drug Technology

Prof. Dr. Gouda Helal is a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Dean of Pharmacy and Drug Technology at Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development. He earned his PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology following the American/Egyptian Channel System Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Omaha, NE, USA. Read More..

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Prof. Dr. Salah Abdalla, Vice Dean of Pharmacy and Drug Technology

Prof. Dr. Salah Abdalla is a Professor of Microbiology and Public Health and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Technology at Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1979 and his master’s in 1983 from Assiut University. In 1987, he received his PhD degree from Montpellier University and Assiut University. Read More..

Faculty Departments

Chemistry
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology
Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Plants
Microbiology and Public Health
Pharmacy Practice

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