Aswan University and Heliopolis University in cooperation with Frederick University in Cyprus bring contemporary – pioneer programs in the field of postgraduate studies in Education. The Master ICT in ESD was initiated by the UNESCO Chair  ICT in ESD and developed through the collaboration of seven European Universities including Frederick University and funded by The European Commission Lifelong Learning Erasmus Program. Blended learning version will be offered in Egypt in cooperation with Frederick University through face to face classes at Heliopolis University and Aswan University Premises.

 

POTENTIAL CANDIDATES

The programme is open to:

• University graduates from academic areas such as education, sciences, social sciences and humanities. • Public and private sector professionals as well as individuals working for NGOs and other organizations, on environmental, social, cultural and economic issues holding a university degree.

PROGRAMME’S CHARACTERISTICS

Interdisciplinary and modular, Addressing a cutting-edge field of study, Open, convenient and flexible, Comfortable and supportive learning environment, Career advancement, Lower total costs and Availability of full and partial scholarships

CAREER PATHS

Graduates of the programme can follow careers in:

• Teaching across all education levels formal, non-formal and informal. • Government ministries and other public sector organisations dealing with ESD policy, sustainable development and environmental issues. • International organizations dealing with ESD, ESD policies and sustainable development issues. • International and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and enterprises dealing with sustainable development and environmental issues.

ADVANTAGES OF THE PROGRAMME

• Free from conventional programmes’ limitations allowing the student to study at their own space, time and pace. • Access to interactive and multimedia material on a 24h basis. • Access to Frederick University, Aswan University and Heliopolis University e-libraries (e-books | e-journals), as well as communication of students with their tutors us- ing a variety of communication means available on the e-learning plat form Moodle 2.4.4+. • Use of various digital and interactive Web-based tools. • Quality educational experience through the specialised service for e-Supported Learning • Perspectives for continuation to PhD studies.

PROGRAMME’S RECOGNITION AND ACCREDITATION

The MSc in ICT in ESD is an international programme, addressing UNESCO and other United Nations institutions’ initiatives and priorities. It was funded by the European Commission and has been successfully evaluated by the Cyprus Committee for the Evaluation of Private Universities.The Degree is recognised by the Cypriot Council for the Recognition of University Degrees (KYSATS) and Frederick University is recognised by (Hellenic NARIC). In Egypt under the ministerial decree, no 4280 issued 17/9/2018 it has been decided to grant a master degree in information and communication technology of education for sustainable development that will be in collaboration between Aswan university, and Heliopolis university in Egypt, and Frederick University, Cyprus.

AIM

The MSc. on “ICT in Education for Sustainable Development” This program is an international interdisciplinary program that merges theory with practical experience and focuses on developing competencies and skills on Education for Sustainable Development enabled by ICT tools and delivered through a blended learning approach.
REQUIRED COURSES(60 ECTS)ECTS
ICTESD501Sustainability Theory, Systems Thinking and Transformative Change10
ICTESD502Approaches to Educational Research for Sustainable Development10
ICTESD503ESD Pedagogy and ICT10
ICTESD504Appropriate Technology, Active Citizenship and Education for Sustainable De- velopment10
ICTESD505Action Research and Participatory Action Research for Sustainable Development10
ICTESD506ICT, Instructional/Learning Design and Education for Sustainable Development10
ELECTIVE COURSES(30 ECTS, to be chosen 3 out of 6) 
ICTESD507Educational Policy and Planning for Sustainable Schooling10
ICTESD508ICT, Climate Change and Geo-spatial Tools10
ICTESD509Bio-cultural Diversity and Education for Sustainable Development10
ICTESD510e-Learning, Virtual Worlds and Education for Sustainable Development10
ICTESD511Teaching to Live Sustainably through the Earth Charter10
ICTESD512

Sustainable Leadership, Intercultural Communication and Education

for Sustainable Development

10
ICTESD 513Masters Thesis30
Total 120 ECTS
PROGRAMME INFORMATION

To apply to join this master programme please send your CV to :

Ms. Menna Mohamed

menna.mohamed@hu.edu.eg

Dr. Omar Ramzy

Director of Center of Education for Sustainable Development (CESD)-Heliopolis university

 Email: omar.ramzy@hu.edu.eg  

 and Mr. Mohammed Anwar 

 Email: mohammed.anwar@hu.edu.eg 

Frequently Asked Questions

It is estimated that the program will be completed within two years/4 semesters according to the performance, including the completion of the master thesis. The fees for the entire program are the equivalent of 6400 Euro according to the exchange rate of the payment.

This program is one of the unique interdisciplinary programs approved by the ministry of
higher education in Egypt. This program accepts students from educational backgrounds,
engineering backgrounds and ICT backgrounds and it is open for those who want to broaden their knowledge and experience about Sustainable Development and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) from other disciplines.

This will be the first cohort of the program and we will have flexibility in this regard.
Documents needed and application form to be sent by email by the 3rd week of the September 2019 maximum and after that personal interview will take place at Heliopolis university premises in the beginning of October 2019. The 1st attendance phase will start in the 3rd week of October 2019.

The hereunder documents to be sent by email first to (ict.esd@hu.edu.eg) and later as hard copy at Heliopolis University after the acceptance in the program.

– University Certificate (Arabic and English if it is available)
– Military Statues Certificate for male applicants
– Updated Europass CV (can be developed from this link: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae)
– National ID (Copy)
– 4 recent photos
– Application Form that will available soon on the website (to be filled and signed by
applicant) Some other documents will be requested upon the acceptance in the program.

If you complete the program successfully, you will receive a Master of Science (MSc) in
Information Communication Technology for Education for Sustainable Development (MSc in ICT for ESD), issued by the ASWAN University, Heliopolis University and Frederick
University (joint degree). The degree is worth 120 ECTS (European Credit System).

You will be enrolled at Heliopolis University for Sustainable development, Frederick
University and Aswan University.

No, but you have to show that your English is sufficient to study the entire program in
English; this will be evaluated during the personal interview.

The language of Instruction is English.

It means that part of the study will be in face to face classes and the other part will be delivered online.

Each program of study defines academic entrance criteria that are clearly specified in the program’s web site. Additionally, as all blended learning programs are provided via  e-learning and face to face interaction in the same time, you would need to:

  • Have access to a computer supported by speakers.
  • Have a high-speed access (2Mbps+) to the Internet
  • Be computer literate. This means that you have core competences in use a computer such as being able to use office applications (word processing, presentations, etc), manage files, and browse the Internet.
  • Access to a web camera would be useful for communication but is not considered necessary.

Blended learning programs are designed particularly to accommodate the needs of professionals that may not be available at all times or have known commitments. It takes the benefits from the attendance phase and the online interaction in the same time.
Also, tele-meetings, teleconferences and other synchronous communication sessions are
recorded and available for students via online platform.

For such cases we can expedite the processes of the admission and personal interview and issuing a letter of admission after completing the requirements of the program.

Frederick University, Aswan University and Heliopolis University are providing facilities  so that you can gain access to all electronic resources, including electronic books and software, remotely. Guides are provided to students to explain how this can be achieved.

The three universities are utilizing state-of-the-art software tools to verify that material
submitted is not plagiarized, either by fellow students or other sources. Detailed guidelines are given to students to assist them in making informed choices and warning messages are generated by the software used to protect against such practices. Participation in face to face sessions throughout the semester will provide more explanation for this.

According to the bylaw of the program, 75 % of the study will be online and 25 % will be in face to face interaction which mostly will take place at Heliopolis University premises.

The face to face classes where the students have to be physically attending the classes will be divided into 6 obligatory attendance phases as follows:
Semester 1 (2 attendance phases, 5 days for each phase)
Semester 2 (2 attendance phases, 5 days for each phase)
Semester 3 (2 attendance phases, 5 days for each phase)
Semester 4 Master thesis
All the dates will be published on the university website in advance before the beginning of the first semester.

Teaching staff will be nominated from the 3 universities (Frederick University, Heliopolis
University and Aswan University). In Addition, we will invite some of the expert in the field of ICT and Sustainable Development in order to enrich the learning experiences in the program.

You can pay all the admission and tuition fees by semester in cash at Heliopolis University or via Heliopolis University bank account (Bank details will be provided).

Graduates of the programme can follow careers in: 

  • Teaching across all education levels formal, non-for- mal and informal.
  • Government ministries and other public sector organisations dealing with ESD policy, sustainable development and environmental issues.
  • International organizations dealing with ESD, ESD policies and sustainable development issues.
  • International and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and enterprises dealing with sustain- able development and environmental issues.

Scholarships are available according the performance for the students in the first semester and it will be examined case by case.