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Railways: A ministerial decision has been issued to transform the Bourdain Technical Institute for Railway Technology into a Higher Institute for Transport Technology

12/02/2022

Based on the political leadership directives to raise the efficiency of the human element within Egyptian National Railways and after coordination between the Ministries of Transport and Higher Education & Scientific Research
A ministerial decree has been issued to transform Wardan Technical Institute for Railway Technology into a Higher Institute for Transport Technology
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In light of the interest of the political leadership and the directives issued regarding upgrading the human element in the field of railways, Lieutenant-General Eng. / Kamel Al-Wazir, Minister of Transport, coordinated with the Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research to approve the transformation of  Wardan Technical Institute for Railway Technology into a Higher Institute for Transport Technology, under the Ministry of Transport as well as the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, where the efforts of the Ministry of Transport have been crowned, and the conversion of the Institute has been approved so that the work according to the new system will start from the current academic year 2021/2022, and that the Higher Institute of Transport Technology, in its new status, will have a study system of (2 + 2) Semesters, where the student obtains a technical diploma certificate after studying the first two semesters, and in case of completing the other two semesters, the student obtains a Bachelor of Technology in the field of railway signaling control systems, and the field of mechanics systems for rolling stock.
The study in the current academic year 2021/2022 also starts late, as follows:
• The first semester starts in mid-February 2022 for a period of three months, followed by two weeks of exams and two weeks of vacation for students.
• The second semester begins in mid-June 2022 for a period of three months, followed by two weeks of exams and two weeks of vacation for students.
• The next academic year 2022/2023 starts im mid-October 2022, and the institute will then return to the calendar followed by Higher Education institutions.
• Studying at the institute is available to the graduates of 2020/2021 batches.
The Institute accepts the students of : General Secondary Education Certificate, Mathematics Section, and its equivalent, as well as Technical Industrial Secondary, the three-year system, " Electricity Diploma & Mechanics Diploma "). The admission is through Al-Tanseeq Office.
It is also worthy to mention that the institute provides full accommodation and catering for students and workers with the aim of graduating batches of specialists in the various fields of railways, in light of the unprecedented development witnessed by the transport sector during the current time, especially in light of the conscious care of the political leadership for this vital sector.