The professional program involve Master of Heritage Science degree (in two years) and Graduate Diploma of Heritage Science (in one year) in two areas of specialization: Conservation Science and Museum Management.
The Study Duration:
|Professional Diploma||Professional Master|
|Minimum 2 main semesters and Maximum 6 main semesters||Minimum 4 main semesters and Maximum 8 main semesters|
The applicant must select the study system (Full Time or Part Time) during the online application.
- The admission process and requirements for both Diploma and Master Degrees are the same.
- Student can exit after the first year of study with a Graduate Diploma Certificate or proceed to the second year to be awarded the professional master degree.
- Student who want to proceed to the second year of study to obtain the professional Master Degree must meet the admission requirements mentioned below.
To proceed for a professional Master’s Degree (second year), an applicant is required to:
- Complete the first year course work “first year diploma” (24 credit hours at least with CGPA of 3 with a minimum GPA (2) in each course).
- Defend his/her Research Project Protocol at the end of the 1st year (Diploma).
Pass the Personal interview before proceeding to the master’s program in Heritage Science. In this procedure, the screening committee assess the applicant’s potential to succeed in his/her study.
- E-JUST University reserves the right to review the academic records and course work results of applicants to determine whether the academic credentials presented qualify for proceeding to master degree in Heritage Science.
Areas of Specializations
The professional Heritage Science Program in E-JUST has two areas of specializations.
1- Conservation Science (CS):
The Conservation Science area of specialization is for those who have relevant knowledge in conservation, natural sciences, engineering, computer science, information technology or any allied disciplines and want to improve their performance and acquire innovative knowledge and skills to become experts in heritage conservation.
Conservation problem-solving requires understanding of fundamental material properties and the chemical, physical, and biological deterioration processes as well as the scientific criteria to preserve and manage heritage materials. Conservation Science is a specialized field that provides technical support for the interpretation, management, access, planning and preservation of heritage material. Conservation Science helps in revealing the meaning and significance of heritage material, understanding deterioration mechanisms, developing accessibility and preservation treatments and informing conservation and presentation procedures and decisions.
The Conservation Science area of specialization is for those who seek technological and scientific applications to interpret and evaluate the significance and sustainability of heritage based on the conservation, management, ethical, historical and aesthetic contexts. Most international museums have scientific research department which mainly consists of conservation scientists who help conservators, exhibition designers, curators and museum managers, architects, and those responsible for the safe handling, packing and transportation of heritage material. Conservation scientists also collaborate with a variety of museum professionals, policy makers and industrial scientists in order to accomplish all of their responsibilities and tasks. This area of specialization will have unique research domains including diagnosis and technical analysis of heritage materials and its environments, and technological development of conservation-restoration materials and techniques.
2-Museum Management (MM):
The Museum Management area of specialization is for those who want to improve their performance and acquire innovative knowledge and skills to be an expert in the management and planning of heritage.
Museums in Egypt and Arabic countries preserve the unique cultural and natural heritage witnesses of the successive civilizations which are major resources for identity and social cohesion and also have economic significance. Since the museums currently face different types of crises and risks, evolution of museum management has now become a priority to save and promote the indigenous heritage to guarantee their presence in the global map of heritage tourism. Significant changes in museum management have been noticed in the last decades with a shift towards community, the development of work ethics, education programs and strategic planning responding to workplace demands, social needs and technological advancement. The Museum Management area of specialization introduces the student to organizational structures; ethics as well as museum hospitality; museum education; governance; polices; strategic planning & marketing; leadership styles; teamwork, financial management; project management & personnel management in museums and other cultural resources. Within the museum context, a qualified curator or conservator, for example, is very likely to have responsibility for managing valuable resources, including collections, people, equipment, projects and their budgets with understanding of the relevant ethical standards and national and international laws and regulations affecting both museum operations and museum management.
Continuous education and training of museum personnel enhance the institution’s ability to grow, to serve the public and the collections, and to meet the international standards of museum management. There is also a need to widen the emphasis from preservation of the museum objects to include the care of the museum staff and communities to ensure a better future and management of our museums. Whilst, it is necessary to train museum staff to look after the collections in their care, at the same time, it is expected that communities will be involved in creating the new structures of our strategy of preservation. The curriculum will draw upon the expectations of the international museum management standards programs in Japan and present these within an international context. This area of specialization will emphasis some research domains including the interpretation of material culture through innovative exhibitions, educational and community awareness and marketing within museums mission, governance and operation.
The selection of the Areas of Specialization of the Heritage Science:
During the online application, the applicant must select the desired area of specialization and the research area.
In order to provide better educational guidance, we recommend that students consult the staff about possible research topics before filling the applications. Applicants are also welcomed to visit E-JUST labs before applications.
- Dr. Sayed Hemeda – Department Chairperson
- Dr. Takao Kikuchi – Professor of Heritage Science
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- Admission Office Contact:
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