Qalaa Holdings’ ASEC Engineering and AUC to Celebrate Graduation of the Inaugural Class of Professional Diploma for Cement Industry

Collaborative effort between ASEC Engineering and the American University in Cairo’s Engineering and Science Services Department offers students professional training and degrees in highly specialized fields in Cement engineering and management

Under the auspices of ASEC Engineering, an engineering services subsidiary of Qalaa Holdings (CCAP.CA on the Egyptian Exchange; formerly Citadel Capital), the American University in Cairo (AUC) hosted on Tuesday, 3 March 2015, the graduation ceremony of the first round of recipients of the university’s inaugural Professional Diploma for the Cement Industry with a specialization in Mechanical Maintenance.

The program offered by AUC’s Engineering and Science Services Department —which was launched this term and whose syllabus was developed in cooperation with ASEC Engineering’s ASEC Training Center—offers a comprehensive academic and practical education in the field of Cement engineering and management and is comprised of three specializations: Specialized Maintenance for Cement plants, Operation & Production Engineering, and Testing & Quality Control.

The degree includes six academic modules, each consisting of 45 credit hour online courses, affording students the ability to pursue their academic aspirations while maintaining their regular employment schedules.

Attending the ceremony will be a number of top-level managers from both Qalaa Holdings and ASEC Holding, including Eng. Khaled El-Sebaie, Chairman of ASEC Engineering, in addition to senior administrators at the university’s Engineering and Science Services Department, such as department’s head, Dr. Mahmoud Farag.


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Qalaa Holdings(CCAP.CA on the Egyptian Stock Exchange) is an African leader in infrastructure and industry. Formerly known as Citadel Capital, Qalaa Holdings controls subsidiaries in core industries including Energy, Cement, Agrifoods, Transportation & Logistics, and Mining. To learn more, please visit

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