Prof. Amal Abdou had her Bachelor of Architecture from Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University in 1982, and the Master in 1987. Later in 1994, she had her Ph.D. from Faculty of Engineering, University of Munich, Federal Germany.
She worked at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University as a Redirector in 1982, Teaching Assistant in 1987, Teacher in 1994 and as a Professor in 2008.
She worked also as a Visiting Professor at University of Applied Science and Engineering, Frankfurt, Germany in (2003 & 2005), at Shorouk Academy of Science and Engineering (2003 – 2010), at Maadi Academy of Science and Engineering (2005 – 2009) and at the American University in Cairo (2009 -2010).
And currently, she is the Head of the Architecture Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University since 2014