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  • Message from Director

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    blockquote1.pngThe mission of the Master of Project Management (MPM) program is to provide an opportunity for fresh engineers as well as working professionals to obtain a master’s degree in Project Management on a carefully designed schedule that minimizes disruption of work commitments. blockquote2.png

    The program is designed to provide project managers and business executives a wide range of new skills that would enhance their analytical abilities and knowledge of the Project Management, thus making them an asset to their organizations. The program will enable its graduates to develop an understanding of latest project management issues and to gain managerial and business skills that are essential for effective project management, including project planning, integration, scope management, scheduling, costing, and contract management.

    UAE economy, in general, and Abu Dhabi economy, in particular, are in high need for project managers with advanced degrees to manage the various growing sectors such as the construction industry in both public and private organizations.

    This program has been introduced at Abu Dhabi University in response to the UAE market needs where effective project management is driving many sectors of the industry and where project managers are crucial to the UAE public and private firms. The graduates of this program will train Emirati and expatriate professionals to lead and manage projects in the UAE project-based industries.

    Please feel free to contact me for any inquiry on the Master of Project Management program.

    Raid Al-Aomar, PhD
    Director, Master of Engineering Management Program
    Professor of Industrial Engineering
    Email: raid.alaomar@adu.ac.ae
    Tel: +971-2-501-5763

  • About Program

    The Master of Project Management (MPM) program at Abu Dhabi University is offered by the College of Engineering (CoE) in collaboration with Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA. The program accepted the first cohort of students in Spring 2013.

    The program is designed to be in line with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI:www.pmi.org). This prepares the students to take the exam of Project Management Professional (PMP) certification offered by the PMI and makes the program more attractive to professionals and engineers who plan to become certified Project Managers.

    The program curriculum consists of 10 courses (30 credit hours), 6 of which are core courses, 2 are program elective courses, and 2 are business courses. The students could also do a thesis in lieu of the 2 program elective courses.

    Upon completion of the 6 core courses of the program, students will be offered two certificates from Abu Dhabi University, the first one is a Certificate in Project Management Fundamentals, and the second is a Certificate in Advanced Project Management.

    The new program accepts students with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, computer science, or information technology.

  • Mission and Learning Outcomes

    MPM Graduates will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of project management issues, roles and activities within organizations.
    • Explain the core concepts, principles and techniques within project management with a focus on managing project resources, controlling project schedule, quality, and cost, managing project risks, and facilitating enterprise integration and innovation.
    • Utilize business skills that are essential for effective project management including project scoping, contracting, procurement management, financial management, and progress communication to stakeholders.
    • Demonstrate leadership, team building skills, and awareness of projects ethical and legal aspects and successfully integrate them into project execution.
    • Identify and be familiar with the extensive bodies of knowledge and best practices that support project management.
    • Exhibit critical thinking and essential skills to investigate problems and conduct research.
  • Course Requirements

    Program Component Courses Credit
    Program Core 6 18
    Program Electives 1 2 6
    Management & Business Requirements 2 6
    Total 10 30
    1. Electives: The six credit hours of program electives could be utilized by choosing one of the following two options:
      • Master thesis (6 credit hours),
      • Two courses from the Project Management Elective Basket (see Curriculum tab)
  • Curriculum

    Course Requirements
    Program Component Courses Credit Hours
    Program Core 6 18
    Program Electives 1 2 6
    Management & Business Requirements 2 6
    Total 10 30

    Electives:The six credit hours of program electives could be utilized by choosing one of the following two options:

    1. Master thesis (6 credit hours)
    2. Two courses from the Project Management Elective Basket (see Table 3 below)
    Required Core Courses (6 courses)
    # Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    1 MEM 501 Project Management None 3
    2 MPM 521 Project Planning, Integration, and Scope Management None 3
    3 MPM 541 Project Contract Management and Legal Aspects None 3
    4 MPM 531 Project Management Professionalism MEM 501 3
    5 MPM 561 Project Scheduling and Time Management MEM 501 3
    6 MPM 581 Project Costing and Financial Management MEM 501 3

     

    Project Management Elective Basket (2 courses)

    Students will select one of the following themes:

    Theme 1: Managing Innovation and Technology Projects
    # Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    1 MPM 571 E-tools for Project Management MEM 501 3
    2 MEM 510 Innovation & Entrepreneurship MGT500-PC* 3

    *Only required if coursework not taken at the undergraduate level

    Theme 2: Project Logistics and Quality Management
    # Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    1 MEM 504 Quality Engineering Knowledge of basic stat* 3
    2 MEM 511 Operations and Supply Chain Management MEM504 3

    *A course in statistics in the undergraduate study or passing a statistics challenge test

    Management & Business Elective Basket (2 courses)

    Students will select one of the following themes:

    Theme 1: Project Economics and Finance

    # Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    1 MEM 502 Engineering Economics ACC482-PC* 3
    2 FIN 512 Financial Management ECO482-PC*+ACC520-PC* 3

    Only required if coursework not taken at the undergraduate level

    Theme 2: Project HR Management and Leadership

    # Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    1 HRM 515 Central Issues in Human Resource Mgmt. None 3
    2 MGT 522 Leadership and Communication None 3

     

  • Study Plan

    Program Study Plan

    The following is a 4-semester model study plan that assumes that the student takes 3 courses every semester in the first year and 2 courses every semester in the second year. It should be noted here that all courses are assigned 3 credit hours load.

    Semester 1 (Fall)*
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s)
    MEM 501 Project Management None
    MPM 521 Project Planning, Integration, and Scope Management None
    MPM 541 Project Contract Management and Legal Aspects None

     

    Semester 2 (Spring)**
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s)
    MPM 531 Project Management Professionalism MEM 501
    MPM 561 Project Scheduling and Time Management MEM 501
    MPM 581 Project Costing and Financial Management MEM 501

     

    Semester 3 (Fall)
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s)
      Project Management Elective 1 (Table 3) – or Thesis 1 -
      Project Management Elective 2 (Table 3) – or Thesis 2 -

     

    Semester 4 (Spring)
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s)
      Management & Business Elective 1 (Table 4)  
      Management & Business Elective 2 (Table 4)  

    *Students will be offered a Certificate in Project Management Fundamentals at the end of the first semester (after completing MEM 501, MPM 521, and MPM 541).

    **Students will be offered a Certificate in Advanced Project Management at the end of the second semester (after completing MPM 531, MPM 561, and MPM 581).

  • Academic Partner

    purdue The academic partner of the MPM program at Abu Dhabi University is Purdue University, West Lafayette (www.purdue.edu) Purdue faculty will also participate in the delivery of several MPM courses at ADU.

    Purdue University is famous for its College of Engineering with many of its Engineering disciplines recognized as top-ten programs in the US and with engineering undergraduate and graduate programs consistently ranking high among their international peers.

    The university, one of the oldest and most distinguished in the United States, has been highly influential in America's history in fields such as aviation, aeronautical and astronautical engineering having educating 22 US astronauts, including Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan who were the first and last astronauts to have walked on the moon.

    Over the years, Purdue has acquired an international reputation for excellence in its wide-ranging curriculum and diverse research activities.

  • How to Apply

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    Once you have checked out our website or visited our campus, you will probably be wondering, "What comes next?"

    Although everyone is at a different point of the college-search process, this is a good time to learn more about the application procedure and timeline.

    • 1Apply at ADU

      Visit the Admission Office to get more information or assistance to fill your application. You can also use our self-station to apply online.

    • 2Apply Online

      You can now proceed with your full ADU application (including tuition fee payment) from the comfort of your home or from any other location. The service is available at both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Campuses.

      Click Here to apply online.

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