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Program Overview and Objectives

Delivery type Duration Language Intakes Study location(s)
Evening Part-time: 2 years English Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Available at Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai campus
Al Dhafra Region and Abu Dhabi Downtown (Subject to CAA approval)

Offered by the College of Engineering at Abu Dhabi University in collaboration with Purdue University*, the program is in line with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI: www.pmi.org). It will prepare you to take the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam offered by the PMI, an internationally recognized project management certification. 

Upon completion of the six core courses of the program, you will receive two certificates from Abu Dhabi University: Certificate in Project Management Fundamentals and Certificate in Advanced Project Management.  

You will develop an understanding of the latest issues in project management and gain leadership and business skills essential to effective project management including project planning, integration, scope management, resource management, scheduling, costing, and contract management, as well as all the knowledge areas defined in the PMBOK. 

 *Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA 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.

Accreditation

This program is nationally accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation at the UAE’s Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs. Additionally, the program is internationally recognized and accredited by the following bodies.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of the most prestigious academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public & private universities, colleges, secondary & elementary schools in the USA & foreign institutions
  • Career Prospects

    The program will prepare you to advance into project management positions in key sectors where project management is an integral part of the business. Project management is a crucial discipline in many sectors in the UAE economy and graduates of this program can expect to lead and manage projects in UAE project-based industries, as well as regionally and internationally.  

    The acquisition of a master’s degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in your chosen field. You may use it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of professional training.

  • Entry Requirements for Direct Admission

    • Bachelor Degree: in a directly related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 on a 4.00-point scale, from an accredited university recognized by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs.
       
    • English Proficiency Tests: with a minimum score range of 1400 - 1525 on the English language portion of the EmSAT examination, or its equivalent on other national or internationally-recognized tests that are approved by the CAA, such as TOEFL scores of 213 CBT (Computer-Based Test), 79 IBT (Internet-Based Test), 550 PBT (Paper-Based Test), or 6.0 IELTS (taken at Amideast).

    We also welcome applications from students with a variety of bachelor degrees from an accredited university recognized by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs, upon their successful completion of any required program foundation courses. These applicants will be granted admission into the program after the successful completion of some business foundation courses. For more information on international students’ admission to any of ADU’s postgraduate programs visit International Postgraduate Students.

    Applicants with CGPA’s and English Proficiency Test scores that don’t match the above requirements may be granted exceptions for conditional admission. For more information on conditional admission to any of ADU’s postgraduate programs visit Conditional Admissions.

    Students who are native speakers of English, and have completed their undergraduate education in an institution where the medium of instruction is English may be exempted from the English Proficiency Tests. For inquiries and more information, visit Postgraduate Admissions.

    Postgraduate transfer students may apply for credit transfer for courses taken prior to joining Abu Dhabi University only once, when they first apply for admission. For more information on requirements for credit transfer, visit Transfer Students.

    For further guidance on requisite pre-core courses, and required admission documents, visit postgraduate admissions

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  • 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
  • Fees and Scholarships

    POSTGRADUATE TUITION AND FEE RATES
    Academic Year 2017-2018

    TUITION STRUCTUREAED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement
    Arts & Sciences
    Master of Education in Educational Leadership AED 2,840
    Master of Science in Special Education AED 2,840
    Professional Diploma in Teaching (Arabic / English) AED 900
    Business
    Executive Master of Business Administration AED 2,840
    Master of Business Administration with specializations in: Aviation Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Finance, Human Resource Management AED 2,840
    Master of Human Resources Management AED 2,840
    Master of Strategic Leadership AED 2,840
    Doctorate of Business Administration AED 4,620
    Engineering
    Master of Engineering in Electrical & Computer Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Engineering Management AED 2,940
    Master of Project Management AED 2,940
    Master of Science in Civil Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Information Technology AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Sustainable Architecture AED 2,835
    Guided Reading Course AED 2,100
    Law
    Master of Public Law AED 2,840
    Master of Private Law AED 2,840
    FeesAED
    Admission Application Fee (Non-refundable) AED 400
    Registration Fee (Non-refundable; Paid once upon admission) AED 2,850
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Late Registration/Payment 500 500
    Student Services 350 175
    Healthcare Services 120 60
    Institutional TOEFL (Optional) 425
    IELTS Exam (Optional) 945
    Accommodation FeesAED
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Private 12,500 3,800
    Semi-private 9200 2800
    Double 6700 2000
    Double with Shared-bath 5400 1700

    Note:  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to make changes affecting tuition and other fees during the fiscal year.



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