The Master of Project Management (MPM) program at Abu Dhabi University is offered by the College of Engineering (CoE) in collaboration with the College of Business. The program accepted the first cohort of students in Spring 2013.
Master of Project Management
Full Time, Part Time
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Dubai
The new program accepts students with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, computer science, or information technology.
About the program
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 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 student could also do a research project in lieu of one program elective. 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.
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"ADU has achieved an incredible amount in a short time."
"ADU has achieved an incredible amount in a short time. When I arrived at the end of 2015 the College of Engineering had just achieved ABET accreditation for several of its programs and today it continues to develop new programs, improve standards, and create a positive academic culture.
One of my strengths is the techniques I have developed to effectively manage groups of students with a mix of experience and backgrounds and, of course, I encourage my students to project manage their own learning.”
Dr. Christopher Preece
Professor of Project Management
Tuition fees structure & calculation
Tuition is based upon the College and/or Department classification as opposed to the course classification or level. Tuition rates for undergraduate students vary from the tuition rates for graduate students.
The tuition fee calculations are an example only and are based on the assumption that elective courses will be taken with the College that the student is taking their major with. However, if the student selects elective courses outside of this College, the total cost payable may increase or decrease to reflect the tuition rate of the College where the elective is delivered.
Costs of books and supplies are not included in the Tuition and Fees. Students at Abu Dhabi University are also required to pay certain fees and other costs to attend the University. Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to change tuition and fee rates at any time. A tuition schedule is published prior to registration for each semester.
For more information, please click here to view the University's tuition fee structure. Fees are subject to change during the year as per government charges and testing bodies.
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
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 language proficiency requirements
For master program taught in English, an Official score report of international TOEFL (IBT) 79 or the ITP 550 (taken at Amideast) or the Academic IELTS 6.0 must be taken no more than two years prior to admission, or English EmSat minimum score of 1400 no more than 18 month prior to admission to Abu Dhabi University.
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.
Students with a recognized bachelor’s degree and an EmSAT score of 1250, English Academic IELTS Score 5.5, or equivalent on another standardized test approved by the Ministry, can be granted conditional admission for one semester, and may take a maximum of six credit hours in the first semester of study.
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, please visit Postgraduate International Admission.
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 Postgraduate Transfer Students.
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Scholarship and financial aids
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Our scholarship and financial aid program represents a key pillar in our strategy for academic excellence and reflects our commitment to supporting the development of the UAE.
We consider it an important national duty to provide equal opportunities for students interested in pursuing higher education and enable them to proactively contribute to society regardless of their financial situation.