Portfolio of Master Programmes in Project Management

   

Overview of MSc in Project Management

 

  • Equip students with advanced knowledge in project management practice and procedure
  • Provide students with specialised professional practice knowledge and higher-order skills to facilitate access to high-level careers in project management and cognate disciplines
  • Develop student's competences in the application of theory and practice of project management in their fields of work
  • Develop students critical thinking, evaluative and reflective abilities
  • Develop transferable skills to prepare students for managing highly complex projects and ethical and behavioural professional issues
  • Develop the students' ability to perform independent high quality scientific research, analysis and critical thinking in a relevant topic area.

 

Modules

Core Modules

  • People and Organizations
  • Management of Projects
  • Planning, Execution and Control
  • Project Management Research Methods

Elective Modules

*Dissertation Route to choose any two from below

*Project Route to choose any three from below

  • Construction Project Management Professional Practice
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Information systems and cyber security
  • International Finance
  • Governance and corporate social responsibility
  • Introduction to law
  • Arbitration Law
  • Sustainable built environment
  • Knowledge Management
  • E-Commerce
  • IT Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting & Finance for Managers

Dissertation or Research Project

After the completion of the required modules for each project pathway you will choose a dissertation or research project to complete your course. Dissertation and research project topic must be related to the discipline of the degree sought. The dissertation is a substantial piece of research work in a specific area of project management. The dissertation is supervised individually and assessed on the basis of a final report between 20,000 to 40,000 words. The research project will be based on a research or development/application topic of industrial and scientific relevance in the area of project management. The project will be carried out either in the university setting or at the work placement approved by the course director

Overview

  • Allow students who have an interest to flow their career in the Construction Project Management field to augment the knowledge gained from project management core modules with an understanding of the complex landscape of contemporary civil and construction projects management.
  • Augment and enrich students' understanding with specialised knowledge on stakeholders engagement , planning, contacts, risks, BIM, health & safety and sustainability of construction projects

Modules

Core Modules

  • People and Organizations
  • Management of Projects
  • Planning, Execution and Control
  • Project Management Research Methods
  • Construction Project Management Professional Practice

Elective Modules

*Dissertation Route to choose any one from below

*Project Route to choose any two from below

  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Introduction to law
  • Arbitration Law
  • Sustainable built environment
  • Knowledge Management

Dissertation or Research Project

After the completion of the required modules for each project pathway you will choose a dissertation or research project to complete your course. Dissertation and research project topic must be related to the discipline of the degree sought. The dissertation is a substantial piece of research work in a specific area of project management. The dissertation is supervised individually and assessed on the basis of a final report between 20,000 to 40,000 words. The research project will be based on a research or development/application topic of industrial and scientific relevance in the area of project management. The project will be carried out either in the university setting or at the work placement approved by the course director

Overview

  • Allow students who have an interest to flow their career in the Construction Project Management field to augment the knowledge gained from project management core modules with an understanding of the complex landscape of contemporary civil and construction projects management.
  • Augment and enrich students' understanding with specialised knowledge on stakeholders engagement , planning, contacts, risks, BIM, health & safety and sustainability of construction projects

Modules

Core Modules

  • People and Organizations
  • Management of Projects
  • Planning, Execution and Control
  • Project Management Research Methods
  • Enterprise Risk Management

Elective Modules

*Dissertation Route to choose any one from below

*Project Route to choose any two from below

  • Infrastructure Management
  • Information systems and cyber security
  • International Finance
  • Governance and corporate social responsibility
  • Knowledge Management
  • IT Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting & Finance for Managers

Dissertation or Research Project

After the completion of the required modules for each project pathway you will choose a dissertation or research project to complete your course. Dissertation and research project topic must be related to the discipline of the degree sought. The dissertation is a substantial piece of research work in a specific area of project management. The dissertation is supervised individually and assessed on the basis of a final report between 20,000 to 40,000 words. The research project will be based on a research or development/application topic of industrial and scientific relevance in the area of project management. The project will be carried out either in the university setting or at the work placement approved by the course director

Overview

  • Allow students who have an interest to flow their career in the Construction Project Management field to augment the knowledge gained from project management core modules with an understanding of the complex landscape of contemporary civil and construction projects management.
  • Augment and enrich students' understanding with specialised knowledge on stakeholders engagement , planning, contacts, risks, BIM, health & safety and sustainability of construction projects

Modules

Core Modules

  • People and Organizations
  • Management of Projects
  • Planning, Execution and Control
  • Project Management Research Methods
  • Information systems and cyber security

Elective Modules

*Dissertation Route to choose any one from below

*Project Route to choose any two from below

  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Infrastructure Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • E-Commerce
  • IT Entrepreneurship

Dissertation or Research Project

After the completion of the required modules for each project pathway you will choose a dissertation or research project to complete your course. Dissertation and research project topic must be related to the discipline of the degree sought. The dissertation is a substantial piece of research work in a specific area of project management. The dissertation is supervised individually and assessed on the basis of a final report between 20,000 to 40,000 words. The research project will be based on a research or development/application topic of industrial and scientific relevance in the area of project management. The project will be carried out either in the university setting or at the work placement approved by the course director

Overview

  • Allow students who have an interest to flow their career in the Construction Project Management field to augment the knowledge gained from project management core modules with an understanding of the complex landscape of contemporary civil and construction projects management.
  • Augment and enrich students' understanding with specialised knowledge on stakeholders engagement , planning, contacts, risks, BIM, health & safety and sustainability of construction projects

Modules

Core Modules

  • People and Organizations
  • Management of Projects
  • Planning, Execution and Control
  • Project Management Research Methods
  • Infrastructure Management

Elective Modules

*Dissertation Route to choose any one from below

*Project Route to choose any two from below

  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Information systems and cyber security
  • Sustainable built environment
  • Knowledge Management
  • IT Entrepreneurship

Dissertation or Research Project

After the completion of the required modules for each project pathway you will choose a dissertation or research project to complete your course. Dissertation and research project topic must be related to the discipline of the degree sought. The dissertation is a substantial piece of research work in a specific area of project management. The dissertation is supervised individually and assessed on the basis of a final report between 20,000 to 40,000 words. The research project will be based on a research or development/application topic of industrial and scientific relevance in the area of project management. The project will be carried out either in the university setting or at the work placement approved by the course director

Entry Requirement

 

To join the programme you must have :

  • A relevant Bachelors degree equivalent to an Upper Second Class honours or with a good GPA (3 or above) from a university that is accredited by Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs in the United Arab Emirates. 
  • English Language Proficiency: All applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit original evidence of his/her English language proficiency. This evidence should consist of a score of at least 6.0 IELTS/TOEFL 550*/TOEFL iBT 79-80*, or its equivalent.
  • Applicants must demonstrate evidence of basic knowledge and understanding of project management principles. To help you meet this requirement, BUiD is providing access to an internationally recognised online course - the Association for Project Management (APM) Introductory Certificate. Successful completion of this course will be accepted as evidence of basic knowledge and understanding of Project Management principles. The registration fee for this course is AED 875. This amount will be offset against the tuition fee for the MSc programme. Your login details will be sent upon payment or evidence of payment.

Each applicant has to submit an official transcript of any degrees earned and of any other credit earned from a higher education institution. This can be a copy formally certified by the applicant’s institution rather than the original degree certificate. If appropriate, a certified translation of the degree into English has to be supplied with the application. If the applicant is still studying or is awaiting results, admission is not formally confirmed until acceptable evidence of the awarding of his/her degree has been supplied.

 

*TOEFL Conditions:

  • While registering with ETS for iBT or with Amideast for ITP TOEFL, please quote BUiD's TOEFL code 0168.
  • Internet (iBT) - test scores should be sent to BUiD directly by ETS.  
  • Paper-based ITP  TOEFL are accepted by the administering institution only. Only those administered by AMIDEAST Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah will be accepted if it is sent by Amideast to BUiD directly. 

 

Conditional Admission

A student with a GPA of 2.5 to 2.99 will be conditinally admitted upon the programme tutor approval. A student with a GPA of 2.0 with least one year relevant work experience after graduation and a IELTS score of 5.5 (TOEFL 530, 71 iBT), or its equivalent in a standardized English language test approved by the Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs may be provisionally admitted to a Master's programme.

  • The student achieves a 6.0 IELTS/TOEFL 550/TOEFL iBT 79-80 or its equivelant by the end of the first semester.
  • The student takes maximum of 2 modules in the first semester.
  • Student must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in the first three modules taken.

 

PG Diploma and Exit Awards

Students may initially register for PG Dip or MSc at any time. Students registered for the PG Dip may apply to transfer to the MSc at any time. Exit awards may be recommended by the Board of Examiners to students who do not complete the award for which they are registered, for example PG Dip or PG Cert in the case of MSc and PG Cert in the case of PG Dip.

About Project Management Programmes at the British University in Dubai

Since its creation our PM programme has help hundreds of graduates to prosper in their careers. Many of our graduates are now in senior positions in government and private sector. Our professional PM programmes are designed to enrich your practical skills and intellectual critical thinking which will have a direct benefit to your professional career.

Why study Project Management with British University in Dubai?

The British university is about empowering to learn and acquire skills and insights that equip professionals become inspiring champions in the project management world. The aim of our programmes is to develop a professional Project Manager who possesses the technical, behavioural and contextual ability to manage complex projects. Our programs are flexibility designed to allow you to carry on working while you acquire the state of art knowledge. We have built local and regional reputation and status for the quality and professional relevance of our master courses.

Our programmes enable you to:

  • set up a project context that includes identification, follow up and assessment.
  • lead and manage different aspects of project resources
  • use a wide range of project management tools and techniques.
  • identify different approaches and practices in the project management context.
  • interface with the internal and external environment of the project
  • apply latest knowledge and theories to research issues
 

Programmes accreditation

 

Professional Accreditations

  • All our PM programmes are accredited by the ministry of higher education
  • All our PM programmes are accredited by PMI, IPMA, and APM
  • Our new PM Master's degrees have been developed in conjunction with industry, professional intuitions, past students and our partner university in UK which are ranked in the top 50 in world ranking
  • Our programmes are designed for candidates who want to pursue a professional career in public and private sectors

 

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