Program Overview

The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program is offered by the College of Engineering (CoE) in collaboration with the College of Business.

The program curriculum consists of 10 courses (30 credit hours), of which 6 are engineering courses and 4 are business courses. The students could also do a research project in lieu of one elective course. The program accepts students with a bachelor’s degree in all engineering discipline, architecture, computer science or IT. The MEM program offers its students unique opportunities for advanced education in the field of engineering management as well as opportunities for leadership growth at personal and professional levels. It is focused on advanced economics, quality management, and operations and supply chain management. This Masters in Engineering Management program is an alternative to an MBA offered to engineers who are looking to improve their engineering education and acquiring business and management skills.

This program has been introduced at Abu Dhabi University in response to the UAE market needs where engineering is driving all sectors of the industry and where engineering managerial positions are crucial to the UAE firms. The graduates of this program will train Emirati and expatriate professionals to lead and manage projects in the UAE engineering-based industries.


Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AED 88,200




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Core Courses

  • MEM 501 Project Management

  • MEM 502 Advanced Engineering Economics

  • MEM 504 Quality Engineering

  • MEM 506 Operations Research and Simulation

  • MEM 509 Information Technology Management

  • MEM 511 Operations and Supply Chain Management

  • ACC 522 Advanced Managerial Accounting

  • MGT 523 Strategic Management





  • MGT 522 Leadership and Communication

  • MEM 510 Innovation and Entrepreneurship



  • MEM 507 Systems Engineering

  • MEM 508 Engineering Risk Management

Bachelors Degree

Directly related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 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 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.


International Students

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.


Transfer Students

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.

Abu Dhabi

Tuition fees structure & calculation

  •  Majors AED 88,200
    • Credit Hour Cost (Aed) AED 2,940
    • Required Credits 30
  •  Dissertation /Project /Thesis AED 0
    • Credit Hour Cost (Aed) AED 2,940
    • Required Credits 0

The program will prepare you to advance into critical engineering management positions in key sectors where engineering disciplines and engineering management are crucial.  Engineering disciplines are a driving force in the UAE economy and graduates of this program can expect to lead and manage projects in UAE engineering-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.


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