Master of Project Management From Abu Dhabi University

Program Overview

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.

The program is designed to be in line with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI: 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.

This Project Management Masters in the UAE consists of 10 courses (30 credit hours), 6 of which are core courses, 2 are program elective courses, and 2 are business courses. 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.

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


Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AED 88,200




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Required Core Courses (6 courses)

  • MEM 501 Project Management

  • MPM 521 Project Planning, Integration, and Scope Management

  • MPM 541 Project Contract Management and Legal Aspects

  • MPM 531 Project Management Professionalism

  • MPM 561 Project Scheduling and Time Management

  • MPM 581 Project Costing and Financial Management


Project Management Elective Basket (2 courses)

  • MPM 571 E-tools for Project Management

  • MEM 510 Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • MEM 504 Quality Engineering

  • MEM 511 Operations and Supply Chain Management


Management & Business Elective Basket (2 courses)

  • MEM 502 Advanced Engineering Economics

  • FIN 512 Financial Management

  • HRM 517 Human Resource Management in a Global Environment

  • MGT 522 Leadership and Communication

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 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.


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