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MSc Project Management

The MSc Project Management meets a specific skills gap in industry for engineers with project management skills who can lead on engineering projects in any sector. The Project Management masters gives you a fundamental understanding of advances in engineering and expands your knowledge of management.

The MSc Project Management is for graduates with some industrial understanding that wish to move into project management within the engineering industry. Project Management is the application of knowledge, skill, tools and techniques to the management of a unique engineering enterprise. The person with this role will create the ‘map’ to successfully achieve the goals of an engineering project. They are engineers who manage an engineering task but are not managers providing the technical control of a development process.

A project manager not only helps to reduce costs, but gives a project flexibility, and can assist with access to new technologies and developments. The course provides the latest experiences of current best practice with regard to human, financial and Total Quality Management (TQM) of an engineering enterprise.

Aims of the Programme

The aim of this programme is to equip graduates of an engineering discipline with specialist knowledge and skills in Project Management to allow them to effectively control engineering projects for global markets.

Future Careers

Graduates from the programme will be expected to enter into engineering management with highly specialised operational skills that are much sought after qualities worldwide. The programme content will be enriched by providing industry engagement opportunities to students through industry speakers and field trips. This will also help inform students about the current opportunities and future trends in their relevant employment sector.

Links with the employment market through work placement provision; visiting speakers from relevant sections of the industry; staff with ongoing practical and professional experience all help students in furthering their career goals. Middlesex has strong links with regional employers. Our industry partners offer internships and placement opportunities, give visiting lectures, and field visits and attend our Careers Day each year.

Our Careers and Employability Service offers students a range of support both while they are studying with us – and after they have graduated.

 

Criteria for admission to the programme

Academic Requirements:

Applicants will be expected to have a min honours degree (2nd class Honours or above) or equivalent in an engineering based discipline. Graduates from other related disciplines may also be admitted to the programme after assessment preferably graduates with industrial experience. In addition candidates will have such qualities as being creative, proactive and having a desire to engage with the curriculum, and be able to think as an individual but able to work in a team. Candidates should be able to show a keen interest in engineering in all its aspects.

English Language Requirements:

All programmes at Middlesex University Dubai are taught in English and applicants with previous qualifications outside of English-speaking countries (such as the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand), must demonstrate English language proficiency as follows:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Academic exam ONLY) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Computer-based Internet-based Paper-based
Overall: 6.5 231 90 – 91 575
(minimum 6.0 in each band)

 

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Programme Details

The MSc Project Management programme is normally studied over two years on part-time basis or one year on a full-time basis. The programme is divided into study units called modules. A module is a unit of study with credits according to the subject and nature of learning. Students on the MSc Project Management take 180 credits at level 4. Each module has a credit value of either 30 or 60 credits. Each 30 credit module represents approximately 300 hours of student learning, endeavour and assessment.

The list of modules along with the level, type and credit points are listed below.

  • Engineering Project Management
  • Human and Financial Management in Engineering
  • Engineering Simulation
  • Engineering Innovation
  • Engineering Group Project

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Taught modules are devised to ensure active learning both of the subject matter and of the skills essential to postgraduate level study. In addition to scheduled class time, students are expected to undertake independent study doing research work, preparing for lectures and seminars and working in groups.

A number of assessment methods are used at Middlesex University, and these vary depending on the content of the modules being taught. Assessment comprises a mixture of coursework, peer review, presentations and portfolio work. For example, you may give an oral presentation, read and comment on an academic article or write an academic essay. Case studies are used extensively. In addition, each module has a comprehensive range of on-line resources available to enhance your studies with us. You will receive detailed module handbooks each year with information on teaching and learning strategies, assessment methods and reading materials.

Module Narratives

Engineering Project Management

The aim of this module is to prepare students to be able to apply project management techniques to achieve quality engineering solutions using human and financial resources in a given time frame. On the completion of the module, the successful student will be able to: 1. understand the principles of project management and their limitations; 2. plan a project process including recruitment and managing a project team; 3. be able to make decisions on the use of resources in an engineering project; and 4. evaluate project costs and schedules.

Engineering Innovation

The aim of this module is to understand the process of innovation in an engineering context and be able to appreciate the way it impacts the management of an engineering enterprise. On the completion of the module, the successful student will be able to: 1. research and understand different types & origin of innovations; 2. evaluate different innovations for success factors; and 3. develop a business strategy for bringing innovations to commercial success.

Engineering Simulation

This module will enable students to understand the scientific methods underlying the modelling of real systems. It will further expand their understanding of a range of sophisticated mathematical techniques and simulation methods using the examples facilitated by engineering systems. Case studies will be used to illustrate how models can be validated against real measurements. Assessment procedures are designed to enable students to deliver academically significant modelling performances.

Engineering Management Group Project

Module aims to develop a student s team working skills in planning and execution of a group product development exercise, drawing on their acquired knowledge from other modules appropriate to their programme. In addition, the module aims to develop a student’s communication skills to enable them to communicate their findings in a written and group presentation.

PDE4231 Human and Financial Management in Engineering (30 Credits)

The aim of this module is to prepare students to be able to apply management techniques as tools to achieve engineering solutions using human and financial resources. On the completion of the module, the successful student will be able to: 1. conduct interviews, manage a recruitment process and manage appraisals; 2. make decisions on the use of human/team resources; 3. evaluate costs and schedules; and 4. critically evaluate a business plan.

Programme Delivery

Study Mode, Duration and Intakes

The programme is normally studied part-time over two years or full-time over one year. The University Academic Calendar consists of two (2) terms a year.

Class Timings and Attendance

Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Village campus (Block 16, 17 and 19) during the week (Sunday to Thursday) between 6:30pm and 9:30pm. You will be expected to attend one session per week per module, except for the Dissertation module in which you will be working individually on your thesis with some supervised elements. Attending scheduled weekly classes is an important requirement for completion of this programme.

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Teaching and Learning

Taught modules are devised to ensure active learning both of the subject matter and of the skills essential to postgraduate level study. In addition to scheduled class time, students are expected to undertake independent study doing research work, preparing for lectures and seminars and working in groups.

A number of assessment methods are used at Middlesex University, and these vary depending on the content of the modules being taught. Assessment comprises a mixture of coursework, peer review, presentations and portfolio work. For example, you may give an oral presentation, read and comment on an academic article or write an academic essay. Case studies are used extensively. In addition, each module has a comprehensive range of on-line resources available to enhance your studies with us. You will receive detailed module handbooks each year with information on teaching and learning strategies, assessment methods and reading materials.

Tuition Fees and Payment Plans

Total tuition fees for the MSc Project Management programme is AED 60,000. Attractive payment plans are available for students. For more information please check our website or alternatively contact our Admissions Office