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DIAC Academic Partner The British University in Dubai Offers New Accredited Postgraduate Programmes in the Field of Project Management

The British University in Dubai announces the launch of new accredited postgraduate programmes in the field of Project Management. Four new programmes in total have been launched, adding to the existing diversity of postgraduate programmes offered by the University.

BUID continues to offer its MSc. Project Management programme and now also offers: MSc in Construction Project Management, MSc in Enterprise Project Risk Management, MSc in Infrastructure Project Management, and Information Technology Project Management. The programmes provide an opportunity for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, intellectual and practical skills in discrete specialisms within project management. While the basic Project Management (PM) modules cover the common aspects of PM, more and more students are looking for in-depth PM knowledge and skills in specific industry. Thus, the need to introduce PM MSc programmes that are more focused depending on the student’s interests and field of work and respective requirements of industry.

Since its launch in 2004, BUiD’s MSc. Project Management programme has helped dozens of graduates to advance their professional careers. Many of BUiD graduates are already in senior positions in government and private sector. Leading researchers and educators contribute to the programme from within fields of project management, human resource management, risk management, systems engineering and informatics. The aim of the programmes is to develop talented, well-rounded, professional project managers who possesses the technical, behavioral and contextual ability to manage complex projects and display mastery of the discipline.

Professor Bassam Abu Hijleh, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and IT said “We are really excited about those new programmes, This addition is broadening our students’ range of options and is testimony to the positive progress our university is making year after year”.

The programmes’ structure is used by BUiD’s partners and other well-established UK. universities .The new programmes share core modules required to achieve the generic requirements of international professional accreditation bodies such as PMI and APM, while allowing students the chance to develop a higher level of proficiency as relates to a specific field of project management.


About The British University in Dubai

The British University in Dubai (BUiD) was established in 2003 to be the Middle East’s leading research-based postgraduate university, facilitating world-class education, training and research. It provides an important and growing community and resource for young professionals, leading academics, corporate managers and aspiring leaders of all description.

The British University in Dubai is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs to award its own degrees. Its qualifications are also recognized internationally by NARIC. BUiD’s internal quality assurance include processes that ensure our programmes and students’ achievements are of standards at least on a par with those of our UK partner universities 9University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester, Cardiff University, and the University of Glasgow).The UK Universities collaborate with BUiD within a Concordat agreement that provides a comprehensive framework for the strategic directions and governance of the alliance.

BUiD offers full and part-time research based Masters Degree programmes, PG Diplomas and Certificates; the regions first accredited Doctorate in Education and the PhD in Project Management, Ph D in Architecture & Sustainable Built Environment, and PhD in Computer Science and recently PhD in Business Management. Masters programmes and Post Graduate Diplomas in: Education, Finance and Banking, Human Resource Management, Informatics (Knowledge and Data Management), IT Management, Project Management, Construction Management, Systems Engineering, Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, Sustainable Design of the Built Environment , Intelligent Building Design and Automation, Business Administration(MBA),Structural Engineering and Engineering Management.

The non-profit university has attracted academic experts to develop regionally tailored programmes, in which they extend and challenge the boundaries of knowledge, understanding and research.

BUiD works in collaboration with leading organization and institutions including Atkins, Emirates Green Building Council, , the federal Ministry of Education, government and associated bodies Human Resource Forums agencies for Academic and professional development across the UAE’s public and private sectors.

The founders of the University are the Al Maktoum Foundation, the Dubai Development and Investment Authority, Rolls-Royce, the British Business Group and the National Bank of Dubai. The University is governed by a Council under the chancellorship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

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