AUD launches masters in construction management
Dubai, July 10, 2011
The Civil Engineering Department at the American University in Dubai (AUD) will launch its Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) program starting in Fall 2011.
The university has been granted approval to offer the degree program from its local and US accreditors - the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) – and is currently receiving applications for the first batch of students, said a statement.
Supported by the AUD School of Engineering world-class facilities and resources, the MSCM program fills in a regional gap in graduate-level construction management education and research.
Dr Edgar Small, associate professor of civil engineering and academic director of the new program, stressed on the uniqueness of AUD’s MSCM program, which he attributed to a “well-defined and comprehensive approach in addressing construction management issues, in contrast to a broader and more general coverage of project management or engineering systems management.”
“The new Master’s program will have two options - thesis and non-thesis - which allow a broad range of students with interests in research or practice to focus on the option that best suits their career goals,” commented Dr Alaa Ashmawy, dean of the School of Engineering.
He also mentioned that a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, architecture, quantity surveying, or a related discipline is required for admission. However, holders of other undergraduate degrees with significant experience in construction may be admitted on a case-by-case basis, provided they take remedial courses as a condition for enrollment. – TradeArabia News Service