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Construction Management, M.S.C.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Construction Management program from American University in Dubai provides engineers, architects, and construction professionals with an opportunity to broaden their education portfolio and advance in their careers.
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Overview

Through a well-balanced combination of theory and practice, students in this Construction Management program from American University in Dubai are able to combine their research-based graduate studies with first-hand practical experience, in the construction of infrastructure, energy, oil and gas, industrial, commercial, and residential facilities.

The curriculum provides a unique integration of global and regional perspectives, emphasizing the role of technology, technical communication, and research in the construction management profession.

Taught by a world-class faculty of professors with doctoral degrees in engineering, business and law, the 30-credit hour program can be completed in one year (full time) or two years (part time), with a combination of technical and management courses.

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Construction Management (M.S.C.M.), graduates will be able to:

  • Advance their professional careers while staying technically current in the field of construction management or related disciplines;
  • Demonstrate social and ethical responsibility by adhering to the principles of sustainability, safety, and cultural diversity in the workplace
  • Articulate professional challenges, perspectives, and decisions through technical communication

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Construction Management (M.S.C.M.), students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge in the core areas of planning, scheduling, estimating, and construction equipment and methods
  • Differentiate between different project delivery methods and contract types, in relation to construction laws and regulations
  • Use decision analysis tools and computer applications to reach informed decisions in construction projects
  • Communicate technical information effectively in written, oral, and graphical formats
  • Explain the professional and ethical obligations governing the construction management profession
  • Demonstrate knowledge in current issues and modern trends in construction management research and practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Construction Scheduling
  • Decision Management
  • Engineering
  • Construction Estimating
  • Equipment and Methods

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in Engineering, Architecture, or a closely related discipline, from an accredited national or regional institutional body, achieving a 3.00 GPA or better in undergraduate study.
  • Candidates who have a minimum of three years of work experience will be given preference for admission. However, the nature, scope, length, breadth, variety and significance of the work experience will also be considered in the preference ranking of candidates.
  • For students whom do not have a background in Engineering, Architecture or a closely-related discipline, undergraduate transcripts will be evaluated to determine whether undergraduate prerequisite courses or a placement examination is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1037 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1037 EUR per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1037 EUR/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1037 EUR per credit and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

AED 4,200 per credit

Living costs for Dubai

  • 5300 - 9200 AED/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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