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Master’s Degree in Engineering Management (MEM)

Ahlia University

Fast Facts

  • Programme duration : 1 year
  • Credits required for graduation : 36
  • Credit transfer available to other Universities : No
  • Language of tuition : English
  • Work placement : No
  • Study abroad : No

About the degree programme

The MSc in Engineering Management at Ahlia University is accredited by the Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE) Off-Campus Programs Office at George Washington University (GW) in USA. The masters programme is designed to develop leaders for technically oriented organisations and prepare them for the future.
The most sought-after engineering and business professionals today have earned combined management and technology credentials. In today’s fast-paced world of technology-driven changes, the well-educated technical professional with a management background is invaluable. Employers seek engineers, scientists and business professionals who can lead the process of change, and who have the ability to apply the power of technology to the management of their organisations. The GW/AU Master’s program in Engineering Management teaches employees of engineering, business and technical organisations to complement technical knowledge with managerial skills. The GW Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering in collaboration with Ahlia University brings its time-honoured education programmes to the Middle East enabling local and regional students to gain an internationally recognised qualification.
The curriculum of the EMSE MSc degree programme requires 12 graduate level courses totalling 36 credit hours. Two types of course requirements are included in the master’s curriculum; core course requirements and focus course requirements, including a research project. All students in the EMSE program undertake core course requirements. Focus course requirements address specialised topics that, as a whole, provide the level of detail necessary for management proficiency in particular engineering environments.
The field of engineering management with a focus in Engineering and Technology Management (E&TM) bridges the gap between engineering and management. It involves the overall management of organizations oriented to manufacturing, construction, engineering, technology or production. E&TM enables engineers to function more effectively in the business environment. An MSc in Engineering Management provides a technical-based alternative to a traditional M.B.A.
Graduates from the Master Degree in Engineering Management are practitioners in several management fields such as technology management, project management, product and process management, quality management, organisational management, operations management, programme management or marketing and finance. The programme is offered to managers of technology in industry and government.