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Master of Science in Engineering Project Management

Master of Science in Engineering Project Management

The curriculum consists of thirty-six credit hours that provide the students with balanced coverage of project management: nine core courses and three elective courses. The core courses include a field application project, a capstone course in which the graduate student evidences the ability to apply the program learning outcomes to an applied project that integrates all basic elements of project management; planning; organizing; securing; managing; leading; and controlling resources to result in achievable specific goals project. The student will work with an instructing advisor to achieve project approval.


The Master of Science in Engineering Project Management (MSEPM) program at AURAK mission is to meet the needs of graduates in disciplines requiring an advanced understanding of the theoretical and practical principles of the project management function.

The MSEPM program requires students to apply principles of engineering and management science to contribute to the growing body of knowledge in project management. The program will prepare project managers from diverse engineering disciplines to efficiently manage complex projects in the UAE and the Gulf Region countries. The program provides students with excellent technical and managerial skills: Change Control, Cost Management, Documentation Management, Information / Communication Management, Procurement, Project Context / Environment, Quality Management, Reporting, Resource Management, Risk Management, Time Management / Scheduling / Planning, Stakeholder / Relationship Management, Team Building / Development / Teamwork, Work Content, and Scope Management to better satisfy customer needs. After completing the requirements for the degree, students will be able to apply engineering and management knowledge to successfully lead and execute engineering projects. Students will be trained to design, model, manage and control complex projects, and prepare to play leadership roles in industry and government.

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during their first few years after graduation. The program objectives have been derived from and support the mission statement of American University of Ras Al Khaimah. On successful completion of the Master of Science in Engineering Project Management program, a graduate should have:

  1. Acquired skills in the initiation of projects, methods and techniques to control time cost and quality, resource management and long-term stewardship of assets;
  2. Acquired a comprehensive understanding of the whole process of project management;
  3. Gained project team leadership skills; and
  4. Understood the establishment of project management methodologies.

Program Learning Outcomes

The program learning outcomes of the MSEPM program are aligned with those of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Global Accreditation Center (GAC), and with level nine descriptors of the QF Emirates. Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the capability to successfully manage projects across a broad range of scale, complexity, scope, environments and inherent risks;
  2. Select and employ the full range of project management tools and techniques to best satisfy industry and agency stakeholder requirements;
  3. Establish and conduct research that significantly contributes to and expands the diverse
  4. Project management body of knowledge and produces a field application project that demonstrates academic and project management success;
  5. Plan and execute project management activities across a broad range of industry sectors and organizations, and to employ the appropriate engineering project management tools and techniques across a wide spectrum of project types, technologies and requirements;
  6. Determine the needs and balance the interests of project stakeholders in any organizational context and within cross-cultural business environments;
  7. Apply the principles of scope management, risk management, cost planning and control, quality planning and management, resource allocation and management, time management and project scheduling, and change management in the project environment;
  8. Demonstrate a facility for comprehensive and objective analysis, structured decision- making, process optimization, and problem solving in the engineering project management environment;
  9. Employ the principles of cost-benefit analysis, strategic alignment, project portfolio management and project performance analysis and metrics to effectively achieve project outcomes;
  10. Associate the project planning and execution optimization and control concepts in the context of project engineering, scope, schedule, and budget;
  11. Act with integrity and fairness in an ethical manner, understanding and demonstrating adherence to the principles of the Project Management Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct; and
  12. Demonstrate effective engineering project management communications and problem- solving techniques related to project team management, project status reporting, conflict management and project stakeholder management. 

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Spring 2021 (Census: February) 30
Fall 2020 (Census: September) 39
SPRING 2021 93
FALL 2020 82


Admissions Requirements

How to Apply

Please read the following carefully before completing the application form

  1. Applicants must complete the application themselves. All requirements on this application must be filled in. Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is preferable that all items be typed.
  2. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. They should not wait until their final examination results are announced.
  3. Please note that submitting an application, paying the application fee and receiving an ID number does not in any way mean that an applicant is admitted to the university. Admission is offered in writing to qualified applicants only after an official evaluation of their credentials is performed by the Office of Admissions.
  4. The offer of admission is valid only for the academic semester for which the applicant applies. Applicants who wish to defer their admission to the following semester must submit a written request to the Office of Admissions not later than one month before the beginning of the semester. Admission consideration for the following semester will depend on meeting the established requirements and available seats.
  5. In case seats are not available in the semester you selected, AURAK will consider your application for the following semester.
  6. All documents presented to complete an application for admission are the property of the university. Applicants, whether accepted or not, may not claim them back.

Forms and Checklist

English Proficiency Requirements
Name of Exam Score
IELTS 6.0 Band
TOEFL - Paper based 550
TOEFL - Internet Based 80
City & Guilds TESOL B2
Admissions Procedure

Tuition and Fees

Academic Year 2018 - 2019

Graduate Program

Amount (AED) Due by:
Application 750 Application submission, non-refundable
Admission 2,000 Issuance of Admission Letter; and Non-refundable
Tuition- MBA 2,520 Per credit, payable by first day of class
Tuition- EMBA 3,150 Per credit, payable by first day of class
Tuition- MEEL 2,100 Per credit, payable by first day of class
Tuition- MS Engr. PM 2,730 Per credit, payable by first day of class
Summer Session - Other Fees Amount (AED) Due by:
Technology / Activity Services 400 Per summer session, non-refundable
Lab 400 Per summer session, per lab & non-refundable
Student Visa Fees Amount (AED) Due by:
Visa 2,000 100% due at time of admission payment, non-refundable (Including Emirates ID)
Visa change of status 900 100% due at time of admission payment, or when applicable, non-refundable
Visa Security Deposit 2,000 100% due at time of admission  payment, One time, refundable after the visa cancellation
Others Amount (AED) Due by:
Technology / Activity / Gym Services 750 Per semester, non-refundable
Lab 750 Per semester, per lab & non-refundable
Security deposit 1,500 One time, refundable if no s/ damage charges due
Graduation 1,500 One time, non-refundable
Late Payment 300 Per Month after due date
Late Registration 1,000 Per semester, non-refundable
Check Returned 500 Penalty for every check returned
Transcript- Official 100 Per Transcript
Transcript- True 50 Per Transcript
*Transportation 3,500 Per Semester for Ras AI Khaimah
*Transportation 5,500 Per Semester for Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman,Um AI Quwain, Fujairah
*Transportation 6,000 Per Semester for Abu Dhabi (Only on weekends)
ID Card 100 For Replacement
Official Letter 50 Per Letter
Gymnasium 500 Per month, for Non-AURAK students
Library Books overdue fines 10 Per day per item for Circulating & Reserve materials
Library Books Lost I Damaged Actual Cost Circulating books, Audio-Visual items, Reference Material
Health Insurance 710
Mandatory (non-refundable) To opt out students must produce evidence of viable current health insurance

* For transportation- Minimum 5 students must registered for each zone to provide  service
* AURAK reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary.

Transfer Students

Graduate Transfer Students

A maximum of six graduate credits from a graduate school at an accredited college/university may be transferred to a program of study at AURAK, subject to program-specific rules and regulations.

  • Credits for transfer must be approved by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research in consultation with the Coordinator of the appropriate graduate degree program according to the guidelines of graduate studies.
  • These credits must have been earned not more than five years prior to the transfer, and the student must have earned a grade of B or higher for any graduate-level course that is requested to be transferred.
  • Likewise, these credits may not have been used to satisfy requirements for another earned degree. Transfer credit will not be accepted for research or thesis/dissertation work.
  • Likewise, these credits may not have been used to satisfy requirements for another earned degree. Transfer credit will not be accepted for research or thesis work.
  • Grades earned in transferred courses do not count in the student’s cumulative GPA (CGPA), though transferred credits count toward the cumulative earned hours and may apply towards meeting graduation requirements.
  • Applicants must request that credit transfers be reviewed at the time of application.
Payment Mode

The fees can be paid in person in cash or through credit card (Visa & Master card) at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah between 8.30 am to 4.30 pm in the Accounts Office.

Option B: CHECK
Persons with UAE bank accounts may write a check made payable to American University of Ras Al Khaimah. The check can be sent to the address below or taken to the Accounts Office on the AURAK Campus.

Accounts Department
American University of Ras Al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah Campus
P O Box 10021
Ras Al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates



: American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Account Number : 0002-257074-001
Swift Code : NRAKAEAK
IBAN Number : AE700400000002257074001
Bank Address : RAK Bank
Nakheel Branch, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Note: For USD transfers ONLY use the following additional information
Correspondence Bank : Standard Chartered Bank, New York, USA
New York
Swift Code : SCBLUS33XXX

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