The Master of Science in Construction Management (MSCM) is designed for professionals interested in advancing their knowledge and careers, prepared to face contemporary challenges in the construction industry.
Graduates of the MSCM program will be prepared to:
Upon graduation, an AUS MSCM graduate should demonstrate the ability to:
In addition to meeting the university’s general graduate admission requirements, applicants must meet specific requirements of the MSCM program. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture or construction from an independently accredited university recognized by UAE Ministry of Education, Higher Education Affairs Division and by AUS. Degreed individuals in other fields that are closely related to the sought program field may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students from disciplines other than civil engineering, or construction may be required to take bridging course(s) at the discretion of the program committee and the program coordinator.
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Students in the MSCM program must choose from three options: the thesis option, the project option or the course option.
To qualify for graduation with an MSCM degree, students must successfully complete a minimum of 30 credit hours consisting of required core courses, elective core courses, general elective courses, and a thesis or a professional project (for students in the thesis and project options only) with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.
To ensure that students in the MSCM program receive good exposure to the research environment, many of the construction management graduate courses have research components that reinforce the research element in the program.
Students must complete the degree requirements within five years from the time of initial enrollment in the program.
Graduation residence requirements must be met. For details, refer to Graduation Requirements in the Academic Policies and Regulations section earlier of the AUS Graduate Catalog.
Students in the thesis option must successfully complete the following requirements:
Students in the project option must successfully complete the following requirements:
Students in the course option must successfully complete the following requirements:
Students must successfully complete the following courses:
This requirement applies to students in the thesis and project options:
• CMT 698 Professional Project (3 credit hours—project option)
• CMT 699 Master’s Thesis (9 credit hours—thesis option)
Students in the thesis option must successfully complete a minimum of six credit hours.
Students in the project option must successfully complete a minimum of nine credit hours.
Students in the course option must successfully complete a minimum of nine credit hours.
Students can select core elective courses from the following list:
• CMT 600 Cost Analysis and Control
• CMT 610 Building Information Modeling
• CMT 620 Construction Project Risk Management
• CMT 630 Construction Contracting
• CMT 640 International Construction
• CMT 650 Sustainable Infrastructure Management
• CMT 660 Sustainable Development and Construction
• CMT 665 Construction Safety Management
• CMT 670 Construction Equipment Management
• CMT 694 Special Topics in Construction Management
Students in the thesis option can successfully complete a maximum of six credit hours of general elective courses.
Students in the project option can successfully complete a maximum of nine credit hours of general elective courses.
Students in the course option can successfully complete a maximum of twelve credit hours of general elective courses.
Students can select general elective courses from the following list:
• CVE 520 Sustainable Construction and Methods
• CVE 572 Satellite Remote Sensing
• CVE 594-09 Sustainable Mobility: Principles and Applications
• ESM 520 Management for Engineers
• ESM 660 Legal Aspects of Engineering
• COE 594-04 Big Data and Analytics
• UPL 651 Negotiation Strategies
Students in all options may elect to take up to two graduate level courses outside the list of the general elective courses with the approval of their advisor and the program coordinator
A student must complete his/her thesis/professional project under the direct supervision and guidance of a principal advisor. This principal advisor serves as the chair of the student’s examining committee. The committee also includes two additional faculty members. For the thesis option, one of the additional faculty members must be selected from outside the program. The committee could also include one co-advisor or more.
A complete guide for forming the thesis/professional project committee and for preparing the thesis/professional project is given in the Office of Graduate Studies Policies and Procedures document available on iLearn and accessible using the following path: iLearn-Community-Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)-Office of Graduate Studies Policies & Procedures.
For registration details, please refer to Thesis, Final Project and Dissertation under the Academic Policies and Regulations section of the AUS Graduate Catalog.