Master of Engineering Management Abu Dhabi University

The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program at Abu Dhabi University is offered by the College of Engineering in collaboration with the College of Business Administration and Purdue University Calumet.

The program accepted the first cohort of students in spring 2010. The program consists of 10 courses (30 credit hours), 6 of which are engineering courses and 4 are business courses. The students could also do a thesis in lieu of 2 elective courses.

The new program accepts students with a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science or IT. The MEM program offers its students unique opportunities for advanced education in the field of engineering management as well as opportunities for leadership growth at personal and professional levels.

This program is an alternative to an MBA offered to engineers who are looking for improving their engineering education and acquiring business and management skills.

The program aims at producing graduates who:

  • can make responsible engineering and business decisions have the knowledge and skills necessary for planning and strategic management of organizations
  • have the ability to use principles of engineering and management in the modeling design, and management of complex systems
  • are capable of using quality standards to assess the quality of engineering systems


The curriculum of the MEM Program consists of 10 courses (30 credit hours), 7 of which are engineering courses and 3 are business courses. The courses are distributed over 3 regular semesters plus one summer/winter term study plan. The program has 8 core courses and 2 elective courses. Electives can be taken from one of two baskets; the management basket and the engineering basket

Abu Dhabi University is licensed by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and all of its degree programs have received accreditation by the Ministry. The University is also accredited across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Jordan, Syria, Turkey and Iran, and all its degree programs are recognized by the various Ministries of Education in these countries.

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