|09 April, 2019

BUiD's Engineering Management programme receives accreditation from American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM)

This certification culminated a 5-years' effort of a highly dedicated team of academics and administrators whose hard work insured this achievement.

BUiD's Engineering Management programme receives accreditation from American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM)

Dubai- UAE

MSc. Engineering Management programme (EngM) at the British University in Dubai (BUiD) has received accreditation from The American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM), which makes BUiD the first University in The UAE to receive such accreditation. Students graduating with a Master’s degree from an ASEM certified graduate programme are eligible for immediate instatement as a Certified Associate in Engineering Management (CAEM). This certification culminated a 5-years’ effort of a highly dedicated team of academics and administrators whose hard work insured this achievement.

Prof Bassam Abu Hijleh, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and IT commented on this achievement “the ASEM certification is testament of the industry relevance of the EngM programme's content as well as the teaching methodologies. This certification will boost our graduates’ career paths as well as assure employers of the value these graduates will add to their organisations.” Dr Alaa Ameer, Head of the EngM programme stated, “This certification from a global professional association will enhance both the programme’s stature and the graduates’ future development and progression.”

*ASEM is a global professional society dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the engineering and technical management profession. ASEM members cover a wide range of management areas in science and technology. In addition to engineering, these fields encompass manufacturing / operations management, the natural sciences and information technology including areas like computer science and information systems.

Programme’s certification is designed to provide recognition to those programmes that excel in offering education at the Master’s level that meet the rigorous standards of ASEM. The rigorous standards used by ASEM to certify graduate programmes in engineering management are built on the Engineering Management Body of Knowledge and represent the state-of-the-art of what engineering managers should know upon graduating with a Master’s degree in the field.

Getting the Certification represents outstanding achievement in quality and content by those programmes who achieve this distinction. BUiD offered its MSc. Engineering Management programme in 2014 to provide engineers with the managerial skills needed to progress in their career. The programme provides advanced analytical knowhow and skills in mathematical and statistical tools and techniques that are applicable to a wide range of engineering disciplines and applications.

* ASEM official website

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About The British University in Dubai

The British University in Dubai (BUiD) was established in 2003 to be the region’s leading research-based university, facilitating world-class education, training and research. It provides an important and growing community and resource for young professionals, leading academics, corporate managers and aspiring leaders of all description.

The British University in Dubai is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs to award its own degrees.  Its qualifications are also recognised internationally by NARIC.  BUiD’s internal quality assurance include processes that ensure our programmes and students’ achievements are of standards on a par with those of our UK partner universities (University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester, and the University of Glasgow). The UK Universities collaborate with BUiD within a Concordat agreement that provides a comprehensive framework for the strategic directions and governance of the alliance.

BUiD offers full and part-time research based Master Degree programmes, PG Diplomas and Certificates; the regions first accredited Doctorate in Education, PhD in Education, PhD in Project Management, PhD in Architecture & Sustainable Built Environment, PhD in Computer Science and PhD in Business Management. Master programmes in: Education, Finance, Informatics (Knowledge and Data Management), IT Management, Project Management (Construction Project Management, Enterprise Project Risk Management, Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, Sustainable Design of the Built Environment , Business Administration(MBA), Structural Engineering, Engineering Management and Building Services Engineering . BUiD also offers Undergraduate Programmes such as BSc Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), BSc Computer Science (Software Engineering), BSc Electro-Mechanical Engineering, BSc Industrial Engineering, BSc Architecture, BSc Accounting & Finance and BSc Business Management.

The non-profit university has attracted academic experts to develop regionally tailored programmes, in which they extend and challenge the boundaries of knowledge, understanding and research.

BUiD works in collaboration with leading organisations and institutions including Atkins, Emirates Green Building Council, , the federal Ministry of Education, government and associated bodies Human Resource Forums agencies for Academic  and professional development across the UAE’s public and private sectors.

The founders of the University are the Al Maktoum Foundation, the Dubai Development and Investment Authority, Rolls-Royce, the British Business Group and the National Bank of Dubai. The University is governed by a Council under the chancellorship of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

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