Advanced Engineering Management MSc

Dubai Campus

Start date
Full-time: September. Part-time: January or September.
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Course Type
Postgraduate, Taught

Annual tuition fee for 2024:
MSc - AED 138,456 for 1 year full-time or AED 69,228 per year over 2 years, part-time.
Your tuition fee can be paid in 3 instalments per year.

Scholarships are available.

The Advanced Engineering Management Programme (AEM) is delivered jointly by the School of Engineering and the Birmingham Business School, combining the expertise and strengths of both schools to offer a high quality, distinctive and flexible course.

University sponsorships are not available for part-time applicants. If you are a part-time applicant who requires visa sponsorship, please refer to our visa categories for further information.

Subject to Ministry of Education Accreditation

This programme addresses management in engineering industries in its widest sense. The purpose is to provide advanced training to graduates aspiring to higher or middle management positions requiring expertise in project, systems and operations management.

It covers the fundamental principles, concepts and practices in managing the business of the organisations involved in the  provision of engineering services and products as well as advanced engineering methods, tools and technologies that underpin the evolving engineering industries in the era of the 4th industrial revolution.

The AEM programme provides the educational foundations for those seeking ambitious career opportunities in engineering management aiming at designing, marketing, and delivering products and services internationally.

The programme includes lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars, and an individual project. The delivery of the programme is designed with the needs of young professionals in mind and it is supported by the provision of on-line material. It can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Certain learning activities may be scheduled in evenings and weekends to enable students to spread out their work load evenly.

Why study this course in Dubai?

  • Developed to address the challenges faced by engineering graduates who move into general management or senior specialist roles, this innovative new programme will allow students to draw on the specialist expertise of both Birmingham Business School and the School of Engineering within the University of Birmingham.
  • Birmingham Business School is a global centre of teaching and research excellence, holding the ‘Triple Crown’ of international accreditations: AMBA, EQUIS and the AACSB. 
  • The MSc programmes in the School of Engineering are rooted in high-quality teaching and learning through enquiry-based and independent study, producing high calibre graduates equipped with the skills to excel in technical management.
  • Students will benefit from our established links with industry, which can be utilised during the research project and form a solid networking base for prospective careers.

Meet our programme director

This programme is led by Dr Saad Sarhan, Assistant Professor and Programme Director in Advanced Engineering Management.

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My experience as an MSc Advanced Engineering Management student at the University of Birmingham Dubai has been truly enriching. It has not only improved my academic knowledge but also supported my professional development. The faculty is dedicated and helpful, providing quality teaching crucial to my progress. The university's commitment to students is evident through strong support systems, including teaching faculty, library services, and the student wellbeing hub, all reflecting their dedication to student welfare and their overall development.

Kaushik Kumar, MSc Advanced Engineering Management Student



Semester 1 (September - December)

Semester 2 (January - April)

Choose three 20 credit modules. Examples of optional modules include:

Summer period (June – August)

Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Our term dates are also available online. 


We charge an annual tuition fee for 2024.

  • AED 138,456 for 1 year full-time.
  • AED 69,228/year (2 years part-time)

Your tuition fee can be paid in 3 instalments per year.


We have a number of scholarships available.

How To Apply

To find out more information about our application process please visit our 'How to apply page' before starting your application.

Our Standard Requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences, Maths or Technology based subjects from a recognised institution. Applicants with a 2:2 Honours degree in the above disciplines alongside relevant work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


If you do not meet the entry requirements for maths, you may be eligible to take our maths entry test. For a one to one consultation with our team about this opportunity please contact or +971 424 92300.

International students

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries – learn more about international entry requirements. Standard English language requirements apply.

International Requirements

Course overview

Semester one modules seek to develop a firm base of general knowledge and techniques for specialised business management study. Delivered by leading academics in Birmingham Business School, the management content is research led, drawing on the expertise and reputation of the Business School to help deliver a high quality experience for students. Topics include strategy, innovation, marketing, organisational behaviour and financial management. 

Semester two sees students move into a pathway of their choice, where the key management concepts tackled in the first semester will be complemented by the exploration of practical management applications by academics from the School of Engineering, drawing upon its wealth of research experience and industrial links. 

This structure will allow us to present the core business principles in semester one and then to demonstrate their application in semester two before you progress into the summer and the opportunity to investigate and develop a contemporary Engineering Management topic via a 60-credit research project.

You can expect to be exposed throughout to up-to-date knowledge of current and future trends in the management of your chosen field whilst developing the skills of critical evaluation and analysis that you will need as an engineer of tomorrow. We look forward to welcoming you.

Study part-time

The Advanced Engineering Management Programmes can be studied on a part-time basis over the duration of two years. Modules will be studied over a two-week period, therefore you can undertake one or two modules per term. Module dates and times are yet to be confirmed, but if you have any queries about studying part-time you can contact

Course delivery

We offer a combination of evening and weekend classes which are designed to accommodate working professionals and those who choose to study full-time.

Our draft timetable for full-time students is designed to deliver teaching on weekday evenings from 18:00-21:00 and on Saturday from 09:00-16:00. Each module is block taught over 2 weeks. Part-time students will study during these hours as per the number of modules they choose to study.

Please note that the example timetable is to be used as a guide and is subject to change. Our term dates are also available online. For further information, please contact the Programme Director, Dr Saad Sarhan at

View example timetable for MSc Advanced Engineering Management (PDF 182 KB)


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