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Entry Requirements for MSc ITM

To join the programme you must have :

  • A relevant Bachelors degree equivalent to an Upper Second Class honours or with a good GPA (3 or above) from a university that is accredited by Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs in the United Arab Emirates. 
  • English Language Proficiency: All applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit original evidence of his/her English language proficiency. This evidence should consist of a score of at least EmSat English 1400/6.0 IELTS/TOEFL 550*/TOEFL iBT 79-80*, or its equivalent in City & Guilds, Pearson, or Cambridge.
  • Applicants must demonstrate evidence of basic knowledge and understanding of project management principles. To help you meet this requirement, BUiD is providing access to an internationally recognised online course - the Association for Project Management (APM) Introductory Certificate. Successful completion of this course will be accepted as evidence of basic knowledge and understanding of Project Management principles. The registration fee for this course is AED 875. This amount will be offset against the tuition fee for the MSc programme. Your login details will be sent upon payment or evidence of payment.

Each applicant has to submit an official transcript of any degrees earned and of any other credit earned from a higher education institution. This can be a copy formally certified by the applicant’s institution rather than the original degree certificate. If appropriate, a certified translation of the degree into English has to be supplied with the application. If the applicant is still studying or is awaiting results, admission is not formally confirmed until acceptable evidence of the awarding of his/her degree has been supplied.


*TOEFL Conditions:

  • While registering with ETS for iBT or with Amideast for ITP TOEFL, please quote BUiD’s TOEFL code 0168.
  • Internet (iBT) – test scores should be sent to BUiD directly by ETS.  
  • Paper-based ITP  TOEFL are accepted by the administering institution only. Only those administered by AMIDEAST Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah will be accepted if it is sent by Amideast to BUiD directly. 


Conditional Admission

A student with a GPA of 2.5 to 2.99 will be conditionally admitted upon the programme tutor approval. A student with a GPA of 2.0 with least one year relevant work experience after graduation and an EmSat English Score of 1250 or IELTS score of 5.5 (TOEFL 530, 71 iBT), or its equivalent in a standardized English language test approved by the Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs may be provisionally admitted to a Master’s programme.

  • The student achieves a EmSat English Score of 1400/6.0 IELTS/TOEFL 550/TOEFL iBT 79-80 or its equivelant by the end of the first semester.
  • The student takes maximum of 2 modules in the first semester.
  • Student must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in the first three modules taken.


PG Diploma

Students may initially register for PG Dip or MSc at any time. Students registered for the PG Dip may apply to transfer to the MSc at any time. Exit awards (PG Dip) may be recommended by the Board of Examiners to students who do not complete their MSc for which they are registered but were able to complete 120 Credits.

Data mining is about analyzing, interpreting, visualizing and exploiting the data that is captured scientific and commercial environments. The course will also feature paper presentations and a each student will undertake a mini-project on a real-world dataset.

Graduates will also get an extensive experience in a number of cutting edge IT areas, giving them enough confidence to introduce these innovative techniques into their organisations. Members of the staff will guide students through state of the art web techniques taught through interactive projects. Lectures and seminars will also address complex issues in designing databases and complex structures, and provide hands-on experience in cutting edge techniques in data-mining and exploration and knowledge management within organisations.


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