Alumni Network / Testimonials / Masters Alumni Testimonials / 2012
I am a civil engineer by profession, and I work in the field of project management for major infrastructure and transit related projects. I currently work for the Government of Dubai and managing the Dubai Tram Phases 2&3 project. The Tram project contributes to the enhancement of the public transport facilities in line with the government’s vision for providing an effective and integrated transport system to the residents of Dubai. As a project manager, I have the overall responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of the project “Not an easy job but I enjoy it”. My experience with BUiD presented an opportunity to grow on both a professional and a personal level. The Masters Course broadened my vision of what a manager needs to consider in the day-to-day running of a business, and taught me to think critically about the sort of decisions that need to be made from various points-of-view. During my time of study, I have worked with a peer group of like-minded students at a similar stage in their management development, and with complementary interests and ambitions. It was an engaging and stimulating learning experience, with staff and students coming together in a vibrant postgraduate community. My BUiD experience taught me the importance of asking the right questions to the right people and gave me a competitive edge in making significant decisions for myself and at my work. In addition to the subject knowledge gained, I have also developed many transferable skills that have helped me greatly in my career.
My advice for future students is to get in touch with the relevant School and academics beforehand and to make sure that the selected Masters Course matches what they are looking for and what they hope to get out of the course. I would definitely recommend the British University in Dubai for your Masters studies. Its staff is very supportive and will provide you with excellent feedback on your work, helping you to learn and improve in your studies constantly.
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