The Professional Masters Program is a non–thesis, 30-credit hours program involving courses and a graduation project. It consists of two semesters per academic year: Fall and Spring terms.
The courses offered consist of two categories: Engineering courses specific to each track and professional non-engineering courses common to all tracks. The courses are usually 3 credit hours/courses (3 contact hours).
The student has to successfully complete 15 credit hours in engineering subjects (5 courses) and 9 credit hours in non–engineering subjects (3 courses) to be chosen from the list of courses offered each term, (with the help of the academic advisor).
The maximum number of credit hours for which the students can register per term is 12 credit hours.
The student program of study can comprise a maximum of 6 credit hours from a track other than the chosen one. This however requires the approval of the academic advisor.
The remaining 6 credit hours are assigned to the graduation project which has to be related to industry and should put in practice the knowledge and skills acquired during the course of study (systemic approach, team work, reporting and presentation skills … etc).
Students can only register for the graduation project after the successful completion of 9 credit hours. Its subject has to be ratified by the Program Scientific Committee.
The graduation project is supervised simultaneously by two supervisors: one academic and the second from industry.
The student has to present a project report, fullfilling the Masters Scientific Committee criteria, to an evaluation committee nominated by the Program Scientific Committee and give a public presentation in front of it.
The whole program has to be successfully terminated in a maximum of 3 academic years.