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2012-2013 Academic Catalog 
2012-2013 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Development Practice (MDP) option BSc/CENG-MPA

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Dual Degree Option BSc/CENG-MPA

Master’s Program in Development Practice (MDP) Option

Students enrolled in the School of Science and Engineering may apply to complete the MPA on an accelerated basis in conjunction with completion of the BSc. in engineering. At present, this option is open only to students completing the BSc. in Construction Engineering. Students interested in this option should consult with their advisors during the Fall of their fourth year for potential admission to the program in their fifth year. Those interested in this option are required to complete a summer work assignment for Fall practicum in their fifth year. The program is jointly administered by the Department of Public Policy and Administration in the School of Public Affairs and the School of Sciences and Engineering. Admission is based on the recommendation of the student’s SSE advisor and review by the PPAD department. The program prepares students for careers in public service with the highest ethical standards, strong competencies in environmental analysis and management as well as public governance, excellent leadership and communication skills, a sound understanding of the use of evidence and analysis in public service settings, and a commitment to building a better future for the people of Egypt and the region. Students pursue careers in government, nonprofit organizations, international development agencies, academia, and the private sector.

Students electing the MDP option begin taking graduate courses in their ninth semester and receive both the BSc. and the MPA upon the completion of their coursework and master’s thesis, normally at the end of their 6th year. The following course sequence has been developed for the MDP option, but students should consult their advisor in CENG to ensure that all SSE requirements are met:


  • CENG 424 Methods & Equipment for Construction II
  • xxxx xxx Eng. Concentration 1 elective
  • CENG 448 Financial Management and Accounting in Construction (MPA credit)
  • CENG xxx Elective (1)
  • CENG 431 Intro. to Transportation
  • CENG 490 Senior Thesis I (Capstone Core Level I )
  • CENG 497 Industrial Training (Practicum)


  • xxxx xxx Engineering Concentration 2
  • CENG 567 Construction Leadership and Management/Elective 2
  • CENG 491 Senior Thesis II (Capstone Core Level II )
  • PPAD 506 Essentials of Public Policy and Administration (MPA credit)
  • PPAD 500 Research Methods for Public Policy and Administration (MPA credit)
  • xxxx xxx Science elective (from MDP list)
  • Summer internship – public/NGO management focus and participation in MDP colloquium (MPA credit through 590)


  • PPAD 590 Practicum (Capstone Level II) (MPA Credit)
  • ENGR 516 Engineering for Sustainable Development (MPA Credit)
  • PPAD 570 Global Classroom (MPA Credit)
  • xxxx xxx Science elective (from MDP list)
  • PPAD 598 Thesis Research Seminar (MPA Credit)


  • PPAD 514 Human Resource Management for Government and Nonprofit Organizations (MPA Credit)
  • PPAD 516 Core Concepts and Applications for Social and Environmental Policy (MPA Credit)
  • PPAD 517 NGO Management (MPA Credit)
  • PPAD 599 Thesis (MPA Credit)

Summer thesis work, if needed, and participation in MDP colloquium

*xxx indicates elective within the respective program

Lists of MDP-relevant courses will be provided to students in the program prior to registration for each semester, based on offerings available in the appropriate departments

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