Monday, August 18, 2008

Dubai institute offers new real estate degree programmes

Dubai institute offers new real estate degree programmes
Monday August 18 2008 11:48 IST IANS

DUBAI: Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI), the Gulf's first institute to focus solely on real estate education, Saturday announced the launch of its three latest degree programmes.

The latest programmes will encompass three in-built degrees; master of real estate development, graduate diploma in real estate, and certificate in real estate, according to a DREI statement issued here.

"We are committed to introducing the most relevant programmes in real estate education," Salem Al Shafiei, managing director of DREI, said in the statement.

"By introducing this unique programme, DREI supports the development of the next generation of professionals and entrepreneurs, and equips them with the ability to deal with dynamic challenges in the local, regional and global real estate industry," he added.

The six Gulf nations of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are witnessing a huge construction boom.

Projects currently under way in the region are valued at over $1.9 trillion.

DREI plans to enroll 35 executive graduate students for its new postgraduate programme, the deadline for submission of applications of which is Oct 8, 2008. The course starts Oct 28, 2008.

The master of real estate development is a three-semester degree programme, comprising twelve courses with a total of 120 credit hours, allocating 10 credit hours for each course and inclusive of a research project.

"Besides acquiring cutting edge knowledge, the scope covered in the master's programme will include a fair amount of practical learning," Al Shafiei said.

"It will also equip participants with advanced analytical techniques to guarantee professional success and career growth in the real estate sector."

The new degrees are being delivered by DREI in partnership with Australia's Bond University.

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