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International Master in Engineering Large Infrastructure Projects (IMELIP) is a joint initiative between Ecole Hassania des Travaux Publics in Casablanca (Morocco) and Oxford Academics (from Oxford).

International Master in Engineering Large Infrastructure Projects (IMELIP) is a joint initiative between Ecole Hassania des Travaux Publics in Casablanca (Morocco) and Oxford Academics (from Oxford).

IX Academics operates IMELIP in the name of Oxford Academics and in partnership with IndeXpertise (Paris) and Ecole Hassania des Travaux Publics (Casablanca).

IX Academics Executive Certificate in Project Engineering is awarded to applicants who successfully passed all lectures of the IMELIP programme in either of the following settings:

  • in English, in class (face-to-face)
  • in English, at distance (virtual class)
  • in French, in class (face-to-face)
  • in French, at distance (virtual class)

and who successfully passed

  • tutored individual case studies
  • and tutored teamwork case studies

Block 1: Requirement engineering (200 hours)

  • OA7101-1: Identification of project and governance.
  • OA7101-2: Requirement analysis and qualification of definition.
  • OA7101-3: Validation and characterisation of project scope.
  • OA7101-4: Project economical and strategic justification.
  • EHTP1: Requirement engineering for large infrastructure projects (regulatory, environmental, programmes, social and society requirements).
  • Tutored OA7101-I individual case studies
  • Tutored OA7101-T teamwork case studies

Block 2: Project plan engineering (200 hours)

  • OA7102-1: Project feasibility and logic.
  • OA7102-2: Project organisation and structure.
  • OA7102-3: Task schedule and progress.
  • OA7102-4: Analysis and management of performance and deviation. 
  • EHTP2: Project plan engineering for large infrastructure projects (finance, industrial organisation, estimation techniques, regulatory and customs).
  • Tutored OA7102-I individual case studies
  • Tutored OA7102-T teamwork case studies

Block 3: System engineering (56 hours)

  • OA7201-1: System configuration analysis and management.
  • OA7201-2: Requirements for logistic support.
  • OA7201-3: Integrated logistic support and Total Cost of system.
  • OA7201-4: Acquisition process and contract management.
  • EHTP3: System engineering for large infrastructure projects (interface management, digital technologies, maintenance and support, dismantlement strategies).


  • one tutored block case studies amongst OA7201, OA7202, OA7203 (144 hours).
  • Tutored OA7201-I individual case studies
  • Tutored OA7201-T teamwork case studies

Block 4: Project portfolio engineering (56 hours)

  • OA7202-1: Product assurance and project assurance.
  • OA7202-2: Project FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis).
  • OA7202-3: Project Risks and portfolio mutualisation.
  • OA7202-4: Organisation and processes to manage project portfolio.
  • EHTP4: Project portfolio engineering for large infrastructure projects (infrastructure projects and programmes, management of lessons learned, risk management and insurance coverage).


one tutored block case studies amongst OA7201, OA7202, OA7203 (144 hours).

  • Tutored OA7202-I individual case studies
  • Tutored OA7202-T teamwork case studies

Block 5: Project monitoring (56 hours)

  • OA7203-1: Analysis and management of time-deviation during project.
  • OA7203-2: Comparative analysis of time-deviation at data date and at completion.
  • OA7203-3: Resources integration into project schedule.
  • OA7203-4: Project Earned Value Management. 
  • EHTP5: Project monitoring in large infrastructure projects (software packages in use, PMO missions, claim management, information systems).


one tutored block case studies amongst OA7201, OA7202, OA7203 (144 hours).

  • Tutored OA7203-I individual case studies
  • Tutored OA7203-T teamwork case studies

Block 6: Project competence engineering (56 hours)

  • POLY4-1: Introduction to ICB4 (International Competence Baseline) from IPMA (International Project Management Association).
  • POLY4-2: ICB4 perspective competences.
  • POLY4-3: ICB4 people competences.
  • POLY4-4: ICB4 practice competences.
  • EHTP6: Project competence engineering in large infrastructure projects (recruitments, regulatory management of foreign employees, HSE – Health Safety Environment – management, posts and skills).

Block 7: PRINCE2© and project governance (56 hours)

  • POLY6-1: Introduction to PRINCE2©, andPRINCE2© principles.
  • POLY6-2: PRINCE2© themes.
  • POLY6-3: PRINCE2© processes.
  • POLY6-4: Analysis of PRINCE2© practices.
  • EHTP7: Project governance in large infrastructure projects (client relationships, quality assurance, direction and stop strategies).

Block 8: Professional dissertation (200 hours)

Knowledge and Understanding

  • The construction of a requirement baseline (including making requirements measurable and characterized) and definition baseline for in Large Infrastructure Projects.
  • Both economic and strategic value analysis of Large Infrastructure Projects.
  • The identification of ILS (Integrated Logistic Support) as an answer to RAMS requirements (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety) for Large Infrastructure Projects.
  • Methods to estimate time and cost in Large Infrastructure Projects.
  • Methods to evaluate performance status during execution of in Large Infrastructure Projects.
  • Applications of Earned Value Management (EVM) for Large Infrastructure Projects.
  • The integration of Large Infrastructure Project management into project portfolio management.

Cognitive Skills

  • How to assure the “best price” for a Large Infrastructure Project.
  • Diagnosis of most common failure/success factors in Large Infrastructure Projects.
  • Recognition of critical decisions to be made in key situations before and during execution of a Large Infrastructure Project.
  • Key orientation in situations where project control is not common sense any more.
  • Management of both “strong and weak interactions” between Large Infrastructure Projects.
  • Critical thinking and creativity: identification and diagnosis of Large Infrastructure Projects success requirements and construction of related adequate project management.
  • Learning through reflection on practice and experience.

Practical and Professional Skills

  • Construction of Project Baseline Plan and Project Management Plan.
  • Manage experience from previous projects to mitigate Large Infrastructure Project execution failures.
  • Large Infrastructure Project contract negotiation and management.
  • Organisation of effective kick off reviews, including how to assure that a common view is shared of and within the Large Infrastructure Project.
  • Use of time and cost scorecard to identify execution versus management issues during execution of Large Infrastructure Projects.
  • Control of Large Infrastructure Projects execution with allocated resources.
  • Direction of Large Infrastructure Projects, including how to assure project compliance.
  • Organisation and operation of configuration management during and after Large Infrastructure Projects.
  • Perform both qualitative and quantitative risk analysis and management.
  • Development of research protocols.
  • Application of statistical methods for research.
  • Problem solving and decision making: establishing criteria for successful Large Infrastructure Projects and management.
  • Effective use of Communication and Information Technology (CIT): practical approach of project scheduling software tools (either freeware tools or commercial ones) for Large Infrastructure Projects.
  • Personal effectiveness: for each student, development of one’s own specialization (for example, either definition scope management, or plan development, or any of the addressed module) for a particular application field (types of Large Infrastructures).
  • Effective performance within a team environment and the ability to recognise and utilise individuals’ contributions in-group processes: part of the application work is to be performed in teams.
  • Leadership and performance management: design and improvement of decision making processes to control or direct Large Infrastructure Projects.
  • Ethics and value management: academic environment is mainly aimed at developing ethical and organisational values to situations in Large Infrastructure Projects.
  • Learning through reflection on practice and experience.

Communication Skills

  • Information Literacy and Technology.
  • Improving own learning and performance.
  • Working with others
  • Problem solving
  • Two-way communication: consideration of key stakeholders in Large Infrastructure Projects and identification of adequate communication protocols before, during and after projects.

The developed body of knowledge gained from this programme will facilitate a systematic, scientific and reflective approach to management enabling graduating students to be adaptive, strategic thinkers able to evaluate critically and respond to complex business issues, and apply high-level skills and knowledge from theoretical to business contexts

The overall outcome from a student engaging with the programme of study will be a manager who is able to add value to the marketplace by meeting the expectations of employers, via the application of acquired transferable, integrated skills.

For pre-application to the International Master in Engineering Large Infrastructure Projects (IMELIP), just fill in this application form and return it to imelip.admissions@ix-academics.education

All applicants must hold:

  • An honors degree or equivalent. i.e. professional qualification, or higher.
  • in exceptional cases substantial experience in the field of Project Engineering, or a closely related discipline. e.g. Project Management, Risk Management, Lean Methodology)

Eligibility will be determined by means of an interview with the Programme Leader.

Applicants for whom English is not a native language must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

  • Such applicants will be required, normally to achieve scores of 6.5 on IELTS.
  • Entry with Credit The University regulations regarding APL, APEL & APCL apply