Masters in Monitoring and Evaluation (MME)

This programme is designed to strengthen the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability of interventions by governments, civil society and non-government organizations as well as development partners in Sub-Saharan Africa through the development and enhancement of capacity for evaluation. The Program is also intended to develop a long-term strategy to create training opportunities for graduates at higher levels of the education system. While existing programs have tended to focus on in-country context, the Masters in monitoring and evaluation is global and gives generally accepted knowledge and skills across different countries. With its focus on a wider African context, the knowledge, skills and competencies imparted in the revised master’s degree can be applied anywhere in the world. The program adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and orientation throughout the content delivery and assessment.

Programme objectives

The Masters in monitoring and evaluation is intended to:

  • Impart up-to date knowledge, skills and competencies on evaluation of government projects, policies and programs for efficient delivery of expected results
  • Produce evaluation experts with public management skills and competencies in making critical decisions that affect delivery of public services at all levels of society
  • Produce graduates who can design, conduct and manage evaluations
  • Produce monitoring and evaluation policy analysts for government and other actors.

Programme outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be expected to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of evaluation theory and practice; and apply understandings of evaluation theory and methods to a range of professional settings;
  2. Demonstrate an appreciation of professional responsibilities and ethical principles that should characterize leaders in the evaluation field.
  3. Design, conduct and manage evaluations for complex organizations.
  4. Plan and execute evaluation and monitoring consultancy assignments to the satisfaction of clients.
  5. Manage development projects, including undertaking social assessment, and advising on their cultural and social impacts.

Target group

The target audience cuts across national and regional levels.  Monitoring & Evaluation professionals and advisors involved with the implementation of projects and /or programs at national, regional and local government levels will specifically benefit from attending this program. The program will also benefit officers in government, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and all national and sub-national level institutional with interest in M &E matters. Those who wish to build their academic career in evaluation as lecturers will find this course as a very important foundational step.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Master’s program must meet the general requirements for admission to Graduate Programmes set by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) and Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU). Specially, applicants must possess the following:-

  1. A Bachelor’s degree with at least lower second-class honors from a recognized institution; OR
  2. A professional qualification equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized professional body.

Note:

  1. A postgraduate diploma in Project Planning and Management, Monitoring and Evaluation or related disciplines from recognized Institution of higher learning may receive some exemptions based on the UTAMU Credit Transfer policy.
  2. Working experience will be an added advantage.
Code Course name LH PH TH CH CU
CORE FOUNDATIONAL COURSES          
Year One, Semester One (6 cores)
ME 500 Monitoring and Evaluation: Paradigms, Principles and Concepts 30 - 30 45 3
ME 501 Evaluation Capacity Development & Change 30 - 30 45 3
ME 502 Evaluation of Development Policies, Programs & Projects 30 - 30 45 3
ME 507 Designing, Conducting & Managing Evaluations 30 - 30 45 3
TM 500 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3
PM 500 Project Management Theory & Practice 30 - 30 45 3
Semester load 18
Year One, Semester Two (4 cores)
CORE METHODOLOGY AND INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES
ME 503 Results-Oriented Monitoring & Evaluation 30 - 30 45 3
ME 509 Data Collection Methods in the field of Evaluation 30 - 30 45 3
ME 512 Communication Skills in Evaluation 30 - 30 45 3
ME 510 Data Analysis Methods in the field of Evaluation 30 - 30 45 3
 2 ELECTIVE COURSES          
ME 504 Project & Programme Evaluation Information Systems 30 - 30 45 3
ME 513 Organizational Knowledge & Economics Evaluation 30 - 30 45 3
PA 501 Public Policy Design & Management 30 - 30 45 3
PM 501 Project Resource Mobilization & Management 45 - - 45 3
BA 501 Organizational Change & Development 30 30 - 45 3
Semester load 18
Year Two, Semester One (3 cores)
BA 600 Entrepreneurship Development 30 - 30 45 3
TM 600 Research Methodology Seminars 30 - 30 45 3
TM 602 Legal & Ethical Issues 30 - 30 45 3
TM 601 Dissertation - - - - -
Semester load 9
Year Two, Semester Two (2 cores)
ME 505 Consultancy Skills Development 45 - - 45 3
TM 601 Dissertation - 300 - 150 5
Semester load 8
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