This paper formulates an insight into the importance of practice experience in project management success and the apparent lack of emphasis placed on this within the context of university education. Against the background literature, a review will be conducted into how well university education prepares the future project managers in the area of the practical project learning approaches. The paper provides an example of approaches currently being implemented in the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning at College of Engineering in Qatar University and models, strategies of effective practices for embedding enterprise and employability in higher education, in respect to the specific project experiences which are mandatory for the management of the running projects in Doha, Qatar. The paper describes the primary components of the theoretical research including the course program in Construction and Project Management, its integration with other courses, the cooperation required to support the interdisciplinary emphasis, and the establishment of an innovative academic/industry partnership to provide a state-of-the-art physical and technological infrastructure to support the program goals. The research concludes that the efficiency of interaction between theory and practice in the construction industry needs to be further examined, and some limitations and debates remain awaiting further investigation.
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