Architectural Engineering BEng (Hons) / MEng

The Programme

The programme is aimed at those who wish to understand the various aspects of architectural design, including the design of space, analysis of buildings, human response to physical aspects of the built environment and fundamentals of architectural engineering such as lighting, thermal comfort, acoustic and related technologies. Associated with the programme is an understanding of management and business practices that form the basis of modern architectural engineering and fundamentals of mathematics and science, as applicable in the context of architectural engineering.

First year

Provides a general introduction to engineering, the built environment, mathematics and design.

Second year

Expands on the basics of first year to include design project and problem solving courses, and provides specialist subjects such as Building Services Technology and Acoustics.

Third year

Provides greater depth in topics related to architectural design, servicing and operation of buildings, and introduces professional issues such as safety and management topics and the use of proprietary design software..

Fourth year

Fourth year students complete a research dissertation and bring together their skills and knowledge in a major design project to engage with subjects in greater detail. Further depth in technical and professional topics is provided through Sustainable and Intelligent Buildings courses.

Career prospects

Graduates from the Architectural Engineering programme can expect to find jobs in multinational architectural and engineering companies, government organisations and small to medium-sized private sector firms (architectural engineering).

Why study Architectural Engineering at Heriot-Watt University in Dubai?

  • The first and only programme in the Gulf region to offer a UK Architectural Engineering degree that combines the best of both worlds (architecture and engineering)
  • The programme gives you both engineering skills and an understanding of architecture so that you are able to help transform architectural drawings into reality.
  • Our programme is designed to help shape the built environment for the 21st century, not only in terms of architecture but also to provide a sustainable, energy efficient and green society.
  • Throughout the courses of study, you are provided with the opportunity to develop an awareness of the fundamental interaction between environmental, design and human factors.

Early application discount - apply now

Apply now and confirm your place on this programme to avail of the early application discount of 3000 AED for a limited period of time.

Entry requirements

First year entry

  • GCE A-Levels CCC.
  • CBSE 65%.
  • American High School Diploma Pass plus SATs with an overall score of 1500.
  • Tawjihiyya 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 24 points.
  • BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
  • Foundation year Successful completion of Heriot-Watt University Degree Entry Programme (Engineering) with a BBBB.
  • Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics, Physics and English.

Second year entry

  • GCE A-Levels BBB.
  • International Baccalaureate 28 points.
  • CBSE Overall 85%
  • American High School + 3AP at grade 4
  • American High School + SATs 1800
  • Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
  • BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
  • Transfer students from other universities may be considered on a case by case basis.

Third year entry

  • Higher National Diploma (HND) Successful completion of an HND in a related field of study (with a merit profile). Please contact the Recruitment and Admissions Office to discuss further.
  • Transfer students from other universities may be considered on a case by case basis.

English language requirements

  • Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550 (paper-based exam).

Additional information

  • Applicants with other academic qualifications such as an Access course, or applicants who have work experience in architectural engineering can contact the Recruitment and Admissions Office to discuss their prospects for entry.