Students enjoy dedicated classroom, ICT, computer, library, and counselling facilities. An ever-increasing range of cafes and restaurants are opening on campus, together with a 24-hour shop, and bookstore.
The Dubai Campus Library is open to all students from 08.00–24.00, Sunday–Thursday and 09.00- 21.00, Friday-Saturday, during term time. Library staff are always on hand to help students with on and offline queries and to offer guidance. The library offers the following facilities:
- Academic textbook collection: a wide range of books are currently available to students in support of the programmes being taught on campus; regularly added to, this collection continues to develop
- Databases: to facilitate students in their search for details of articles, conference papers, theses and other information on their research topic
- Electronic journals: to allow students to access the full text of articles from hundreds of journals from several Internet-enabled computers
- Resource guides: supplied for all the programmes taught at the Dubai campus, to assist staff and students to identify the most important information resources for their study and research
We have a dedicated IT Helpdesk at the Dubai Campus. The IT Helpdesk provides support to students for all the major IT packages and staff can assist you with a wide range of queries, from accessing our virtual learning environment (VISION) and email, to assisting with printing or resolving software problems.
The Dubai campus also has a fully equipped computer lab for the use of students. With over 40 internet-enabled PCs, the resource is used throughout the day.
VISION: our virtual learning environment
All students at our Dubai campus have access to Heriot-Watt University's virtual learning environment, VISION, which is a web-based integrated teaching and learning environment. Many programme courses are taught through the system, and lecture notes and assignments are available on it.
There is an in-house laboratory for use by mechanical engineering students to test dynamics, strength of materials, and the mechanics of materials. The fully equipped laboratories are also equipped to test thermofluids, fluid mechanics, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics.
Undergraduate Honours Electronic and Electrical Engineering BEng degree students also have access to oscilloscopes, function generators, digital multimeters, soldering stations, and prototyping trainers. In addition to this hardware, software including MultiSIM/electronics workbenches, Orcad schematic capture software, visual studio, Borland C/C++ compiler, Assembler/compiler and LabView software and SCADA is being provided.
Chemical Engineering Honours and BEng degree students run several laboratory experiments. This includes Pipework Assembly, Model Refinery, Physical Chemistry, Analogue Electronics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Piping and Instrumentation, Digital Electronics, Separation Processes, Reaction Engineering, Process Control and PID controller. In addition, software related lab experiment such as, APSEN PLUS, ASPEN HYSYS, MATLAB, Visual Basic and LabView MyRIO