MSc Facilities Management
Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus
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The professional field of facilities management is growing rapidly worldwide, establishing itself as the source of strategic management for the coordination of modern business processes and support facilities.
The Facilities Management programme develops competencies and skills to enable its graduates to manage facilities effectively in a changing business world. Taught from the perspective of strategic facilities management, the programme will invest in students the skills necessary to realise the strategic potential of facilities management to contribute to business effectiveness.
The programme is industry relevant, ensuring that graduates are able to quickly make a positive and effective contribution to the success of their working environment.
The programme is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Students starting the programme in January should note that it runs full-time for 2 semesters (12 months) + dissertation (February to April, 3 months) (total 16 months), or part-time runs for 4 semesters (24 months) + dissertation (March to August, 6 months) (total 30 months).
Students enrolling for the January intake programmes are not required to be be on campus during the summer break
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Full-time students take four courses in Semester 1 and a further four courses in Semester 2.
Taught courses include:
- Service Procurement and Provision
- Contracts and Procurement
- Sustainable Practices in Facilities Management
- Value and Risk Management
- Asset Maintenance Management
- People and Organisation Management in the Built Environment
- Space Planning and Management
- Construction Financial Management
In addition to these taught courses, students pursuing the Master’s qualification undertake a research project. Students can study individual courses to meet the continued professional learning requirements of the built environment professions.
For MSc entry, a good relevant Honours degree (first or second class) or equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. Given the clear practical element of the programmes, we will also consider non-graduate candidates holding less than a good Honours degree, or its equivalent, but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exams and course work are at MSc level.
To find out about the entry requirements for this programme, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
English language requirements
Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with all elements passed at 6.0 or above). Applicants who have completed secondary and tertiary education will need to provide documentary evidence. A minimum of one year full-time study in English will be required.
Fees and funding
- AED 85176*
* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT
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