MSc Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying
Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus
+971 4 571 7000
As competition grows amongst those wishing to enter and develop a career in the construction industry, this internationally recognised qualification provides a quality benchmark for prospective employers and can enhance career progression.
Taught using principles applicable to quantity surveying across many industrial sectors, the programme provides graduates with a strong and in-depth knowledge of the subject area.
Eligible students can also take advantage of unique internship opportunities with our highly reputed industry partners.
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Eligible students who participate in this programme can take advantage of unique internship opportunities with our highly reputed industry partners.
The internships will be subject to a minimum level of academic performance, demonstrated transferrable skills (for example, communication and teamwork) and successful assessments with the industry partner.
The programme is accredited by both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
On successful completion of the MSc in Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying, graduates may apply for RICS membership. Following the successful completion of the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) graduate members will achieve full chartered status.
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.
The Dubai Campus is accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and fully licensed to teach its degrees in Dubai. All graduates receive a British degree that is accredited by Royal Charter in the UK.
Students take four courses in Semester 1 and a further four courses in Semester 2.
Taught courses include:
- Contracts and Procurement
- Value and Risk Management
- Construction Technology
- Construction Financial Management
- Quantity Surveying Financial Management
- Construction Practices and Information Technology
- People and Organisation Management in the Built Environment
- Sustainability in Civil Engineering (optional)
- Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation (optional)
- Macroeconomics Finance and the Built Environment (optional)
In addition to these taught courses, students pursuing the Masters 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 email@example.com
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 78750*
* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT
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