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BEng (Hons) Architectural Engineering

Key information

Level
Undergraduate
Delivery type
Full Time
Degree qualification
BEng (Hons)
Mode of delivery
On-Campus
Duration
4 years
Location
Dubai
Start date
September

The programme is for those who wish to understand the energy, CO2 and functional performance-related engineering strategies and systems used in buildings to ensure high performance, and also how these relate to basic aspects of architectural design such as spatial design and human response to the physical features of the built environment. Fundamental and integral to the programme is a grounding in mathematics and building science as well as an understanding of the management and professional practices that form the knowledge base and skills of the modern architectural engineering professional.

The programme is structured around three main themes:

  • Energy and sustainability of buildings
  • Systems and whole building design
  • Human behaviour and interaction with buildings.

With a focus on designing the buildings and cities for the future:

  • Buildings that use less energy
  • Zero emission
  • Climate change
  • Renewable energy

 

Your student experience

Why study Architectural Engineering at Heriot-Watt University's Dubai Campus?

  • The first and only programme in the Gulf region to offer a UK Architectural Engineering degree that combines the best of both worlds (engineering and architecture)
  • 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, in terms of providing a sustainable, energy efficient, low carbon and green society.
  • Throughout the courses of study, you are provided with the opportunity to develop an awareness of the fundamental interaction between environmental, technological, design and human factors.

Go Global

With Go Global, Heriot-Watt's global student programme, you can carry your studies to new places and experience new cultures, expanding your horizons on the way. You'll discover what it means to be a true global citizen and emerge prepared for wherever your career journey will take you.

Inter-Campus Transfer: United Kingdom

Discover new friends and places with an inter-campus transfer to the UK.

Course content

September Intake - Dubai

Note that the programme structure below is to illustrate the distribution of teaching and is subject to developmental change.

 

Mandatory September

  • Mechanics A
  • Construction Technology 1
  • Shaping Tomorrow Together A
  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 1

Mandatory January

  • Building Services Technology
  • Mechanics B
  • Shaping Tomorrow Together B
  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists 2

Programme Video

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Fees and funding

AED 76,045 per year

  • All tuition fees inclusive of VAT.

Additional information

To know about the fees for this programme, please send an email to dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk

Entry requirements

We have standard entry requirements for all of our courses that you will have to meet.

The normal entry criteria are listed below. However, the final decision remains at the discretion of the course director after evaluating scores of individual relevant subjects.
Students who are eligible to be admitted directly into second year can choose to join the first year, where available.

  • GCE A-Level - CCC (or AABB at AS-Level) 
  • CBSE/Other Indian Boards - 65%. 
  • American High School Diploma/SABIS - 70% + SAT I – 1000 (500 English and 500 Math) 
  • Tawjihiyya - 80% or Elite/Advance - 75% + EmSAT (English 1400, Math 1200 and 1100 Physics) 
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme - 24 points (3 HL – including Maths and Physics, and 3 SL) 
  • BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma - MMM 
  • FBISE grade 12 or equivalent - 70%
  • Russian/Kazakhstan (Attestat) - Grades of 5 in every subject + IELTS 6.0 
  • French Baccalaureate - 13/20 + IELTS 6.0 
  • Lebanese Baccalaureate - 80% or 13/20 + IELTS 6.0 
  • Foundation year - Successful completion of Heriot-Watt University Degree Entry Programme (Engineering) with a CCCC.
  • Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics, Physics and English.

To find out more about the specific entry requirements for your country, please refer to our International Entry Requirements.

To find out about the entry requirements for this programme, please send an email to dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk

Why Heriot-Watt

We're the top university in Scotland for graduate outcomes which means that more of our graduates are employed or in postgraduate education than any other institution in the country and we ranked 5th in the UK.

We're also rated number one in the UK for CEO or MD roles, meaning more of our graduates go on to become CEOs or MDs than any other university in the whole of the UK. On top of that, we have beautiful campuses, across the globe, so you'll get a truly international education. Our Edinburgh Campus is home to Oriam, Scotland's National Sports Performance Centre combined with plenty of wellbeing resources, prioritising fitness and mental health for all students. Our Global Research Institutes look at solving real world issues such as climate change and saving our oceans as well as working on the next medical technological breakthrough and the future of AI and robots.

Employability

Graduates from the Architectural Engineering programme can expect to find jobs in: Sustainability Engineering Companies; Building Design Consultancies; Multinational architectural / construction companies; Building services and engineering companies; and Government organisations. Some of our current graduates work with Emirates Green Building Council, Johnson Controls, Buro Happold, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff Engineering Services.

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