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Architectural Engineering

Architectural Engineering involves studying the design systems of buildings to ensure they are sustainable and adhering to the highest standards of safety and quality.

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Be Future Made in Architectural Engineering

There is a growing need for architects who can design buildings and cities for the future that use less energy and focus on zero emissions and renewable energy.

Our Architectural Engineering degrees are delivered by the Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design. This ensures our curriculum delivers exactly what the industry needs and that our graduates develop an awareness of the fundamental interaction between environmental, technological, design and human factors.

Undergraduate Architectural Engineering programmes


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Why Heriot-Watt?

Go Global from Dubai

The unique opportunity to 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.

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Dubai campus Accommodation

Our accommodation options cater to every individual. Whether it's a stylish hotel, a self-contained community or a more classic student residence, students will be able to live and study in both safety and comfort.

Dubai campus Facilities

Students enjoy dedicated classroom, ICT, computer, library, and counselling facilities. A range of cafes and restaurants are available on site and there are many amenities in close proximity to campus.

Dubai Student life and wellbeing

Heriot-Watt University encourages students to take part in activities, community services and networking to develop leadership skills, positive interpersonal relationship skills and encourages exposure to various cultures, ideas, arts and styles of life.

New Dubai Campus

Dubai has opened the doors of its brand-new campus at Dubai Knowledge Park.

We are accredited by the following organisations

At Heriot-Watt University we develop degrees that are relevant for the world of work. We work with Professional bodies and Institutes to gain appropriate Accreditations and Professional Memberships for your industry. Find out below how this degree aligns to industry.

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Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

The RIBA Part 1 accreditation gives Heriot-Watt University, Dubai students the opportunity to join RIBA Part 2 Masters programmes in the UK and internationally.

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Energy Institute (EI)

MSc Renewable Energy Engineering is accredited by the Energy Institute as 'Further Learning' for a Chartered Engineer.

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Undergraduate Architectural Engineering programmes