Dubai Campus student receives ICE Emerging Engineers Award



Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus student Amrutha Venugopal won second place at the Emerging Engineer Awards from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) UAE.

Amrutha received her award at the ICE UAE’s Gala Dinner at the Address Hotel, Dubai Marina in September.

The Emerging Engineers Award, formerly the Graduate and Student Papers Competition, is an opportunity for ICE students, graduates and trainee technician members to present their research and innovative work. It encourages entrants to submit a paper on any civil engineering-related topic in the format of a research paper, report or written exercise essay. The award promotes and rewards outstanding communication of civil engineering ideas, research and best practice in projects and design.

Amrutha was awarded a prize for her paper entitled "Sustainability Rating System for Infrastructure Projects in the UAE”. The paper was based on her MSc dissertation which was developed under the guidance of Dr. Rabee Rustum, Program Coordinator of Civil Engineering and Construction Management.

Amrutha has completed her MSc in Civil Engineering and Construction Management with distinction and is currently working at Atkins as a Civil Engineer in Utilities.

She said, “I am honoured to get this recognition from ICE and look forward to inspiring people about the significance of Sustainability.”

IICE has over 80,000 members in more than 150 countries. It supports civil engineers and technicians by awarding professional qualifications, ensuring they work to high standards, and helping them to develop their careers. ICE’s work also includes many other activities, from inspiring school students about civil engineering to influencing government investment in infrastructure.