The course

Delivery type
Weekday evenings and Fridays
Duration
1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time)
Intake date
September, January
Location
Dubai

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Overview

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.

Professional recognition

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.

January entrants

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.

Accreditation

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.

Detailed course information

Course content

Detailed course guide

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.

Entry requirements

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, kindly call +971 4 4358700 or please send an email to dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk

English language requirements

Fees

  • AED 75600*

* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT

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