Heriot-Watt is currently ranked 2nd in the UK for Architecture, Built Environment and Planning* by the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment.
Study in a centre of excellence
Our Building, Planning and Urban Design programmes are delivered by our prestigious Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design which is one of four such Centres established by the Royal Academy of Engineering at UK universities, and the only one in Scotland.
Our programmes are accredited by the relevant professional bodies, such as the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), Energy Institute (EI), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
Access industry expertise
All programmes within this subject area benefit from our Industrial Advisory Panel which provides guidance and advice, ensuring our programme content is relevant, high quality and continues to fulfil employers’ needs.