Heriot-Watt is currently ranked 2nd in the UK for Architecture, Built Environment and Planning* by the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment.

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Study in a centre of excellence

Our Building, Planning and Urban Design courses 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.

Professionally accredited

Our courses 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 courses within this subject area benefit from our Industrial Advisory Panel which provides guidance and advice, ensuring our course content is relevant, high quality and continues to fulfil employers’ needs.

*a joint submission with the University of Edinburgh


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