Building, Planning and Urban Design
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 our building courses in a centre of excellence
Our Building 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.
Study planning and design courses at The Urban Institute
Our planning and urban design courses are delivered by The Urban Institute.
All Planning and Urban Design courses are accredited by the relevant professional bodies, such as the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
Each course page details more information on accreditation.
Access industry expertise
All courses benefit from an Industrial Advisory Panel which provides guidance and advice, ensuring our course content is relevant, high quality and continues to fulfil employers’ needs.