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Prospectus 2017
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Heriot-Watt
University enjoys an
established reputation

Contents for world-class teaching


and practical, leading-
edge research.
Greetings ............................................................................................. 02
Welcome .............................................................................................. 04
Why Choose
Heriot-Watt ............................................................................. 06
Dubai
Campus ................................................................................................... 08
Living in
Dubai ................................................................................................................. 10
Go Global ............................................................................................. 12
International
Campuses ........................................................................................ 14
Degree Entry
Programmes ......................................................................... 16
Undergraduate
Programmes ........................................................................ 24
Postgraduate
Programmes ......................................................................... 76
PhD
Programmes ................................................................... 146
How to
Apply ............................................................................................................ 150
Tuition Fees
and Scholarships ................................................ 152
Support
Services .............................................................................................. 156
Frequently
Asked Questions .............................................. 162
Contact
Us............................................................................................................................... 164
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Greetings Our Impact


Professor Richard A.Williams
Choosing a university is one of the most important
decisions in your life and I believe there are many
4%
TRULY GLOBAL EXPERIENCE
Top 4% of universities globally.
QS World University Rankings 2015/16.
reasons why you should choose Heriot-Watt University.

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Heriot-Watt is a truly global university with a lively
and vibrant academic community of over 31,000
students, from more than 150 countries, studying
for degrees worldwide. This was highlighted in the

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2015 QS World University Rankings, which ranked us
in the worlds top 10 universities for the international
mix of our students.
Whether you choose to study in Dubai, Malaysia
or the UK, Heriot-Watt offers a proven learning
environment and excellent facilities and study UK RANKING
Richard A. Williams OBE, FREng, FTSE
Principal and Vice-Chancellor
opportunities, and delivers the same high quality Top 30 in the UK out of 119 universities.
education, reflecting our goal to share knowledge Guardian University Guide 2017.
We are one of the worlds leading universities across the globe, enriching the lives of the people Top 40 In the UK out of 127 universities. Times/
for business and industry and have a we meet and the countries in which we work. Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.
reputation for innovative education, enterprise But choosing a university is about more than

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and groundbreaking research. We are highly numbers and an academic education. Learning
regarded for the professional relevance of our at Heriot-Watt is underpinned by our strong
degrees and the employability of our graduates. emphasis on our values and development of the
In fact, 2015 was an unprecedented year of character of each student as an individual.
achievement, recognised in high ranking
results across a number of key university We believe in providing you with an exceptional
league tables. student experience, where you will build lifelong UK PROGRAMMES
friendships and where you will be on the fast track Top 10 in the UK for Chemical Engineering,
to a genuinely world-class professional career. General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
Building, Art and Design. The Times and
I invite you to join us here at Heriot-Watt University. Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016.

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GRADUATE STARTING SALARIES
Top 20 in the UK for highest graduate
starting salaries. Times/Sunday Times
Good University Guide 2016.

34th
IN THE UK
Heriot-Watt has risen three places to 34th
in the UK. 2017 Complete University Guide.

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Welcome Our Impact


Professor Ammar Kaka
As the first British university to setup a campus in Dubai,
Heriot-Watt University has established itself as a pioneer
1st
1st in Scotland for Building, Chemical
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Town
and Country Planning and Landscape. The Times
in the higher education market in the UAE. and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

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Then 2013 saw the opening of phase two of the
Dubai Campus. The 100 million AED structure
features on-campus, 160-room accommodation
and an auditorium with seating for up to 700, plus
food court, gymnasium, mini market, beauty salon
and indoor games room, along with a variety of
Top 10 in the UK for proportion of international
other student services that add further value to staff. QS World University Rankings 2015/16.
both local and international scholars.

3rd
The academic performance of Dubai students has
been exceptional. As well as winning more than
Professor Ammar Kaka, Provost Heriot-Watt University
Dubai and Vice Principal (Dubai), Heriot-Watt University
their fair share of University prizes and degrees
with distinction, they have generated a reputation
Our reputation for world-class teaching and for winning a number of industry and design
practical, leading-edge research, combined awards. Combined with many undergraduates
3rd in UK for Accounting and Finance.
with our strong links to business and industry, gaining their first taste of employment with blue
Guardian University Guide 2017.
has translated into sharp growth in applications chip companies and postgraduates achieving
career progression as a result of their degrees,

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to the Dubai Campus since it opened in 2005.
this demonstrates the synergy between students
To reinforce our commitment to providing and the University experience.
a high quality British education through
programmes tailored to meet the demands By joining Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus,
of the UAE employment market, we opened you will be welcomed into a supportive learning
a new, purpose-built campus in 2012. environment where you can take your first step
towards a successful career. Top 10 in the UK for Building, Town and
Country Planning, Accounting and Finance,
Economics, Physics, Fashion and Textiles.
Guardian University Guide 2017.

2nd
2nd in UK for Building and Town & Country
Planning. Guardian University Guide 2017.

150
Top 150 in the world for Civic and
Structural Engineering. QS World
University Rankings 2015/16.

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Why Choose Our Impact

9th/
82%
WORLD-CLASS RESEARCH
The Research Excellence Framework (REF)
2014 ranked Heriot-Watt 9th in the UK for
impact, with 82% of research ranked world-class.

Life Changing
Heriot-Watt University a life changing,
intellectually challenging, career enhancing
World Leading
Heriot-Watt is one of the UKs leading universities
for business and industry, always at the forefront of
Global University
The University welcomes undergraduate and
postgraduate students from all over the globe.
195
STRONG HERITAGE
We have been successfully educating
experience. The University has excellent teaching innovative education, enterprise and leading-edge In fact, the University is regarded as Scotlands and inspiring tomorrows professionals
and research in its specialist areas of science, research. Consistently rated as one of the top international university due to its highly successful for more than 195 years.
engineering, design, business and languages. universities in the country by prestigious international campus in Dubai, combined with the more than

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league tables and university guides, Heriot-Watt 10,000 students studying Heriot-Watt degrees
Named after George Heriot, the 16th century
continually attracts attention on the global stage. in their home countries.
financier to King James, and James Watt,
the great 18th century engineer and inventor, All programmes are vocational in nature, and
Heriot-Watt University has been educating, Heriot-Watt is globally renowned for producing
GLOBAL
inspiring and challenging the professionals of and preparing graduates who are actively sought CAMPUSES
tomorrow for more than 195 years. The main after by multinational companies. With teaching
A truly international university with five
campus is situated in Edinburgh, the capital provided by world-class academic professionals global campuses, partners in 150 countries
city of Scotland in the UK, and is complemented and care provided by dedicated support staff, and 34,000 students studying worldwide.
by two further Scottish campuses, the campus Heriot-Watt should be every students first

93%
here in Dubai and a campus in Malaysia. choice for a high quality education.

I have had great support from


lecturers who are ready to help and
always available. Heriot-Watt
University provides students the
opportunity to work abroad, GRADUATE-LEVEL JOBS
Over 93% of our postgraduates are in
experiencing different parts of the graduate-level jobs or further study six
world. Take full advantage of this months after completing their programme
experience and of every opportunity and are actively sought by global industry.
the University offers.

33rd
Nastassia Isawi, MSc International Marketing
Management with Digital Marketing,
School of Management and Languages

RESEARCH IMPACT
Heriot-Watt was assessed 33rd in
the UK 2014 Research Excellence
Framework out of 154 UK universities,
up from 45th in 2008.

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Dubai Heriot-Watt University now

Campus has 11,200 students studying


outside Scotland. The University
is really showing the way forward
in increasing international demand
for Scottish programmes and
Making the most of both learning and leisure time is qualifications around the world.
second nature to the aspiring Heriot-Watt University Alan Wilson OBE, Scottish Council
for Development and Industry
graduate studying at the Dubai Campus.

World-class Education Specialising in the fields of management, engineering,


Tailored to UAE Industry Needs built environment and fashion, Heriot-Watts
Since 2005, the University has cultivated an portfolio of programmes in Dubai has been
environment in which you can lead your student specifically tailored to match the employment
life to the full, make lasting friendships and enjoy market demands in the UAE and in the wider
everything that one of the worlds greatest cities economies of the Middle East,, giving our
has to offer. Studying programmes identical to students the best possible career advancement
those at our campuses in the UK, our graduates opportunities.
from Dubai are always in great demand.
All of our programmes are taught by permanent
Heriot-Watt was the first British university to Heriot-Watt academic staff and many of them
open its doors in Dubai International Academic are accredited by the relevant industry
City. Having provided a world-renowned education professional bodies.
within the UK for more than 195 years, Heriot-Watt
Covering 300,000 square feet, Heriot-Watts
was invited to Dubai to educate students from
fully equipped campus provides a challenging but
all over the Gulf region and beyond.
supportive learning environment for its students.

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Living in
Since its formation in 1971, Dubai has established a reputation
as one of the worlds most attractive and rapidly developing
destinations. Its transformation from a tranquil desert into
the trading and commercial hub of the Middle East has seen
a prestigious business and tourist centre spring up amidst
the wide open spaces of an awe-inspiring landscape.

Aspriational Education Alternatively, you can enjoy shopping weekends


It is an ambitious city with clear aspirations that or relaxing to music in the vast array of clubs
are reflected in its approach to education. Dubai and nightspots. The comforts of the 21st century
International Academic City set itself the aim coexist comfortably with the regions rich
of conquering the education market by opening Arab-Islamic culture.
its doors to universities and institutions from every A word of caution, though its easy to get lost
corner of the globe. Heriot-Watt University was the in Dubai, largely because of the scale of ongoing
first British university to open in Dubai International construction projects. We strongly advise students
Academic City, in 2005, bringing with it the coming to the UAE for the first time to familiarise
prestige of a high quality British education offering themselves with local transport routes and customs.
flexible study options for ambitious students
throughout the Gulf region and beyond. Another contrast is the weather. To cope with
the hot summers (4555C) and mild winters,
Dubai is an emirate rich in contrasts. Located at we suggest you dont leave home without
the crossroads of Asia, Europe and Africa, Dubai something to cover your head and, of course,
is a magnet for tourists. Weekends can be spent a light jacket to protect you from sudden cool
on safari, riding camels, enjoying traditional breezes and the occasional chill of air conditioning.
Arabic coffee or going dizzy watching belly dancers.

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Go Global Iswarya
Ravichandran
Transferred from Dubai
to Edinburgh to complete
Study and see the world: At Heriot-Watt, you have the her fouth year in BEng
opportunity to enjoy a truly international experience. We Automotive Engineering.
are one of the worlds top 10 universities for international
student mix and you have the chance to become a global What appealed to you most
about Heriot-Watt University?
student by taking part in an Inter-Campus Transfer to our
My parents were reluctant for me to study far
Edinburgh or Malaysia Campus. www.hw.ac.uk/goglobal from home so I looked for the best university
in Dubai and chose Heriot-Watt. I spent first year
Become a Global Student Why Go Global? at the Dubai Campus, but felt I wanted to travel.
Broaden your horizons
My university mentor suggested transferring to
Heriot-Watt encourages students to have an
Edinburgh and I wanted to give it a try. My mother
international experience as part of their studies. Experience new cultures
and sister visited the Edinburgh Campus first.
Our Go Global programme provides opportunities
Build your global network They fell in love with it and were happy for me
to study overseas and see the world.
Enhance your career prospects to transfer.
We have campuses in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia.
Studying abroad is a great opportunity to meet
As a student at Heriot-Watt, you can take How was the transfer process?
people, discover new interests and develop your

advantage
life skills. It can build your confidence, develop My transfer was very well organised by the Edinburgh
of our international campus locations by transferring
your adaptability and hone your resourcefulness, Campus. The staff were friendly, supportive and
to another campus for a semester, a year or longer.
which are all important personal attributes responded to all my queries promptly.
Its also possible to transfer to more than one location.
We currently have students who are spending a valued by employers.
Was it easy to get settled into
semester in Dubai and a semester in Malaysia In todays world of globally connected business, life at the Edinburgh Campus?
during the third year of their programme. the network, knowledge and experience you build When I arrived I had my mouth wide open it was
Inter-Campus Transfers are available to undergraduate up while studying abroad can give you a competitive huge, with so many trees! The staff made me feel at
students. To be eligible to transfer your programme edge, as well as add a new perspective to your life, home and my lecturers helped me adjust to my new
must be running at the other campus. You can check aspirations and career options. classes. There are so many opportunities here
this at www.hw.ac.uk/undergraduate and I took up as many as possible I got a job
For more information on Inter-Campus Transfers,
or www.hw.ac.uk/dubai. at the Student Union, became a member of
visit www.hw.ac.uk/goglobal or contact
the Student Unions Executive Committee and
mystudentcentre@hw.ac.uk.
I became the NUS Scotland Delegate for the year.

Do you feel your degree has


prepared you well for a career?
Yes, definitely. The university helps us to connect
with industries through summer research
placements and careers fairs. My programme
has prepared me well for working.

When I arrived, my
mouth was wide open
it was huge and with so
many trees! The staff were
friendly and supportive.
Iswarya Ravichandran,
BEng Automotive Engineering

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International
Campuses
With our roots in Scotland, our ambition and reach
are truly international. As a leader in transnational Edinburgh Malaysia Scottish Borders Orkney
education, Heriot-Watt is a powerful driver and Heriot-Watt Universitys main campus is situated Our state-of-the-art, 35 million Malaysia Campus Our Scottish Borders Campus is home to the The Orkney Campus is based in Stromness in
engine of the economy wherever our location. in Edinburgh, the stunning capital city of Scotland, at a stunning lakeside location opened in School of Textiles and Design, located in the town the Orkney Islands, off the north coast of Scotland,
Together with our alumni, civic community and a one-hour flight from London and approximately September 2014, creating opportunities of Galashiels, Scotland. The campus recently and is home to the International Centre for Island
two hours from many major European cities. for up to 4,000 students to study a range of underwent a multimillion pound refurbishment Technology (ICIT), part of Heriot-Watts School of
industry partners, we transform people, society professionally relevant programmes tailored to create an inspiring learning environment and Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society.
Over 9,700 staff and students are based at the
and the world we live in. Edinburgh campus, which is set in 380 acres of
to the needs of the Malaysian and wider Asian, centre for excellence with integrated learning Established in 1989, ICIT has panoramic views over
and also African, economies. facilities, specialised workshops, spacious the harbour of Hamnavoe towards the sheltered
parkland and offers a green, peaceful and stimulating
studios and a gallery. anchorage of Scapa Flow.
TOUR OUR INTERNATIONAL CAMPUSES AT: environment for studying, relaxing and socialising. Find out more: www.hw.ac.uk/malaysia
www.hw.ac.uk/virtualtours Find out more: www.hw.ac.uk/borders Find out more: www.hw.ac.uk/orkney
The campus is known as one of the most
international in the UK, and the world, with over
one third of its students coming from other
countries including Malaysia, India, China and
Mexico and from all over Europe.
Find out more: www.hw.ac.uk/edinburgh

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Degree Entry
Programmes
By Raj Sharma

The Degree Entry Programme (DEP) has been Quality Assurance 4. Rigorous assessment
offered by Heriot-Watt University since 2008. The DEP has a number of quality assurance The programmes are taught over two
Many students in Dubai opt for the DEP as measures to ensure that our foundation semesters, beginning in September
a sound means of bridging the qualification programmes truly prepare students for and ending in May the following year.
gap between school and university. There success in their chosen undergraduate Students are assessed continuously
are many reasons why students decide degrees. throughout, using a combination of
to join our popular foundation year. Some coursework, presentations and unit tests.
students need to improve their English 1. Three specialised DEP pathways A large portion of their overall grade is
writing skills or gain a better understanding The DEP pathways are tailored to the based on end-of-year exams that cover
of UK study methods, or it may be that the Bachelors degrees that we teach, giving both semesters of learning, thus ensuring
certificate obtained in their native country our DEP graduates the optimum start students readiness for undergraduate
is not accepted by Heriot-Watt. The DEP to their university career. The three studies.
can also be useful when school leaving pathways are:
qualifications do not immediately qualify DEP Engineering and Computing 5. External examiners
students for admission to the first year of DEP Management/Psychology Our courses are reviewed by external
our management, engineering, computing, DEP Design Studies examiners who confirm that the exams
psychology, fashion, architecture or interior are of an appropriate standard for
design degrees. Given the vast array of 2. Subject specialist staff progression to university and that they are
educational systems that students navigate This means the Mathematics, Physics, marked accurately and consistently.
prior to entering our university, the DEP Business Management, Design Studies
experience is an extremely valuable and Academic English courses taught on 6. External review
one in ensuring students success at our various DEP pathways are not taught As well as being subjected to continuous
Heriot-Watt. by generic teachers but by staff who have internal reviews, the DEP is regularly
qualifications specific to the relevant area reviewed by external experts to ensure
of teaching. that students get the best possible
learning experience. The reviews are
3. Academic learning essentials carried out by highly regarded schools
All DEP pathways put a strong emphasis and universities within the region.
on language and communication skills
not only spoken English but also
written and academic English, research,
referencing, presentation skills
and so on to provide students
with the necessary skills for success
at university.

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Engineering Entry
Requirements
and Computing Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

Degree Entry Programme GCSE/IGCSE 5 C grades


Tawjihiyya 70%
American High School Diploma 70%
WAEC/NECO 5 C4 grades
DURATION: 2 semesters full-time Progression Programme Content
CBSE/HSSC or equivalent year 12 55%
FEES: 40,000 AED per year Upon successful completion of this DEP, Students study the following subjects:
CBSE/HSSC or equivalent year 11 70%
DELIVERY: Day students will be eligible to progress to one of Academic English
the following programmes, all of which are Approaches to Learning Philippines High School Certificate 80%
The Programme offered at the Dubai Campus: Entry Physics Russian / Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum
This programme is designed to provide BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Entry Chemistry instead for prospective grade 4
students with a pathway into an BEng Mechanical Engineering Chemical Engineering students only) IB MYP (year 11) grade 4
undergraduate degree in Engineering BEng Architectural Engineering Entry Mathematics Students must achieve the overall grades
or Computing at the Dubai Campus. It BEng Automotive Engineering stipulated, and these grades must include core
is specifically designed as a foundation BEng Civil Engineering Students are assessed through a and relevant subjects.
programme that will help students to bridge BEng Chemical Engineering combination of coursework and exams
the gap between their school qualifications BSc Computer Systems and must attain a minimum overall grade Core Subjects
and the demands of a university degree. BSc Computer Systems of B (60%) in eachcourse to ensure Mathematics, Physics (Chemistry for students who
(Computer Games Programming) guaranteedtransfer onto the undergraduate wish to do Chemical Engineering) and English.
Students who complete the programme
successfully will be able to progress BSc Computer Science programmes listed left.
BSc Computuer Science English Language Requirements
directly into the first year of their chosen
Where English was not the medium of instruction
degree programme. The programme will (Computer Games Programming)
at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
help students to develop their subject English language proficiency by achieving IELTS 5.5
knowledge whilst providing a firm foundation in each category.
in IT, research and writing skills, academic In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
English, and assessment and examination students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
techniques. must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Management/ Entry
Requirements
Psychology Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

Degree Entry Programme GCSE/IGCSE 5 C grades


Tawjihiyya 70%
American High School Diploma 70%
WAEC/NECO 5 C4 grades
DURATION: 2 semesters full-time Progression Programme Content CBSE/HSSC or equivalent year 12 55%
FEES: 40,000 AED per year Upon successful completion of this DEP, Students study the following subjects:
CBSE/HSSC or equivalent year 11 70%
DELIVERY: Day students will be eligible to progress to one of Academic English
the following programmes, all of which are Approaches to Learning Philippines High School Certificate 80%
The Programme offered at the Dubai Campus: Introduction to Business Management Russian / Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum
This programme is designed to provide BBA Business Administration Statistics and Mathematics for Business grade 4
students with a pathway into an BA Accountancy and Finance IB MYP (year 11) grade 4
undergraduate degree programme in BA Business and Finance Students are assessed through a Students must achieve the overall grades
Management or Psychology at the Dubai BA Business Management combination of coursework and exams stipulated, and these grades must include core
Campus. It is specifically designed as BSc Psychology with Management and must attain a minimum overall grade and relevant subjects.
a foundation programme that will help BSc Psychology of B (60%) in eachcourse to ensure
students to bridge the gap between their guaranteedtransfer onto the undergraduate Core Subjects
school qualifications and the demands of a programmes listed left. Mathematics and English
university degree. Students who complete
English Language Requirements
the programme successfully will be able to
Where English was not the medium of instruction
progress directly into the first year of their
at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
chosen degree programme. The programme English language proficiency by achieving IELTS 5.5
will help students to develop their subject in each category.
knowledge whilst providing a firm foundation
In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
in IT, research and writing skills, academic students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
English, and assessment and examination must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
techniques. overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY / DUBAI PROSPECTUS 2017
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Entry
Requirements
Design Studies Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

Degree Entry Programme GCSE/IGCSE 5 C grades


Tawjihiyya 70%
American High School Diploma 70%
WAEC/NECO 5 C4 grades
DURATION: 2 semesters full-time Progression Programme Content CBSE/HSSC or equivalent year 12 55%
FEES: 40,000 AED per year Upon successful completion of this DEP, Students study the following subjects:
CBSE/HSSC or equivalent year 11 70%
DELIVERY: Day students will be eligible to progress to one of Academic English
the following programmes, all of which are Approaches to Learning Philippines High School Certificate 80%
The Programme offered at the Dubai Campus: Introduction to Design Studies Russian / Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum
This programme is designed to provide BA Fashion Business Management grade 4
students with a pathway into an BA Fashion Marketing and Retailing IB MYP (year 11) grade 4
undergraduate degree programme in BA Interior Design Students are assessed through a Students must achieve the overall grades
Interior Design, Fashion, Fashion Marketing BA Architecture combination of coursework and exams stipulated, and these grades must include core
and Retailing or Architecture at the Dubai and must attain a minimum overall grade and relevant subjects
Campus. It is specifically designed as of B (60%)in eachcourse to ensure
a foundation programme that will help guaranteedtransfer onto the undergraduate Core Subjects
students to bridge the gap between their programmes listed left. English.
school qualifications and the demands
of a university degree. Students who
English Language Requirements
Where English was not the medium of instruction
complete the programme successfully will
at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
be able to progress directly into the first English language proficiency by achieving IELTS 5.5
year of their chosen degree programme. in each category.
The programme will help students to
Or alternatively, one of the following:
develop their subject knowledge whilst Cambridge English: First score of 60.
providing a firm foundation in IT, research Cambridge English: Advanced score of 47.
and writing skills, academic English, and
In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
assessment and examination techniques. students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY / DUBAI PROSPECTUS 2017
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Undergraduate
Programmes

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School of
Engineering and
Physical Sciences
By Dr Peter Kew

Engineers use their imagination and Chemical Engineering was offered by We also provide access to what is probably
knowledge of mathematics, physics and the Dubai Campus for the first time in 2015, the best e-library in the region the same
chemistry to devise, apply and manage the meaning that all of the major branches of e-library that our students in Edinburgh
technologies that are critical to the well- engineering are now available on campus. enjoy. Our e-library and VLE are accessible
being and advancement of society. Engineers from both home and campus, optimising the
are fundamental to the evolution of the The performance of our students has been use of study time and allowing our students
manufacturing industry and the development outstanding assessment is identical in families to experience something of the
of the infrastructure upon which society Edinburgh and Dubai, and Dubai students teaching and learning we provide.
depends: communications, power generation are always prominent in the prize lists at
and supply, air conditioning, transport the end of each year. Project work carried With support from the School, the students
and water supply rely on engineers to out by students often leads to peer- operate an engineering society, Engineers-4-
design, commission and maintain them. reviewed publication and several projects Life, which organises social events and visits,
Furthermore, all such activities must be have been successful in receiving external competitions and workshops for students.
undertaken with due concern for the impact awards. These achievements prove that
of our lifestyles on the environment, our use Dubai students are making the most of the We welcome applications from well qualified
of resources and climate change. Taking opportunities that studying engineering at and motivated students who wish to benefit
Dubai as an example, the construction of the Heriot-Watt University Dubai provides. from a high quality learning experience and
metro system, airports and power stations, gain a degree recognised by the appropriate
and iconic buildings such as Burj Al Arab and All of our students enjoy an intimate British professional institutions. Such
the record-breaking Burj Khalifa would not teaching environment that blends degrees can prepare you for employment in
be possible without significant input from conventional lectures and tutorials with the engineering profession in Dubai, the Gulf
highly qualified, professional engineers. interactive online material in our virtual region or beyond.
learning environment (VLE).
The provision of such well qualified and 2+2 Study Mode
able engineers is at the core of Heriot-Watt Labs and extra-curricular projects develop This study option allows all students to
Universitys 195-year heritage, and we are knowledge and practical skills. Our purpose- study the first two years of their degree
proud to be able to offer our internationally built laboratory and workshop areas let programme at the Dubai Campus and the
recognised and respected degrees here in students undertake practical work, applying last two years at the relevant UK campus.
Dubai through our School of Engineering the principles learned in class to real Separate fees apply.
and Physical Sciences. All of our courses are problems.
under continuous development in conjunction For further information, please visit:
with our colleagues in Edinburgh. Our final year individual student projects www.hw.ac.uk/dubai/programmes/
are designed to be relevant to the needs 2-2-undergraduate-programme.htm
By drawing on the experience of active of local industry and many are carried
researchers in every area in which we out in conjunction with companies, which
teach, we ensure that our courses remain benefit from students innovative thinking
up to date in a world of rapidly changing while providing them with experience of
technology. real life challenges. All projects include an
understanding of environmental issues.

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Requirements
Electronic Engineering Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

BEng / BEng (Hons) First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCC
AS Level AABB
CBSE or equivalent 70%
DURATION: 3 years (Bachelors degree) / FIRST YEAR Mobile and Digital Communications; Control; American High School Diploma + SAT Is 1000
4 years (Honours degree) full-time Develops the students knowledge of Microwave and Photonic Techniques; Tawjihiyya 80%
FEES: 60,000 AED per year mathematics and physics. Introduces topics Renewable Energy Technology; Real-Time IB 24
DELIVERY: Day within Electrical and Electronic Engineering Systems; and High Voltage Engineering.
BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
and their underlying principles. The In addition, each student will undertake
The Programme Degree Entry Programme BBBB
fundamentals of computers, circuit theory, an individual project culminating in a
This programme is aimed at those with programming and software engineering are dissertation and presentation. FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 70%
a desire to study electronics, hardware introduced as tools for todays engineers. Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum
system design or electrical technology. It In the practical laboratories, students are Why Study Electrical and grade 5
provides the theoretical basis and design exposed to efficient ways of working, Electronic Engineering at Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics,
methods for communications, computers, experimentation and reporting of work. Heriot-Watt University in Physics and English, at an acceptable level
programming, software engineering, control Dubai?
SECOND YEAR Learn how many of the electronic devices Second Year Entry
and other electrical and electronic energy
Analysis of electrical and electronic we take for granted work. GCE A Level BBB
systems. Practical and organisational skills
systems is taught in the second year and Study a subject that lets you apply the
are encouraged through project, design and CBSE 85%
is backed up by laboratory exercises of a principles of mathematics and physics to
laboratory work and through presentations American High School Diploma + 3AP grade 4 or
more investigative nature. Programming the real world.
and management studies. Graduates have American High School Diploma SAT I minimum
and software development are studied Learn the skills that will put you in a
the knowledge and skills to enter a career score of 1000 + 3 SAT 2 in relevant subjects each
further. The design process is introduced position to move into management roles with minimum score 500
in a wide range of industries, including,
through a set of analogue and digital project as a professional engineer.
but not limited to, power generation and IB 28 (including HL Maths)
assignments. Direct entrants to second Explore the exciting worlds of electronics,
transmission, building services, electronics BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
year are offered bridging courses to revise robotics, computing and power generation.
and communications. Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
essential material from the first year. Whatever your final career path,
FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 85%
Programme Content THIRD YEAR developing the ability to apply quantitative
Develops the students knowledge of methods to solving problems the basis of Transfer students from other universities may
The emphasis turns to design synthesis.
engineering will be an invaluable asset. be considered on a case by case basis.
mathematics and physics. Introduces topics Subjects such as Energy Systems, Power
within Electrical and Electronic Engineering Electronics, Communications and Signal
Third Year Entry
and their underlying principles. The Processing are studied in a comparative Career Prospects
Successful completion of an HND in a related
fundamentals of computers, circuit theory, manner from which emerge identities that Electrical and Electronic Engineering
field of study (with a merit profile). Please
programming and software engineering are help students to deepen their understanding graduates work in many sectors, including contact the Recruitment and Admissions Office
introduced as tools for todays engineers. of the subject. The process of innovation power production and transmission, to discuss further.
In the practical laboratories, students are through team working is developed in small transportation, building services, utilities,
Transfer students from other universities may
exposed to efficient ways of working, group projects that require an integrated electronics, computing and communications. be considered on a case by case basis.
experimentation and reporting of work. combination of hardware and software to Most modern systems rely on electric power
reach a design objective. and electronic control, and this is reflected English Language Requirements
in the opportunities available to electrical Where English was not the medium of instruction
FOURTH YEAR and electronic engineers. Many engineers at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
Subjects in the fourth year cover the whole move into management positions where English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6
spectrum of Electrical and Electronic their numeracy and problem solving skills Academic (with no element below 5.5); Pearson
Engineering. The courses offered include are valued. PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge
topics such as Embedded Systems; CAE grade C (with no element below C).
Systems Level Integration; Image and Signal
Processing; Digital and Analogue Electronic Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
Systems; Computer and Internet Engineering; academic head. Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Mechanical Entry
Requirements
Engineering Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

BEng / BEng (Hons) First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCC
AS Level AABB
CBSE or equivalent 70%
DURATION: 3 years (Bachelors degree) / These challenges are perhaps clearest in Why Study Mechanical American High School Diploma + SAT Is 1000
4 years (Honours degree) full-time the field of energy production and utilisation. Engineering at Heriot-Watt Tawjihiyya 80%
FEES: 60,000 AED per year In many areas of the world, provision of University in Dubai? IB 24
DELIVERY: Day adequate water supplies is an ever more Lay the foundations for a career in
BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
pressing problem. mechanical engineering, an area with
The Programme Degree Entry Programme BBBB
excellent and varied career prospects.
Modern society needs high quality As well as having vital roles in providing Learn how many of the devices and FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 70%
Mechanical Engineering graduates these basic necessities, mechanical machines we take for granted work. Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum
for their professional mechanical engineering engineers belong to teams responsible for Study a subject that lets you apply the grade 5
skills and expertise. Mechanical Engineering the design and manufacture of countless principles of mathematics and physics to Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics,
offers an exciting environment where many articles we take for granted today, from the real world. Physics and English, at an acceptable level.
skills are brought together to enable the aircraft to artificial joints. Learn the skills that will put you in a
undergraduate student to understand how position to move into management roles Second Year Entry
products are engineered, manufactured Programme Content as a professional engineer. GCE A Level BBB
and supported. Students learn how and Explore the exciting worlds of transport, CBSE 85%
FIRST YEAR
where analytical engineering science manufacturing, power plant and medical American High School Diploma + 3AP grade 4 or
The emphasis is on developing basic
and mathematics are used in design, engineering, among many others. American High School Diploma SAT I minimum
mathematical, scientific and communication
development and research; how the use and Whatever your final career path, score of 1000 + 3 SAT 2 in relevant subjects each
skills. Topics covered include Physics, with minimum score 500
management of resources is important to developing the ability to apply quantitative
Design and Manufacture, Materials Science,
society and business competitiveness; and methods to solving problems the basis of IB 28 (including HL Maths)
Engineering Sciences, Electronics and
why it is necessary to communicate and engineering will be an invaluable asset. BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
Foundation Mathematics.
present concepts to engineers and non- Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
engineers alike. SECOND YEAR Career Prospects
FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 85%
Subjects include Machine Design, There is a constant demand for Mechanical
Mechanical engineers play key roles in Electrical Machines, Fluid Mechanics, Transfer students from other universities may
Engineering graduates in many sectors,
be considered on a case by case basis.
all industrial sectors, from aerospace and Thermodynamics, Design and Manufacture, including power production, oil and
oil and gas, through food and transport, Advanced Mathematics and Strength of petrochemicals, transportation, building
Third Year Entry
to the manufacturing, chemical and Materials. services, utilities and manufacturing. Successful completion of an HND in a related
entertainment industries. Professional There are few activities that do not require field of study (with a merit profile). Please
THIRD YEAR
mechanical engineers are at the forefront mechanical engineering input at some stage, contact the Recruitment and Admissions Office
Subjects include Applied Thermodynamics,
of the management of the Earths natural and this is reflected in the opportunities to discuss further.
Fluid Mechanics, Design and Manufacture,
resources, as they strive to meet the available to mechanical engineers. Many Transfer students from other universities may
Control Engineering and Instrumentation,
conflicting demands of the modern world, in engineers move into management positions be considered on a case by case basis.
Management and an option to take Energy
particular the desire for ever-increasing living where their numeracy and problem solving
Studies or Automotive Technologies.
standards in the face of limited resources skills are highly valued. English Language Requirements
and environmental concerns. FOURTH YEAR Where English was not the medium of instruction
As well as an individual research project, at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
students undertake courses in Design and English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6
Manufacture and can choose to specialise Academic (with no element below 5.5); Pearson PTE
by selecting from options in Fluid Dynamics, 62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge CAE
Thermodynamics, Strength of Materials and grade C (with no element below C).
Machine Dynamics.
Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
academic head. Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Automotive Entry
Requirements
Engineering Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

BEng (Hons) First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCC
AS Level AABB
CBSE or equivalent 70%
DURATION: 3 years (Bachelors degree) / FIRST YEAR Why Study Automotive American High School Diploma + SAT Is 1000
4 years (Honours degree) full-time The emphasis is on developing basic Engineering at Heriot-Watt Tawjihiyya 80%
FEES: 60,000 AED per year mathematical, scientific and communication University in Dubai? IB 24
DELIVERY: Day skills. Topics include: Design and Manufacture, Lay the foundations for a career in
BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
Materials Science, Engineering Sciences, mechanical engineering in an area with
The Programme Electronics and Foundation Mathematics. an emphasis on automotive technology. Degree Entry Programme BBBB
Engineers use their imagination and Learn about the engineering that FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 70%
SECOND YEAR
knowledge of mathematics and physical underpins the design and operation of Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum
Subjects include Machine Design, Electrical
sciences to devise, apply and manage the vehicles. grade 5
Machines, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics,
technologies that are fundamental to the Study a subject that lets you apply the Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics,
Design and Manufacture, Advanced
well-being and advancement of society. This principles of mathematics and physics to Physics and English, at an acceptable level.
Mathematics and Strength of Materials.
programme is based on our Mechanical the real world.
Engineering programme, but allows students THIRD YEAR Learn the skills that will put you in a Second Year Entry
in the later years to specialise in subjects Subjects include Applied Thermodynamics, position to move into management roles GCE A Level BBB
relating to automotive technology. Fluid Mechanics, Material Design and as a professional engineer. CBSE 85%
Manufacture, Control Engineering and Explore the exciting worlds of transport, American High School Diploma + 3AP grade 4 or
Programme Content Instrumentation, Management and manufacturing, power plant and vehicle American High School Diploma SAT I minimum
Automotive engineering continues to be a Automotive Technologies. dynamics, among many others. score of 1000 + 3 SAT 2 in relevant subjects each
major employer of professional engineers, Whatever your final career path, with minimum score 500
FOURTH YEAR
owing to the increasing challenges developing the ability to apply quantitative IB 28 (including HL Maths)
Students undertake an individual research
of producing desirable and profitable methods to solving problems the basis BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
project in the area of automotive technology.
vehicles. The relevant subjects are the core of engineering will be an invaluable
Taught subjects include: A Review of Selected Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
Mechanical Engineering sciences together asset.
Automotive Technologies, Manufacturing FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 85%
with Electronic Engineering and Materials
Management, and Design, plus options from Transfer students from other universities may
Engineering. There is an increasing emphasis Career Prospects
Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Strength be considered on a case by case basis.
throughout on the processes of design As a degree recognised as involving a strong
of Materials and Machine Dynamics.
and manufacture. component of mechanical engineering,
Third Year Entry
Automotive Engineering gives graduates Successful completion of an HND in a related
many of the same opportunities. It is field of study (with a merit profile). Please
most appropriate for students wishing to contact the Recruitment and Admissions Office
pursue a career in a related field such as to discuss further.
transportation, vehicle design or motorsport. Transfer students from other universities may
be considered on a case by case basis.

English Language Requirements


Where English was not the medium of instruction
at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6
Academic (with no element below 5.5); Pearson PTE
62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge CAE
grade C (with no element below C).

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head. Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Chemical Entry
Requirements
Engineering Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

BEng / BEng (Hons) First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCC
AS Level AABB
CBSE or equivalent 70%
DURATION: 3 years (Bachelors degree) / FIRST YEAR Why Study Chemical American High School Diploma + SAT Is 1000
4 years (Honours degree) full-time Provides a general introduction to the Engineering at Heriot-Watt Tawjihiyya 80%
FEES: 60,000 AED per year subject, emphasising the role of basic University in Dubai? IB 24
DELIVERY: Day mathematics and science. Courses introduce Lay the foundations for a career in
BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
basic techniques and principles of chemical chemical engineering, an area with
The Programme engineering, including Mass Balances, Basic excellent and varied career prospects. Degree Entry Programme BBBB
Chemical engineering is about transforming Thermodynamics, and Energy Balances. Learn how to create valuable products FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 70%
raw materials into valuable and desirable An awareness of professional and personal from lower cost raw materials. Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum
products, creating durable products and development forms a critical part of the Study a subject that lets you apply the grade 5
services, and producing the enabling teaching in this year. principles of mathematics and chemistry Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics,
technology and know-how for a sustainable to processes in the real world. Chemistry and English, at an acceptable level.
SECOND YEAR
future. Chemical and biochemical engineers Learn the skills that will put you in a
Important themes focus on an understanding
often have the satisfaction of being able position to move into management roles Second Year Entry
of the movement of materials, heat and how GCE A Level BBB
to provide valuable input at every stage of as a professional engineer.
materials behave. Principal components
a project from the initial idea through to Whatever your final career path, CBSE 85%
include Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Mass
the product emerging at the end of the line developing the ability to apply quantitative American High School Diploma + 3AP grade 4 or
Transfer and Thermodynamics. Also includes
and even going to market. The outputs of methods to solving problems the basis of American High School Diploma SAT I minimum
a mini design project.
the chemical and process industries have a engineering will be an invaluable asset. score of 1000 + 3 SAT 2 in relevant subjects each
central role in modern life and thus ensure THIRD YEAR with minimum score 500
that companies working in these fields are Provides opportunities to analyse key Career Prospects IB 28 (including HL Maths)
among the most successful and thriving types operations in industry, in particular the Available jobs range from research BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
of business in the world. Chemical engineers processing and separation of gases and and development, through the design, Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
play a vital role in achieving that success. liquids. In parallel, other subjects look at commissioning and management of
FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 85%
chemical reactor theory, how processes are plant, to product marketing and technical
Programme Content controlled and the prediction of physical services in a wide range of industries Transfer students from other universities may be
Our Chemical Engineering programme behaviour. Topics on Safety, Environment and from food processing to petroleum and considered on a case by case basis.
aims to provide students with a sound Economics are consolidated in a group project. pharmaceuticals.
understanding of chemical engineering
Third Year Entry
FOURTH YEAR Successful completion of an HND in a related
fundamentals to enable them to progress
A central theme is the advanced analysis field of study (with a merit profile). Please
to professional Chartered Engineer status. contact the Recruitment and Admissions Office
of key processing operations and their
In addition to a grounding in science, to discuss further.
control. Specialist topics include Processing
mathematics and engineering, our students
Solids, Energy Efficiency and Developing Transfer students from other universities may
acquire practical skills that are highly sought
Sustainable Processes. A group design be considered on a case by case basis.
after by industry.
project and individual research project are
also undertaken. English Language Requirements
Where English was not the medium of instruction
at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6
Academic (with no element below 5.5); Pearson PTE
62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge CAE
grade C (with no element below C).

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head. Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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School of
Energy, Geoscience,
Infrastructure and Society
By Professor Wael Mualla

The School of Energy, Geoscience, The School has now brought to Dubai All Honours and Masters programmes
Infrastructure and Society in Dubai offers even more programmes from our rich are accredited by the relevant industry
a wide range of educational opportunities portfolio in Construction Management, Civil professional bodies, including the Institution
designed to support and strengthen the and Structural Engineering, Real Estate, of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Chartered
unprecedented economic boom taking Architectural Engineering and Architecture. Institute of Building (CIOB), the Royal
place in the UAE and the Gulf region. The The School of Energy, Geoscience, Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and
School combines many years of innovative Infrastructure and Society portfolio in Dubai the Energy Institute (EI). Currently, we are the
education and excellence in research. It has now includes the following programmes: only university in the UAE offering RICS-
a national and international reputation as the accredited and ICE-accredited programmes.
leading built environment research institute At undergraduate level:
in Scotland, UK. BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering We are happy to be part of Dubai and
BEng (Hons) in Architectural Engineering the UAE in these exciting times and are
Our programmes and disciplines are and also BSc (Hons) in Interior Design proud to be part of the construction teams
appropriate for professionals involved in jointly with the School of Textiles and contributing to making history and breaking
the planning, design, construction, sale and Design records every day in the UAE. We welcome
development of the built environment and BA (Hons) Architecture you all to our School and look forward to you
infrastructure. The programmes are taught joining the Heriot-Watt University family.
in a highly flexible manner to complement At postgraduate level:
our students busy working lives, and all Civil Engineering and 2+2 study Mode
programmes offer entry into a range of Construction Management This study option allows all students to
vitally important professions that are both Construction Project Management study the first two years of their degree
stimulating and offer ample opportunity Facilities Management programme at the Dubai Campus and the
for career development. Quantity Surveying last two years at the relevant UK campus.
Real Estate Management Separate fees apply.
and Development
Real Estate Investment and Finance; For further information, please visit:
Petroleum Engineering www.hw.ac.uk/dubai/programmes/
2-2-undergraduate-programme.htm

Heriot-Watt was assessed 33rd


in the UK 2014 Research Excellence
Framework out of 154 UK universities,
up from 45th in 2008

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Entry
Requirements
Architecture Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

BA (Hons) First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCC
AS Level AABB
CBSE or equivalent 70%
DURATION: 4 years (Honours degree), and physical), written and examined work. Why Study Architecture at American High School Diploma + SAT I 1000
full-time There is an emphasis throughout on the Heriot-Watt University in Tawjihiyya 80%
FEES: 60,000 AED per year personal development of students within a Dubai? IB 24
DELIVERY: Day professional environment. Heriot-Watt University has a wealth
BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
of specialist expertise in the built
FIRST YEAR Degree Entry Programme BBBB
The Programme environment and is internationally
Students study introductory courses in
The programme provides a thorough recognised as one of only four Centres of FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 70%
Architectural History, Architectural Theory,
grounding in the subject of architecture, Excellence in Sustainable Building Design. Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum grade 5
Construction, and Design alongside a studio-
including a portfolio of design, technical The course is based on the internationally
delivered course of design projects (50%)
and theoretical courses covering all renowned RIBA/ARB Part 1 level. The Second Year Entry
introducing basic drafting, modelling and
aspects of architectural theory and course covers both technical and GCE A Level BBB
design skills.
practice. The programme has been theoretical aspects, providing an excellent CBSE 85%
designed with reference to Royal Institute SECOND YEAR foundation for future practice or study at American High School Diploma + 3AP grade 4 or
of British Architects (RIBA) and Architects Expands on the basics of first year, postgraduate level, including RIBA/ARB American High School Diploma SAT I minimum
Registration Board (ARB) criteria, providing with further written and examined work Part 2. score of 1000 + 3 SAT 2 in relevant subjects each
students with a well-rounded and developing theoretical and construction The combination of lectures and studio with minimum score 500
internationally respected curriculum. knowledge with an emphasis on energy delivery encourages excellent self- IB 28
conservation. Studio-taught courses (50%) motivation and the development of BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
Students will work across technical enable students to apply this knowledge transferable skills that are valuable
Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
and humanities disciplines, testing through a series of simple design projects across the built environment industry.
the knowledge and skills learned from FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 85%
at various scales. Our programme is designed to help shape
these courses through a series of the built environment for the 21st century, Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics,
THIRD YEAR Physics and English.
core design projects taught in a studio not only in terms of architecture but also
Building on the knowledge of previous years, Transfer students from other universities may be
environment (about 50% of all courses). to support a sustainable, energy-efficient
third year introduces the parameters of cost considered on a case by case basis.
and green society.
and commercial awareness, and running a
The programme provides students with
small business. Studio-taught courses English Language Requirements
the key analytical and practical skills and Career Prospects
(50%) explore the students developing Where English was not the medium of instruction at
knowledge required to attain the RIBA/ Graduates from the BA (Hons) Architecture
understanding through design projects secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English
ARB Part 1 level, the first step towards programme can expect to find jobs as
in challenging sites. language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6 Academic
attaining Chartered Architect status (course architects in multinational architecture (with no element below 5.5); Pearson PTE 62 (with
accreditation pending). After graduation, FOURTH YEAR and engineering companies and firms, no element below 57); or Cambridge CAE grade C
students are equipped to work for Students complete a self-led research government organisations and small (with no element below C).
consultants, contractors or government at dissertation (25%) linked to their final thesis to medium-sized private sector firms
Architectural Assistant level and/or apply for design project (50%) and engage in subjects (architecture, urban design and interior Additional Information
a RIBA/ARB Part 2 level postgraduate course in more depth. Courses include a cross- design). Graduates will be eligible to apply All students will be required to complete an interview
at international universities. disciplinary collaborative project and cover for further study at RIBA/ARB Part 2 level, before being offered a place on the programme.
current debates around practice. which leads to qualification as a Chartered During the interview, students will be expected to
Programme Content Architect in several countries, and in the UK present a portfolio of their work.
The core curriculum includes instruction in with the addition of RIBA/ARB Part 3. Applicants with other academic qualifications such
all main subject areas, providing a grounding as an access course, or who have work experience
in architectural design history and theory as in architecture can contact the Recruitment and
well as technical instruction and application. Admissions Office to discuss their prospects for entry.
Students will be required to produce a
Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant Recruitment and
varied portfolio of drawn, modelled (CAD
academic head. Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Architectural Entry
Requirements
Engineering Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

BEng (Hons) First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCC
AS Level AABB
CBSE or equivalent 70%
DURATION: 4 years (Honours degree), Programme Content Why study Architectural American High School Diploma + SAT I 1000
full-time The programme is structured around three Engineering at Heriot-Watt Tawjihiyya 80%
FEES: 60,000 AED per year main themes: University in Dubai? IB 24
DELIVERY: Day Energy and Sustainability of Buildings The first and only programme in the
BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
Systems and Whole Building Design Gulf region to offer a UK Architectural
The Programme Engineering degree that combines the Degree Entry Programme BBBB
Human Behaviour and Interaction
The programme is for those who wish to with Buildings. best of both worlds (engineering and FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 70%
understand the energy, CO2 and functional architecture). Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum grade 5
performance-related engineering strategies FIRST YEAR
Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics, Physics
and systems used in buildings to ensure high Provides a general introduction to
The programme gives you both and English.
performance, and also how these relate to engineering, the built environment,
engineering skills and an understanding
mathematics and architectural design.
basic aspects of architectural design such of architecture so that you are able to Second Year Entry
as spatial design and human response to the SECOND YEAR play a professional role in transforming GCE A Level BBB
physical features of the built environment. Expands on the basics of first year to architectural concepts into high CBSE 85%
Fundamental and integral to the programme include problem solving and design-oriented performance buildings. American High School Diploma + 3AP grade 4 or
is a grounding in mathematics and building courses, and provides specialist subjects American High School Diploma SAT I minimum score
science as well as an understanding of the such as Building Services Technology and Our programme is designed to help shape of 1000 + 3 SAT 2 in relevant subjects each with
management and professional practices Acoustics. the built environment for the 21st century minimum score 500
that form the knowledge base and skills and support the growth of a sustainable, IB 28
THIRD YEAR
of the modern architectural engineering energy-efficient and green society. BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
Provides greater depth in topics related to
professional.
the engineering systems, energy services Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
Throughout the courses of study
and operation of buildings, and introduces FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 85%
Architectural Engineering is fully accredited you are provided with the opportunity to
professional issues such as safety and Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics,
in Dubai by the UK Chartered Institution of develop an awareness of the fundamental
management and the use of performance Physics and English.
Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and interactions between environment, design
analysis software. Transfer students from other universities may be
the Energy Institute (EI) and successful and human factors.
completion means an individual has met FOURTH YEAR considered on a case by case basis.
the graduate part of the requirements to Fourth year students complete a research Career Prospects
becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng). dissertation and bring together their skills Graduates from the Architectural Engineering English Language Requirements
Where English was not the medium of instruction at
and knowledge in a major design project programme can expect to find jobs in
secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English
to engage with technical and professional multinational architectural, building services
language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6 Academic
topics in greater depth. and engineering companies, government (with no element below 5.5); Pearson PTE 62 (with
organisations and small to medium- no element below 57); or Cambridge CAE grade C
sized private sector firms (architectural (with no element below C).
engineering, mechanical, electrical and
plumbing engineering). Additional Information
Applicants with other academic qualifications such
as an access course, or who have work experience
in architectural engineering can contact the
Recruitment and Admissions Office to discuss
their prospects for entry.

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head. Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Entry
Requirements
Civil Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a

Engineering
case by case basis.

First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCC
AS Level AABB
BEng / BEng (Hons) CBSE or equivalent 70%
American High School Diploma + SAT I 1000
Tawjihiyya 80%
IB 24
DURATION: 4 years (Honours degree), Programme Content Why Study Civil Engineering
full-time BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
The core curriculum includes instruction at Heriot-Watt University in
FEES: 60,000 AED per year in all main subject areas, concentrating Dubai? Degree Entry Programme BBBB
DELIVERY: Day on analysis and materials behaviour The first and only programme in the FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 70%
with an increasing focus on design and Gulf region to offer a UK Civil Engineering Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum grade 5
The Programme management in the specialisation years. degree. Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics,
The programme covers the main civil There is an emphasis throughout on the Ranked the number one UK university Physics and English.
engineering disciplines of Structures, personal development of students within a to study Civil Engineering by the
Geotechnics, Water Engineering and professional environment. Guardian University Guide 2015 Second Year Entry
Transportation Engineering, and provides (www.theguardian.com/education/ GCE A Level BBB
students with analytical and practical FIRST YEAR ng-interactive/2014/jun/03/
university-guide-2015-league-table-
CBSE 85%
skills and knowledge towards becoming Students study introductory courses that
are essential to the programme, including for-civil-engineering). American High School Diploma + 3AP grade 4 or
a Chartered Civil or Structural Engineer. The American High School Diploma SAT I minimum score
Mechanics, Construction Technology, The first and only programme in the Gulf
Civil Engineering degree is accredited as of 1000 + 3 SAT 2 in relevant subjects each with
and Civil Engineering Applications. region to be accredited by the Institution
partially satisfying the educational base for minimum score 500
of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution
Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. In common SECOND YEAR IB 28
of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the
with other accredited BEng degrees, the Civil Expands on the basics of first year, through Chartered Institution of Highways and BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
Engineering programme must be followed by subjects such as Hydraulics and Hydrology, Transportation (CIHT) and the Institute of Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
a programme of accredited further learning Civil Engineering Materials, Surveying and Highway Engineers (IHE). FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 85%
to complete the educational base for CEng Monitoring in the Built Environment, Analysis, The programme gives you engineering
status. and Design. Transfer students from other universities
skills to create landmark civil engineering
may be considered on a case by case basis.
THIRD YEAR structures the transformation of ideas
Concerned with engineering principles and into reality. Third Year Entry
includes courses such as Transportation Our programme is designed to help shape Successful completion of an HND in a related field
Engineering, Design of Concrete and Steel the built environment for the 21st century, of study (with a merit profile). Please contact the
Elements, Environmental Engineering, not only in terms of civil engineering but Recruitment and Admissions Office to discuss further.
Geology and Geotechnics. also to support a sustainable, energy- Transfer students from other universities may be
Fourth Year efficient and green society. considered on a case by case basis.
Students complete a research dissertation
and engage in subjects in more depth. Career Prospects English Language Requirements
Graduates from the Civil Engineering Where English was not the medium of instruction
Courses include Foundation Engineering,
programme can expect to find jobs in at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
Analysis of Indeterminate Structures, and
multinational civil and structural engineering English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS
Transportation Engineering. Students also 6 Academic (with no element below 5.5); Pearson
undertake a design project that involves companies, government organisations and
PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge
collaborative work with students from other small to medium-sized private sector firms
CAE grade C (with no element below C).
disciplines within the built environment (building, civil and structural engineering).
professions. Additional Information
Applicants with other academic qualifications such
as an access course, or who have work experience
in civil engineering can contact the Recruitment and
Admissions Office to discuss their prospects for entry.

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


Recruitment and
academic head. Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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School of
Management
and Languages
By Dr David Twigg

The School of Management and Languages, Employment Success Students are encouraged to express
one of the largest in the University, is Our excellent track record in graduate themselves clearly and articulately, as
committed to providing our students with employment is proof that we produce communication skills are increasingly
the education and personal development graduates equipped with the skills and important in graduate recruitment hence
skills required to meet the needs of todays attributes required by employers in the the stress we place on presentations and
international employers. The School was Gulf region and beyond. group working.
launched in Dubai in 2005.
The MA in Accountancy and Finance, We look forward to welcoming you to our
The emphasis on student choice can be for example, is fully accredited by the School and to you beginning your studies at
seen in the flexibility of the programmes Association of Chartered Certified Heriot-Watt University.
we offer in Dubai. Currently, Management Accountants (ACCA), the global body
students can choose from four different for professional accountants, and 2+2 study Mode
undergraduate degrees, all of which share many of our graduates enter contracts This study option allows all students to
a common first year involving the same core with professional firms and will study the first two years of their degree
courses. This allows students to defer their qualify as Chartered Accountants. programme at the Dubai Campus and the
ultimate subject choice beyond first year last two years at the relevant UK campus.
and effectively tailor their degree to suit the Our graduates have taken up various Separate fees apply.
needs of the business world. posts with an impressive list of companies
and we hope that you will join them in For further information, please visit:
International Perspective pursuing a successful career following www.hw.ac.uk/dubai/programmes/
The School of Management and Languages 2-2-undergraduate-programme.htm
completion of your programme.
in Dubai attracts applicants from across
the Gulf region, Europe, Africa and Asia. Teaching and Learning
The faculty bring an international perspective The emphasis in all of our degrees is
gained through their studies, work and vocational, and we endeavour to give
research projects. There is also the students a broad-based education
opportunity for full-time, good performing that reflects the British approach of
undergraduate students to transfer to our critical enquiry and reflective learning.
main campus in Edinburgh after their first We encourage student participation in
year of study in Dubai to broaden their classroom and tutorial environments, and
cultural and learning experience. students are expected to have carried out
independent study prior to the discussion
of a topic. We want our students to
have views and opinions based on an
understanding of the topic or issue.

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Bachelor of Business Entry


Requirements
Administration Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

BBA / BBA (Hons) First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCC
AS Level AABB
CBSE or equivalent 70%
INTAKE: September, January Programme Content Why Study for a Bachelor American High School Diploma + SAT I 1000
DURATION: 3 years (Bachelors degree) / of Business Administration Tawjihiyya 80%
FIRST YEAR
4 years (Honours degree) full-time at Heriot-Watt University in IB 24
Students follow introductory courses in
FEES: 54,000 AED per year Dubai?
four key subject themes: Accountancy and BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
DELIVERY: Day A global curriculum, developed by faculty
Finance, Economics and Management. Degree Entry Programme BBBB
in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia, brings
In addition, students take Business Skills FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 70%
The Programme contemporary understanding to the key
and Critical Writing. Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) Curriculum grade 5
With the Bachelor of Business Administration, topics of business and management.
particular emphasis is placed upon the SECOND YEAR The shared curriculum enables high African WASSCE (WAEC) B2 including English and Math
knowledge and analytical skills required in The key areas of management are studied performing students to study for part
business, with the focus on international and explored in greater depth through of their programme in the UK. Second Year Entry
management and global issues. Building on Marketing, Human Resource Management, An international faculty of active GCE A Level BBB in relevant business subjects
a core knowledge of business issues, the Operations Management, Commercial Law researchers, who bring their varied CBSE 85%
programme aims to enhance the students and Organisational Behaviour courses. These experience to the lecture hall. American High School Diploma + 3AP grade 4 or
personal development, and team working are complemented by Quantitative Methods A research project in the Honours year American High School Diploma SAT I minimum
and presentation skills. We believe that the as well as Accountancy and Finance options. instils a deeper knowledge of a specialist score of 1000 + 3 SAT 2 in relevant subjects each
real basis for management is experience. We interest, which can help to shape your with minimum score 500
THIRD YEAR
will expose you to theories of management skills for a future career. IB 28
As student knowledge and skills grow, the
and case studies of companies, and give An academic education to prepare you for BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
emphasis switches to international issues
you the opportunity to work on specific future employment, with an emphasis on
through the study of Strategic Management, Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
management problems. Organisations must key skills such as numeracy, written and
Project Management and Innovation FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 85%
compete in a global marketplace and their oral communication, and group work.
Management. Further studies in Marketing, Transfer students from other universities
activities cross borders and cultures. Opportunities to study our Masters
and Accountancy and Finance options are may be considered on a case by case basis.
programmes for students graduating
also available.
Students who have passed the courses with an Honours degree.
designated as appropriate by the Chartered FOURTH YEAR Third Year Entry
Successful completion of an HND in a related field
Institute of Marketing (CIM) may be Students develop their own interests further Career Prospects
of study (with a merit profile). Please contact the
considered for entry to the CIM Professional by undertaking a business-related dissertation When studying for a BBA, you can
Recruitment and Admissions Office to discuss further.
Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. of their choice, supported by studies in expect career opportunities in the following
Transfer students from other universities may be
Entrepreneurial talent and the ability to International and Contemporary Issues areas: human resource manager, marketing
considered on a case by case basis.
recognise and analyse new opportunities will in relevant Marketing, Human Resource executive, social entrepreneur, retail
be encouraged and developed. Management and Management areas. manager, public sector administrator,
English Language Requirements
advertising manager, digital marketer,
Where English was not the medium of instruction
project manager and contracts manager. at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6
Academic (with no element below 5.5); Pearson PTE
62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge CAE
grade C (with no element below C).

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Accountancy Entry
Requirements
and Finance Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

BA / MA (Hons) First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCC
AS Level AABB
CBSE or equivalent 70%
DURATION: 3 years (Bachelors degree) / 4 Successful completion of our programme Why Study Accountancy American High School Diploma + SAT I 1000
years (Honours degree) full-time provides the maximum number of and Finance at Heriot-Watt Tawjihiyya 80%
FEES: 54,000 AED per year exemptions from professional examination University in Dubai? IB 24
DELIVERY: Day bodies, including the Association of A global curriculum, developed by faculty
BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia, brings
The Programme and the Chartered Institute of Management Degree Entry Programme BBBB
contemporary understanding to the key
Accountancy has often been described as Accountants (CIMA). topics of accountancy and finance. FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 70%
the language of business, and it has long The shared curriculum enables high Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum
been recognised that an understanding of Programme Content performing students to study for part of grade 5
accounting and finance is a prerequisite FIRST YEAR their programme in the UK.
for those who intend to pursue a career in An international faculty of active Second Year Entry
Students follow introductory courses in
commerce, industry or public administration. researchers, who bring their varied GCE A Level BBB in relevant business subjects
four key subject themes: Accountancy and
The increasingly complex environment Finance, Economics and Management. experience to the lecture hall. CBSE 85%
within which both financial and international A research project in the Honours year American High School Diploma + 3AP grade 4 or
business is conducted and the development SECOND YEAR instils a deeper knowledge of a specialist American High School Diploma SAT I minimum
and spread of computerised techniques Students begin to broaden their study. interest, which can help to shape your score of 1000 + 3 SAT 2 in relevant subjects each
continue to reinforce the need for such an Accountancy subjects include Financial skills for a future career. with minimum score 500
understanding. Reporting and Management Accounting. An academic education to prepare you for IB 28
Finance subjects include Finance Theory and future employment, with an emphasis on BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
The value of such studies is also recognised Markets, and Corporate Financial Theory. key skills such as numeracy, written and Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
by professional accountancy and allied Commercial Law, Business Entities and oral communication, and group work.
Quantitative Methods are other available FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 85%
societies, which offer, to approved graduates, Opportunities to study our Masters
options. Transfer students from other universities may be
substantial examination exemptions and programmes for students graduating with
considered on a case by case basis.
reduced periods of pre-qualifying service. THIRD YEAR an Honours degree.
Our Accountancy and Finance programme is Students undertake accounting studies Third Year Entry
a specialist degree particularly well suited in Auditing and Advanced Management Career Prospects
Successful completion of an HND in a related field
to those seeking entry into the accountancy Accounting. Finance subjects include When studying Accountancy and Finance, of study (with a merit profile). Please contact the
profession and a career in financial Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, you can expect career opportunities in Recruitment and Admissions Office to discuss further.
services or financial management. It aims Security Markets and Advanced Financial the following roles: operations research
Transfer students from other universities may be
to encourage the development of cognitive Accounting. Research Methods is also taught. analyst, auditor, accounting clerk, risk considered on a case by case basis.
skills so that students learn to apply analyst, financial accountant, management
FOURTH YEAR Students have the option to transfer to the Edinburgh
their new knowledge and understanding accountant, export manager, business
The final year provides an opportunity for Campus to study for their Honours year.
as they progress, and become versed analyst, business operations manager,
in this deeper approach to learning, specialisation, with studies in Accountancy logistics manager, business interpreter, English Language Requirements
using powers of analysis, synthesis Theory, International Accounting, Corporate project manager and contracts manager. Where English was not the medium of instruction
and evaluation. Reporting and Corporate Governance.
at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
Students must also undertake a dissertation English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6
in an area of particular interest to them. Academic (with no element below 5.5); Pearson PTE
62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge CAE
grade C (with no element below C).

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head.
Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Business Entry
Requirements
and Finance Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

BA / MA (Hons) First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCC
AS Level - AABB
CBSE or equivalent 70%
DURATION: 3 years (Bachelors degree) / 4 Programme Content Why study Business and American High School Diploma + SAT I 1000
years (Honours degree) full-time Finance at Heriot-Watt Tawjihiyya 80%
FIRST YEAR
FEES: 54,000 AED per year University in Dubai? IB 24
Students follow introductory courses
DELIVERY: Day A global curriculum, developed by faculty
in four key subject themes: Accountancy BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia, brings
The Programme and Finance, Economics and Management. Degree Entry Programme BBBB
contemporary understanding to the key
An understanding of business and finance is In addition, students take Business Skills FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 70%
topics of management and finance.
a prerequisite for those who intend to pursue and Critical Writing. Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum
The shared curriculum enables high
a career in commerce, industry or public SECOND YEAR performing students to study for part grade 5
administration. Operating in international The main aspects of management and of their programme in the UK. African WASSCE (WAEC) B2 including English and Math
markets requires an understanding of finance are developed. Management subjects An international faculty of active
international accounting standards, taxation, include Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, researchers, who bring their varied Second Year Entry
mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, Operations Management, Commercial Law experience to the lecture hall. GCE A Level BBB in relevant business subjects
and exchange and interest rates. It is not and Human Resource Management. Finance A research project in the honours year CBSE 85%
surprising that there is a continuing demand subjects include Finance Theory and Markets. instils a deeper knowledge of a specialist American High School Diploma + 3AP grade 4 or
for graduates who have specialised in Quantitative Techniques courses are taken to interest, which can help to shape your American High School Diploma SAT I minimum
these subjects. Professional bodies offer equip students with the knowledge and skills skills for a future career. score of 1000 + 3 SAT 2 in relevant subjects each
substantial examination exemptions and that will be required in subsequent years. An academic education to prepare you for with minimum score 500
reduced periods of pre-qualifying service future employment, with an emphasis on IB 28
THIRD YEAR
to approved graduates. key skills such as numeracy, written and BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
Students undertake core finance studies in
oral communication, and group work. Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
Corporate Finance and Security Markets.
The Heriot-Watt programme in Business and Opportunities to study our Masters
In addition, students take business-related FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 85%
Finance is a joint degree programme with programmes for students graduating with
subjects including Strategic Management, Transfer students from other universities may be
equal emphasis on the subject areas of an Honours degree.
Business Research Methods, Project considered on a case by case basis.
management and finance. The aim
Management and Marketing.
of the programme is to encourage the Career Prospects
development of cognitive skills so that When studying Business and Finance, you Third Year Entry
FOURTH YEAR
Successful completion of an HND in a related field
as students progress they develop The final year provides an opportunity for can expect career opportunities in the
of study (with a merit profile). Please contact the
knowledge and understanding, specialisation in management and studies following roles: financial advisor, business
Recruitment and Admissions Office to discuss further.
learn to apply that knowledge and in International and Contemporary Issues operations manager, production manager,
Transfer students from other universities may be
understanding, and become versed in relevant Business and Finance areas. quality control manager, logistics manager,
considered on a case by case basis.
in this deeper approach to learning, Students must also undertake a dissertation business interpreter, marketing executive,
using powers of analysis, synthesis in an area of business or finance of particular retail manager, advertising manager, digital
English Language Requirements
and evaluation. interest to them. marketer and project manager. Where English was not the medium of instruction
at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6
Academic (with no element below 5.5); Pearson PTE
62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge CAE
grade C (with no element below C).

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Business Entry
Requirements
Management Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

BA / MA (Hons) First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCC
AS Level - AABB
CBSE or equivalent 70%
DURATION: 3 years (Bachelors degree) / In the third and fourth years of the Heriot- Why Study Business American High School Diploma + SAT I 1000
4 years (Honours degree) full-time Watt programme in Business Management, Management at Heriot-Watt Tawjihiyya 80%
FEES: 54,000 AED per year students choose from a broad range of University in Dubai? IB 24
DELIVERY: Day specialist subjects. This allows you to tailor A global curriculum, developed by faculty
BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
your degree to meet your career needs and in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia, brings
The Programme aspirations. Degree Entry Programme BBBB
contemporary understanding to the key
The Business Management degree topics of business and management. FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 70%
programme follows a number of guiding Programme Content The shared curriculum enables high Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum
principles that mirror the values of managers performing students to study for part of grade 5
FIRST YEAR
of leading organisations and reflect current their programme in the UK. African WASSCE (WAEC) B2 including English and Math
Students follow introductory courses in
business management thinking. In the first An international faculty of active
four key subject themes: Accountancy and
two years of all business management researchers, who bring their varied Second Year Entry
Finance, Economics, Management, and
degrees, students follow a common experience to the lecture hall. GCE A Level BBB in relevant business subjects
Economics and Management. In addition,
programme that provides a strong grounding A research project in the Honours year CBSE 85%
students take Business Skills and Critical
in the principles of modern business instils a deeper knowledge of a specialist American High School Diploma + 3AP grade 4 or
Writing.
management and also introduces more interest, which can help to shape your American High School Diploma SAT I minimum
functional areas of business management, SECOND YEAR skills for a future career. score of 1000 + 3 SAT 2 in relevant subjects each
including marketing, human resource Students study the functional areas of An academic education to prepare you for with minimum score 500
management and organisational behaviour. business management, including courses in future employment, with an emphasis on IB 28
Marketing, Human Resource Management, key skills such as numeracy, written and BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
Our students are not here just to learn facts Operations Management, Commercial Law, oral communication, and group work. Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
and figures. Senior managers everywhere Organisational Behaviour, Statistics and Opportunities to study our Masters
Quantitative Techniques. FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 85%
stress that personal skills are as important programmes for students graduating with
as education and intellect. Our aim is to an Honours degree. Transfer students from other universities may be
THIRD YEAR considered on a case by case basis.
help you become a manager of the future, Courses include Strategic Management,
and so students are encouraged to develop Career Prospects
Marketing specialisms, Business Research Third Year Entry
practical business management and problem When studying Business Management,
Methods and Project Management. Successful completion of an HND in a related field
solving skills through the team development you can expect career opportunities in the
of study (with a merit profile). Please contact the
courses and group projects. We believe that FOURTH YEAR following roles: management consultant,
Recruitment and Admissions Office to discuss further.
the real basis for business management is Students undertake studies in a range of business operations manager, market
subjects in International and Contemporary Transfer students from other universities may be
experience. We will expose you to theories research analyst, social entrepreneur,
considered on a case by case basis.
of business management and case studies Issues relevant to Business Management production manager, quality control manager,
of companies, and give you the opportunity areas. Students must also undertake logistics manager, human resource manager,
English Language Requirements
to work on specific business management a dissertation in an area of business business interpreter, marketing executive, Where English was not the medium of instruction
problems. management of particular interest to them. retail manager, advertising manager, project at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
manager and contracts manager. English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6
Academic (with no element below 5.5); Pearson PTE
62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge CAE
grade C (with no element below C).

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Psychology
By Dr Annie Crookes

Psychology is the systematic study of focus on commerce. Learning from these sectors. The positive outlook for
behaviour and mind. It uses a variety of programmes can be applied across the psychology internationally is reflected in
scientific methods to explore issues such full spectrum of global cultures and the strong growth of professional
as the influence of our biology on commercial industry. The Psychology psychology in the UAE and Gulf region
behaviour; the ways in which we develop programmes also combine the practical itself. Psychologists now work in many
from early infancy to adulthood; the principles of management with the leading government and private
processes of how we perceive, solve scientific foundations of psychology. In organisations and in fields as diverse as
problems and make decisions; and the this way, they provide an attractive mix counselling, recruitment and sport.
ways we interact with each other. It of scientific and professional skills. Heriot-Watt has taken a lead among the
builds important transferable skills such private universities to engage and
as data analysis, written communication Following the success of these first facilitate the professional community in
and critical thinking alongside a programmes, and in response to a growing all aspects of psychology through
knowledge base that enables greater demand from students, the BSc Psychology international conferences, professional
self-awareness and better understanding (single Honours) programme was introduced networks and intercollegiate initiatives.
of others. to the Dubai Campus in 2016. This
programme provides enhanced learning
In recent years, there has been growing in psychological science, a greater focus
acknowledgement of the role of on skill building and the opportunity
psychological science in a variety of to undertake a wider range of applied
professional settings and the importance psychology courses at senior level. This
of psychology as a field of study. The programme is aimed at those wishing to
Psychology department at Heriot-Watt has pursue professional psychology in clinical,
been quick to respond to this by developing organisational or other settings. Our
programmes with a strong focus on undergraduate Psychology programmes
applied contexts. In 2011, the University consistently rate highly for quality of teaching
introduced its sought after Psychology and student satisfaction.
programmes to the Dubai Campus.
Several international publications have
The Psychology with Management commented on the wide range of careers
(Bachelors) and Business Psychology available to psychology graduates and,
(Masters) programmes were initially moreover, that psychology is becoming a
chosen as they add a unique and important sought after knowledge base for the
knowledge base for the UAEs strong commercial, health, education and public

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Entry
Requirements
Psychology Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

BSc (Hons) First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCC
AS Level AABB
CBSE or equivalent 70%
DURATION: 4 years Honours degree Programme Content Why study Psychology at American High School Diploma + SAT I 1000
FEES: 54,000 AED per year Heriot-Watt University in Tawjihiyya 80%
FIRST YEAR
DELIVERY: Day Dubai? IB 24
Students are introduced to psychology from a
Heriot-Watt psychology programmes
range of perspectives and begin their studies BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
The Programme have been ranked as one of the leading
in research methods, which will continue Degree Entry Programme BBBB
This programme mostly focuses on courses programmes in the UK
throughout the programme. Students are FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 70%
in psychological science, both theory and Heriot-Watt takes an applied focus, going
also introduced to the specific academic Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum
research based, each year. In years 1 to 3, beyond textbook and theory to explore
skills required to study and think about grade 5
these are complemented by a small number real-world uses of psychology.
psychological contexts.
of electives taken from the management Psychology graduates have sought after
programmes to broaden the learning SECOND YEAR transferable skills in writing, research and Second Year Entry
Psychology courses cover Social Psychology, critical evaluation. GCE A Level BBB
experience. The curriculum is based on that
recommended by the British Psychological Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Honours graduates have career CBSE 85%
Society (BPS). Psychology, and psychology pathways opportunities in psychology and business American High School Diploma + 3AP grade 4 or
alongside more advanced Statistics and professions and are eligible for a American High School Diploma SAT I minimum
The programme is suitable for students with Research Design. Students also select one of broad range of postgraduate training score of 1000 + 3 SAT 2 in relevant subjects each
a science or commerce background who two applied psychology pathways, in either programmes internationally that are with minimum score 500
are interested in the systematic study of Human Resource Management or Marketing, relevant to psychology. IB 28
cognition, mind and behaviour. Students may which will be carried into future years. BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
wish to take this knowledge into a career Career Prospects Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
THIRD YEAR
in industry or complete further training to Graduates of this Honours programme
Psychology courses cover Social Cognition, FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 85%
become a professional psychologist. (four years) will be well prepared for many
Personality, Lifespan Development, and Transfer students from other universities may be
areas of employment, including business
Health, Forensic and Biological Psychology. considered on a case by case basis.
management, human resource management,
These courses take an applied approach,
marketing and market research, teaching,
including the discussion of relationships, English Language Requirements
counselling and coaching. Where English was not the medium of instruction
health and environmental design. Students
also take 2 electives in their chosen applied at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
Students wishing to continue into licensed English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6
psychology pathway.
psychology professions (such as clinical, Academic (with no element below 5.5); Pearson PTE
FOURTH YEAR forensic, health or educational psychology) 62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge CAE
Advanced psychology courses continue the will be eligible for the relevant postgraduate grade C (with no element below C).
applied focus in a range of areas based on training at Heriot-Watt and at other UK The Psychology programmes are assessed largely
faculty expertise. Currently, this includes institutions or internationally. by written essay and exam, and so applicants should
topics on consciousness, neuroscience, have a strong ability in academic writing.
industrial psychology and psychopathology.
In addition, each student undertakes a major Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
independent project. This involves research academic head.
design, data collection and analysis, and is a
chance to learn in depth about a topic of the
students own choosing.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Psychology with Entry


Requirements
Management Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

BSc (Hons) First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCC
AS Level AABB
CBSE or equivalent 70%
DURATION: 4 years Honours degree Programme Content Why Study Psychology with American High School Diploma + SAT I 1000
FEES: 54,000 AED per year Management at Heriot-Watt Tawjihiyya 80%
FIRST YEAR
DELIVERY: Day University in Dubai? IB 24
Students are introduced to psychology
Heriot-Watt psychology programmes
from a range of perspectives and begin BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
The Programme have been ranked as one of the leading
their studies in research methods, which Degree Entry Programme BBBB
This programme balances approximately programmes in the UK
will continue throughout the programme. FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 70%
75% Psychology with 25% Business and Heriot-Watt takes an applied focus, going
This is complemented by an introduction to Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum
Management courses over the 4 years. beyond textbook and theory to explore
Management topics. grade 5
Psychology courses cover a range of core real-world uses of psychology.
approaches to psychology as well as SECOND YEAR Psychology graduates have sought after
research design and analysis and applied Psychology courses cover Social Psychology, transferable skills in writing, research and Second Year Entry
Cognitive Psychology, Developmental critical evaluation. GCE A Level BBB in relevant business subjects
specialist topics. The curriculum is based
on that recommended by the British Psychology, and Intelligence, alongside more BSc (Hons) Psychology with Management CBSE 85%
Psychological Society (BPS). Business advanced Statistics and Research Design. graduates have career opportunities in American High School Diploma + 3AP grade 4 or
Management courses include a mixture of Students also select one of two applied business and psychology professions American High School Diploma SAT I minimum
core management subjects and a range of psychology pathways in either Human and are eligible for a broad range of score of 1000 + 3 SAT 2 in relevant subjects each
optional courses, allowing students to tailor Resource Management or Marketing, which postgraduate programmes across both with minimum score 500
learning to their personal preferences. will be carried into future years. disciplines. IB 28
BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
THIRD YEAR
The programme is open to students from Career Prospects Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
Psychology courses cover Social Cognition,
any subject background who meet the Graduates of this Honours programme
Personality, Lifespan Development and FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 85%
grade requirements. It is most suitable, (four years) will be well prepared for many
Biological Psychology. These courses take an Transfer students from other universities may be
however, for students with a science or areas of employment, including business
applied approach, and include the discussion considered on a case by case basis.
commerce background who are interested management, human resource management,
of relationships, health and environmental
in the systematic study of cognition, mind marketing and market research, teaching,
design. Students also take advanced courses English Language Requirements
and behaviour. Students may wish to take counselling and coaching. Where English was not the medium of instruction
in management or consumer behaviour
this knowledge into a career in industry at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
depending on their chosen pathway.
or complete further training to become a Students wishing to continue into licensed English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6
professional psychologist. FOURTH YEAR psychology professions (such as clinical, Academic (with no element below 5.5); Pearson PTE
Advanced psychology courses continue the forensic, health or educational psychology) 62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge CAE
applied focus in a range of areas based on will be eligible for the relevant postgraduate grade C (with no element below C).
faculty expertise. Currently, this includes training at Heriot-Watt and at other UK The Psychology programmes are assessed largely
topics on consciousness, health, industrial institutions or internationally. by written essay and exam, and so applicants should
psychology and psychopathology. In have a strong ability in academic writing.
addition, each student undertakes a major
independent project. This involves research Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
design, data collection and analysis, and is academic head.
a chance to learn in depth about a topic of
the students own choosing. Students also
take a final two courses from the School of
Management and Languages, but they do not
undertake a management project.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
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School of
Mathematical and
Computer Sciences
By Steve Gill

The School of Mathematical and Computer Our taught programmes are designed Our highly qualified permanently based
Sciences is a thriving school with a around todays increasing need for software staff in Dubai maintain close links with our
strong tradition of research, scholarship engineers and managers, not only in the UAE large pool of UK based staff, collaborating
and teaching in computer science and and Gulf region but also across the globe, on the development of course materials
information technology. The University has to understand current trends in computer and assessments through frequent
been offering degree courses in Computer science and be able to assess the potential communications and meetings. This
Science since 1966, when computer science for these new technologies. ensures that the course delivery and student
was an emerging new field of study. experience in Dubai and Edinburgh is very
In Dubai, we offer undergraduate and similar. Students at the Dubai Campus can
The Computer Science department at postgraduate programmes of study leading be confident that they will receive the same
Heriot-Watt carries out internationally to highly regarded and internationally high standard of teaching as our students in
recognised research through a number of recognised qualifications. the UK.
successful research groups. These explore
the latest developments in Intelligent Systems The four-year Honours undergraduate 2+2 study Mode
(such as Biomedical Informatics Systems, programmes offered in Dubai are each This study option allows all students to
Engineering; Pervasive, Ubiquitous and Mobile designed to be broad-based undergraduate study the first two years of their degree
Applications; Robotics; Dependable Systems), degrees in computer science and information programme at the Dubai Campus and the
Interaction (such as Affective Autonomous technology, which could lead on to further last two years at the relevant UK campus.
Agents; Interactive and Trustworthy study through a postgraduate programme, Separate fees apply.
Technologies) and Rigorous Systems. either in Dubai or elsewhere.
For further information, please visit:
Our research receives strong external Students on our undergraduate programmes www.hw.ac.uk/dubai/programmes/
support from the UK Research Councils, the also have the option to transfer to our main 2-2-undergraduate-programme.htm
European Union and many industry partners campus in Edinburgh at the end of any year
including BAE Systems, Motorola, QinetiQ of study.
and Praxis.

Heriot-Watt came 5th in the UK in Mathematical


Sciences in the 2014 Research Excellence
Framework in a joint submission with the
University of Edinburgh

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Entry
Requirements
Computer Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a

Science
case by case basis.

First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCC

BSc (Hons)
AS Level AABB
CBSE or equivalent 70%
American High School Diploma + SAT I 1000
Tawjihiyya 80%
IB 24
DURATION: 4 years (Honours degree) Programme Content Why Study Computer Science
full-time BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
at Heriot-Watt University in
FIRST YEAR Degree Entry Programme BBBB
FEES: 58,000 AED per year Dubai?
We use theory and practice to help you to
DELIVERY: Day Unlike other universities, ours offers FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 70%
develop basic programming skills and learn
a technical programme that equips Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum grade 5
The Programme how to create mobile apps. Other courses on
students with the right skills for Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics
Our four-year BSc Computer Science basic computing, mathematical and study
programming and web development. and English.
Honours degree is oriented to constructing skills cover topics including web design and
We carry out extensive research in
robust and useable systems. We aim to teach databases.
computer science subjects, which feeds Second Year Entry
people not only how to deploy cutting-edge SECOND YEAR into our teaching programmes, keeping GCE A Level BBB
tools and techniques, but also how to build Students continue with courses in Interaction them relevant and up to date. CBSE 85%
the next generation of software tools that Design, Web Programming, Data Structures A large percentage of our graduates get American High School Diploma + 3AP grade 4 or
other system constructors will use. This and Algorithms, Software Design, Hardware/ good jobs following graduation. American High School Diploma SAT I minimum score
programme aims to give a well integrated Software Interface, Database Management We have transfer options to our Edinburgh of 1000 + 3 SAT 2 in relevant subjects each with
balance of theoretical underpinnings and Systems and Programming Languages. Campus, allowing students to complete minimum score 500
practical experience, strongly informed by their studies in the UK. IB 28
THIRD YEAR
the research expertise of our academic staff. Students who wish to remain in Dubai
Students study the following topics: Software BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
after graduating with an Honours degree
Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Data Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
can extend their studies by entering
Communication and Networking, Operating FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 85%
one of our postgraduate Masters
Systems, Professional Development and Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics/Computer
programmes.
Language Processors as well as more formal Science and English.
aspects of computing. In addition, students Transfer students from other universities may be
Career Prospects
work on a group programming project. considered on a case by case basis.
Prospects in industry, commerce and the
FOURTH YEAR public sector are excellent. The growth in
Students work on a major individual network services on computers in the office Third Year Entry
project and will choose a number of taught and home, and on mobile handheld devices, Successful completion of an HND in a related field
of study (with a merit profile). Please contact the
coursesfrom a selection ofadvanced topics has increased the demand for experts
Recruitment and Admissions Office to discuss further.
such as Big Data Management, Computer who can design, implement and manage
Network Security, Industrial Programming, systems combining rich computational, Transfer students from other universities may be
communication and multimedia facilities for considered on a case by case basis.
Mobile Communications and Programming,
Computer Games Programming and Network non-specialist users.
Fourth Year Entry
Applications.
Transfer students from other universities may be
The BSc (Hons) Computer Science degree
considered on a case by case basis.
is accredited by BCS, the Chartered
Institute for IT. English Language Requirements
Where English was not the medium of instruction at
secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English
language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6 Academic
(with no element below 5.5); Pearson PTE 62 (with no
element below 57); or Cambridge CAE grade C (with
no element below C).

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant Recruitment and


academic head. Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Computer Science Entry
Requirements
(Computer Games Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a

Programming)
case by case basis.

First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCC
AS Level AABB
BSc (Hons) CBSE or equivalent 70%
American High School Diploma + SAT I 1000
Tawjihiyya 80%
IB 24
DURATION: 4 years (Honours degree) FIRST YEAR Why Study Computer Science
full-time BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
We use theory and practice to help you to (Games Programming) at
FEES: 58,000 AED per year develop basic programming skills and learn Heriot-Watt University in Degree Entry Programme BBBB
DELIVERY: Day how to create mobile apps. Other courses on Dubai? FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 70%
basic computing, mathematical and study Unlike other universities, ours offers Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum grade 5
The Programme skills cover topics including web design and a technical programme that equips Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics
Our four-year BSc Computer Science (Games databases. students with the right skills for games and English.
Programming) Honours degree is oriented to programming.
SECOND YEAR
constructing robust and useable computer We carry out extensive research in Second Year Entry
Students continue with courses in Interaction
games. We aim to teach people not only computer science subjects, which feeds GCE A Level BBB
Design, Web Programming, Data Structures
how to deploy cutting-edge games, but also into our teaching programmes, keeping CBSE 85%
and Algorithms, Software Design, Hardware/
help them to develop other professional them relevant and up to date. American High School Diploma + 3AP grade 4 or
Software Interface, Database Management
skills that will enable them to communicate A large percentage of our graduates get American High School Diploma SAT I minimum score
Systems and Programming Languages.
clearly, work independently and cooperate good jobs following graduation. of 1000 + 3 SAT 2 in relevant subjects each with
effectively. In the gaming industry, where THIRD YEAR We have transfer options to our Edinburgh minimum score 500
business transactions are underpinned by Students study the following topics: Software Campus, allowing students to complete IB 28
technology, workplaces need individuals who Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Data their studies in the UK.
BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
can create effective systems. Our graduates Communication and Networking, Operating Students who wish to remain in Dubai
Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
move into the games development industry Systems, Professional Development and after graduating with an Honours degree
armed with a blend of interpersonal and Language Processors as well as more formal can extend their studies by entering FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 85%
technical skills that meets current needs aspects of computing. In addition, students one of our postgraduate Masters Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics/Computer
and will continue to meet the needs of the work on a group programming project. programmes. Science and English.
organisations of the future. Transfer students from other universities may be
FOURTH YEAR
Career Prospects considered on a case by case basis.
Students work on an individual games
Programme Content Prospects in the games development
programming project and, along with the Third Year Entry
The first three years of this programme and industry are excellent. The growth in
Computer Games Programming course, will Successful completion of an HND in a related
the BSc Computer Science programme are computer games on personal computers and
choose a number of taught courses from field of study (with a merit profile). Please contact the
identical, as students learn the underlying mobile devices has increased the demand
a selection of advanced topics such as Recruitment and Admissions Office to discuss further.
skills required to develop computer games. for experts who can design, implement
Big Data Management, Computer Network Transfer students from other universities may be
Then, in fourth year, students specialise and manage computer games combining
Security, Industrial Programming, Mobile considered on a case by case basis.
by taking Computer Games Programming rich computational, communication and
Communications and Programming, and
courses as well as completing an approved multimedia facilities for non-specialist users.
Network Applications. Fourth Year Entry
dissertation topic suitable for this specialism.
Transfer students from other universities may be
The BSc (Hons) Computer Science
considered on a case by case basis.
(Computer Games Programming) degree
is accredited by BCS, the Chartered English Language Requirement
Institute for IT. Where English was not the medium of instruction at
secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English
language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6 Academic
(with no element below 5.5); Pearson PTE 62 (with no
element below 57); or Cambridge CAE grade C (with
no element below C).

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant Recruitment and


academic head. Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Entry
Requirements
Computer Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a

Systems
case by case basis.

First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCC
AS Level AABB
BSc (Hons) CBSE or equivalent 70%
American High School Diploma + SAT I 1000
Tawjihiyya 80%
IB 24
DURATION: 4 years (Honours degree), Programme Content Why study Computer Systems
full-time BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
at Heriot-Watt University
FIRST YEAR Degree Entry Programme BBBB
FEES: 58,000 AED per year in Dubai?
We use theory and practice to help you to
DELIVERY: Day Unlike other universities, ours offers FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 70%
develop basic programming skills and learn
a technical programme that equips Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum grade 5
The Programme how to create mobile apps. Other courses on
students with the right skills for Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics
Our four-year BSc Computer Systems basic computing, mathematical and study
programming and web development. and English.
Honours degree is designed for students skills cover topics including web design and
We carry out extensive research in
looking for a sound foundation and applied databases.
computer science subjects, which feeds Second Year Entry
skills in computing. We aim to teach students SECOND YEAR into our teaching programmes, keeping GCE A Level BBB
not only how to deploy cutting-edge tools Students continue with courses in Interaction them relevant and up to date. CBSE 85%
and techniques, but also help them to Design, Web Programming, Data Structures A large percentage of our graduates get American High School Diploma + 3AP grade 4 or
develop other professional skills that will and Algorithms, Software Design, Hardware/ good jobs following graduation. American High School Diploma SAT I minimum score
enable them to communicate clearly, work Software Interface, Database Management We have transfer options to our Edinburgh of 1000 + 3 SAT 2 in relevant subjects each with
independently and cooperate effectively. In Systems and Programming Languages. Campus, allowing students to complete minimum score 500
industry, commerce and the public sector, their studies in the UK. IB 28
THIRD YEAR
where business transactions are underpinned Students who wish to remain in Dubai
Students study the following topics: Software BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DDD
by technology, workplaces need individuals after graduating with an Honours degree
Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Data Higher National Diploma (HND) PPP
who can create and exploit practical and can extend their studies by entering
Communication and Networking, Knowledge FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 85%
effective systems. Our graduates move one of our postgraduate Masters
Management, Operating Systems, Compulsory subjects to include Mathematics /Computer
into these sectors armed with a blend of programmes.
Professional Development and Language Science and English.
interpersonal and technical skills that meet
Processors. In addition, students work on a Transfer students from other universities
current needs and will continue to meet the Career Prospects
group programming project. may be considered on a case by case basis.
needs of the organisations of the future. Prospects in industry, commerce and the
FOURTH YEAR public sector are excellent. The growth in
Students work on a major individual network services on computers in the office Third Year Entry
project and will choose a number of taught and home, and on mobile handheld devices, Successful completion of an HND in a related field
of study (with a merit profile). Please contact the
coursesfrom a selection ofadvanced topics has increased the demand for experts
Recruitment and Admissions Office to discuss further.
such as Big Data Management, Computer who can design, implement and manage
Network Security, Industrial Programming, systems combining rich computational, Transfer students from other universities may be
communication and multimedia facilities for considered on a case by case basis.
Mobile Communications and programming,
Computer Games Programming, non-specialist users.
Fourth Year Entry
and Network Applications.
Transfer students from other universities
The BSc (Hons) Computer Systems degree
GAMES PROGRAMMING SPECIALISM may be considered on a case by case basis.
is accredited by BCS, the Chartered
Students on the BSc Computer Systems
Institute for IT. English Language Requirements
programme can specialise in Games
Programming in fourth year. Where English was not the medium of instruction
at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6
Academic (with no element below 5.5); Pearson
PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge
CAE grade C (with no element below C).

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant Recruitment and


academic head. Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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School of
Textiles
and Design
By Vanessa Northway

The School of Textiles and Design, formerly The Dubai Campus currently offers a We look forward to welcoming you to our
the Scottish College of Textiles, has a selection of programmes suited to students School and to celebrating your learning and
distinguished history that goes back to wishing to pursue a career in the creative success at Heriot-Watt University.
1883. Since its beginnings, the School has and design industries. We offer dynamic
specialised in the education of professionals Fashion, Fashion Marketing and Retailing, 2+2 study Mode
and practitioners in the global textiles, design and Interior Design programmes that enable This study option allows all students to
and clothing industries, and has established students to gain a broad knowledge of study the first two years of their degree
a reputation as one of the worlds leading their chosen industry whilst simultaneously programme at the Dubai Campus and the
textiles and design institutions. undertaking specialist study in a discipline- last two years at the relevant UK campus.
specific pathway. Separate fees apply.
We have created effective student facilities
that, together with our creative expertise Our Fashion programmes explore For further information, please visit:
and design innovation, provide a unique contemporary influences within the context www.hw.ac.uk/dubai/programmes/
learning environment. Our excellent of creative fashion application. Students 2-2-undergraduate-programme.htm.
record in providing professional and can choose between the two disciplines of
vocational programmes ensures that our Fashion Marketing and Retailing or Fashion.
graduates are highly successful in securing During the first year, students will develop
employment throughout the creative and an understanding of their chosen area of
design industries. The School has well fashion and have a unique opportunity to
established industry links, which help explore the many different practices with
to equip our students for employment the fashion industry.
through competitions, sponsorship, guest
presentations, work placements and projects Our distinctive and successful Interior Design
provided by our expanding database of programme explores the creative process
industry partners in Dubai and worldwide. We of interior design from materials and spatial
also offer student transfers to our Scottish design, through retail and event design,
campuses for a semester or a year at a time to architectural alteration and technology.
(subject to approval). The programme is delivered jointly by the
School of Textiles and Design and the School
of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and
Society, and provides a core set of design
and practical skills required by the industry,
supported by contextual studies, technology
and materials expertise. Students engage
in projects and tasks that enable them to
articulate their own niche in interior design.
Students are able to transfer to our Scottish
Borders Campus following their second year
of study (subject to approval).

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Fashion Marketing Entry


Requirements
and Retailing Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

BA First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCD
A mix of A level and AS level subjects will be
considered as long as different subjects have
been studied at both levels.
DURATION: 3 years (Ordinary degree) Programme Content Additional Studio Fees
CBSE or equivalent 70%
FEES: 60,000 AED per year (additional studio Studio fees of 650 AED per academic year
FIRST YEAR American High School Diploma Pass + SAT I 1500
fees: year 1 650 AED) apply for the first year of study only. The
A broad common first year for all Fashion
DELIVERY: Day fee contributes towards the cost of drafting Tawjihiyya 80%
students, which provides a strong skills base
paper and card as well as muslin and thread IB 24
The Programme for working in the fashion industry. As well
used for prototype garments. The fee does BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
Our Fashion Marketing and Retailing as studying the specific pathways, students
not cover the cost of printing, sketchbooks, FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 70%
programme confidently prepares students for will take Creative and Contemporary
fabric for final garments, production
a career within the marketing and retailing Studies to put their work in context. Courses Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum
equipment, art supplies or other materials.
industry. Students acquire creative, critical include: Marketing and Retailing, Fashion grade 5
and transferable skills for marketing and Communication, Textiles, Contemporary
Studio fees will be waived for those students
and Contextual Studies, Fashion Advertising Foundation Year
retailing, which are fashion focused yet who do not undertake any production/
and PR, CAD and Presentation Skills, and Successful completion of Heriot-Watt University
broad. Students are taught the fundamentals assembly work as part of their pathway.
Production and Assembly Knowledge. Design Studies Degree Entry Programme, with
of fashion marketing and retailing and the BBBB. Management/Psychology Degree Entry
fashion business. We cover the primary SECOND YEAR Why Study Fashion Marketing Programme will also be considered.
needs of the client and the working brief, Students explore current ideas, issues and and Retailing at Heriot-Watt A mix of A Level and AS Level is acceptable as long
and the focal point of the product and its innovations related to fashion marketing and University in Dubai? as no subject has been studied at both levels.
appeal to customers/consumers, along with retailing. Students engage in a higher level Practical programme with a strong
key skills such as merchandising, buying, of learning in the areas of Buying, Promotion, emphasis on academic standards and Third Year Entry
logistics, promotion, advertising and trends Advertising, Merchandising, Brand and live collaborations. Successful completion of an HND in a related field
analysis to support the product. Extensive Customer Awareness, and Product Analysis Unique British fashion education where of study (with a merit profile). Please contact the
links and collaborations with our industry and Development. Presentation skills are students are involved in the global Recruitment and Admissions Office to discuss further.
partners help students to gain a live enhanced with the use of CAD and the marketing, promotion, advertising and Transfer students from other universities may be
learning experience. Applicants should have exploration of various media and website retail process. considered on a case by case basis.
a keen desire to learn and an aptitude in art development via Digital Application. A greater Praised highly for the considerable active
and design areas. understanding of market and consumer press and media coverage it has received Portfolio Requirements
is delivered through industry projects and since launching in Dubai. Direct entry students into second or third year
Ordinary degree students wishing to collaborations in this year. require a portfolio.
progress to the Honours fourth year will need Career Prospects
THIRD YEAR English Language Requirements
to continue their studies in the UK. Upon graduation, students pursue a range of
Focuses on students becoming more actively Where English was not the medium of instruction
careers and roles within the fashion industry
involved in the fashion industry through at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
and its related areas of marketing and
a variety of interdisciplinary projects that English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6
retailing, including:
enable development of appropriate skills Academic (with no element below 5.5); Pearson
Fashion Buying PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge
and knowledge. At this higher level of study,
Promotion and Advertising CAE grade C (with no element below C).
students undertake courses in: Business
Fashion Stylist
Practice for Fashion, Management and
Fashion Sourcing Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
Finance Reports, Industrial Styling and Trends
Visual Merchandising academic head.
Development.
Fashion Coordinator
FOURTH YEAR Fashion Director
Available at Heriot-Watt University in Retail Merchandiser
the UK. Fashion Public Relations
Fashion Writer
Retail Logistics
Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Entry
Requirements
Fashion Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

BA First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCD
A mix of A level and AS level subjects will be
considered as long as different subjects have
been studied at both levels.
DURATION: 3 years (Ordinary degree) SECOND YEAR fabric for final garments, production
CBSE or equivalent for 70%
FEES: 60,000 AED per year Students explore current ideas, issues and equipment, art supplies or other materials.
(additional annual studio fee 650 AED) innovations related to fashion design through American High School Diploma Pass + SAT I - 1500
DELIVERY: Day continued study of contextual practices, and Why Study Fashion at Tawjihiyya 80%
acquire further knowledge and skills in their Heriot-Watt University in IB 24
The Programme field. Fashion students engage in a higher Dubai?
BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
Our Fashion programme confidently level of learning in production and assembly Strong links with and support from a
variety of industry partners both in Dubai FBISE grade 12 or equivalent 70%
prepares students for a career within the as well as design development at this stage.
fashion industry. As well as learning the and across our global network. Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum
Presentation skills are further enhanced
fundamentals of fashion design, students Practical programme with a strong grade 5
with the use of CAD and the exploration
are taught about key elements of the fashion of various multimedia platforms. A greater emphasis on academic standards and
live collaborations. Foundation Year
business, to enable their success in the understanding of interdisciplinary fields
Successful completion of Heriot-Watt University
fashion industry, and acquire creative, critical within fashion design allows students to Unique British fashion education where
Design Studies Degree Entry Programme, with
and communication skills. Extensive links develop broader skills in courses through students are involved in the global design
BBBB. Management/Psychology Degree Entry
and collaborations with our industry partners the exploration of knitwear tailoring and process and techniques. Programme
help students to gain a live learning pattern experimentation. Praised highly for the considerable active will also be considered.
experience. Applicants should have a keen press and media coverage it has received
THIRD YEAR A mix of A Level and AS Level is acceptable as long
desire to learn and an aptitude in art and since launching in Dubai.
Focuses students upon the necessity as no subject has been studied at both Levels.
design areas. Students are taught about the Increasing number of graduates working
of fashion design for industry through in the fashion industry and going on
primary needs of the client, and the focal Third Year Entry
the development of capsule collections to postgraduate study both locally and
point of the design and its appeal Successful completion of an HND in a related
and various market-level fashion internationally.
to customers/consumers, along with field of study (with a merit profile). Please
design portfolios. A further emphasis The School of Textiles and Design in contact the Recruitment and Admissions Office
marketing skills and trends analysis to
on contextualisation of fashion design Scotland came 1st in the UK for industry to discuss further.
support the product.
practice is required at this level to help and society impact, scoring 100% in the Transfer students from other universities may
prepare students for a career in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. be considered on a case by case basis provided
Ordinary degree students wishing to
fashion industry. An appreciation of the they meet the academic requirements and have
progress to the Honours fourth year will
contemporary market and consumer is Career Prospects a full portfolio.
need to continue their studies in the UK.
delivered alongside trends analysis and Upon graduation, students pursue a range of
brand awareness. Courses cover industry- careers and roles within the fashion industry English Language Requirements
Programme Content
led research and design processes, and its related areas of design, including: Where English was not the medium of instruction
FIRST YEAR through portfolio and collection building creative director at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
A broad common first year for all Fashion as well as advanced garment construction print/graphic designer English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6
students, which provides a strong skills base and fashion product development. Academic (with no element below 5.5); Pearson
fashion illustrator
for working in fashion. As well as studying PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge
FOURTH YEAR pattern maker
the specific fashion design pathways, CAE grade C (with no element below C).
Available at Heriot-Watt University in the UK. fashion product developer
students will undertake courses in Fashion trend researcher Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
Communication, Consumer Behaviour, fashion media consultant
Additional Studio Fees academic head.
Textiles and Marketing and Retailing as well fashion buyer
Studio fees of 650 AED per academic
as CAD and Presentation Skills. At the core
year apply for all years of study. The fee
of year 1 is the garment design process
contributes towards the cost of drafting
which is studied right up to production and
paper and card as well as muslin and thread
assembly with each stage underpinned
used for prototype garments. The fee does
by research into Contextual Studies to Recruitment and
not cover the cost of printing, sketchbooks,
enable students to contexualise their work. Admissions Office
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Entry
Requirements
Interior Design Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

BA / BA (Hons) First Year Entry


GCE A Level CCD
A mix of A level and AS level subjects will be
considered as long as different subjects have
been studied at both levels.
DURATION: 3 years (Bachelors degree) / Students will work both individually and Why Study Interior Design
4 years (Honours degree) full-time in teams made up of other design based at Heriot-Watt University CBSE or equivalent 70%
FEES: 60,000 AED per year American High School Diploma Pass + SAT I 1500
cohorts, and are thereby encouraged to in Dubai?
DELIVERY: Day develop both team working and individual Strong links with and support from a Tawjihiyya 80%
strengths and skills in the analysis and broad range of design industry partners IB 24 points or above
The Programme evaluation of their work. both in the UAE and across our global BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma MMM
The Interior Design programme provides network. FBISE year 11/12 or equivalent 70%
SECOND YEAR
students with the opportunity to develop their Practical programme addressing in detail
Students further develop their design ability Russian/Kazakh (Attestat) National Curriculum
creative and artistic talent within a unique, all aspects of the interior design sector.
and technical skill sets whilst undertaking grade 5
explorative and highly design-focused course Unique British design education
advanced courses in Design Studio,
structure where the main emphasis is on with an emphasis on high academic Foundation Year
Contemporary and Contextual Studies,
international contemporary design. standards where students are Successful completion of Heriot-Watt University
Technical Studies and Building Services.
exposed to design-focused Design Studies Degree Entry Programme, with
During second year, students further refine
Students engage fully with both the poetic collaborations with industry experts. BBBB. Management/Psychology Degree Entry
their design techniques and progressively
and more prosaic aspects of interior Praised highly for the considerable Programme will also be considered.
develop key disciplinary attributes across
design the highly creative, conceptual and active press and media coverage it has
design enhancement, construction learning
expressive component of individual artistic received since launching in Dubai. Portfolio Requirements
material and, notably, through the use of Direct entry students into second, third or fourth
expression is therefore balanced with the
professional drafting software. year require a portfolio.
acquisition, iteration and continued use of Career Prospects
fundamental technical skills and knowledge. THIRD YEAR Upon graduation, students can pursue
We believe this essential mix, which allows Students are exposed to a higher level of a range of careers and roles within the English Language Requirements
Where English was not the medium of instruction
students to develop a highly original and interior design industry experience through interior design industry and its related areas,
at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
yet practical approach to interior design, is a broad range of projects, competitions including:
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6
the key to providing our students with the and collaborations to further develop their Interior Designer (commercial, residential) Academic (with no element below 5.5).
best chance of securing work and enjoying skill sets and knowledge base. Students Lighting Designer
success in the dynamic and international will undertake studies in Interior Design Television, Magazine and Film Set Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
interior design industry. Principles, Environment and Behaviour, and Designer academic head.
Interior Design Professional Practice as well Healthcare Design Specialist
Programme Content as the staple Design Studio and Creative and Furniture Designer
Contemporary Studies courses. Design Director
FIRST YEAR
Retail Window Designer
The first year provides an introduction to FOURTH YEAR
Interior Site Coordinator
the discipline both in terms of the skills Students are in control of the final year
Interior Space Planner
and knowledge required to develop and theme and decide the focus of their own
Exhibition Designer
communicate as a designer, and also project, which forms the main body of work
exposure to the wider global, architectural for the BA (Hons) degree. A full interior
and design contexts and debates in which project of work is researched, designed and
the discipline is positioned. produced alongside an academic report.
This report complements the creative and
Students learn through engagement with professional body of work, which is aimed at
a variety of briefs which are formulated a specific user function and specialist sector,
to enable them to learn new skills whilst to demonstrate a comprehensive level of
applying design research methods and understanding and knowledge of the interior
conceptual approaches within their design industry. Recruitment and
developing work. Admissions Office
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Postgraduate
Programmes

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School of
Engineering and
School of

Physical Sciences
Engineering
and Physical Sciences

By Dr Peter Kew
Heriot-Watt Universitys 195-year heritage is Of even greater concern is the probability The MSc degrees are accredited by the
built upon teaching and research designed that the products of the inefficient or Energy Institute (EI) in the UK, on the basis
to meet the needs of an ever-changing profligate use of carbon-based fuels that the learning outcomes, academic quality
society. Our MSc programmes in Energy and contribute to climate change, which may control processes and standards achieved
Renewable Energy Engineering have been disrupt parts of our balanced ecosystem are the same in Dubai as in Edinburgh.
developed to meet the demand for energy in the medium term. Our Energy MSc Graduates of our postgraduate degrees who
professionals from a range of backgrounds programmes are designed to equip students have a suitable engineering undergraduate
who specialise in the efficient provision to meet the challenges we currently face and degree will meet the academic requirements
and utilisation of energy. The MSc Energy to be well placed to find employment with for EI membership and to achieve Chartered
programme was developed as a course for companies that produce, supply and use Engineer status. Students registered on
multi-mode delivery and has been running energy, whether through conventional means these programmes are eligible for free
in Edinburgh, via our approved learning or from novel or renewable resources. EI membership at the appropriate level
partners and through distance learning (normally graduate membership).
mode since 2001. It has been offered as All of our students enjoy an intimate teaching
an on-campus taught programme in Dubai environment that blends conventional We welcome applications from well qualified
since 2010. The MSc Renewable Energy lectures and tutorials with interactive online and motivated students who wish to benefit
Engineering programme was introduced in material in our virtual learning environment from a high quality learning experience and
Edinburgh in 2007 and to the Dubai Campus (VLE). The courses are continually reviewed gain a highly regarded postgraduate degree.
in 2012. All courses on these programmes at by research-active staff in Edinburgh and
the Dubai Campus are taught in the evenings Dubai to ensure that the material remains
and at weekends so that students who relevant and up to date.
work during normal office hours can attend
lectures and tutorials. Furthermore, we provide access to probably
the best e-library in the region the
Energy based on fossil fuels and, same e-library enjoyed by our students
increasingly, renewables is an essential in Edinburgh enabled by the power of
component of our existence. The cost, the Internet. Our e-library and VLE are
availability and efficient utilisation of energy accessible both on campus and using the
are increasingly strong focal points in the students home or workplace computer,
strategies of governments worldwide, as they or any other device providing Internet
realise that the fossil fuels that are the raw access. This optimises the use of study
material for most of the energy used today time and allows our students families
have a finite life. and employers to see something of the
teaching and learning we provide.

Heriot-Watt came 1st in the UK in General Engineering


in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework in a joint
submission with the University of Edinburgh.

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Energy
MSc / PG Diploma
DURATION: 1 year full-time / typically 2
years part-time
Programme Content
A broad range of Energy disciplines is
Career Prospects
Many of the students on this programme are Entry
FEES: 78,000 AED per programme
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings and Fridays
reflected in this degree, which covers Energy in employment and can enhance their career Requirements
Resources, Energy Efficiency, Environmental prospects with their current employer by
Legislation, Environmental Impact gaining the MSc in Energy, both by virtue of Students who do not meet the programme
The Programme Assessment and Energy in Buildings. The the qualification and because they are able to entry requirements will be considered on a
The MSc in Energy at Heriot-Watt provides programme structure is outlined below. contribute more by applying the knowledge case by case basis.
the opportunity for graduate engineers or and skills they acquire. This programme also
scientists and corporate members of related SEMESTER 1 Postgraduate Masters
equips graduates from other areas to move
professional bodies to acquire the detailed Mandatory: Bachelors Honours Degree
into employment in the increasingly important
knowledge needed to meet the challenges of, Foundations of Energy A good first or second class Honours degree
energy sector.
and develop opportunities within, the energy Optional (choose three): (in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
industry. The programme relates directly to Process Intensification Postgraduate Diploma
the energy challenges facing every region of Heat Transfer and Heat Exchangers Attainment of 50% pass level in the MSc Energy
Electrical Power Systems examinations.
the world, including the Gulf region.
Renewable Energy Technologies Professional/Corporate Membership
Heriot-Watt recognises that learning needs Ventilation and Air Conditioning Membership of a professional institution in a
cognate discipline that normally requires an
to be flexible and this programme allows SEMESTER 2
Honours degree for entry.
experienced and recent graduates to tailor Mandatory:
the programme content and structure to their Technology Futures and Business Postgraduate Diploma
specific needs. The University uses a virtual Strategy Applicants with alternative qualifications and
learning environment called Vision, which Critical Analysis and Research Preparation professional experience may be considered for
can be accessed via the Internet. Optional (choose two): admission to the Postgraduate Diploma at the
Environmental Impact Assessment discretion of the programme director.
Students will study courses and submit Demand Management and Energy Students who successfully complete the Diploma
assignments at their own pace through Storage will be allowed to transfer to the MSc.
Vision as well as attend evening and Building Energy Management
weekend lectures and tutorials. This English Language Requirements
SUMMER SESSION
balances private study with attendance at Where English was not the medium of instruction
Mandatory:
the University, allowing students to work during previous education, applicants must
Masters dissertation (MSc students only) demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
towards a recognised degree alongside their
professional career. to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
Graduates of the Masters programme meet Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
the academic requirements for membership In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
of the Energy Institute (EI). students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
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Renewable
Energy Engineering
MSc / PG Diploma

DURATION: 1 year full-time / typically 2


years part-time
Graduates of the Masters programme meet
the academic requirements for membership
Career Prospects
Many of the students on this programme Entry
FEES: 78,000 AED per programme
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings
of the Energy Institute (EI). are in employment and can enhance Requirements
their career prospects with their current
and Fridays Programme Content employer by gaining the MSc in Renewable Students who do not meet the programme
A broad range of Energy disciplines is Energy Engineering, both by virtue of the entry requirements will be considered on a
The Programme reflected in this degree, which covers Energy qualification and because they are able to case by case basis.
This programme gives an overview of the Resources, Energy Efficiency, Environmental contribute more by applying the knowledge
provision and use of energy in the world Legislation and Environmental Impact and skills they acquire. This programme also Postgraduate Masters
today, but allows the student to specialise Assessment. The programme structure is equips graduates from other areas to move Bachelors Honours Degree
in the rapidly expanding area of renewable outlined below. A good first or second class Honours degree
into employment in this exciting field as the
energy engineering. The programme is (in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
SEMESTER 1 renewable energy sector continues to grow
aimed at students wishing to develop a Postgraduate Diploma
Mandatory: in importance.
critical understanding of the significant Attainment of 50% pass level in the MSc
changes afoot in the energy sector due to Foundations of Energy Renewable Energy Engineering examinations.
the development and integration of wind, Renewable Energy Technologies Professional/Corporate Membership
marine, biomass and solar technologies. The Economics of Renewable Energy Membership of a professional institution in a
programme delivers graduates of a calibre Optional (choose one): cognate discipline that normally requires an
capable of developing and implementing Heat Transfer and Heat Exchangers Honours degree for entry.
creative solutions to the problems Electrical Power Systems
encountered in renewable energy capture, Postgraduate Diploma
SEMESTER 2
Applicants with alternative qualifications and
conversion, storage and management. Mandatory: professional experience may be considered for
Advanced Renewable Energy Engineering admission to the Postgraduate Diploma at the
Heriot-Watt recognises that learning needs Critical Analysis and Research Preparation discretion of the programme director.
to be flexible and this programme allows Environmental Impact Assessment Students who successfully complete the
experienced and recent graduates to tailor Demand Management and Energy Diploma will be allowed to transfer to the MSc.
the programme content and structure to their Storage
specific needs. The University uses a virtual English Language Requirements
learning environment called Vision, which SUMMER SESSION
Where English was not the medium of instruction
can be accessed via the Internet. Mandatory:
during previous education, applicants must
Masters dissertation
demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
(MSc students only) to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
Students will study courses and submit
assignments at their own pace through Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
Vision as well as attend evening and Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
weekend lectures and tutorials. This In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
balances private study with attendance at students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
the University, allowing students to work must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
towards a recognised degree alongside their overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.
professional career.
Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
academic head.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
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School of
Energy, Geoscience,
Infrastructure and Society
ByProfessor
By Professor Wael Mualla
Wael Mualla

The School of Energy, Geoscience, The School has now brought to Dubai All Honours and Masters programmes
Infrastructure and Society in Dubai offers even more programmes from our rich are accredited by the relevant industry
a wide range of educational opportunities portfolio in Construction Management, professional bodies, including the Institution
designed to support and strengthen the Civil and Structural Engineering, Real Estate, of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Chartered
unprecedented economic boom taking Architectural Engineering, Architecture Institute of Building (CIOB), the Royal
place in the UAE and the Gulf region. The and Petroleum Engineering. The School Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and
School combines many years of innovative of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure the Energy Institute (EI). Currently, we are the
education and excellence in research as a and Society portfolio in Dubai now only university in the UAE offering RICS-
result of the merger between the School includes the following programmes: accredited and ICE-accredited programmes.
of the Built Environment and the Institute
of Petroleum Engineering in 2014. It has a At undergraduate level: We are happy to be part of Dubai and the
national and international reputation as the BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering UAE in these exciting times, and were
leading built environment research institute BEng (Hons) in Architectural Engineering proud to be part of the construction teams
in Scotland, UK. BSc (Hons) in Interior Design (jointly with contributing to making history and breaking
the School of Textiles and Design) records every day in the UAE. We welcome
Our programmes and disciplines are BA (Hons) in Architecture you all to our School and look forward to you
appropriate for professionals involved in joining the Heriot-Watt University family.
the planning, design, construction, sale and At postgraduate level; MSc/PGDip in:
development of the built environment and Civil Engineering and Construction
infrastructure. The programmes are taught Management
in a highly flexible manner to complement Construction Project Management
our students busy working lives, and all Facilities Management
programmes offer entry into a range of Quantity Surveying
vitally important professions that are both Real Estate Management and
stimulating and offer ample opportunity for Development
career development. Real Estate Investment and Finance
Petroleum Engineering

Heriot-Watt was assessed 33rd


in the UK 2014 Research Excellence
Framework out of 154 UK universities,
up from 45th in 2008

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Civil Engineering
and Construction Entry
Requirements
Management Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

MSc / PG Diploma Postgraduate Masters


Bachelors Honours Degree
A good first or second class Honours degree
(in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
Professional/Corporate Membership
DURATION: 1 year full-time / 2 years Programme Content Foundation Engineering (tCE) weekday
Membership of a professional institution in a
part-time The programme structure consists of eight daytime delivery only
cognate discipline that normally requires an
FEES: 78,000 AED per programme optional taught courses: students choose a Analysis of Indeterminate Structures (tCE) Honours degree for entry.
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings and Fridays minimum of two Construction Management weekday daytime delivery only
(CM) courses and a minimum of five Sustainability in Civil Engineering (non- Postgraduate Diploma
The Programme technical Civil Engineering (tCE) courses. technical) Bachelors Honours Degree
The MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Civil A third class Honours degree in a cognate or semi-
Engineering and Construction Management The current range of available taught courses Please check the University website for cognate discipline, PLUS two years of relevant post-
provides students with a combination is as follows: the most up-to-date range of courses qualification work experience at a suitable level.
of courses designed to improve their Project Management: Theory and Practice delivered on the MSc/Postgraduate Applicants who do not meet the above entry
knowledge and understanding of advanced (CM) Diploma in Civil Engineering and requirements or who have no formal academic
civil engineering and modern construction Project Management: Strategic Issues Construction Management programme. qualifications will be considered individually based
management theory and practice. The (CM) on their CV and an interview process and may enter
programme is accredited by the Joint Board Value and Risk Management (CM) Project and Dissertation the PGDip route. Admission via this route is at the
of Moderators (JBM) comprising the following After successfully completing the taught discretion of the director of studies and for a limited
Construction Financial Management (CM)
professional engineering institutions: elements, Masters students embark on number of applicants only.
Ground Engineering (tCE)
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Water and Wastewater Treatment (tCE) an independent research project. This lasts
English Language Requirements
Institution of Structural Engineers Earthquake Engineering (tCE) for about three months and leads to the
Where English was not the medium of instruction
(IStructE) Environmental Hydrology (tCE) production of a dissertation. To qualify for at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
Chartered Institution of Highways and Water Supply System Analysis (tCE) the award of the MSc, the student must English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5
Transportation (CIHT) Design and Analysis of Tall Steel receive a pass mark for the dissertation. Academic (with no element below 6); Pearson PTE
Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) Buildings (tCE) 62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge CAE
grade C (with no element below C).
Applicants who have completed secondary and
tertiary education in English will need to provide
documentary evidence of this. A minimum of one
year of full-time study in English is required.
In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
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Construction Entry
Requirements
Project Management Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

MSc / PG Diploma Postgraduate Masters


Bachelors Honours Degree
A good first or second class Honours degree
(in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
Professional/Corporate Membership
DURATION: 1 year full-time / 2 years part- The programme is accredited by both the In addition to these taught courses, students
Membership of a professional institution in a
time Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors pursuing the Masters qualification undertake
cognate discipline that normally requires an
FEES: 72,000 AED per programme (RICS) and by the Chartered Institute of a research project. Students can study Honours degree for entry.
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings and Fridays Building (CIOB). individual courses to meet the continuing
professional development requirements of Postgraduate Diploma
The Programme Programme Content the built environment professions. Bachelors Honours Degree
There is a very high level of demand for Full-time students take four courses in A third class Honours degree in a cognate or
qualified construction project managers semester 1 and a further four courses in semi-cognate discipline, PLUS two years of
in the global construction industry. This semester 2. relevant post-qualification work experience at
programme produces qualified project a suitable level.
managers of the quality required by the Taught courses include: Bachelors Degree
UK, Middle Eastern and global construction Project Management: Theory and Practice An Ordinary degree in a cognate or semi-cognate
industries, both in terms of their immediate Contracts and Procurement discipline, PLUS three to four years of relevant post-
ability to perform and their longer term Project Management: Strategic Issues qualification work experience at a suitable level.
strategic potential. Taught from the Value and Risk Management Applicants who do not meet the above entry
perspective of construction project People and Organisational Management requirements or who have no formal academic
management, in line with principles that Construction Financial Management qualifications will be considered individually based
apply far beyond this sector, the programme Construction Practices and Information on their CV and an interview process and may enter
the PGDip route. Admission via this route is at the
provides students with access to both a Technology
discretion of the director of studies and for a limited
solid theoretical base and current and future Construction Technology (optional)
number of applicants only.
strategies in practical project management. Sustainable Practices for Construction
Professionals (optional) English Language Requirements
Macroeconomic Finance and the Built Where English was not the medium of instruction
Environment (optional) at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5
Academic (with no element below 6); Pearson PTE
62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge CAE
grade C (with no element below C).
Applicants who have completed secondary and
tertiary education in English will need to provide
documentary evidence of this. A minimum of one
year of full-time study in English is required.
In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
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dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Facilities Entry
Requirements
Management Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

MSc / PG Diploma Postgraduate Masters


Bachelors Honours Degree
A good first or second class Honours degree
(in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
Professional/Corporate Membership
DURATION: 1 year full-time / 2 years part- The programme is industry relevant, ensuring In addition to these taught courses, students
Membership of a professional institution in a
time that graduates are able to quickly make a pursuing the Masters qualification undertake cognate discipline that normally requires an
FEES: 72,000 AED per programme positive and effective contribution to the a research project. Students can study Honours degree for entry.
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings and Fridays success of their working environment. The individual courses to meet the continuing
programme is fully accredited by the Royal professional development requirements of Postgraduate Diploma
The Programme Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). the built environment professions. Bachelors Honours Degree
The professional field of facilities A third class Honours degree in a cognate or semi-
management is growing rapidly worldwide, Programme Content cognate discipline, PLUS two years of relevant post-
establishing itself as the source of strategic Full-time students take four courses in qualification work experience at a suitable level.
management for the coordination of modern semester 1 and a further four courses in Bachelors Degree
business processes and support facilities. semester 2. An Ordinary degree in a cognate or semi-cognate
discipline, PLUS three to four years of relevant post-
The Facilities Management programme Taught courses include: qualification work experience at a suitable level.
develops competencies and skills to enable Service Procurement and Provision Applicants who do not meet the above entry
its graduates to manage facilities effectively Contracts and Procurement requirements or who have no formal academic
in a changing business world. Taught Sustainable Practices for qualifications will be considered individually based
from the perspective of strategic facilities Construction Professionals on their CV and an interview process and may enter
management, the programme will invest in Value and Risk Management the PGDip route. Admission via this route is at the
discretion of the director of studies and for a limited
students the skills necessary to realise the Asset Maintenance Management
number of applicants only.
strategic potential of facilities management People and Organisation Management in
to contribute to business effectiveness. the Built Environment
English Language Requirements
Space Planning and Management Where English was not the medium of instruction
Construction Financial Management at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5
Academic (with no element below 6); Pearson PTE
62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge CAE
grade C (with no element below C).
Applicants who have completed secondary and
tertiary education in English will need to provide
documentary evidence of this. A minimum of one
year of full-time study in English is required.
In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
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Quantity Entry
Requirements
Surveying Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

MSc / PG Diploma Postgraduate Masters


Bachelors Honours Degree
A good first or second class Honours degree
(in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
Professional/Corporate Membership
DURATION: 1 year full-time / 2 years part- Programme Content In addition to these taught courses, students
Membership of a professional institution in a
time Students take four courses in semester 1 pursuing the Masters qualification undertake
cognate discipline that normally requires an
FEES: 72,000 AED per programme and a further four courses in semester 2. a research project. Students can study Honours degree for entry.
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings individual courses to meet the continuing
and Fridays Taught courses include: professional development requirements of Postgraduate Diploma
Contracts and Procurement the built environment professions. Bachelors Honours Degree
The Programme Value and Risk Management A third class Honours degree in a cognate or semi-
As competition grows amongst those Construction Technology cognate discipline, PLUS two years of relevant post-
wishing to enter and develop a career in the Construction Financial Management qualification work experience at a suitable level.
construction industry, this internationally Quantity Surveying Financial Management Bachelors Degree
recognised qualification provides a quality Construction Practices and Information An Ordinary degree in a cognate or semi-cognate
benchmark for prospective employers and Technology discipline, PLUS three to four years of relevant post-
can enhance career progression. People and Organisation Management in qualification work experience at a suitable level.
the Built Environment Applicants who do not meet the above entry
Taught using principles applicable to quantity Sustainability in Civil Engineering requirements or who have no formal academic
surveying across many industry sectors, (optional) qualifications will be considered individually based
the programme provides graduates with on their CV and an interview process and may enter
Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation
a strong and in-depth knowledge of the the PGDip route. Admission via this route is at the
(optional)
subject area. The programme is accredited discretion of the director of studies and for a limited
Macroeconomic Finance and the Built
by both the Royal Institution of Chartered number of applicants only.
Environment (optional)
Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute
of Building (CIOB). English Language Requirements
Where English was not the medium of instruction
at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5
Academic (with no element below 6); Pearson PTE
62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge CAE
grade C (with no element below C).
Applicants who have completed secondary and
tertiary education in English will need to provide
documentary evidence of this. A minimum of one
year of full-time study in English is required.
In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Real Estate Management Entry


Requirements
and Development Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

MSc / PG Diploma Postgraduate Masters


Bachelors Honours Degree
A good first or second class Honours degree
(in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
Professional/Corporate Membership
DURATION: 1 year full-time / 2 years part- You too could become involved in In addition to the taught courses, students
Membership of a professional institution in a
time the next generation of exciting, high- pursuing the Masters qualification undertake
cognate discipline that normally requires an
FEES: 72,000 AED per programme profile real estate developments. a research project based on a property- Honours degree for entry.
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings and Fridays related theme or topic.
Programme Content Postgraduate Diploma
The Programme The programme comprises eight core study Programme delivery is by a range of Bachelors Honours Degree
Property surveying is a diverse and courses, with part-time students typically academic staff and industry practitioners, A third class Honours degree in a cognate or semi-
exciting career choice that can give taking two courses per semester and full- allowing students to benefit fully from a cognate discipline, PLUS two years of relevant post-
you the opportunity to travel the world time students completing four courses per wealth of knowledge and practical skills qualification work experience at a suitable level.
and meet a wide range of people. semester. development. The programme further Bachelors Degree
Surveyors and real estate practitioners benefits from international accreditation by An Ordinary degree in a cognate or semi-cognate
essentially measure, value, protect and Our MSc in Real Estate Management and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors discipline, PLUS three to four years of relevant post-
enhance land and property assets. Development focuses on key professional (RICS). The majority of our graduates choose qualification work experience at a suitable level.
areas, including: to complete this programme to go on to Applicants who do not meet the above entry
A key attraction of the surveying profession Real Estate Appraisal and qualify as a Chartered Surveyor in valuation, requirements or who have no formal academic
for many people is the fact that surveyors are Valuation 1 and 2 development management, corporate real qualifications will be considered individually based
not stuck behind a desk. Although typically Spatial Planning estate or property management, or in an on their CV and an interview process and may enter
office based, you will have the opportunity to Construction Technology advisory role. the PGDip route. Admission via this route is at the
discretion of the director of studies and for a limited
spend a great deal of time meeting people Real Estate Economics
number of applicants only.
and visiting landmark buildings. Many Real Estate Development
surveyors travel extensively both nationally Real Estate Investment Analysis
English Language Requirements
and across many parts of the globe. Real Estate Management and Where English was not the medium of instruction
Sustainability at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5
Academic (with no element below 6); Pearson PTE
62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge CAE
grade C (with no element below C).
Applicants who have completed secondary and
tertiary education in English will need to provide
documentary evidence of this. A minimum of one
year of full-time study in English is required.
In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Real Estate Investment Entry


Requirements
and Finance Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

MSc / PG Diploma Postgraduate Masters


Bachelors Honours Degree
A good first or second class Honours degree
(in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
Professional/Corporate Membership
DURATION: 1 year full-time / 2 years part- This particular programme combines the Real Estate Investment Analysis
Membership of a professional institution in a
time theoretical rigour of a mainstream finance International Property Markets and cognate discipline that normally requires an
FEES: 72,000 AED per programme degree or MBA programme with a specialist Investment Honours degree for entry.
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings and Fridays focus on and direct application to real estate.
In addition to the taught courses, students Postgraduate Diploma
The Programme Programme Content pursuing the Masters qualification undertake Bachelors Honours Degree A third class Honours
Property surveying is a diverse and exciting The programme comprises eight core a research project based on a property- degree in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline,
career choice that can give you the study courses, with part-time students related theme or topic. PLUS two years of relevant post-qualification work
opportunity to travel the world and meet a typically taking two courses per semester experience at a suitable level.
wide range of people. Graduates from this and full-time students completing four Programme delivery is by a range of Bachelors Degree An Ordinary degree in a cognate
programme now work globally in leading courses per semester. academic staff and industry practitioners, or semi-cognate discipline, PLUS three to four years
advisory roles for consultancy firms, financial allowing students to fully benefit from a of relevant post-qualification work experience at a
institutions, banks and national governments. Our MSc in Real Estate Investment and wealth of knowledge and practical skills suitable level.
Finance focuses on key professional areas, development. The programme further Applicants who do not meet the above entry
Although typically office based, you will including: benefits from international accreditation by requirements or who have no formal academic
have the opportunity to spend a great deal Real Estate Appraisal and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors qualifications will be considered individually based
of time meeting people and visiting Valuation 1 and 2 (RICS). The majority of our graduates on their CV and an interview process and may enter
landmark buildings. Many surveyors travel the PGDip route. Admission via this route is at the
Spatial Planning choose to complete this programme to go
discretion of the director of studies and for a limited
extensively both nationally and across Macroeconomics, Finance and the Built on to qualify as a Chartered Surveyor in
number of applicants only.
many parts of the globe. Environment valuation, banking, portfolio management or
Real Estate Economics management consultancy, or in a financial English Language Requirements
Real Estate Development and investment advisory role. Where English was not the medium of instruction
at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate
English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5
Academic (with no element below 6); Pearson PTE
62 (with no element below 57); or Cambridge CAE
grade C (with no element below C). Applicants who
have completed secondary and tertiary education in
English will need to provide documentary evidence
of this.
A minimum of one year of full-time study in
English is required.
In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Institute of
Petroleum Engineering
ByProfessor
By Professor Wael Mualla
Wael Mualla

The Institute of Petroleum Engineering The diverse academic disciplines of the staff Career Opportunities
was established in Edinburgh in 1975 to of the Institute enable both research and The MSc in Petroleum Engineering comprises
satisfy the industrys growing requirement teaching to be pursued in a multi-skilled courses that provide a specialist education
for professional petroleum engineers. This environment, which is essential to the tailored to the requirements of the upstream
was the year in which oil was first produced modern oil and gas industry. The Institute petroleum industry. The relevance of this
from the North Sea. The Institute has since has pursued, and will continue to pursue, education, combined with our careful
established a global reputation for research relevant research and course development to selection of candidates, has over the
and for producing high quality graduates. The meet the changing needs of the industry with years encouraged oil and oilfield service
Institute of Petroleum Engineering merged which it is so closely associated. Teaching companies to target Heriot-Watt when
with the School of the Built Environment staff at the Dubai Campus are supported recruiting graduates.
in 2014 to form the School of Energy, in the delivery of courses by specialists
Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society. from Edinburgh. Students are provided with The petroleum industry is subject to dramatic
high quality teaching materials through the changes of fortune over time, with the oil
The MSc in Petroleum Engineering, available Universitys virtual learning environment, price capable of very rapid rates of change in
at the Dubai Campus, focuses on petroleum accessible from any device with an Internet either direction. Petroleum, however, remains
and reservoir engineering and also covers connection. the dominant source of energy, with the
petroleum geosciences and economics, global production of oil and gas currently
making it suitable for anyone seeking to Petroleum Engineering at record rates. Companies face increasing
build a career in petroleum, reservoir, drilling The Institute is committed to the technological and commercial challenges
or completions engineering. The programme development and delivery of training to keeping their wells flowing and are
combines lectures, tutorials and project and research programmes to help the increasingly dependent on input from
work, thus encompassing a wide range international petroleum industry meet petroleum engineers and geoscientists.
of petroleum engineering fundamentals the global demand for the exploitation of
pertinent to the modern petroleum industry. subsurface oil and gas resources. It is widely recognised that a steady influx
Project work provides an opportunity for Our high calibre academic and research of new people and fresh ideas is vital
ideas and methods assimilated through team fosters our growing reputation to the longer term success and stability
lectures and tutorials to be applied to real for teaching and research activity in a of any organisation, and it is therefore
field evaluation and development design multidisciplinary environment the kind expected that recruitment to the petroleum
problems. The courses are applied in nature of environment that is essential to the oil industry will continue, especially for
and have been designed so that a graduate and gas industry. candidates who display motivation and the
is technically well prepared for, and has a appropriate qualifications.
sound knowledge of, the industry into which
they will be recruited.

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Entry
Requirements
Petroleum Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a

Engineering
case by case basis.

Postgraduate Masters
Entrants to the programme will have a good Honours
degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) in engineering
MSc / PG Diploma or a relevant science discipline such as physics,
chemistry or mathematics.

Postgraduate Diploma
Bachelors Degree
DURATION: 1 year full-time / 2 years Programme Content Why Study Petroleum An Ordinary degree in a cognate or semi-cognate
part-time Students undertake four courses in Engineering at Heriot-Watt discipline, PLUS two years of relevant post-
FEES: 126,000 AED per programme semester 1 and a further four courses University in Dubai? qualification work experience.
DELIVERY: Day in semester 2. Project work begins in It is a British award recognised Higher National Diploma
semester 3, over the summer months. and highly regarded by global oil HND or equivalent qualification deemed suitable for
The Programme and gas companies. entry to third year of a cognate Bachelors degree,
The MSc in Petroleum Engineering at LECTURE PROGRAMME PLUS four years of relevant post-qualification work
We respond to the fast pace and
Heriot-Watt University is a programme of Semester 1: experience.
ever-changing needs of the oil and
lectures and project work that encompasses Petroleum Geoscience
gas industry by constantly updating Higher National Certificate
a wide range of petroleum engineering Reservoir Engineering HNC or equivalent qualification deemed suitable for
the programme material to maintain
fundamentals pertinent to the modern Formation Evaluation entry to second year of a cognate Bachelors degree,
its relevance to existing professionals.
petroleum industry. Drilling Engineering PLUS six years of relevant post-qualification work
It is a very flexible programme that can
be taken either full-time or part-time. experience.
The programme allows students to study Semester 2: Work experience
As a result of this specialist education,
specific courses as well as undertake a field Well Test Analysis Eight or more years of relevant work experience at
more than 60% of programme graduates
development project (with other students) Production Technology a suitable level.
have found employment within the
and an individual research project. Project Petroleum Economics Candidates must demonstrate that through work
petroleum industry, with national or
work provides an opportunity for ideas and Reservoir Simulation experience they have built up the necessary
international oil companies or with
methods assimilated through lectures and academic background to successfully complete
oilfield service companies.
the programme. Admission is at the discretion of
tutorials to be applied to real field evaluation PROJECT WORK We are already associated with the
the programme director.
and development design problems. The Semester 3: following professional bodies: the Society
courses are applied in nature and have been Group Design Project of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the Part-time Registration
designed so that a graduate is technically Individual Project European Association of Geoscientists For those already employed in the oil and gas
well prepared for, and has a sound and Engineers (EAGE), the Energy Institute industry, it may be possible to study the programme
knowledge of, the industry into which they (EI), and the Young Engineers National on a part-time basis, including via distance learning.
will be recruited. Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). Entrants to the programme will normally have a
These links make it easy for students good Honours degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent)
The programme has the principal objectives to network with industry professionals, in engineering or a relevant science discipline such
of providing specialist, high quality learning engage in technology discussions at as physics, chemistry or mathematics.
and teaching, along with a range of events, and learn more about the industry Motivation, industry experience and personality
transferable skills, research awareness and and current hot topics. are taken into consideration as well as academic
improved employability. qualifications.

English Language Requirements


If English is not your first language, and your
first degree was not taught in English, well need
to see evidence of your English language ability.
The minimum requirement for English language
is IELTS 6.5 Academic.
In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.
Recruitment and
Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant Admissions Office
academic head.
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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School of
Management
and Languages
By Dr David Twigg
The School of Management and Languages, International Perspective Teaching and Learning
one of the largest in the University, is The School of Management and Languages The emphasis in all of our degrees is
committed to providing our students with in Dubai attracts applicants from across vocational, and we endeavour to give
the education and personal development the Gulf region, Europe, Africa and Asia. The students a broad-based education at
skills required to meet the needs of todays faculty brings an international perspective Masters level that reflects the British
international employers. gained through their studies, work and approach of critical enquiry and
research projects. reflective learning. We encourage student
The School has for years offered seven participation and students are expected
Masters programmes covering: International Many of our students are either working or to have carried out independent study
Business Management; Logistics and Supply have prior work experience, which enhances prior to the discussion of a topic.
Chain Management; Strategic Project class discussions held in a truly multicultural
Management; Business Strategy, Leadership learning environment. We look forward to welcoming you to
and Change; International Marketing our School and to you beginning your
Management with Digital Marketing; Finance; Employment Success studies at Heriot-Watt University.
and International Accounting and Finance. Our excellent track record in graduate
The School was launched in Dubai in 2005. employment is proof that we produce
graduates equipped with the skills and
Building on the success of our programmes attributes required by employers in the Gulf
in Edinburgh, four new programmes are now region and beyond. The MSc in Logistics and
available to study at the Dubai Campus from Supply Chain Management, for example,
2017: Finance and Management, Lean Six is accredited by the Chartered Institute of
Sigma for Operational Excellence, Logistics Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and the
and Supply Chain Management with Lean Six Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
Sigma, and Operations Management. (CILT) in the UK.

The above programmes can be studied Our Masters graduates have taken up
either full-time over one year or part-time various posts with an impressive list of
over two years. companies and non-profit organisations, and
we hope that you will join them in pursuing
a successful career following completion of
your programme.

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Strategic Project
Management
MSc
DURATION: 1 year full-time /
typically 2 years part-time
Programme Content
Students study nine key themes:
Career Prospects
Graduates who have achieved this Entry
FEES: 72,000 AED per programme
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings and Fridays
Strategic Project Management degree over the past ten years have Requirements
Business Models: Themes and Issues reported a significant impact on their
Strategic Change career development. Project management Students who do not meet the programme
The Programme Leadership opportunities include those in financial entry requirements will be considered on a
Strategic Project Management at Heriot- Research Philosophy and Practice services, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, case by case basis.
Watt University differentiates itself from Quality Management and Engineering and construction. Graduates may also
other project management programmes by Project Management progress to portfolio management, event Postgraduate Masters
putting a greater emphasis on the strategic Demand and Inventory Planning management and change management roles. Bachelors Honours Degree
requirement in managing a portfolio of A good first or second class Honours degree
Leadership and Organisational
projects to deliver organisational goals. (in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
Performance Dissertation
Professional/Corporate Membership
In this way, Strategic Project Management Membership of a professional institution in a
In addition to these taught courses, students
cognate discipline that normally requires an
encompasses both project management as a pursuing the Masters qualification undertake Honours degree for entry.
process to deliver end products and change a research project and dissertation.
management as a process to capture the
Progression to MSc Requirement
rational and emotional buy-in of the people Why Study Strategic Project Postgraduate Diploma Students
affected by change to ensure its success. Management at Heriot-Watt who successfully complete the required courses
A postgraduate qualification in Strategic University in Dubai? with an average of 50% will be allowed to progress
Project Management can benefit individuals Project management has become very to the Masters dissertation.
in business, engineering, IT or science whose popular over the past three decades
job involves managing or directing work that and continues to be a fast-growing English Language Requirements
has a strategic focus and a defined end goal. specialism. Where English was not the medium of instruction
A unique programme that combines during previous education, applicants must
This programme reflects the content of the project management with strategy, both demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
Project Management Institutes Guide to the of which are delivered from a generic to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
Project Management Body of Knowledge and perspective to suit candidates from
Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
the Association for Project Managements various backgrounds.
APM Body of Knowledge. In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
Following successful completion,
students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
graduates will find it easy to join
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
leading professional bodies in project overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.
management.
Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
academic head.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Business Strategy,
Leadership and Change
MSc / PG Diploma
DURATION: 1 year full-time /
typically 2 years part-time
Why Study Business Strategy,
Leadership and Change at
Career Prospects
Graduates have reported a significant impact Entry
FEES: 72,000 AED per programme
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings and Fridays
Heriot-Watt University in
Dubai?
on their career development in different Requirements
sectors, including business management,
The programme will be of benefit to financial services, pharmaceuticals, oil Students who do not meet the programme
The Programme any student involved in developing an and gas, and construction. Graduates entry requirements will be considered on a
The MSc in Business Strategy, Leadership organisations strategic objectives, goals, may also progress to project and portfolio case by case basis.
and Change has been designedto build performance indicators and plans. management, event management and
student knowledge and understanding Successful graduates from the change management roles. Postgraduate Masters
of formulating and monitoring business programme are well positioned Bachelors Honours Degree
strategies, including how to develop change for roles as senior and middle A good first or second class Honours degree
programmes and understand the impact (in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
managers, management consultants,
of different leadership styles in particular entrepreneurs, and directors of small Professional/Corporate Membership
contexts. The programmes multidisciplinary and medium-sized enterprises. Membership of a professional institution in a
cognate discipline that normally requires an
approach to managing an organisation will The programme helps to develop a
Honours degree for entry.
provide students with deep managerial and critical understanding of the disciplines
organisational insights. involved by exploring the nature of
English Language Requirements
thinking strategically and the role Where English was not the medium of instruction
Programme Content and function of leadership in strategy during previous education, applicants must
Students will study: formulation, implementation and change. demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
Business Models: Themes and Issues to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
Strategic Change Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
Leadership Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
Competitive Strategy In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
Research Philosophy and Practice students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
Plus any three from: overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.
Business Economics
Demand and Inventory Planning Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
Green and Sustainable Logistics academic head.
International Marketing
Managing Diversity in Business
Project Management
Quality Management and Engineering
System Thinking and Analysis

In addition to these taught courses, students


pursuing the Masters qualification undertake
a research-based dissertation after the
successful completion of the taught courses.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
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International Business Entry


Requirements
Management Students who do not meet the programme
entry requirements will be considered on a
case by case basis.

MSc / PG Diploma Postgraduate Masters


Bachelors Honours Degree
A good first or second class Honours degree
(in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
Professional/Corporate Membership
DURATION: 1 year full-time / typically Programme Content Why Study International Membership of a professional institution in a
2 years part-time All subjects take an international view of Business Management at cognate discipline that normally requires an
FEES: 72,000 AED per programme business and focus on practical issues and Heriot-Watt University in Honours degree for entry.
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings and Fridays current topics in management as well as on Dubai?
(subject to confirmation) key theories of management. Equips graduates from a variety of Progression to MSc Requirement
disciplines with the knowledge and skills Postgraduate Diploma Students need to pass all
The Programme You will study the core courses for the for a career within the international eight taught courses (with no more than two courses
The MSc in International Business particular pathway you choose, as shown in business arena. at grade D) to progress to the Masters dissertation.
Management, with International Marketing, the table opposite. Provides an insight into the issues
Finance, Human Resource Management shaping todays business environment. English Language Requirements
and Logistics, has been designed to offer You will also be able to choose from a range Flexibility to choose one of four specialist Where English was not the medium of instruction
a wide range of students from different pathways provides the opportunity to during previous education, applicants must
of optional courses appropriate to your
backgrounds a coherent programme of study develop discipline-specific expertise for demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
pathway, including:
in their discipline. The programme enables to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
International Marketing your chosen career.
graduates to proceed to professional and Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
Competitive Strategy The international focus attracts students
Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
managerial careers in either the private or Marketing from all over the world, providing a rich
public sector. A postgraduate qualification In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
Work Culture and Organisation learning environment where international
in International Business Management can students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
Financial Analysis experience and practice are shared. must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
benefit individuals in business, engineering, Business Economics overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.
IT or science whose job involves a Research Philosophy and Practice Career Prospects
management role. Finance Graduates have found employment in varied Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
Human Resource Management management and operational roles in: academic head.
Pathways in International Quality Management and Engineering accounting and finance
Marketing, Finance, Human Dissertation human resource management
Resource Management IBM with IBM with
Leadership marketing IBM with
and Logistics International IBM with
Finance
Human
Resource Logistics
Marketing Logistics operations and programme management Marketing
Students take seven mandatory courses Management
Advances in Digital Marketing logistics and supply chain management International Business
and choose one specialist pathway. There
Project Management Competitive Strategy
is also sufficient flexibility in provision for
Global Purchasing and Supply Marketing
students to develop areas of interest to them,
International Business Work Culture and Organisations
especially in the dissertation required for Financial Analysis
completion of the Masters degree. Strategies for Managing Supply Chains
Plus one of the following pathways:
International Marketing Supply Chain Risk and Adaptation
Business Economics
Finance
Research Philosophy and Practice
Human Resource Management
International Marketing
Logistics
Finance
Human Resource Management
In addition to these taught courses, students Supply Network Design and Optimisation
pursuing the Masters qualification undertake Quality Management and Engineering
a research project and dissertation. Dissertation

The table above provides a list of the courses


studied by pathway.
Recruitment and
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International Marketing
Management with Digital
Marketing
MSc
DURATION: 1 year full-time /
typically 2 years part-time
Programme Content
All subjects take an international view
Why Study International
Marketing Management with Entry
FEES: 72,000 AED per programme
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings
of marketing and focus on practical issues Digital Marketing at Heriot-
Watt University in Dubai?
Requirements
and current topics within international
marketing management as well as on Equips graduates from a variety of Students who do not meet the programme
The Programme key theories. disciplines with the knowledge and entry requirements will be considered on a
Our MSc in International Marketing skills for a career within the digital case by case basis.
Management with Digital Marketing Core subjects studied include: marketing arena.
is designed to provide students with an Contemporary Consumers Provides an insight into contemporary Postgraduate Masters
understanding of marketing management Strategic Marketing international marketing management Bachelors Honours Degree
in todays global digital economy. Through and the challenges of operating in a A good first or second class Honours degree
ICT Utilisation with an SMR Context
a combination of practical insight and (in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
Marketing Logistics global digital marketplace.
academic knowledge, students will Combines academic knowledge with Professional/Corporate Membership
Branding and Communications
gain an understanding of contemporary practitioner insight to equip you with Membership of a professional institution in a
Advances in Digital Marketing
cognate discipline that normally requires an
developments in digital marketing practices Project Management the understanding and skills needed to
Honours degree for entry.
and strategies and how to apply these Research Philosophy and Practice solve real-world business challenges.
to real-world business challenges. The Dissertation The international focus attracts students
Progression to MSc Requirement
programme will be of interest to those from all over the world, providing a rich Postgraduate Diploma Students who
working in (or intending to work in) the In addition to these taught courses, students learning environment where international successfully complete the required courses with
digital economy and looking to differentiate pursuing the Masters qualification undertake experience and practice are shared. an average of 50% will be allowed to progress
themselves within an expanding job market. a research project and dissertation. to the Masters dissertation.
Career Prospects
The International Marketing Management New career opportunities and prospects English Language Requirements
(IMM) programme offers maximum for career enhancement are both excellent. Where English was not the medium of instruction
exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Graduates from the programme would during previous education, applicants must
Marketing (CIM) Diploma in Professional be suitable for employment with IT demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
Marketing, offering you a pathway to companies, company R&D divisions, to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
becoming a certified professional marketer. financial services organisations,
Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
defence contractors or government IT
agencies or could register for a PhD. In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
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Finance
MSc / PG Diploma

DURATION: 1 year full-time /


typically 2 years part-time
Programme Content
Students take seven mandatory courses and
Why study Finance at Heriot-
Watt University in Dubai? Entry
FEES: 72,000 AED per programme
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings
one optional course from a list of options, Our programme will help you gain a thorough Requirements
as shown below. Satisfactory completion understanding of finance theory and practice
of these courses leads to the award of the and how financial markets operate. Students who do not meet the programme
The Programme Postgraduate Diploma. entry requirements will be considered on a
The MSc in Finance is designed for students Career Prospects case by case basis.
looking for a mainstream taught MSc in the Students study the following themes: Most of our graduates work in the financial
subject, with a view to either pursuing a Corporate Finance services sector either as financial analysts Postgraduate Masters
career in the financial sector or progressing Capital Markets or investment fund managers and portfolio Bachelors Honours Degree
to doctoral research in finance. The aim managers. Some go into academic research A good first or second class Honours degree
Corporate Governance
of the programme is to develop students (in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
Financial Analysis and proceed to study for a PhD. Graduate
knowledge and understanding of academic career prospects also include financial and Professional/Corporate Membership
Research in Finance
finance and of the financial sector, including Membership of a professional institution in a
Derivatives managerial positions within multinational
cognate discipline that normally requires an
theory, empirical research and practical Research Methods companies, financial institutions, banks,
Honours degree for entry.
issues. Islamic Accounting and Reporting government and public sector institutions,
International Managerial Accounting business consultancies and other business Progression to MSc Requirement
The programme will enable students to Emerging Financial Markets services. Postgraduate Diploma Students who successfully
understand core theories and concepts complete the required courses with an average of
in finance; understand and use a range In addition to these taught courses, students 50% would be allowed to progress to the Masters
of analytical techniques, for example, the pursuing the Masters qualification undertake dissertation.
analysis of a companys financial statements a research project and dissertation.
or the application of models to value financial English Language Requirements
assets; evaluate methods of empirical Where English was not the medium of instruction
research and empirical findings; develop during previous education, applicants must
practical knowledge of financial markets and demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
institutions and financial decisions within to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
companies; carry out original research via
Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
a dissertation; and develop transferable
skills, particularly in analytical techniques, In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
communication and teamwork, relevant to
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
employment in the financial sector or in
overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.
academic research.
Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
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Finance and
Management
MSc / PG Diploma
DURATION: 1 year full-time /
typically 2 years part-time
Programme Content Why Study Finance at Heriot-
Watt University in Dubai? Entry
FEES: 72,000 AED per programme
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings
SEMESTER 1
Corporate Governance
There are excellent career opportunities Requirements
for graduates within finance and
Financial Analysis
management in general and specifically Students who do not meet the programme
The Programme Competitive Strategy
within the UAE, a growing financial centre. entry requirements will be considered on a
The MSc in Finance and Management is One from: case by case basis.
Typical careers graduates from such
designed to offer modern knowledge in the Capital Markets
courses may go on to take up financial
areas of corporate finance and the business Corporate Finance Postgraduate Masters
and managerial positions within
management of companies. It combines SEMESTER 2 government and the public sector, Bachelors Honours Degree
key finance-related courses with business A good first or second class Honours degree
Emerging Financial Markets financial institutions, banks, business
management courses focused on project (in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
Project Management and industry.
management and strategy. Research Methods
English Language Requirements
One from: Where English was not the medium of instruction
Our MSc in Finance and Management Comparative Financial Reporting during previous education, applicants must
is suited to those who seek careers, as Project Finance, Accounting and Control demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
financial analysts, in the finance functions Research in Finance to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
of organisations and who intend to move Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
into more managerial positions as their A dissertation on a related topic is Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
careers develop. The knowledge and skills completed over the summer months.
gained from the course are relevant to Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
working within any business in small academic head.
businesses where the ability to control
finances is vital, and in large businesses
and public sector organisations where an
understanding of financial management and
its wider role in the overall management of
the organisation is critical.

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International Accounting
and Finance
MSc / PG Diploma
DURATION: 1 year full-time /
typically 2 years part-time
Programme Content
Students take six core courses and two
Career Prospects
Suitable for those who seek to develop an Entry
FEES: 72,000 AED per programme
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings
additional courses from the following list academic career in research or proceed Requirements
of options. Satisfactory completion of to PhD studies.
these courses leads to the award of the Suitable for those who wish to extend Students who do not meet the programme
The Programme Postgraduate Diploma. their skill set and sharpen their entry requirements will be considered on a
The aim of this programme is to enhance understanding of international accounting case by case basis.
the research and employment potential Students study the following themes: and finance.
of students who seek to specialise in International Accounting Standards Accountants who wish to develop a Postgraduate Masters
international accounting and finance. It is Financial Analysis career in the financial services sector as Bachelors Honours Degree
particularly suitable for those wishing to A good first or second class Honours degree
Corporate Finance a financial analyst.
develop an academic career in research. (in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
Capital Markets Graduate career prospects also include
It is also suitable for those in pursuit of a Corporate Governance managerial positions within multinational Professional/Corporate Membership
professional career in this area, or for those Membership of a professional institution in a
International Accounting Theory companies, financial institutions, banks,
already established in such a career who cognate discipline that normally requires an
International Managerial Accounting government and public sector institutions,
Honours degree for entry.
wish to extend their skills and familiarity with Research Methods business consultancies and other
the latest themes of research in the areas of Research in Finance business services. Progression to MSc Requirement
international accounting and finance. Emerging Financial Markets Graduates can go on to train as Postgraduate Diploma
Islamic Accounting and Reporting professional accountants. Students who successfully complete the required
The core of the programme is the stream courses with an average of 50% would be allowed
on International Accounting, which consists In addition to these taught courses, students to progress to the Masters dissertation.
of three courses taken over semesters pursuing the Masters qualification undertake
1 and 2. These classes seek to provide a research project and dissertation. English Language Requirements
an international perspective on the Where English was not the medium of instruction
study of accounting so that students can Why study International during previous education, applicants must
develop an understanding of the reasons Accounting and Finance at demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
for national differences, the tendencies Heriot-Watt University in to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
towards harmonisation and the problems Dubai? Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
of multinational companies. This is done Our programme will enhance your research
within the context of supporting classes and employability potential among In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
in accounting theory and research multinational organisations that have students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
methodology. adopted international accounting standards.
overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.
It is also an opportunity to familiarise
yourself with the latest themes of research in Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
international accounting and finance. academic head.

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Lean Six Sigma for


Operational Excellence
MSc / PG Diploma

DURATION: 1 year full-time /


typically 2 years part-time
Programme Content Professional recognition
Green Belt certification Entry
FEES: 72,000 AED per programme
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings
SEMESTER 1
Fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma
Students successfully completing the MSc Requirements
Lean Six Sigma for Operational Excellence
Leadership
gain Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification Students who do not meet the programme
The Programme Strategic Change
from the Institute of Six Sigma Professionals. entry requirements will be considered on a
Lean Six Sigma is a powerful methodology One from: case by case basis.
The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt competence
for achieving process efficiency and Measuring and Managing
prepares individuals within an organisation
effectiveness, which results in enhanced Performance Postgraduate Masters
to apply Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques
customer satisfaction and improved bottom Strategies for Managing Bachelors Honours Degree
to define, measure, analyse, improve and
line results. It aims to achieve improvements Supply Chains A good first or second class Honours degree
control processes within any organisational
in the most economical manner possible and Operations Management (in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
setting irrespective of its nature and size.
is focused on reducing waste in business Work, Culture & Organisation
English Language Requirements
processes. The programme will build SEMESTER 2 Black Belt certification Where English was not the medium of instruction
understanding of the tools and techniques Quality Management and Engineering Upon completion of the MSc, students are during previous education, applicants must
of the Lean Six Sigma methodology and Project Management also offered the opportunity to undertake demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
demonstrate the tangible and quantifiable Research Philosophy and Practice Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification. To to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
results these bring to the bottom line. One from: achieve Black Belt certification, students Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
Students will learn state-of-the-art concepts, Demand and Inventory Planning must undertake a Black Belt project, which Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
methods, principles, tools and techniques System Thinking and Analysis involves working with a company to resolve a
relating to quality and process improvement live issue. It is the responsibility of students Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
for a broad range of organisations across A dissertation on a related topic is academic head.
to identify a company for the project.
the manufacturing, service, public and third completed over the summer months. Heriot-Watt University assists in shaping the
sectors, set within a global context. scope of the project and provides support
during the project. Lean Six Sigma Black
Students also have the option to pursue Belt certification is awarded by the ISSP and
Green Belt and Black Belt certification in Heriot-Watt University. The Black Belt project
Lean Six Sigma.. normally takes 812 months to complete.

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Logistics and Supply


Chain Management
MSc / PG Diploma
DURATION: 1 year full-time / typically
2 years part-time
The programme provides students with
both specialist knowledge of logistics and
Core Courses
Strategies for Managing Supply Chains Entry
FEES: 78,000 AED per programme
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings
supply chain management and a basic
training in related business disciplines.
Global Purchasing and Supply Requirements
Freight Transport and Warehouse
Management Students who do not meet the programme
The Programme For students who already hold a good Demand and Inventory Planning entry requirements will be considered on a
Logistics is the term widely used in business qualifying degree, the programme aims Research Philosophy and Practice case by case basis.
to describe the range of activities associated to provide: Supply Network Design and Optiminsation
with the movement, storage and handling A broad-based introduction to logistics Postgraduate Masters
of materials. The discipline has been management teamed with an awareness Elective Courses Bachelors Honours Degree
revolutionised over the years and has come of the integrated role of logistics in A good first or second class Honours degree
Supply Chain Risk and Adaptation
to be regarded as a key determinant of (in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
organisations. Green Logistics
business competitiveness. Companies have The skills necessary to manage logistical Quality Management and Engineering
English Language Requirements
substantially improved their performance not and supply chain processes. Systems Thinking and Analysis Where English was not the medium of instruction
only by overhauling their internal logistics, Access to current practice as presented Fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma during previous education, applicants must
but also by managing their supply chain by leading practitioners. Please note, not all electives may demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
more effectively. These developments An awareness of the interrelationship be available. to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
have created a sustained demand for well between logistics and the environment. Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
qualified logistics and supply chain managers Insights into future trends in logistics and A dissertation on a related topic is Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
throughout many sectors. This course is the the supply chain. completed over the summer months. In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
only degree programme currently available students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
in the UAE that is accredited by both the Graduates from this degree should be able to: Why Study Logistics and must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
Chartered Institute of Procurement and Understand and apply the processes Supply Chain Management overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.
Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of which define logistics and supply chain at Heriot-Watt University in
Logistics and Transport (CILT), and students management. Dubai? Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
are encouraged to forge close networking There are excellent career opportunities academic head.
Make and evaluate strategic and tactical
relationships with these institutions. decisions. for graduates within the logistics and
Employ a range of analytical techniques supply chain industry in general and
The Dubai Government recognises the to solve logistical problems. specifically within the UAE, a major
economic importance of logistics, not only Communicate theory, concepts and logistical hub.
locally but also to the Middle East and North practice effectively. This degree also provides advanced
Africa (MENA) region and beyond. Recent Understand how to add value within knowledge of wider logistics issues and a
industry reports have highlighted the fact an organisation through their strategic choice of specialist pathways.
that the UAE is a major global logistics hub, interaction with managers of related There is a keen emphasis on topical
with an estimated one third of the worlds business functions. international issues as well as links to
logistics activity passing through the region. local industry.
Our teaching staff possess relevant
Our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain business and research experience,
Management programme examines current allowing them to mix theory with practical
practices, trends and issues in these two application.
disciplines. Students study the management
philosophies, decision-making processes Students receive individual mentoring
and analytical techniques used by logistics meetings with academic staff as required.
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Logistics and Supply
Chain Management
with Lean Six Sigma
MSc / PG Diploma

DURATION: 1 year full-time /


typically 2 years part-time
Graduates from this degree should be able to:
Demonstrate a critical understanding of
Why Study Logistics and
Supply Chain Management Entry
FEES: 78,000 AED per programme
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings
the features, boundaries, terminology
and conventions of logistics and Lean
With Lean Six Sigma at
Heriot-Watt University in
Requirements
Six Sigma. Dubai? Students who do not meet the programme
The Programme Apply state-of-the-art concepts, methods, There are excellent career opportunities entry requirements will be considered on a
Lean Six Sigma is considered a world-class principles, tool and techniques relating to for graduates within the logistics and case by case basis.
Process Excellence programme in over quality and process improvement for all supply chain industry in general and
60% of the Fortune 500 companies, and sorts of organisations in a global context. specifically within the UAE, a major Postgraduate Masters
hence this course will develop the logistic Identify, conceptualise and define new logistical hub. Bachelors Honours Degree
and supply chain leaders of tomorrow. problems and issues associated with This degree also provides advanced A good first or second class Honours degree
knowledge of wider logistics issues and (in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
Where there is waste, there is the need for practice, innovation and implementation
lean process. Where there is dysfunction of processes and techniques central to a choice of specialist pathways.
English Language Requirements
within logistics functions, Lean Six Sigma both disciplines. There is a keen emphasis on topical
Where English was not the medium of instruction
probes to expose problems and prescribe international issues as well as links to
during previous education, applicants must
solutions. Moreover, there is clear evidence Programme Structure local industry. demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
that a number of professional jobs in the Our teaching staff posses relevant to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
SEMESTER 1
logistics and supply chain global market seek business and research experience, Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
Strategies for Managing Supply Chains
qualifications in Lean Six Sigma to achieve allowing them to mix theory with Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
Global Purchasing and Supply
and sustain competitive advantage. The practical application.
Freight Transport and Warehouse Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
successful completion of the course can be
Management academic head.
used as a fast track mechanism for gaining Students receive individual mentoring
Fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma
professional qualifications to accreditation meetings with academic staff as required.
by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and SEMESTER 2
Transport (CILT). Demand and Inventory Planning
Supply Network Design and Optimisation
The programme will allow students to Quality Management and Engineering
develop a solid understanding of the Research Philosophy and Practice
Lean Six Sigma methodology through an
understanding of the Fundamentals of Lean A dissertation on a related topic is completed
Six Sigma and Quality Management and over the summer months.
Engineering, yet also develop skills within
logistics and supply chain management
through, for example, Global Purchasing and
Supply, Freight Transport and Warehouse
Management, and Strategies for Managing
Supply Chains.

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Operations
Management
MSc / PG Diploma
DURATION: 1 year full-time /
typically 2 years part-time
On completion of the programme, students
are able to identify, conceptualise and Entry
FEES: 72,000 AED per programme
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings
define new problems and issues, and
have the ability to contribute towards the
Requirements
competitiveness of any organisation. Students who do not meet the programme
The Programme entry requirements will be considered on a
Knowledge and expertise in operations Programme Structure case by case basis.
management is an important requirement of
SEMESTER 1 Postgraduate Masters
managers across all business functions, and
Global Purchasing and Supply Bachelors Honours Degree
there is an increasing demand for operations
Operations Management A good first or second class Honours degree
management specialists in all types of
Strategies for Managing Supply Chains (in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline).
organisations.
One from:
Contemporary Consumers English Language Requirements
Our MSc Operations Management
Fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma Where English was not the medium of instruction
programme aims to develop a critical during previous education, applicants must
Leadership
understanding of the role of operations demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
Strategic Project Management
management in relation to organisational to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
Supply Chain Risk and Adaptation
performance and competitiveness. Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
It will build knowledge of operations SEMESTER 2 Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
management principles and concepts, Quality Management and Engineering
and how they can be applied, across System Thinking and Analysis Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
different organisational functions including Research Philosophy and Practice academic head.
finance, sales, marketing, human resource One from:
management and design. It will also develop Project Management
expertise in the use of various quality, Demand and Inventory Planning
process and supply chain management Humanitarian Logistics
tools and techniques for analysing and
improving operations in a wide range of A dissertation on a related topic is completed
industries, including in the manufacturing, over the summer months.
service, public and third sectors.

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Psychology
By Dr Annie Crookes
In 2011, Heriot-Watt University introduced Psychology is of particular relevance to Business psychology is the systematic
its sought after Psychology programmes to the UAE and to the Middle East and to study of workplace behaviour with
the Dubai Campus and various international the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) the aim of improving individual and
collaborative partner institutions. region, where the business environment organisational performance. The
is highly competitive and the population objective is to use knowledge from
The Psychology with Management Is both dynamic and multicultural. Though psychological science to analyse
(Bachelors) and Business Psychology psychology is still an emerging industry, the needs, motivations and mental
(Masters) programmes were initially chosen its inclusion both the public and private processes that impact on individual,
not only for their continued popularity and sector is increasingly apparent in the region. team and organisational effectiveness.
prestigious academic standing, but also Indeed, the UAE has recently appointed a As an academic discipline, business
because psychology uniquely applies across Minister of Happiness, clearly indicating psychology balances the specialist
the full spectrum of global cultures and a local acknowledgement of the need to fields of psychology and the pragmatic
commercial industry. assess and support the mental health of the approaches of management and human
dynamic and unique population. This also resource management. In this way, it
In recent years, there has been growing indicates an interest in supporting the growth provides an attractive integration of the
acknowledgement of the role of of psychology across industries, which is various fields and a unique perspective
psychology beyond traditional clinical likely to be reflected in increased career on the range of issues faced in workplace
contexts to a broad range of everyday opportunities for psychology graduates. settings. Business psychology is a
settings. For example, it is now widely psychological field which provides
acknowledged that understanding The programme has been quick to respond a unique approach to key topics in
human behaviour is critical to ensuring to these new perspectives in psychology management, including leadership,
optimal employee performance and by developing programmes with a talent management, organisational
thereby influencing the overall profits strong focus on the applied contexts. change and executive coaching.
and stability of an organisation. At a In particular, the Business Psychology
population and society level, the need programme overtly addresses key Studies in business psychology also
to enhance psychological well-being areas where psychology is being used in allow the student to develop a broad
alongside physical health is now widely business, health and engineering. range of transferable skills, including
accepted by governments, economists in written communication, critical thinking,
and health professionals. research and data analysis.

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Business
Psychology
MSc / PG Diploma

DURATION: 1 year full-time /


typically 2 years part-time
Core Courses
Social and Organisational Change the
Why Study Business
Psychology at Heriot-Watt Entry
FEES: 78,000 AED per programme
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings
processes of individual and group change University in Dubai?
Heriot-Watts Psychology department is
Requirements
and the concept of resistance.
Psychology of Coaching introducing the one of the leading departments in the Students who do not meet the programme
The Programme practice of coaching and its background field of psychology in UK. entry requirements will be considered on a
The programme is aimed at people in counselling theory. Material is developed by academic case by case basis.
already in, or aspiring towards, a career in Psychology for Marketing exploring experts for an international audience.
management or human resource-related consumer behaviour, including cognition Teaching and material are focused Students will typically have a first or second class
fields within any industry. It also provides and perception in retail environments and around practical applications and career Honours degree (or equivalent four-year qualification).
training for those wishing to pursue the social psychology of persuasion. development. Students completing a non-Honours degree who have
specialist consultancy work in business Introduction to Human Factors and A unique programme providing a several years of relevant additional work experience
psychology. This programme provides a Ergonomics the importance of psychological perspective on workplace may be considered for entry to the Postgraduate
detailed understanding of various aspects workspace design and the impact behaviour for business professionals. Diploma, which may lead to registration for the MSc
of psychology relevant to the workplace. Teaching is interactive with a focus on the qualification pending the successful completion of
of environment on human error
Students may find some subject areas assessments.
and performance. discussion of students own experiences
familiar from previous studies in business Organisational Culture analysing the relevant to the material. Non-graduate applicants with significant senior
management. In all areas, however, the Additional academic skills support and managerial experience may be considered in
concept of culture and its impact
business psychology approach is to utilise exceptional circumstances. Applicants may be asked
on employees. professional development programme.
to participate in an entry interview (in person or
primary research data and psychological Leadership introducing the concept of by phone) or submit a personal statement to verify
principles to analyse situations and develop power and how this relates to leadership Career Prospects reasons for choosing the programme, relevant work
evidence-based policies. in the business setting. Business psychologists may be employed experience and academic ability.
Diversity looking at diversity from in-house or as consultants to advise on
Programme Content an individual identity perspective and issues relating to workforce performance and English Language Requirements
MSc students take all of the courses examining the success of diversity employee behaviour. In addition, a deeper Where English was not the medium of instruction
listed right over a one or two years. The management programmes. understanding of peoples behaviour in the during previous education, applicants must
Postgraduate Diploma is awarded to Research Methods research design, workplace is an important skill for managers demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
students who pass all of the taught courses both qualitative and quantitative, relevant in any industry. This degree therefore directly to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
but do not continue on to the Masters to the Masters thesis. enhances the potential of graduates pursuing Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
thesis. Students who leave with four of careers in management, training and human Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
the eight taught elements completed are An MSc thesis is undertaken by students capital roles as well as in the fast-growing Applicants should note that requirements for English
awarded the Postgraduate Certificate. once they have completed and passed all field of business psychology itself. The language proficiency will focus in particular on
knowledge can equally be applied to any written English.
taught courses. Students work individually
with a project supervisor to design, carry role in which employee or client relations are In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
out and present a formal project, applying important for success. students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
psychology to their workplace. Students
overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.
must show academic achievement in the
taught courses to be considered eligible Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
for the project. academic head.

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School of
Mathematical and
Computer Sciences
By Steve Gill

The School of Mathematical and Computer Our taught programmes are designed Our highly qualified permanent staff in Dubai
Sciences is a thriving school with a around todays increasing need for software maintain close links with our large pool of UK
strong tradition of research, scholarship engineers and managers, not only in the UAE based staff, collaborating on the development
and teaching in computer science and and Gulf region but also across the globe, of course materials and assessments through
information technology. The University has to understand current trends in computer frequent communication and meetings. This
been offering degree courses in Computer science and be able to assess the potential ensures that the course delivery and student
Science since 1966, when computer science for these new technologies. experience in Dubai and Edinburgh is very
was an emerging new field of study. similar. Students at the Dubai Campus can
In Dubai, we offer undergraduate and be confident that they will receive the same
The Computer Science department at postgraduate programmes of study leading high standard of teaching as our students in
Heriot-Watt carries out internationally to highly regarded and internationally the UK.
recognised research through a number of recognised qualifications.
successful research groups. These explore
the latest developments in Intelligent Systems The postgraduate programmes are taught
(such as Biomedical Informatics Systems in the evenings and at weekends to allow
Engineering; Pervasive, Ubiquitous and Mobile individuals in employment to participate.
Applications; Robotics; Dependable Systems), We have been teaching postgraduate
Interaction (such as Affective Autonomous programmes at our Dubai Campus for a
Agents; Interactive and Trustworthy number of years now and have a large
Technologies) and Rigorous Systems. number of graduates, some of whom
graduated with distinction.
Our research receives strong external
support from the UK Research Councils,
the European Union and many industry
partners including BAE Systems, Motorola,
QinetiQ and Praxis.

Heriot-Watt came 5th in the UK in Mathematical


Sciences in the 2014 Research Excellence
Framework in a joint submission with the
University of Edinburgh.

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Software
Engineering
MSc / PG Diploma

DURATION: 1 year full-time / typically


2 years part-time
In addition to these taught courses, students
pursuing the MSc qualification undertake
Career Prospects
New career opportunities and prospects Entry
FEES: 78,000 AED per programme a Masters project, which culminates in a for career enhancement are both Requirements
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings and Fridays dissertation. excellent. The continued growth in new
technologies and mobile applications Students who do not meet the programme
The Programme Why Study Software in industry, commerce and the public entry requirements will be considered on a
The aim of both the MSc and the Engineering at Heriot-Watt sector is increasing the demand for case by case basis.
Postgraduate Diploma in Software University in Dubai? experts who can design, implement and
Engineering is to impart to students the It is a British award that is recognised all maintain complex software systems. Postgraduate Masters
understanding and skills needed to engineer around the world. Bachelors Honours Degree
software to professional standards. Students We constantly update the programme A good first or second class Honours degree in
The MSc Software Engineering degree
can specialise in particular areas such as material to ensure its ongoing relevance a computer science or computer engineering
is accredited by BCS, the Chartered
to existing professionals in the fast-paced discipline.
the development of mobile applications or Institute for IT.
advanced interactive systems like games. and ever-changing world of software Postgraduate Diploma
development. Students who attain a 50% pass level in the
Programme Content It is a very flexible programme that can Postgraduate Diploma programme will be offered
Students undertake four courses in be taken either full-time over one year the chance to complete a Masters dissertation to
allow them to upgrade their award to an MSc.
semester 1 and a further four courses in or part-time over a number of years. You
semester 2. have the option to transfer from full-time
Postgraduate Diploma
to part-time study if your family or work
Candidates holding less than a good Honours
On this programme, the following taught situation changes. degree or its equivalent but who have compensating
courses are mandatory: It is taught in the evening and at qualifications or experience may be admitted to the
Information Systems Methodologies weekends to meet the needs of working Postgraduate Diploma programme.
Rigorous Methods for Software students.
Engineering Previous students have gone on to English Language Requirements
Advanced Software Engineering undertake PhDs in the UK, USA, Canada Where English was not the medium of instruction
Research Methods and Project Planning and Australia. during previous education, applicants must
demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
Students can then choose four courses from to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
the following:
Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
Industrial Programming
Computer Network Security In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
Mobile Communications and
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
Programming
overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.
Advanced Interaction Design
Big Data Management Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
Computer Games Programming academic head.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Computer Systems
Management
MSc / PG Diploma

DURATION: 1 year full-time / typically


2 years part-time
Programme Content
Students undertake four courses in
Why Study Computer Systems
Management at Heriot-Watt Entry
FEES: 78,000 AED per programme
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings and Fridays
semester 1 and a further four courses University in Dubai?
It is a British award that is recognised all
Requirements
in semester 2.
around the world. Students who do not meet the programme
The Programme On this programme, the following taught We constantly update the programme entry requirements will be considered on a
The aim of both the MSc and the courses are mandatory: material to ensure its ongoing relevance case by case basis.
Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Systems Computer Network Security to existing professionals in the fast-paced
Management is to impart to students Information Systems Methodologies and ever-changing world of information Postgraduate Masters
the skills and understanding required to Big Data Management technology. Bachelors Honours Degree
manage complex computer systems as part Research Methods and Project Planning It is a very flexible programme that can A good first or second class Honours degree in an IT
of the support services of an organisation. be taken either full-time over one year discipline or computing, or a discipline involving a
This covers the selection, installation, substantial academic component of IT or computing.
Students can then choose five courses from or part-time over a number of years. You
maintenance and support of a wide the following: have the option to transfer from full-time Postgraduate Diploma
range of computing technologies and an to part-time study if your family or work Students who attain a 50% pass level in the
Database and Information Systems
understanding of currently recommended Postgraduate Diploma programme will be offered
Mobile Communications and situation changes.
the chance to complete a Masters dissertation to
methodologies. As the pace of change Programming It is taught in the evening and at
allow them to upgrade their award to an MSc.
in computer science and information Industrial Programming weekends to meet the needs of working
technology is quite staggering, our taught Software Engineering Foundations students. Postgraduate Diploma
postgraduate programmes draw very Advanced Software Engineering Previous students have gone on to Candidates holding less than a good Honours
much on the strength of the research Digital and Knowledge Economy undertake PhDs in the UK, USA, Canada degree or its equivalent but who have compensating
activities carried out by academic staff. Network Applications and Australia. qualifications or experience may be admitted to the
Project Management Postgraduate Diploma programme.
Career Prospects
In addition to these taught courses, students New career opportunities and prospects English Language Requirements
pursuing the MSc qualification undertake for career enhancement are both excellent. Where English was not the medium of instruction
a Masters project, which culminates in a The continued growth in network services during previous education, applicants must
and mobile handheld devices in industry, demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
dissertation.
commerce and the public sector is increasing to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
the demand for experts who can design,
Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
implement and manage computer systems.
In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
The MSc Computer Systems Management
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
degree is accredited by BCS, the overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.
Chartered Institute for IT.
Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
academic head.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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IT (Software Systems)
MSc / PG Diploma

DURATION: 1 year full-time / typically


2 years part-time
Programme Content
Full-time students take four courses
Why Study IT (Software
Systems) at Heriot-Watt Entry
FEES: 78,000 AED per programme in semester 1 and a further four courses in University in Dubai? Requirements
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings and Fridays semester 2. Results from these examinations It is a British award that is recognised all
determine whether students progress to an around the world. Students who do not meet the programme
The Programme individual project of four months duration We constantly update the programme entry requirements will be considered on a
The aim of both the MSc and the leading to the MSc degree. material to ensure its ongoing relevance case by case basis.
Postgraduate Diploma in Information to existing professionals in the fast-paced
Technology (Software Systems) is to educate On this programme, the following taught and ever-changing world of information Postgraduate Masters
software engineers. The programme is courses are mandatory: technology. Bachelors Honours Degree
concerned with the use and application of It is a very flexible programme that can A good first or second class Honours degree in an IT
Computer Network Security
information technology in the specification, discipline or computing, or a discipline involving a
Network Applications be taken either full-time over one year
substantial academic component of IT or computing.
design, development and deployment of Research Methods and Project Planning or part-time over a number of years. You
software. Throughout the programme, have the option to transfer from full-time Postgraduate Diploma
students will implement software solutions to part-time study if your family or work Students who attain a 50% pass level in the
Students can then choose six courses from
to remedy practical problems and put Postgraduate Diploma programme will be offered
the following: situation changes.
the chance to complete a Masters dissertation to
into practice the theoretical concepts Database and Information Systems It is taught in the evening and at
allow them to upgrade their award to an MSc.
learned in lectures. As well as studying Mobile Communications and weekends to meet the needs of working
core software engineering topics, like Programming students. Postgraduate Diploma
Java programming and UML specification Industrial Programming Previous students have gone on to Candidates holding less than a good Honours
of object-oriented systems, students will Software Engineering Foundations undertake PhDs in the UK, USA, Canada degree or its equivalent but who have compensating
follow a range of other courses such as Advanced Software Engineering and Australia. qualifications or experience may be admitted to the
Databases and Network Applications. Digital and Knowledge Economy Postgraduate Diploma programme.
Computer Games Programming Career Prospects
New career opportunities and prospects English Language Requirements
In addition to these taught courses, students for career enhancement are both excellent. Where English was not the medium of instruction
pursuing the MSc qualification undertake The continued growth in new technologies, during previous education, applicants must
network services, mobile applications and demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
a Masters project, which culminates in a
to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
dissertation. handheld devices in industry, commerce and
Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
the public sector is increasing the demand
Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
for experts who can design, implement and
In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
manage software systems.
students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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IT (Business)
MSc / PG Diploma

DURATION: 1 year full-time / typically


2 years part-time
On this programme, the following taught
courses are mandatory:
Why Study IT (Business) at
Heriot-Watt University in Entry
FEES: 78,000 AED per programme
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings and Fridays
Information Systems Methodologies
Project Management
Dubai?
It is a British award that is recognised all
Requirements
Research Methods and Project Planning around the world. Students who do not meet the programme
The Programme We constantly update the programme entry requirements will be considered on a
This programme aims to impart to students Students can then choose six courses from material to ensure its ongoing relevance case by case basis.
understanding and skills in key business the following: to existing professionals in the fast-paced
management and information technology Strategic Project Management and ever-changing world of information Postgraduate Masters
subjects at Masters level. It covers the Database and Information Systems technology. Bachelors Honours Degree
design and development of IT systems, the Network Applications It is a very flexible programme that can A good first or second class Honours degree in an IT
management of IT projects, e-commerce and Software Engineering Foundations be taken either full-time over one year discipline or computing, or a discipline involving a
substantial academic component of IT or computing.
the development of businesses. Advanced Software Engineering or part-time over a number of years. You
Work, Culture and Organisations have the option to transfer from full-time Postgraduate Diploma
Programme Content Digital and Knowledge Economy to part-time study if your family or work Students who attain a 50% pass level in the
Full-time students take four courses Postgraduate Diploma programme will be offered
Big Data Management situation changes.
in semester 1 and a further four courses in the chance to complete a Masters dissertation to
It is taught in the evening and at
allow them to upgrade their award to an MSc.
semester 2. Results from these examinations In addition to these taught courses, students weekends to meet the needs of working
determine whether students progress to an pursuing the MSc qualification undertake a students. Postgraduate Diploma
individual project and dissertation of four research project and dissertation. Previous students have gone on to Candidates holding less than a good Honours
months duration leading to the MSc degree. undertake PhDs in the UK, USA, Canada degree or its equivalent but who have compensating
and Australia. qualifications or experience may be admitted to the
Postgraduate Diploma programme.
Career Prospects
New career opportunities and prospects English Language Requirements
for career enhancement are both excellent. Where English was not the medium of instruction
Graduates from the programme would during previous education, applicants must
be suitable for employment with IT demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
companies, company R&D divisions, to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
financial services organisations,
Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
defence contractors or government IT
In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
agencies or could register for a PhD.
students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.

Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant


academic head.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Network Security
MSc / PG Diploma

DURATION: 1 year full-time / typically


2 years part-time
Programme Content
Students undertake four courses in
Why Study Network Security
at Heriot-Watt University in Entry
FEES: 78,000 AED per programme
DELIVERY: Weekday evenings and Fridays
semester 1 and a further four courses Dubai?
It is a British award that is recognised all
Requirements
in semester 2.
around the world. Students who do not meet the programme
The Programme On this programme, the following taught We constantly update the programme entry requirements will be considered on a
The aim of both the MSc and the courses are mandatory: material to ensure its ongoing relevance case by case basis.
Postgraduate Diploma in Network Security Computer Network Security to existing professionals in the fast-paced
is to provide our graduates with the Industrial Programming and ever-changing world of software Postgraduate Masters
fundamental knowledge and practical skills Advanced Network Security development. Bachelors Honours Degree
required for a network security-related Research Methods and Project Planning It is a very flexible programme that can A good first or second class Honours degree in
professional position in an organisation or be taken either full-time over one year a computer science or computer engineering
company. The programme covers topics discipline.
Students can then choose four courses from or part-time over a number of years. You
such as securing enterprise infrastructures, the following: have the option to transfer from full-time Postgraduate Diploma
building and securing wireless networks, to part-time study if your family or work Students who attain a 50% pass level in the
Mobile Communications and
penetration testing (ethical hacking) and Postgraduate Diploma programme will be offered
Programming situation changes.
the chance to complete a Masters dissertation to
security audit, and network and security Network Applications It is taught in the evening and at
allow them to upgrade their award to an MSc.
administration. Big Data Management weekends to meet the needs of working
Rigorous Methods for Software students. Postgraduate Diploma
This unique programme provides both Engineering Previous students have gone on to Candidates holding less than a good Honours
local and international students with Database and Information Systems undertake PhDs in the UK, USA, Canada degree or its equivalent but who have compensating
the opportunity to study, in one or more Software Engineering Foundations and Australia. qualifications or experience may be admitted to the
years, fundamental and advanced security Advanced Software Engineering Postgraduate Diploma programme.
topics such as cryptography, penetration Career Prospects
testing, digital forensics, IT security In addition to these taught courses, students New career opportunities and prospects English Language Requirements
management, and ISO27001. Heriot- pursuing the MSc qualification undertake for career enhancement are both Where English was not the medium of instruction
Watt University is proud to be the first a Masters project, which culminates in a excellent. Security vulnerabilities, and during previous education, applicants must
university in the UAE to make available to hence countermeasures, appear on a demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent
dissertation.
international students an MSc in Network daily basis. The new security threats to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element below 6);
Pearson PTE 62 (with no element below 57); or
Security with such advanced topics. target industry, commerce and the public
Cambridge CAE grade C (with no element below C).
sector, resulting in an increasing demand
for experts who can design, implement Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
and maintain secure infrastructures. academic head.

Graduates can go on to work as security


auditors and penetration testers, network
and/or security administrators, security
analysts, network and/or security engineers,
or system administrators.

Recruitment and
Admissions Office
www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700
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Edinburgh
Business School
By Shirin Jarrar
Edinburgh Business School, founded in 1997, The MBA at the Dubai Campus is In September 2015, Edinburgh Business
is the graduate school of business of Heriot- taught by an experienced faculty, with School launched an MBA with a specialism
Watt University. The flagship programme is many academic staff flying in from our in Oil and Gas Management, the only
its world-renowned MBA, which has been international campuses in Edinburgh on-campus programme focused on the oil
offered in Dubai since 2006. More than and Malaysia to deliver seminars. and gas industry in the UAE and wider Gulf
19,000 students from over 165 countries region. Designed for managers and aspiring
have graduated from our programmes, Students work towards their MBA on a managers in the oil and gas industry,
making the Edinburgh Business School MBA course by course basis and are eligible for this applied specialism will cover the key
one of the most popular international MBA the MBA degree from Heriot-Watt University management issues facing the industry
programmes in the world. after completing the required nine courses today. The new programme is also relevant to
(consisting of seven core courses and two professionals who work in association with
Over 40% of Fortune 500 companies have electives from a choice of 33). partners in the resources exploration sector,
employees on Edinburgh Business School for instance, supply chain management and
programmes. Students who choose to study at the logistics companies whose customers are
Dubai Campus will receive 48 hours of specifically the oilfield services companies
Designed for working professionals, tutored interaction for each core course operating in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
our MBA can be studied from anywhere in and a large amount of the students time
the world and is often chosen by executives will be spent studying independently The four specialist on-campus elective
whose careers require them to travel and (approximately 200 hours per course). courses are authored and delivered by the
even relocate during their studies. Students can schedule their studies to suit Edinburgh Business School faculty, who have
their lifestyle, by attending either two 2-day extensive experience of developing course
The MBA programme is supported in Dubai seminars (Friday and Saturday) plus a 2-day materials and case studies in consultation
by a full-time, dedicated team to ensure revision session (Friday and Saturday), or with industry experts and partners.
a quality service for our MBA students. alternatively a 4-day intensive seminar Edinburgh Business School delivers this new
Students can choose to pursue their MBA (Wednesday to Saturday) plus a 2-day on-campus blended learning programme
studies on a part-time basis, and complete revision session (Friday and Saturday). from both its Dubai and Edinburgh campuses
within a 22-month period, or on a full-time Students studying by distance learning who and also through partners in Nigeria

international
basis, completing within a 12-month period. want focused classroom time with tutor and Trinidad.
and classmate interaction can also join the
4-day intensive core course seminars.

learning
independent
thinking
Study for an internationally
recognised British MBA in Dubai

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Master of Business
Administration
MBA
DURATION: 12 months for full-time Programme Content Why study Edinburgh Business
study / 22 months for part-time study Students on the MBA programme must Schools MBA programme Entry
DELIVERY: Typically weekday and weekend
classes, full-time
complete nine courses, including seven
core courses: Economics, Organisational
at Heriot-Watt University in
Dubai?
Requirements
Weekend, part-time Edinburgh Business School offers one
Behaviour, Marketing, Accounting, Project Admission to the part-time or full-time MBA is by
FEES: AED 88,000 per programme of the most popular international MBA
Management, Finance and Strategic application and acceptance. You are expected to have:
Planning. Two elective courses are chosen programmes in the world. a recognised first or second class Honours degree,
The Programme We have an extensive network of partner or a qualification deemed to be equivalent, or passes
in addition from a range of 33 courses. Our
Edinburgh Business School offers part- organisations across six continents. Our in three of the MBA courses (one of which must be
MBA is a 100% exam-based programme,
time students the opportunity to work MBA programme will follow your career core) by self-study, PLUS a minimum of two years of
where each course is assessed by a three-
at their own pace, in their own time, yet moves not the other way around. post-qualifying full-time work experience of a relevant
hour written examination (there are no
get full on-campus and online academic A very flexible MBA programme that fits nature, a CV and two reference letters. Ideally, one
projects or dissertations in this programme,
support. Edinburgh Business School also academic and one work reference must be submitted
and examinations can be sat in Dubai or around your lifestyle.
offers students the chance to interact with the application form.
at any one of our 400 examination centres Our courses are geared to the needs
with fellow students across the world and of mature business professionals. We
around the world). English Language Requirements
to join our network of more than 11,900 offer a variety of ways to learn and
students worldwide and over 19,000 alumni Where English is not the first language, applicants
To achieve an MBA with a specialism, study textual content, simulations, must demonstrate English language proficiency
(more than 450 in the Gulf region). Full- case studies, faculty interaction, class
students must complete the seven core equivalent to IELTS 6.5 Academic (with no element
time students can dedicate 12 months to attendance, online tuition and revision,
courses and a further four specialist below 6).
completing the MBA programme as part of peer interaction and interactive, course-
elective courses. In compliance with UK visa regulations, all overseas
our growing international student population specific websites as well as a student students aiming to transfer to the Edinburgh Campus
at our Dubai Campus. services website. must submit proof of IELTS results with a minimum
Specialisms are available in:
Marketing Working closely with professional bodies, overall score of 6 with no component below 5.5.
Financial Management industry and the business world has
Human Resource Management enabled Edinburgh Business School to Tuition Fees
Strategic Planning offer an MBA programme that is most Tuition fees for the full-time or part-time on-campus
relevant to your career and the needs MBA programme in Dubai are 10,000 AED per course
Oil and Gas Management
for on-campus core courses and 9,000 AED per course
of international business. The MBA
for on-campus elective courses. If all nine courses are
For fees for the MBA with specialisms, programme is delivered by Edinburgh
studied on campus, the total is 88,000 AED.
contact: DubaiMBA@ebs.hw.ac.uk Business Schools distinguished faculty.
Final entry is at the discretion of the relevant
academic head.

Edinburgh
Business School
MBA Programme
www.ebsglobal.net/dubai
dubaimba@ebs.hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8770/8768
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PhD programmes
at the Dubai Campus
About the University These Schools are the largest on campus
Heriot-Watt University is one of the most both in terms of faculty and student
research intensive universities in the UK population. The two engineering Schools are
and research training (in the form of PhD well equipped also in terms of dedicated
programmes) is an important part of lab facilities for each of the three main
its offering. engineering subject areas (Mechanical, Civil,
and Electrical and Electronic Engineering).
The University offers research-based PhD Open plan office spaces are available to
studies across all of its Schools and in all full-time PhD students, together with IT
subject areas covered by each School. facilities of the same standard provided at
There are comprehensive rules and the Edinburgh Campus.
regulations that set the level of support
(and services) provided to the students The Dubai Campus Library is linked to
and these are applied by all Schools the main campus library, so our students
and at all campuses. These rules dictate in Dubai already enjoy access to a
how supervisors and research topics are comprehensive collection of research
selected and approved, admission criteria, journals and periodicals and other resources.
the monitoring of students performance
and progression, and, ultimately, the In terms of subject areas, the Schools
assessment and award of the PhD. will focus on the research areas described in
the following pages.
Schools offering PhD programmes
in Dubai:
School of Management
and Languages
School of Mathematical
and Computer Sciences
School of Engineering
and Physical Sciences
School of Energy, Geoscience,
Infrastructure and Society

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School of School of School of Energy, School of


How to
Engineering and
Physical Sciences
Management
and Languages
Geoscience, Infrastructure
and Society
Mathematical and
Computer Sciences Apply
The Programme The Programme The Programme The Programme Application Documents to be Submitted:
The School of Engineering and Physical The PhD programme in the School of The School of Energy, Geoscience, The School of Mathematical and Computer 1. Copies of full academic transcripts from all previous academic
Sciences places a very high value on enabling Management and Languages offers unique Infrastructure and Society has an inherently Sciences is internationally renowned for degree courses and copies of certificates for degrees already awarded.
people to obtain a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) opportunities for students in the region to strong research culture, with research the quality of its research, its outstanding 2. Evidence of language proficiency. Unless you have studied in the medium
degree by research and is now able to offer research issues of relevance to the Islamic students making a highly valued contribution research achievements, and its forward- of English, we require evidence of language proficiency, i.e. minimum IELTS
this opportunity to those wishing to study at and Arab world as well as globally. to the Schools overall research profile. thinking initiatives.
score of 6.5. Other qualifications may also be considered.
the Dubai Campus.
For instance, the programme offers The School is divided into four research We undertake ground breaking research that 3. A detailed research proposal.
PhD study at the Dubai Campus will enable opportunities for research in key topical institutes: develops new futures for computer science, The research proposal(normally three to four pages) should contain
students to work with staff and fellow students areas such as international human resource Centre of Excellence in Sustainable and our expertise and ideas are regularly as much as possible of the following:
in Dubai in collaboration with a research management, corporate social responsibility, Building Design applied to benefit industry and society. Introduction or outline of the proposed topic
group in Edinburgh to perform high value innovation, marketing, corporate governance, Institute for Infrastructure and Environment Statement of objective(s) and/or specific research questions
and fundamental research in engineering. Islamic business, and accounting. These areas Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Computer Science was ranked equal 1st in the Summary of some of the relevant literature that supports the research
Students will workunder the supervision have not been widely researched in Environment and Real Estate UK for its world-leading and internationally
objective(s)
of an expert academic supervisor based at the region as yet, despite being highly relevant Institute of Petroleum Engineering excellent research environment and also for
the Dubai Campus and be supported by a to the fast-paced development of regional the impact of its research. The proportion of An indication of the intended research methodology
second supervisor in Edinburgh. In addition industry. Our research in Dubai is evolving, as is computer science research that is world- An indication of the theoretical structure and/or conceptual outline
to time spent doing research project work, reflected by the PhD programmes we leading and internationally excellent has risen A provisional timetable of the major phases of the research process
students engage with scientific literatureand Students wishing to complete a PhD in the offer. Research students are presented by 18% in the past six years. Results expected from the research, e.g. practical value of the research or
participate in research group discussions and School of Management and Languages with excitingopportunities to work in possible contributions to knowledge, policy ormethodology.
meetings using electronic communications. in Dubai will be supervised by expert areasrelevantto the academic community, Our vision for computer science is one that
On completion of the research project, researchers. Areas of research interest in the research users and employers in the UAE champions the fundamental importance of
At this stage, we are not looking for a definitive document but merely
students spend some six months writing School of Management and Languages include and Gulf region. continued advances in all areas of science,
up to produce a final PhD. Once the thesis the following topics: while stressing the role of foundational an indication that you have thought through most of theabove issues. Please
has been submitted, internal and external Project Performance Management Currently, there are a number of PhD/ research in enabling a steady stream of note that work submitted may be subject to screening using plagiarism
academics will examine the students work Strategic Project Management MPhil students enrolled and working on a step changes that could be used for future software.
and knowledge of the PhD subject. Programme and Portfolio Management spectrum of topics including: Sustainable applications. At present in the UK, we have
Corporate Social Responsibility in Urban Architecture in Dubai; Sustainable approximately 40 academics pursuing this 4. Confirmation of funding source and/or confirmation of sponsorship/sufficient
Initially, those with an interest in undertaking Projectised Organisations Supply Chain for UAE Construction Projects; vision, supported by 43 researchers and 62 funds to pursue studies.
a project in the broad area of energy are Corporate Social Performance Construction Quality Management; Embedded PhD students.
encouraged to apply. This may include Performance Management and Energy in Construction Materials for UAE
renewable energy, energy utilisation and Performance Measurement Projects; Construction Cost Management Our research in Dubai is expanding and we Apply Online
energy conservation as well as improved Knowledge Management in Developing Systems; Building Information Modelling; and are now at the stage where we are registering You can apply online now for Dubai Campus programmes (except Edinburgh
materials for energy production and Countries Performance Improvement PhD students at the Dubai Campus to Business School programmes). You must create an account to use the online
conversion. Specific topics may include but Quality Management in Projects for FM Services in the GCC. undertake research in a number of different application form. You dont have to complete the application in one session; you
not limited to: Risk Management in Projects areas of computer science. can save what you have done so far and return to complete it at a later date.
Surface coatings, smart materials, and Building Economics The Schools portfolio of multidisciplinary There is a Help facility on each page of the online form.
tribology. Critical quality factors for successful TQM research makes it an attractive destination
Micromechanics of engineering systems. implementation in different organisations for those seeking postgraduate research
Nanofluids heat transfer enhancement in Service quality in health care and banking opportunities of direct relevance to the
solar sector. sectors resolution of real-world problems in the
Aerodynamic drag reduction of heavy Impact of organisational culture on quality built environment.
vehicles & cyclists. management
Zero energy buildings and solar cells. Innovation Management.
Mathematical modelling of fluid-structure
systems.
Sensorless control of AC drives.
Distributed generation and its impact on
the power grid/smart grid. Recruitment and
Control and communication processing. Admissions Office
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How to
Apply
Heriot-Watt University accepts applications for the Dubai Campus
all year round. Please follow one of the application routes below.

Apply Online REPLY TO YOUR APPLICATION What Next?


Log on to our online application form and All applications will be carefully considered If you have been successfully accepted as
complete the relevant sections (not available by our academic staff and a response given a student, you will be informed of the next
for the MBA programme): to each. The response will be one of three steps you should take to be ready for the
http://www.hw.ac.uk/dubai/ outcomes: academic year.
programmes/apply.htm
UNCONDITIONAL OFFER
Next steps involve the following:
Complete an Application Form You have been accepted to the academic
Enrolment (registering as a student)
Pick up a form from the Dubai Campus, at programme. You must accept the offer within
and tuition fee payment
one of the exhibitions that we attend or from two weeks of receipt.
Application for transport facilities
one of our many approved agents around CONDITIONAL OFFER (optional)
the world. You will be required to submit additional Application for accommodation (optional)
supporting documents or achieve further Application for student visa sponsorship
Send us your completed application form by qualifications prior to acceptance to the (not always required)
courier or via an approved agent. You can programme.
also return your application to the Dubai Contact our Recruitment and Admissions
REJECTION
Campus in person. Office if you have any questions.
Regretfully, your application could not be
accepted at this time.
Please remember to include all of the
supporting documents that we need to
We will reply to you by email. Please ensure
process your application. Generally this
that you provide us with the correct email
will include proof of previous educational
address.
attainment in the form of exam certificates,
two reference letters from teachers and/or
employers, and in some cases your CV to
demonstrate work experience. Please see the
checklist on the application form or contact
the Recruitment and Admissions Office for
more information.

All applicants are charged an application


processing fee. For further details, Recruitment and
please check: Admissions Office
http://www.hw.ac.uk/dubai/
programmes/apply.htm www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8700

Edinburgh Business School


MBA Office
www.ebsglobal.net/dubai
dubaimba@ebs.hw.ac.uk
00 971 4 435 8770/8768
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Dubai Campus (2017/18)


Tuition Fees
Undergraduate fees are guaranteed for duration of study.

Programme Tuition Fee


Degree Entry Programme 40,000

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences


Undergraduate programmes per year 60,000
Postgraduate programmes per programme 78,000

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society


Undergraduate programmes per year 60,000
Postgraduate programmes per programme 72,000
MSc/PG Diploma Civil Engineering and Construction Management
Postgraduate Petroleum Engineering programme
78,000
126,000 School Dubai UK
(Year 1 and 2) Fees/Year AED (Years 3 + 4) Fees/Year GBP
School of Management and Languages
Undergraduate programmes per year 54,000
Postgraduate programmes per programme 72,000
School of Mathematical
76,970 13,990
MSc/PG Diploma Logistics and Supply Chain Management 78,000 and Computer Sciences
MSc/PG Diploma Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Lean Six Sigma 78,000 School of Textiles and Design 67,870 12,340

School of Textiles and Design School of Engineering 64,870 11,790


Undergraduate programmes per year 60,000 and Physical Sciences
School of Energy, Geoscience, 67,870 12,340
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences Infrastructure and Society (77,970 for Civil Engineering) (14,180 for Civil Engineering)
Undergraduate programmes per year 58,000
Postgraduate programmes per programme 78,000 School of Management
77,970 14,180
and Languages
Psychology Programmes
Psychology / Psychology
Undergraduate programme per year 54,000 64,870 11,790
Postgraduate programme per programme 78,000
with Management

Edinburgh Business School


On-campus MBA programme 88,000

PhD per year (all Schools) 72,000


All fees shown in AED

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Scholarships
Heriot-Watt University appreciates the investment students will
make towards their education and, to help ease this financial burden,
we offer a range of scholarships to qualifying students. For the most
current information about any of our scholarships, please contact
the Recruitment and Admissions Office.

We offer a range of discounts and These scholarship schemes do not apply to For more information about
scholarships such as: the MBA programme offered at the Dubai Dubai Campus fees and scholarships,
Early Application Discount Campus. For up-to-date information about please visit our website:
Merit Scholarships MBA programme scholarships, please www.hw.ac.uk/dubai-scholarships
International Students Scholarship contact the Edinburgh Business School
Family Scholarship MBA office at:
Alumni Scholarship www.ebsglobal.net/dubai
Specific School/Curriculum Discount
Full Advance Fee Payment Discount
Corporate Companies Discount

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Support Services
Dubai Student Service Centre
IT Office
Library

Once enrolled at the University, new students will become aware of the range
of support departments available to assist them throughout their studies.
All new students receive our Student Guide detailing each department
and the services it provides.

Further information is provided below on the departments that new students


will encounter in the first few days on campus.

Dubai Student Service Centre IT Services


The Centre caters to the needs of the The IT Office has a dedicated IT Helpdesk In addition to our collection of books and
students, graduates and faculty. Staff will and fully equipped computer lab with journals, students are also able to access and
guide students through enrolment and adequate computers. The IT Helpdesk download a range of electronic journals and
advise on all academic administration provides support to students for all of the to search databases for articles, conference
requirements during students period of major IT packages, and staff can assist papers and theses. The Library also produces
study. Staff are also involved in examinations, with a wide range of queries, from issues a number of resource guides specifically
coursework submissions, student records, around email and access to Vision, the virtual to assist Dubai Campus students in finding
finance, transport, accommodation, visas, learning environment (VLE), to printing and material relating to their subject area.
graduation and so on. Working closely with software problems.
their counterparts at our main campus in Our Library staff are available to offer advice
Edinburgh, staff will ensure that students are Library and guidance on all aspects of the Dubai
properly advised and guided throughout their At the start of the programme, new Campus Library:
studies. students will receive an induction to the www.hw.ac.uk/dubai/campus-life/
Dubai Campus Library. The wide range of facilities.htm
information resources and services available
to support students as they undertake
more advanced, independent study will be
introduced as part of this.

The Library has a wide selection of books


and journals to support students throughout
their studies. More titles are added to this
collection during the academic year in
response to requests from academic staff
and students, to ensure that the reference
material remains up to date.

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Support Services
Recruitment and Admissions Office
Finance Office
Accommodation, Transport and Visa

Choosing and applying to university can be a daunting prospect.


With so many programmes on offer, how can you possibly ensure
that you end up on the one thats right for you?
Recruitment and You should note that: Transport to and from the campus is provided
Admissions Office Furnished accommodation is provided along designated routes.
Dont worry! The Recruitment and on a single and twin-sharing basis.
Admissions Office team is on hand to provide There are separate buildings/blocks The service operates five days a week,
advice and support to prospective applicants, for male and female students. Sunday to Thursday, and pick-up times vary
their parents and their advisers at every Rooms are allocated in line with depending on the number of students and
stage of the process. availability and specific requests. the distance to campus.
It may not be possible, however, to
We can provide all of the information and satisfy all personal requirements for The transport service is predominantly used
opportunities you need to ensure that you room allocation or transfer. Student by undergraduate students as the majority
are able to make the right choice. We will accommodation is provided only for the of our postgraduate students have their own
be available to answer any questions and appropriate contract dates within the transport. The service may not always be
to support you throughout the application academic year. Students who wish to available and it rarely runs in the evenings.
process. We can also offer you information stay for an additional period outside of
about the following services: the contract dates will be required to pay Applying for Student Transport
additional fees (subject to availability For more details about student transport and
Finance Office of rooms). For specific dates and more costs, and to apply for student transport,
Prior to and during enrolment to the detailed information, please contact the please visit:
University, the Finance team will assist Recruitment and Admissions Office. www.hw.ac.uk/dubai/campus-life/
applicants with the process of paying tuition The university can also help with transport.htm
fees and other related fees. off-campus accommodation, for
specific dates and further information, Visa Services
Accommodation please contact the Recruitment United Arab Emirates (UAE) law requires
On-campus student accommodation and Admissions Office. all non-national (except GCC national)
is located at Heriot-Watt University Dubai students to obtain a Student Entry Permit
Campus, UG 05, Dubai International Applying for Student followed by a Student Residence Visa for the
Academic City. Student accommodation is Accommodation duration of their studies. We provide visas for
subject to availability, with new students For more details about student applicants studying on any of our academic
given priority for on-campus accommodation. accommodation costs, and to apply for programmes. The visa is valid for 12 months
student accommodation, please visit: and is renewable each year for students
After the deadline of 1 August has passed, www.hw.ac.uk/dubai/campus-life/ who enrol on a full-time programme at the
all students will be eligible for on-campus accommodation.htm University. Please note that the visa is only
accommodation, on a first-come, first- valid for students who continue to study on
served basis. Transport a full-time basis.
We offer a transport service to the campus
The University can also help with off- for full-time students, with the following For more details about student visa types
campus accommodation, for specific dates main pick-up areas: and costs, and to apply for a student visa,
and further information, please contact the Various areas within Dubai please visit:
Recruitment and Admissions Office. Ghusais, Sharjah and Ajman www.hw.ac.uk/dubai/programmes/
Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain apply/visa-requirements.htm

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Support Services
Student Experience
and Development Office

Heriot-Watt University is committed to providing a full student experience


to students studying at the Dubai Campus. Offering a range of activities
helps to give students the chance to settle into university life, make friends
and feel part of a university community.

The Student Experience and Development Student Council Student Development


Office adds value to the student experience To ensure that all students are Advisors are available to encourage student
at Heriot-Watt. It encompasses the following represented, the University developed development and to support students during
subdivisions: the Student Council for the discussion their programme. Workshops and one-to-
of student issues and ideas. Students one appointments cover topics ranging
Careers Advisory Service who participate in extra-curricular from study skills support and advice on
The Careers Advisory Service provides activities in the areas of student note-taking, time management and essay
tailored careers information on a range of representation and University sports writing to counselling and disability support.
topics such as applications, CVs, interview and social clubs and societies will have the
techniques, aptitude tests, internships and opportunity to become a member of the Clubs and Societies
graduate occupations, plus much more Student Council and represent the whole Heriot-Watt University offers an active
through our dedicated careers website. student body. student life beyond day-to-day studies.
hwudubai-careers.hw.ac.uk Students engage in a number of activities
General Student Meeting under the Student Council, with a range of
We help students to identify their career The General Student Meeting is a popular sports and social activities on offer such
goals and develop the skills required to practice at our UK campuses. It is a way to as basketball, cricket, dance, football,
find suitable employment. Careers events ensure that students have a say in current music, volleyball, table tennis and boating.
are organised during the academic year University issues even if theyre not a Students can join in their favourite
to introduce students to employers and class representative or School officer. For sport or activity and participate in inter-
When I chose Heriot-Watt to provide networking and employment each session, a hot topic of discussion at university and league competitions.
University for my undergraduate opportunities. Heriot-Watt is decided upon and students
studies, I chose it not only because of are asked to give their valuable opinions. All
students can come along and have their say.
its great academic values, but also for
the student experience it had to offer,
which enhances its identity. I have
witnessed during my years of studies a
fantastic expansion, where the students
are very much invited
to play a role in the Universitys
progress.
Olivia Goncalves,
Development Officer and Student President
Academic Year 14/15

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Frequently
Asked Questions
Q:

When can I apply to
the Dubai Campus? Q:

Do applicants have to
take an entrance test? Q:

Do you offer
internships?
You can apply to the Dubai Campus any time No. Applications are assessed by previously The University does not offer a formal
you like, as we have a rolling admissions attained qualifications or the successful placement programme as part of your
system. There are deadlines before the start completion of the applicants current degree. The Dubai Campus has excellent
of each semester, however. Please contact us qualification. links with local and international companies,
for more information. however, and assists students in finding

Q: Whats an Honours year suitable internships.

Q: When will I receive in undergraduate study?


Q:
my offer of study? Is the Dubai Campus
Because Heriot-Watt is a Scottish university,

accredited?
The Recruitment and Admissions Office it traditionally takes four years to complete
endeavours to contact applicants within two a degree. An Honours year is an additional The Dubai Campus is accredited by the
weeks of receipt of a completed application. year of study at the end of the three years Knowledge and Human Development
it takes to achieve a Bachelors degree. Authority (KHDA) and fully licensed to teach

Q:

Do I need proof of English
language proficiency to

Q: Do the programme fees


include the programme
its degrees in Dubai. All graduates receive
a British degree that is accredited by Royal
apply? Charter in the UK.
materials and exam fees?
If English is not your first language and you
have not studied in English before (either
at school or at a previous institution) then
The annual fees include all academic
costs associated with completing your
Q:

What is the difference
between a Postgraduate
you must provide proof of English language
proficiency. Each programme has its own
programme. It may be necessary,
however, to charge School of Textiles
Diploma and a Masters
qualification?
requirements but the lowest we accept is and Design students an additional studio Generally, a Masters degree takes 12
IELTS 6 Academic (or IELTS 5.5 for the Degree fee. Resit, transport, accommodation months to complete, consisting of eight
Entry Programme) or equivalent. and visa fees/charges are additional, courses taught over nine months and a
as is the application processing fee. three-month research project. Students who

Q:
intakes?
Do you have multiple

Q:

Is there a mentoring
successfully pass the courses and maintain
an aggregate score of 50% on the taught
Yes. September is the Universitys largest scheme? courses can undertake the research project,
intake with all programmes that we offer Yes. Each student is assigned to a member and graduate with a Masters degree. Those
starting then. We also have a number of of the academic staff with whom they meet students who do not undertake the research
programmes with an intake in January. throughout the year. project, or who dont qualify for the project,
will graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma.

Q:

Do you allow students to
transfer from other Q:
service?
Is there a careers

universities and colleges? The University has a Careers Advisory Service


Yes. Provided that you have studied that supports all students.
and passed the acceptable subjects for
our programmes, we will consider your
application to transfer. Transcripts or mark
Q:

Will my degree certificate
mention Dubai?
sheets detailing previous education must be No. As students study the same British
submitted at the time of applying. programmes regardless of the country in
which they are based, all are awarded the
same Heriot-Watt University certificate.

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