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The Architectural Engineering (Hons) at Heriot-Watt Dubai is for those who wish to understand the energy, CO2 and functional performance-related engineering strategies and systems used in buildings to ensure high performance, and also how these relate to basic aspects of architectural design such as spatial design and human response to the physical features of the built environment.
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Fundamental and integral to the programme is a grounding in mathematics and building science as well as an understanding of the management and professional practices that form the knowledge base and skills of the modern architectural engineering professional.

The Architectural Engineering (Hons) programme at Heriot-Watt Dubai is structured around three main themes:

  • Energy and sustainability of buildings
  • Systems and whole building design
  • Human behaviour and interaction with buildings.

With a focus on designing the buildings and cities for the future:

  • Buildings that use less energy
  • Zero emission
  • Climate change
  • Renewable energy


Graduates from the Architectural Engineering programme can expect to find jobs in:

  • Sustainability Engineering Companies
  • Building Design Consultancies
  • Multinational architectural / construction companies
  • Building services and engineering companies
  • Government organisations


This BEng programme is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute (EI).

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Construction Technology
  • Mechanics
  • Introduction to Design
  • Building Services Technology
  • Introduction to the Environment
  • Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists
  • Design Project
  • Acoustics and Architectural Design

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    15537 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15537 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15537 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15537 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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AED 63000 per year

Living costs for Dubai

  • 5300 - 9200 AED/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • A special International Student Scholarship of up to 50% of the tuition fee will be offered to a maximum of 50 students.
  • This scholarship will be open to all applicants for any of the foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • These scholarships will be awarded based on a range of criteria including merit, sports, service to community/industry etc.
  • Students who are awarded the International Student Scholarship are expected to voluntarily contribute to the University’s marketing efforts in their respective countries.

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