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  • 48 months
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The Architecture (Hons) at Heriot-Watt Dubai provides a thorough grounding in the subject of architecture, including a portfolio of design, technical and theoretical courses covering all aspects of architectural theory and practice. The course has been designed with reference to the RIBA criteria, providing students with a well-rounded and internationally respected curriculum.
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Overview

The programme provides a thorough grounding in the subject of architecture, including a portfolio of design, technical and theoretical courses covering all aspects of architectural theory and practice. The course has been designed with reference to the RIBA criteria, providing students with a well-rounded and internationally respected curriculum. Students will work across technical and humanities disciplines, testing the knowledge and skills from these courses through a series of core design projects taught in a studio environment (approx 50% of courses). The course provides students with the key analytical and practical skills and knowledge required to attain the RIBA Part 1 level, the first step towards formal Chartership as an architect (course accreditation pending).

After graduation, students are equipped to work for consultants, contractors or government at Architectural Assistant level, and/or apply for an RIBA Part 2 level postgraduate course at international universities.

The core curriculum includes instruction in all main subject areas, providing a grounding in architectural design history and theory as well as technical instruction and application. Students will be required to produce a varied portfolio of drawn, modelled (CAD and physical), written and examined work. There is an emphasis throughout on the personal development of students within a professional environment.

Why study Architecture (Hons) at Heriot-Watt Dubai?

  • Heriot-Watt University has a wealth of specialist expertise in the built environment and is internationally recognised as one of only four Centres of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design.
  • The course is based on the internationally renowned RIBA Part 1 level.
  • The course covers both technical and theoretical aspects, providing an excellent foundation for future practice or study at postgraduate level, including RIBA Part 2.
  • The combination of lectures and studio delivery encourages excellent self-motivation and the development of transferable skills that are valuable across the built environment industry.
  • Our programme is designed to help shape the built environment for the 21st century, not only in terms of architecture but also to support a sustainable, energy-efficient and green society.

Accreditation

Our BA (Hons) Architecture is a ‘candidate course’ validated by the RIBA at RIBA Part 1 level. Full validation is anticipated in 2020 when our first full cohort of students will graduate.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Construction Technology
  • Architectural Design Studio
  • Visual & Digital Development
  • Introduction to the Environment
  • History of the Built Environment
  • Architectural Representation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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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.

Funding

  • 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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