Heriot-Watt University Dubai

Heriot-Watt University located in Dubai, UAE, offers top quality British education to students from the Gulf and beyond. In Dubai, the University offers Masters programs in a diverse range of subjects such as Petroleum Engineering, Construction Project Management, Management, Energy, Information Technology, and an MBA from the world-renowned Edinburgh Business School. For undergraduates, Heriot offers degrees in Management, Construction, Quantity Surveying and Engineering.

  • Average Tuition AED 52,000

School Description

In 2005, Heriot-Watt University was the first overseas university to set up in Dubai International Academic City. The University was invited to Dubai to provide specialised programs in the fields of management, engineering, built environment, food science and fashion.

Heriot-Watt’s history however dates back to 1821 when the School of Arts of Edinburgh was established. Since then, the University has grown tremendously and established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, making it one of the top UK universities for business and industry. Today Heriot-Watt is recognised internationally as a centre for high calibre research in science, engineering and business.

With 5 campuses: 3 in the UK - Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney - 1 in Dubai and 1 in Malaysia, Heriot-Watt deliver degree programs to 31,000 students globally; it also boasts the largest international student cohort in Scotland. Heriot-Watt’s degrees in Dubai are accredited and approved by Royal Charter in the UK.

  • 01Campuses in Edinburgh, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur
  • 02Ranked in the top 50 of universities in the world for international outlook
  • 03Ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact.

Bachelor Programs

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    Accountancy

    AED 56,700 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

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    Accountancy and Business Finance

    AED 52,000 Tuition Fee

    Our Accounting and Business Finance programme is a specialist degree, particularly suited to those seeking entry into the accounting profession, financial services or financial management. The value of such studies is also recognised by professional accountancy bodies which offer examination exemptions.

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    Architectural Engineering

    AED 58,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Architectural Engineering principles and technology. The courses offered in the program enable students to learn the fundamentals of building design and construction, as well as the mathematical and scientific principles related to the design, development and operational evaluation used to construct and equip buildings.

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    Architecture

    AED 58,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; and professional responsibilities.

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    Automotive Engineering

    AED 63,000 Tuition Fee

    Engineers use their imagination and knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry to devise, apply and manage the technologies that are fundamental to the wellbeing and advancement of society. This programme is based on our Mechanical Engineering programme, but allows students in the later years to specialise in subjects relating to automotive technology.

    Automotive engineering continues to be a major employer of professional engineers, owing to the increasing challenges of producing desirable and profitable vehicles. The relevant subjects are the core Mechanical Engineering sciences together with Electronic Engineering and Materials Engineering. There is an increasing emphasis throughout on the processes of design and manufacture.

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    Business

    AED 56,700 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Business principles and techniques. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the fundamentals of business, like buying, selling and producing products; business organization; and accounting.

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    Business Administration

    AED 56,700 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Chemical Engineering

    AED 58,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes.

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    Civil Engineering

    AED 58,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

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    Computer Science

    AED 58,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Computer Systems

    AED 58,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Applications. The program offers courses that focus on the study of basic computer design and architecture; programming; challenges of specific computer applications; component and system maintenance; inspection procedures; hardware and software problem diagnosis and repair; and report preparation.

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    Computer Systems - Computer Games and Programming

    AED 63,000 Tuition Fee

    Our four-year BSc Computer Systems (Computer Games Programming) Honours degree is oriented to constructing robust and useable computer games. We aim to teach people not only how to deploy cutting edge games, but also help them to develop other professional skills that will enable them to communicate clearly, work independently and cooperate effectively. In the gaming industry, where business transactions are underpinned by technology, workplaces need individuals who can create effective systems. Our graduates will move into the games development industry armed with a blend of interpersonal and technical skills that will meet current needs and the needs of the organisations of the future.

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    Design

    AED 58,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design techniques; and computer-aided design.

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    Electrical and Electronics Engineering

    AED 63,000 Tuition Fee

    This programme is aimed at those with a desire to study electronics, hardware system design or electrical technology.

    It provides the theoretical basis and design methods for communications, computers, programming, software engineering, control and other electronic and electrical energy systems. Practical and organisational skills are encouraged through project, design and laboratory work and through presentations and management studies.

    Graduates have the knowledge and skills to enter a career in a wide range of industries, including, but not limited to, power generation and transmission, building services, electronics and communications.

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    Electrical Engineering

    AED 58,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

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    Engineering

    AED 58,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

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    Fashion

    AED 63,000 Tuition Fee

    Our Fashion Design programme confidently prepares students for a career within the fashion industry. As well as learning the fundamentals of fashion design, students are taught about key elements of the fashion business, to enable their success in the fashion industry, and acquire creative, critical and communication skills. Extensive links and collaborations with our industrial partners help students to gain a ‘live’ learning experience.

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    Fashion Marketing and Retailing

    AED 63,000 Tuition Fee

    Our Fashion Marketing and Retailing programme confidently prepares students for a career within the marketing and retailing industry. Students acquire creative, critical and transferable skills for marketing and retailing, which are fashion focused yet broad. Students are taught the fundamentals of fashion marketing and retailing and the fashion business. We cover the primary needs of the client and the working brief, the focal point of the product and its appeal to customers/consumers, along with key skills such as merchandising, buying, logistics, promotion, advertising and trends analysis to support the product. Extensive links and collaborations with our industrial partners help students to gain a ‘live’ learning experience. Applicants should have a keen desire and aptitude in art and design areas.

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    Finance

    AED 56,700 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as management, accounting, and marketing.

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    Interior Design

    AED 63,000 Tuition Fee

    The Interior Design programme provides students the opportunity to develop their creative and artistic talent within a unique, explorative and highly design-focused course structure where the main emphasis is on international contemporary design.

    Throughout the programme, students are educated in design awareness, ability and critique, method construction and the technical characteristics required to advance a career in the vast and complex industry of interior design.

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    Management

    AED 56,700 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

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    Marketing

    AED 58,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; profit relationships; pricing theory; marketing campaigns and strategic planning; market segments; advertising methods; and sales operations and management.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    AED 58,000 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

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    Philosophy

    AED 56,700 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Psychology

    AED 56,700 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Psychology with Management

    AED 56,700 Tuition Fee

    This programme balances approximately 75% Psychology with 25% Business and Management courses. Psychology courses cover a range of core approaches to psychology as well as research design and analysis and applied specialist topics. The curriculum is based on that recommended by the British Psychological Society. Business Management courses include a mixture of core management subjects and a range of optional courses, allowing students to tailor learning to their personal preferences.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.00

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    Established in 2005

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    At Heriot-Watt Dubai, students have the option to transfer and undertake part of their degree at the Heriot-Watt home campus in Scotland.

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            2003-2006, Bachelor of Science (BSc)

            A Brilliant University

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            2014-2015, Bachelor science of Computer System

            Life time experience with Heriot-Watt University: Recommend

            I am currently a Bsc graduate in Computer Systems via distance learning. The experience i had with HW university was inspiring and motivating and as from the service which they offer for developing individuals mind and desire it a positive impact. To anyone who is looking for adventure and exploring through learning development Heriot-Watt University is the answer.

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            2006-2011, Bachelor of Science (BSc) Hons

            Recommended for fantastic research support

            The facilities and staff made learning easy and thorough.