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Heriot-Watt University Dubai

United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Al Sufouh - Knowledge Park - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Location info of Heriot-Watt University Dubai

  • Dubai is one of the most sophisticated, futuristic, connected and cosmopolitan cities in the world. Its residents come from more than 180 different countries and 105 different nationalities study with us at our Dubai campus.
  • Dubai is a booming tourist destination with an array of options for shopping, eating, socializing and entertainment. Whether you prefer hiking, biking, swimming, desert safaris, jet skiing, skydiving or theme parks, there will be something for you.
  • Dubai is one of the safest cities in the world and the UAE is ranked the world’s 2nd safest country. Dubai is virtually crime-free as the Dubai police ensure maximum safety.

Top Reasons to Study in Heriot-Watt University Dubai

Our established reputation

With a history dating back to 1821, we have a long tradition of excellence and a proven track record in educating, inspiring and challenging the professionals of tomorrow.

Our accolades

Since its establishment, Heriot-Watt University Dubai has won several laurels. In 2019, it was named one of Dubai’s top universities and awarded five stars in the first ever quality rankings undertaken by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA)

Top quality British education

We pioneered British education in Dubai, with highly acclaimed degree programmes that meet the specific demands of local business and industry. With strong links to industry and business, we pride ourselves on developing and educating future leaders, managers and innovators. With many of our programmes recognised by the relevant professional associations and institutes, a Heriot-Watt University degree is professionally valued.

University details

About Heriot-Watt University Dubai

Heriot-Watt University Dubai has opened the doors of its brand-new campus at Dubai Knowledge Park. The dedicated campus serves nearly 4,000 students – representing 105 nationalities – who have joined Heriot-Watt seeking research-informed, industry-focused British education of the highest standard in the UAE.


Career at Heriot-Watt University Dubai

The Careers and Graduate Futures Service at Heriot-Watt University Dubai aims to assist students and graduates in making informed career choices by providing a professional, high-quality career guidance and information service.

We work closely with a wide range of organizations across different business sectors to ensure that students from all our academic Schools can access a wealth of relevant work experience, internships and graduate opportunities to support their readiness for life once they have completed their studies.

Campus life

Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus is a satellite campus of Heriot-Watt University based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Established in 2005, it was one of the first campus of an overseas university to open in Dubai International Academic City. After 180 years’ provision of world-renowned education in the UK, Heriot-Watt was invited to Dubai to provide specialised programmes in the fields of management, engineering, built environment, food science and fashion.

Ranking & Accreditation of Heriot-Watt University Dubai

  • Heriot-Watt’s Dubai campus was crowned ‘Best University’ at the first ever Forbes Middle East Higher Education Awards in April 2019.
  • Heriot-Watt University’s Dubai Campus was awarded a five-star rating by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) for the third year running.
  • We are ranked 35th in the UK and 8th in Scotland for Overall Satisfaction (2019 UK National Student Survey) and 86.8% of our research and 88.6% of our research outputs were ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021).

Student Accommodation at Heriot-Watt University Dubai

  • Housing: $7,776
  • Dining: $8,748
  • Other: $2,916


Programs at Heriot-Watt University Dubai


  1. Architectural Engineering, BEng (Hons)*
  2. Architecture, BA (Hons)*
  3. Civil Engineering, BEng (Hons)*
  4. Real Estate Management and Finance, MA (Hons)*
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  1. Civil Engineering and Construction Management, MS (Executive)*
  2. Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying, MS (Executive)*
  3. Construction Project Management, MS (Executive)*
  4. Petroleum Engineering, MS
  5. Real Estate Investment and Finance, MS
  6. Real Estate, MS
  7. Renewable Energy Engineering, MS
  8. Robotics, MS
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  1. Automotive Engineering, BEng (Hons)*
  2. Chemical Engineering, BEng (Hons)*
  3. Combined Studies, BSc (Hons)*
  4. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BEng (Hons)*
  5. Mechanical Engineering and Energy Engineering, BEng (Hons)*
  6. Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons)*
  7. Robotics, Autonomous and Interactive Systems, BEng (Hons)*
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  1. Advanced Mechanical Engineering, MS
  2. Energy, MS
  3. Facilities Management, MS
  4. Global Sustainability Engineering, MS
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  1. Artificial Intelligence
  2. Cyber Security
  3. Data Science
  4. Software Engineering
  5. Computer Games Programming
  6. Data Sciences, BSc (Hons)*
  7. Statistical Data Science, BSc (Hons)*
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  1. Artificial Intelligence, MS
  2. Data Science, MS
  3. Information Technology, MS
  4. Business
  5. Software Systems
  6. Network Security, MS
  7. Software Engineering, MS
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  1. Accountancy and Finance, MA (Hons)*
  2. Accountancy, MA (Hons)*
  3. Business Administration, BBA (Hons)*
  4. Business and Finance, MA (Hons)*
  5. International Business Management, MA (Hons)*
  6. Marketing, MA (Hons)*
  7. Psychology, BSc (Hons)*
  8. Management
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  1. Business Analytics and Consultancy, MS (Executive)*
  2. Business Psychology, MS (Executive)*
  3. Coaching, MS (Executive)*
  4. Business Strategy, Leadership and Change, MS (Executive)*
  5. Design Management, MS
  6. Digital Leadership, MS
  7. Digital Marketing, MS (Executive)*
  8. Finance and Management, MS (Executive)*
  9. Interior Architecture and Design, MA
  10. International Business Management, MS
  11. Finance, MS (Executive)*
  12. Human Resource Management, MS
  13. Marketing, MS (Executive)*
  14. Logistics and Supply Chain Management, MS
  15. Managing Innovation, MS
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  1. Design Management, MS
  2. Interior Architecture and Design, MA
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  1. Communication Design, BA (Hons)*
  2. Fashion Branding and Promotion, BA (Hons)*
  3. Fashion Marketing and Retailing, BA (Hons)*
  4. Fashion, BA (Hons)*
  5. Interior Design, BA (Hons)*
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