Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Heriot-Watt University Dubai

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
20192 EUR/year
20192 EUR/year
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The Civil Engineering and Construction Management programme at Heriot-Watt University Dubai provides students with a combination of courses designed to improve their knowledge and understanding of advanced civil engineering and modern construction management theory and practice.


Modern civil engineering professionals often require an extensive understanding of construction management due to the strategic benefits it can bring to both individuals and project teams. As the industry becomes more competitive, organisations and their clients are increasingly demanding the combined time, cost and quality assurances that good project management practice provides. Furthermore, the industry now recognises that there is a need for engineers to gain specialist technical knowledge that complements their academic and professional background.


The Civil Engineering and Construction Management programme's structure at Heriot-Watt University Dubai consists of 8 optional taught courses (students choose a minimum of two Construction Management (CM) courses and a minimum of five technical Civil Engineering (tCE) courses). Currently, the range of available taught courses are listed below, MSc students also complete an independent research project and dissertation.


This MSc Civil Engineering & Construction Management degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Project Management: Theory and Practice (CM)
  • Value and Risk Management (CM)
  • Ground Engineering (tCE)
  • Environmental Hydrology (tCE)
  • Earthquake Engineering (tCE)
  • Sustainability in Civil Engineering (non-technical)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

For MSc entry, a good relevant Honours degree (first or second class) or equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. Given the clear practical element of the programmes, we will also consider non-graduate candidates holding less than a good Honours degree, or its equivalent, but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exams and course work are at MSc level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20192 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20192 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    20192 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20192 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

AED 85050


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Civil Engineering and Construction Management
Heriot-Watt University Dubai