12 months
20385 EUR/year
20385 EUR/year
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The Civil Engineering and Construction Management programme from 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.

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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.

Project and dissertation

After successfully completing the taught elements, MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management students at Heriot-Watt University Dubai  embark on an independent research project that leads to the production of a dissertation. To qualify for the award of the MSc, the student must receive a pass mark for the dissertation.


This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for further learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng (BEng) accredited undergraduate degree. See the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) for further information.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Project Management: Theory and Practice 
  • Value and Risk Management 
  • Ground Engineering 
  • Design and Analysis of Tall Steel Buildings 
  • Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources 
  • Sustainability in Civil Engineering (non-technical)
  • Project Management: Strategic Issues 

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
First Class

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

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  • International

    20385 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20385 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    20385 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20385 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

AED 85050

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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