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Construction, EngD

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Construction programme from Heriot-Watt University Dubai will help you gain an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of construction engineering management with the flexibility to tailor the technical and business training to the requirements of the company’s research area and your career aspirations.
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The Construction programme from Heriot-Watt University Dubai combines advanced technical and management training with PhD level research in partnership with an industry partner/sponsor. Research projects will be directly relevant to the strategic plans of your industry partner and cover a wide range of topics in the interrelated, and globally critical areas of construction and engineering.

EngD in Construction graduates will have generated new knowledge or improved business practice in areas of the construction sector relevant to their and their employers' interests and priorities. Research engineers undertaking the programme will have flexibility to tailor the technical and business management training to the requirements of their research area and to the business needs of their employer.

EngD students will benefit from the expertise and supervision of the academic staff and their industry sponsor. Research projects will be developed collaboratively by the academic supervisors and the research student in consultation with the sponsoring company. Sponsoring companies can range in size from SMEs to University spin-outs to multinational organisations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainability for Construction Professionals
  • Foundation Engineering
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Strategic Asset maintenance management
  • Quantity Surveying Financial Management
  • Construction Financial Management
  • People and Organization Management in the BE
  • Project Management Strategic Issues
  • Project Management Theory and Practice
  • Space Planning and Management
  • Real Estate Appraisal and Valuation
  • Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

This programme will admit graduates from degrees relevant to the construction engineering and management. The EngD qualification at Dubai will cater for potential candidates who are currently embedded in industry, or to facilitate knowledge transfer from Heriot-Watt to industry with a new recruit.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12048 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48200 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12048 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48200 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 207,900 AED (covers full four year EngD)

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.


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