Heriot Watt Unviersity Dubai

Introduction

About Us

Pioneering British education in Dubai, with highly acclaimed degree programmes that meet the specific demands of local business and industry.

Our heritage dates back to 1821 since when our community of scholars has been developing transformational solutions to specific global problems. We are specialists in engineering, business and science and leaders in innovative global education for a future world.

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. We are one of the top UK universities for business and industry and have an established reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research.

Heriot-Watt in Dubai

Heriot-Watt University was the first overseas university to set up 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.

Our programmes

Our Dubai study programmes range from Masters programmes in disciplines as challenging and diverse as Petroleum Engineering, Construction Project Management, Management, Energy, Information Technology, and the world-renowned Edinburgh Business School MBA, to undergraduate degrees in Management, Construction, Quantity Surveying and Engineering.

At our Dubai Campus, you will gain a degree that is taught and examined to the same exacting standards as on our UK campuses, preparing you for success in your chosen career.

All of our programmes are taught by our own faculty, many of whom are permanently located in Dubai, supplemented by visiting experts in key fields.

Top quality British education

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.

Our degrees are also accredited and approved by Royal Charter in the UK.

Our programmes include the option to transfer and undertake part of your degree at our home campus in Scotland.

Heriot-Watt graduates are highly sought after by employers worldwide, and our 77,000 alumni working in key positions around the globe are testament to our success.

Supportive environment

Since 2005, we have created a campus environment where you can lead your student life to the full, make lasting friendships and enjoy everything that one of the world’s greatest cities has to offer.

At our Dubai Campus, you'll enjoy a supportive and positive learning environment that will ensure you can make the best of your time as a student.

We have a range of support services with friendly, approachable staff that are there to listen and provide you with the advice, support and information you need.

Guaranteed tuition fee packages and opportunities for scholarships are also available to ensure you can make the most of your time with us.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

PhD

PhD in Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society

Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 United Arab Emirates Academic City

The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure, and Society has an inherently strong research culture with research students making a highly valued contribution to School’s overall research profile. [+]

Overview

The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure, and Society has an inherently strong research culture with research students making a highly valued contribution to School’s overall research profile.

The School is divided into three research institutes:

Institute for Infrastructure and Environment Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research

Our research in Dubai is evolving, as is reflected by the Ph.D. programs we offer. Research students are presented with exciting opportunities to work in areas relevant to the academic community, research users and employers in the UAE and the Gulf region.

The School’s portfolio of multidisciplinary research makes it an attractive destination for those seeking postgraduate research opportunities of direct relevance to the solving of real-world problems in Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society.... [-]


PhD in Engineering and Physical Sciences

Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 United Arab Emirates Academic City

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences places a very high value on enabling people to obtain a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) degree by research and is pleased to be able to extend this facility to students on the Dubai Campus. [+]

Overview

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences places a very high value on enabling people to obtain a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) degree by research and is pleased to be able to extend this facility to students on the Dubai Campus.

Initially, those with an interest in undertaking a project in the broad area of energy are encouraged to apply. This may include renewable energy, energy utilization, and energy conservation as well as improved materials for energy production and conversion (for example, the development of nanocomposite carbide coatings).

Research

Ph.D. study on the Dubai Campus will enable students to work with staff and students in Dubai in collaboration with a research group in Edinburgh performing high value and fundamental research in engineering. Students will be working under the supervision of an expert academic supervisor based at the Dubai Campus and supported by a second supervisor in Edinburgh. In addition to time spent doing research project work, students will engage with scientific literature and participate in research group discussions and meetings using electronic communications. On completion of the research project, students spend some six months 'writing up' to produce a final PhD. Once the thesis has been submitted, internal and external academics will examine the student’s work and knowledge of the Ph.D. subject.... [-]


PhD in Management and Languages

Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 United Arab Emirates Academic City

The Ph.D. program in the School of Social Sciences offers unique opportunities for students in the region to research issues of relevance to the Islamic and Arab world as well as globally. [+]

Overview

The Ph.D. program in the School of Social Sciences offers unique opportunities for students in the region to research issues of relevance to the Islamic and Arab world as well as globally.

For instance, the program offers opportunities for research in areas such as Islamic business, international human resource management, cross-cultural management, equality and diversity, Emiratisation and other nationalization policies, marketing, sustainability, accounting, finance, and corporate governance.

Research topics for Ph.D. supervision Management International Human Resource Management Human Resource Management policies and practices in local and multinational organisations Expatriate staff in organisations (experiences, organisational strategies, etc.) Diversity/Equality in organisations Emiratisation, Qatarisation (and any other nationalisation/localisation) policies Critical management, comparative management and Islamic management. Cross-cultural management Electronic HRM (specifically internet recruitment) Small and Medium size enterprises (SMEs) and Entrepreneurship development Female Entrepreneurs Employer branding Sustainability Non-genuine branded goods (from a marketing perspective) Customer relationship management (CRM; Relationship Marketing; Trust, commitment and quality in customer, business and marketing channel relationships (especially in a financial services context); Marketing Channel Management. Ethical and environmental dimensions of Consumer behaviour and marketing practice.) Digital marketing, social media, consumer behaviour online Accounting, Banking, Finance areas Corporate governance and corporate finance Corporate governance and regulatory reforms in emerging economies Risk management and efficiency in the banking sector Islamic banking and finance Corporate social and environmental responsibilities Carbon disclosures and biodiversity Financial Reporting and Corporate Disclosure Risk Disclosure Investor Relations Management Accounting International Accounting Corporate Governance and Ethics Accounting education and ethics Socio-economic perspectives on accounting Entry requirements... [-]

PhD in Mathematical and Computer Sciences

Campus September 2019 United Arab Emirates Academic City

The School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences is pleased in offering Ph.D. in Computer science by research to students on the Dubai campus. [+]

Overview

The School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences is pleased in offering Ph.D. in Computer science by research to students on the Dubai campus.

Initially, those with an interest in undertaking a project in the broad area of computing are encouraged to apply. This may include different research topics as outlined in program content.

Research

Ph.D. study on the Dubai Campus will enable students to work with staff and students in Dubai in collaboration with a research group in Edinburgh performing high value and fundamental research in engineering. Students will be working under the supervision of an expert academic supervisor based at the Dubai Campus and supported by a second supervisor in Edinburgh. In addition to time spent doing research project work, students will engage with scientific literature and participate in research group discussions and meetings using electronic communications. On completion of the research project, students spend some six months 'writing up' to produce a final PhD. Once the thesis has been submitted, internal and external academics will examine the student’s work and knowledge of the Ph.D. subject.... [-]


Contact

Heriot Watt Unviersity Dubai

Website https://www.hw.ac.uk/dubai.htm
Phone +971 4435 8700