Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University

Architectural Engineering

This programme looks at low carbon building design and the integration of renewable energy systems into buildings. It deals with classical services engineering issues by providing solid theoretical and practical foundations, thus enabling graduates to cope with whatever challenges in services design and implementation they may meet in the working environment.

Entry requirements

For Master's-level entry: a good (minimum Lower 2nd Class) relevant Honours Degree, from a UK university or recognised overseas equivalent; full membership of a relevant professional institution; equivalent qualifications which may be considered on an individual basis; for PGDip/Cert-level entry: any of the above or; a relevant ordinary degree and an acceptable period of relevant industrial experience, or a good (minimum lower 2nd Class) Honours degree from another discipline. If English is not the applicant's first language a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required with all elements passed at 6.0 or above.

Course modules

Core modules: building electrical and lighting services; low carbon buildings; ventilation and air conditioning; thermofluids; human factors of the built environment; architectural acoustics; choose 2 optional modules: contracts and procurement; water conservation; sustainable design and development; people and organisational management for the built environment; corporate social responsibility; energy systems.

Assessment methods

Research dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available on a competitive basis.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (EU) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (England) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (International) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Wales) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,880 per Year 1 (England) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,900 per Year 1 (International) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,880 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,980 per Year 1 (EU) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,980 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,880 per Year 1 (England) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,880 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,900 per Year 1 (International) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,880 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,980 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,880 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 months
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,980 per Year 1 (EU) 6 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Scotland) 24 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Wales) 24 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Wales) 24 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (EU) 24 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (EU) 24 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (England) 24 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (England) 24 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (International) 24 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (International) 24 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Northern Ireland) 24 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Northern Ireland) 24 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Scotland) 24 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,800 per Year 1 (International) 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (EU) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (International) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (EU) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (England) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,700 per Year 1 (International) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,690 per Year 1 (Scotland) 21 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,180 per Year 1 (Wales) 21 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (EU) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (EU) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (England) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (England) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (International) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (International) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Northern Ireland) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Northern Ireland) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Scotland) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Scotland) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Wales) 24 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 1,050 per Module (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Virtual Learning Environment
Edinburgh Campus Edinburgh EH14 4AS Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Administrator, School of the Built Environment
Telephone number: 
0131 4514650