Taught course

Global Sustainability Engineering

Heriot-Watt University Dubai · School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

Entry requirements

Graduates with a good first degree from a relevant subject area will be considered. Suitable backgrounds include: engineering or environmental, earth, chemical, physical, or mathematical sciences.

To find out about the entry requirements for this programme, please send an email to dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk

English Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each element). Applicants who have completed secondary and tertiary education will need to provide documentary evidence. A minimum of one year full-time study in English will be required.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

MSc Global Sustainability Engineering has been introduced by Heriot-Watt University for students of September 2021 intake.

This programme responds to the global demand for graduates with science or engineering backgrounds who can provide technical consultation and deliver specialist solutions to improve sustainability.

Graduates from MSc Global Sustainability Engineering will work at the forefront of sustainable development. They will call on engineering knowledge to identify existing unsustainable processes and practices and implement strategies for improvement.

In developing this degree, Heriot-Watt University has built on over 30 years of experience in researching and teaching sustainable engineering. We have taken inspiration from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and want our graduates to be advocates of change; to understand how both incremental and disruptive approaches can be harnessed for effective sustainable development.

Courses will break down the barriers between disciplines and promote synergy between different branches of learning so that a holistic view of problems and solutions can be developed.

Students on this programme will take six mandatory courses and two optional courses. The six mandatory courses develop critical understanding of the fundamental issues impacting global sustainability, whilst the selection of the two additional courses allows each student to tailor the degree to their own area of interest and potential career pathway, such as process engineering, building services and carbon management.

In addition to eight 15-credit courses, students will complete a mandatory 60-credit dissertation project in order to graduate with a full MSc qualification.

Fees and funding

International students
AED 91,990

Scholarships and bursaries

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dubai Campus