Heriot-Watt Dubai launches new degree
Dubai, February 3, 2009
Heriot-Watt University Dubai, has launched a new undergraduate civil engineering degree, in response to growing demand.
The new BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree is scheduled to start in September this year.
Civil engineering provides the underpinning infrastructure upon which civilisation depends, and is growing in importance both regionally and globally.
Heriot-Watt is already established as a leading university for civil engineering in the UK, with its graduates being highly sought after by employers.
“Civil Engineering is an area in which Heriot-Watt excels and we are delighted to be able to offer our course to students here in Dubai,” said Professor Brian Smart, a deputy principal of the University and executive dean and head of the Dubai Campus.
The four year course is a comprehensive route to learning the main civil engineering disciplines of structures, geotechnics, water engineering and transportation engineering.
Students also have the option to continue to the MEng course at the end of their 4th year, undertaking a 5th year at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
Heriot-Watt was the first international university to open its doors in Dubai International Academic City in 2005, and is Scotland’s most international academic institution, with one third of its students on campus in Scotland being from outside of the UK.-TradeArabia News Service