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Quantity Surveying PGDip

The need for quantity surveyors is vital for the efficient financial management of construction projects. The Quantity Surveying programme at Heriot-Watt is designed using principles that are applicable in many quantity surveying and financial management industrial sectors.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance | Full time | Part time
Building Conservation (Technology and Management) PGDip

Conservation of historic buildings and structures presents many challenges to professionals working in this specialist field, from identifying cultural significance, through to understanding the technical performance of historic buildings and the materials they use. Increasingly, conservation practitioners have to understand the environmental impact of historic structures and energy use in buildings.

  • Duration of training: 7 years
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Safety and Risk Management PGDip

Public awareness of hazards and risks has enhanced the importance of safety assessment and management in today’s increasingly litigious society. Risk and safety issues need to be evaluated in a structured and calculated manner but in the light of an overall organisational strategy.

  • Duration of training: 84 months
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Architectural Project Management PGDip

The programme is aimed at professionals from all backgrounds currently working in the construction industry to help enhance their career progression. It is designed to offer professionals the opportunity to develop their project management skills in the context of large-scale contemporary architectural projects.

  • Duration of training: 7 years
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Civil Engineering and Construction Management PGDip

Modern civil engineering professionals often require an extensive understanding of construction management due to the strategic benefits it can bring to both individuals and project teams. As the industry becomes more competitive, organisations and their clients are increasingly demanding the combined time, cost and quality assurances that good project management practice provides.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance | Full time | Part time
Safety, Risk and Reliability Engineering PGDip

Risk has become a key concept in modern society. Growing concern about the environment and a number of disasters have served to focus attention on the hazards and risks involved in a wide range of activities from offshore oil production to rail and air transport; from the design of football stadia to the operation of chemical plants and environmental protection.

  • Duration of training: 7 years
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Civil Engineering PGDip

This course is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to work at a high level in the design and construction of major infrastructure projects. Its structure allows students to choose from a broad range of courses including foundation engineering; safety, risk and reliability; water and wastewater treatment and project management, among others.

  • Duration of training: 36 months
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Sustainable Urban Management PGDip

This programme represents a new type of degree, focusing on analysing the issues of, and the tools used to address and deliver, sustainable development across the globe, from the scale of the building right up to the regional and national scale. It is designed to equip urban managers and leaders with an academically rigorous and professionally relevant postgraduate qualification relating to changing global circumstances.

  • Duration of training: 9 months
  • Study mode: Full time
Business Psychology PGDip

The programme is open to graduates from any discipline, and is aimed at people aspiring towards, or already pursuing a career in business. It equips graduates with theoretical knowledge of psychology and related practical skills to enhance effectiveness at individual, team and organisational levels within any business setting.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance | Full time
Food Science and Nutrition PGCert

Over the last decade or so the UK agri-food industry has seen, and successfully responded to, major changes in consumers' lifestyle, health and eating habits. Continued expansion of the food and drink sector has presented the industry with challenges both in meeting the increased demand for high quality, nutritionally sound, convenience products and in finding highly trained graduates with understanding of the emerging issues in food science, nutrition and health.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time | Part time
Food Science and Nutrition PGDip

Over the last decade or so the UK agri-food industry has seen, and successfully responded to, major changes in consumers' lifestyle, health and eating habits. Continued expansion of the food and drink sector has presented the industry with challenges both in meeting the increased demand for high quality, nutritionally sound, convenience products and in finding highly trained graduates with understanding of the emerging issues in food science, nutrition and health.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time | Part time
Real Estate Management and Development PGDip

The real estate market encompasses a diverse range of residential, commercial and industrial land and property. Real estate professionals advise on a broad range of areas needed by occupiers, developers and investors.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance | Full time | Part time
Interpreting and Translating PGDip

Interpreting and translating programme is designed to offer the specialist training required to work as a professional interpreter and/or translator in a variety of professional contexts. The core subjects students cover are: Conference Interpreting; Translation Practice; Translation and Interpreting Studies.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time | Part time
Structural and Foundation Engineering PGDip

This programme is designed for graduates and practising engineers who wish to improve their knowledge of structural and foundation engineering. The structure and content of the programme has been carefully designed following liaison with a wide range of employers in the sector.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance | Full time | Part time
International Marketing Management with Consumer Psychology PGDip

This course is ideal for students wishing to develop a career in global marketing management based on a strong understanding of psychological approaches and interventions in consumer-led marketing strategies. Understanding the consumer lies at the very heart of effective international marketing management.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time | Part time
Urban and Regional Planning PGDip

Planning guides the future development and use of land. It is about where development should happen, where it should not and how it affects the quality of our surroundings.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance | Full time | Part time
Water and Environmental Management PGDip

Recent floods and droughts across the world highlight the need for our natural water resources to be better managed. In addition, the provision of secure clean water supplies and the treatment and disposal of wastewater and other contaminants require innovative and sustainable solutions to ensure that their environmental and socio-economic impacts are minimised.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance | Full time | Part time
Architectural Engineering PGDip

Architectural Engineering is how formal engineering and technology practices are applied to building design and construction in today’s fast-paced, ecologically responsible and cost-driven construction industry. It is an exciting, broad-based and challenging profession and the role is evolving today at an unprecedented rate.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance | Full time | Part time
Actuarial Management PGDip

Entry to the actuarial profession is by a demanding series of examinations, but the rewards after qualifying are great. The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in the UK has four levels of examinations to qualify.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Full time | Part time
Real Estate Investment and Finance PGDip

Real estate investment and finance is designed to give you a broad knowledge and understanding of property within national and international investment markets and with the skills needed to research, analyse and advise on investment decisions accordingly. It provides those from varied professional and academic backgrounds with an entry into the real estate profession while also enhancing the knowledge and skills of those already employed in the field.

  • Duration of training: Different durations are available for this course
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance | Full time | Part time
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