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Entry requirements for MSc Building Services Engineering

To join the programme you must have :

  • A relevant Bachelors degree equivalent to an Upper Second Class honours or with a good GPA (3 or above) from a university that is accredited by Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs in the United Arab Emirates. 
  • English Language Proficiency: All applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit original evidence of his/her English language proficiency. This evidence should consist of a score of at least EmSat English 1400/6.0 IELTS/TOEFL 550*/TOEFL iBT 79-80*, or its equivalent in City & Guilds, Pearson, or Cambridge.

Each applicant has to submit an official transcript of any degrees earned and of any other credit earned from a higher education institution. This can be a copy formally certified by the applicant’s institution rather than the original degree certificate. If appropriate, a certified translation of the degree into English has to be supplied with the application. If the applicant is still studying or is awaiting results, admission is not formally confirmed until acceptable evidence of the awarding of his/her degree has been supplied.


*TOEFL Conditions:

  • While registering with ETS for iBT or with Amideast for ITP TOEFL, please quote BUiD’s TOEFL code 0168.
  • Internet (iBT) – test scores should be sent to BUiD directly by ETS.  
  • Paper-based ITP  TOEFL are accepted by the administering institution only. Only those administered by AMIDEAST Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah will be accepted if it is sent by Amideast to BUiD directly. 


Conditional Admission

A student with a GPA of 2.5 to 2.99 will be conditinally admitted upon the programme tutor approval. A student with a GPA of 2.0 with least one year relevant work experience after graduation and an EmSat English Score of 1250 or IELTS score of 5.5 (TOEFL 530, 71 iBT), or its equivalent in a standardized English language test approved by the Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs may be provisionally admitted to a Master’s programme.

  • The student achieves a EmSat English Score of 1400/6.0 IELTS/TOEFL 550/TOEFL iBT 79-80 or its equivelant by the end of the first semester.
  • The student takes maximum of 2 modules in the first semester.
  • Student must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in the first three modules taken.


PG Diploma

Students may initially register for PG Dip or MSc at any time. Students registered for the PG Dip may apply to transfer to the MSc at any time. Exit awards (PG Dip) may be recommended by the Board of Examiners to students who do not complete their MSc for which they are registered but were able to complete 120 Credits.

The modules are designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and skills needed for an engineer to contribute to advancement and building services innovation required by the organizations and professions.



The purpose of the MSc Building Services Engineering is to respond to the worldwide demand for building services engineers who have up-to-date knowledge of engineering principles and the ability to apply this knowledge within the building services engineering industry.



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