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Civil & Environmental Engineering Postgraduate induction days

Our induction sessions provide you with everything you need for the year ahead as a Civil & Environmental Engineering postgraduate student.

Induction: 12th September & 13th September 2018

The two-day Department Postgraduate Induction will take place as follows:

Day one Department Induction

  • Date: Wednesday 12th September 2018
  • Time: 12.45pm - 6.00pm (tbc)
  • Location: University of Strathclyde

Day two: Faculty and library induction

  • Date: Thursday 13th September 2018
  • Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm (tbc)
  • Location: University of Strathclyde

It's important you attend the induction day as we'll be providing you with essential information you will need for your time in the Department.

View and download the PG Induction Programme shortly.

Registration for the Induction will be open soon.

Please note: for the MSc Civil Engineering with Industrial Placement programme (which starts in January rather than September), a special induction event will be held in January, a week before classes start.


Distance Learning Students

The Postgraduate Induction events will be recorded for you and shared via webpages. Details of this will be sent round following the events. Your programme leaders will also be in touch with you seperately regarding their own programme and with details of classes and curricula.

Classes start

Classes at Strathclyde start from week commencing 17 September 2018.

Timetables for compulsory modules will be provided by Course Leaders at the Induction Session. You can also search the Central University Timetable website, by Department and Class title to find timings of optional classes.

The procedure for class choices will be explained in detail at your induction.

Arrival information

The University's Welcome to Strathclyde page will provide you with essential information as a new student such as:

  • the registration process
  • halls of residence facilities
  • information for international students
  • Student Union

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If English is not your first language

Pre-Sessional English & Study Skills Course

This course is for international applicants starting a degree at the University in September.

The programme offers you the chance to take as many courses as you need, depending on your entry level of English and the time needed to reach the required level of academic English proficiency. This is usually specified as IELTS 6.5 - with no individual section lower than 5.5, or equivalent for postgraduate study. 

Find more information on courses, fees and entry levels required for Modules 1, 2 and 3.

Free course

Module 3 is free of charge if you register on a full-time course of at least nine months duration and pay full international fees (you may need to pay Module 3 fees in advance with refund on confirmation of continued registration).

We strongly recommend all international students take advantage of this free course and attend Module 3. This is an excellent way to not only improve your English, but to start knowing Glasgow and the University and make new friends.

How to apply

For an Application Form and further details on the Pre-Sessional English courses, please contact the ELT team on +44 (0)141 548 4167.