Civil & Environmental EngineeringPostgraduate Induction

Sign-up Links for Postgraduate Induction Sept 2021 have been emailed to offer holders 

Our Induction Session provides you with everything you need for the year ahead as a Civil & Environmental Engineering postgraduate student. Please ensure you have accepted your offer to study your MSc/MRes programme with our Department (and fulfill all conditions as soon as you are able) and then you will be provided with access to sign up for Induction.

Department Postgraduate Inductions: Wednesday 15th/Thursday 16th September 2021 

This year, the Department Postgraduate Induction sessions will take place individually for each different MSc cohort, and the full details for your MSc/MRes programme are confirmed below.

This year the Inductions will be held face-to-face for on-campus Postgraduate (Taught) students, with a live-streaming set up for students registering on the Distance Learning MSc programmes or others who need to attend online.

Department PGT Induction

  • Date: Wednesday 15th/Thurs 16th September 2021


Day / Time

MSc Civil Engineering

Wednesday 15th September 1000-1200 (on-campus & online)

MSc Hydrogeology

Wednesday 15th September 1100-1300 (on-campus & online)

MSc Sustainability & Environmental Studies – Session 1

Thursday 16th September 1000-1200 (on-campus & online)

MSc Environmental Entrepreneurship &  MSc SES Session 2

Thursday 16th September 1200-1400 (on-campus & online)


Thursday 16th September 1200-1400 (online)

MSc Environmental Engineering

Thursday 16th September 1100-1300 (on-campus)

MSc Environmental Engineering online

Thursday 16th September 1400- 1600 (online)

Location: Meeting details and access login will be emailed to students once they have signed up for the Induction. 

The sign-up form for Induction has been emailed to all MSc/MRes offer-holders. Further details on signing-up for Induction can be provided by contacting PGT Admin.

It is necessary for you to attend the Department Induction session as we'll be providing you with essential information you will need for your time in the Department.

A copy of the details and Induction Programme for each MSc cohort for 2021-22 entry will be emailed to students who register for Induction. There will be a  programme of talks and interactive break-out sessions.


Faculty Induction


Please note: for the MSc Civil Engineering and the MSc Environmental Engineering - January start intakes, a special induction event will be held in January, a week before classes start. Details will be sent to new students closer to the time. 


Distance Learning Students

Postgraduate Induction events above have been arranged to accomodate both on-campus and distance learning students. Your programme leaders will be discussing the MSc programme and details of choosing your classes and curricula.

Classes start

Classes at Strathclyde start from week commencing 20th September 2021.

Personalised Timetables will be available to regustered students via the Strathclyde App. 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:

Glasgow: a vibrant European cultural city

Glasgow: Lonely Planet's top ten cities to visit in the world

Glasgow is Scotland's largest city and one of the liveliest and most stylish cities in the UK (recognised by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 cities to visit in the world).

Glasgow is also regenerating at an amazing pace making it a "living laboratory" on sustainability, civil engineering, and urban renewal. Members of the department are contributing to the Clyde Waterfront Regeneration (Scotland's single most significant urban renewal project and development opportunity which is transforming 20km of the river Clyde from Glasgow city centre).

Discover more about Glasgow

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 on Academic English & Study Skills

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