Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Engineering and Built Environment

Introduction

Glasgow Caledonian University is a distinctive, inclusive and forward-looking university that is committed to its social mission to promote the common good. We have become an international centre of excellence in higher education, promoting employability and global citizenship in our graduates. We win awards for our support and commitment to the student experience, whilst delivering innovation through our world-class research in key areas of strength. We have a tradition of widening access to higher education for talented individuals regardless of their backgrounds, and we leverage our intellectual and social capital for the benefit of the communities we serve in Scotland and internationally.

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning University for the Common Good.

We aim to contribute to society in a manner that embraces yet goes beyond the traditional role of a university. GCU’s For the Common Good commitment is brought to life and delivered by students and staff across academic schools and departments.

Welcome to the School of Engineering and Built Environment

GCU's vast IT, engineering and construction experience is housed within the School of Engineering and Built Environment. Our supportive staff are experts in their field; well-connected frontrunners in areas such as IT security and web development, environmental science, telecommunications, surveying and building services. Our research into built environment and connections with industry leaders in growing markets such as games design make us an exciting choice for students, staff and researchers.

GCU's School of Engineering and Built Environment (EBE), one of three academic schools in GCU, brings together the Department of Construction and Surveying, Department of Engineering and Department of Computer, Communications and Interactive Systems. Inter-departmental collaborations allow the school to offer stimulating, unparalleled range of teaching and flexible delivery options, combining traditional knowledge with cutting-edge practice.

We are especially proud of our industry links and partnerships with professional bodies, ensuring an industry standard of learning in our curriculum, which is reflective of the changing needs of the labour market. Furthermore, we are fortunate to welcome a large number of part-time students each year who bring a great deal of practical experience at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Departments

The School has over 200 academic staff in its three departments. Our primary output, consistent with the University’s strategy, is the education of students to the highest possible standard, producing highly qualified graduates with degrees that are accredited by the premier national and international authorities.

We work to support the Common Good through our roles in the education of students from socially challenging backgrounds, through our innovative support of the public sector and by our research which aims to benefit society.

Construction and Surveying

The Department of Construction & Surveying has for many years produce more graduates for the construction and property sectors than any other university in the UK.

Engineering

The Department of Engineering is highly respected nationally and internationally for teaching, research and consultancy.

Computer, Communications and Interactive Systems

The Department of Computer, Communications and Interactive Systems (CCIS) is led by Professor Tom Buggy and consists of Communication Networks & Security Engineering, Computer and Electronic Systems Engineering, Digital Media Design, Interaction Design & Engineering and Software Engineering.

Professional Accreditation

The School of Engineering and Built Environment has a strong track record of working partnerships with professional bodies, ensuring an industry standard of learning which is relevant to the changing needs of the labour market.

Our professional affiliations not only keep our students up-to-date with the latest advances in the industry but help our graduates to stand-out when looking for employment.

We offer programmes and modules accredited by:

  • BCS (Chartered Institute for Information Technology)
  • CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Scottish Branch)
  • CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers)
  • CIOB (Chartered Institute of Builders)
  • CIWEM (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management)
  • CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management)
  • Engineering Council
  • ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers)
  • IESIS (Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland)
  • IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
  • IFE (Institution of Fire Engineers)
  • IHE (Institute of Highway Engineers)
  • IMeche (Institute of Mechanical Engineers)
  • ISE (Institution of Structural Engineers)
  • PMI (Global Accreditation Center for Project Management)
  • RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)

The School of Engineering and Built Environment has a strong track record of working partnerships with professional bodies, ensuring an industry standard of learning which is relevant to the changing needs of the labour market.

Our professional affiliations not only keep our students up-to-date with the latest industry advancements but also help our graduates to stand out when looking for employment.

We offer programmes and modules accredited by:

  • APM (Association for Project Management)
  • BCS (Chartered Institute for Information Technology)
  • CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Scottish Branch)
  • CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers)
  • CIHIT (Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation)
  • CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building)
  • CIWEM (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management)
  • CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management)
  • Engineering Council
  • ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers)
  • IESIS (Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland)
  • IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
  • IFE (Institution of Fire Engineers)
  • IHE (Institute of Highway Engineers)
  • IMechE (Institute of Mechanical Engineers)
  • InstMC (Institute of Measurement and Control)
  • ISE (Institution of Structural Engineers)
  • PMI (Global Accreditation Center for Project Management)
  • RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc in 3D Design for Virtual Environments

Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow

Take the masters route and become a 3D Design specialist in a choice of professions including virtual environments, architecture, computer games and visual effects. [+]

3D visualisation and animation play a role in many areas, and the popularity of these media just keeps growing. Digital animation provides the eye-catching special effects in the 21st century's favourite films and television shows; the 3D design is also essential to everyday work in everything from computer games development, online virtual world development and industrial design to marketing, product design and architecture.

GCU's programme in 3D Design for Virtual Environments will help you develop the skills to thrive in a successful career as a visual designer. The programme is practical and career-focused, oriented towards current industry needs, technology and practice. No prior knowledge of 3D design is required.... [-]


MSc in Advanced Internetwork Engineering

Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5  September 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow + 2 more

Prepare for the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert CCIE exam with this unique one-year master designed for expert level networking professionals. [+]

If you're already a successful networking professional who wants to advance your career to the next level, this unique one-year master's programme is designed for you. The only programme of its kind in the world, GCU's MSc Advanced Internetwork Engineering will prepare you for the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) exam.

The programme offers a structured, supported path so you can develop expert-level network engineering skills and achieve CCIE certification. With this elite credential, you'll be a competitive candidate for senior-level and leadership roles in network engineering.

We partnered with Internetwork Expert Inc. (INE), the leaders in CCIE preparation, to develop this programme. Students learn about INE's CCIE Routing and Switching Workbook and remote rack management systems, the global gold-standard in CCIE prep materials.... [-]


MSc in Applied Instrumentation and Control

Online Campus Full time 1 - 5  September 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

Study Applied Instrumentation and Control at postgraduate level and tackle measurement science, control theory, data acquisition, instrument networking, condition monitoring, fault detection and control system design. [+]

Accredited by: InstMC

We worked with industry professionals to develop an MSc Applied Instrument and Control programme that is accredited by the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC). It covers both the latest developments in the field and the industry knowledge we've gained through years of experience.

You'll acquire a specialised skill set and expertise that's highly desirable to employers, making you a competitive candidate for rewarding careers in many industries, with oil and gas pathways available. The programme draws on relevant case studies with real-world implications, so you'll gain practical knowledge that you can apply on the job from day one.

The programme also fulfils the Engineering Council's further learning requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.... [-]


MSc in Big Data Technologies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

MSc Big Data Technologies for developers, data architects, data administrators and big data technologists. Learn data architecture, cloud computing, web technologies, SAS and IBM Watson Analytics, big data computing and the Internet of Things. [+]

Embark on a career in a leading-edge field and master the exciting and challenging world of big data!

Big data techniques are revolutionising how organisations and industries acquire and analyse data, offering valuable insights into how people live, work, play, travel, shop and exercise. These insights are valuable to marketers, researchers, designers, city planners, app developers, educators and many more.

GCU's MSc in Big Data Technologies helps students build the fundamental knowledge and practical skills for success in this fast-growing field. You'll develop competence in a range of emerging technologies: big data, cloud computing and the internet of things. You'll learn from the experts; GCU is internationally recognised for the strength of its research in these exciting subjects, driving 21st-century innovation.... [-]


MSc in Building Services Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

Building Services Engineering MSc is the preferred building services masters for engineering graduates and experienced engineers looking to progress to Chartered Building Services Engineer CEng status. [+]

Accredited by: CIBSE

If you’ve completed an undergraduate engineering degree and want to continue expanding your knowledge and enhancing your skills, GCU’s MSc Building Services Engineering is for you. Master this vibrant, essential discipline and achieve eligibility for Chartered Engineer status.

Chartered building services engineers with the broad skillsets to tackle complex technical challenges are in high demand. Their work brings together expertise in both construction and engineering, offering excellent career opportunities. With the advanced post-graduate study offered by GCU’s MSc Building Services Engineering, you’ll be prepared for a successful career in this important field.... [-]


MSc in Climate Justice

Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5  September 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow + 2 more

Climate Justice is an important global topic and is expected to grow as climate change impacts more people and more focus is placed on domestic and international policy, values, ethics and justice. [+]

The only programme of its kind in the world, GCU's MSc Climate Justice explores one of the most pressing issues of our times: climate justice, where climate change, human rights and policy development intersect.

Each year, the effects of climate change become more pronounced. People all over the world are already being displaced due to rising sea levels, crop-destroying droughts and disasters like floods and forest fires. Over the next decade, these climate consequences will only intensify. How we chose to move forward may be one of the most important ethical questions of the 21st century.

Your MSc Climate Justice programme will prepare you to think strategically and contribute to the growing field of climate justice. You might help craft public policy at a local or global level, work with a non-profit or intergovernmental agency, assist a developmental organisation or pursue academic research in the field.... [-]


MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow

Choose the MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering and take a specialist approach to either systems and communications engineering or mechatronics. This masters degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. [+]

Accredited by: IET

Electrical and electronic engineering are the foundation of 21st-century innovations: from digital communications to robotics systems, from sustainable energy to smart environments. With the MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering from GCU, you'll develop the skills to work at the forefront of these exciting fields. Through discovery and invention, you can build a better future for humanity and contribute to the common good.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the programme also meets the Engineering Council's further learning requirements to become a Chartered Engineer. It offers advanced study and ideal preparation so you can enter the next stage of your career. You'll also find professional development opportunities for your continued growth as a successful engineer.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Management (Waste, Energy, Water, Oil and Gas)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The MSc Environmental Management programme develops an environmental specialism within the context of previous qualifications and experience. Specialist streams include Energy, Oil & Gas, Water or Waste. [+]

Accredited by: CIWEM EI CIBSE

Environmental challenges require complex solutions, bringing together scientific, social, political and economic perspectives. GCU's MSc Environmental Management will provide you with the interdisciplinary perspective and diverse skill set to help solve environmental problems in a leadership role. You can help your community manage environmental concerns responsibly, making a positive impact and supporting the common good.

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute (EI). With the endorsement of four prestigious professional organisations, the MSc Environmental Management offers a respected credential that's relevant to employers around the world.... [-]


MSc in International Project Management (Energy, Construction Management, Oil and Gas)

Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5  August 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow + 2 more

Developed by leading UK academics, the International Project Management masters at GCU gives a world-renowned and fully accredited postgraduate degree. [+]

Accredited by: CIOB PMI APM RICS

Develop the skills to manage international projects successfully. With growing global competition and increasingly complex regulatory structures, international project managers can make a major impact on an organisation's efficiency, and are in high demand.

GCU's MSc International Project Management was designed by senior industry practitioners and leading academic experts. It is delivered by a teaching team experienced in delivering project management expertise spanning all five continents.

Available full-time, part-time and distance learning, the programme offers an elite and highly relevant credential for international project managers. It's accredited by four prestigious international professional organisations; the Association for Project Management (APM), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).... [-]


MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

Take the Mechanical Engineering masters and improve your connections across industry while working towards chartered status. The course is applicable to mechanical design engineering, project engineering, manufacturing engineering or engineering sales. [+]

Accredited by: IMechE EC

Mechanical engineers are both generalists and specialists, bringing broad expertise and specialised mastery to their roles as project managers, leaders and innovators. As a student of GCU's MSc Mechanical Engineering, you'll continue in this tradition. The programme is designed to expand your core knowledge of the discipline while enhancing your skills as a specialist in either design or manufacture.

The programme was developed according to the UK Engineering Council's benchmark requirements for professional engineering, ensuring you'll enter the workforce with the relevant capabilities that employers value. It is also accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Furthermore, our industrial advisory board offers strong connections to industry.... [-]


MSc in Quantity Surveying

Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5  August 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow + 2 more

Study Quantity Surveying at postgraduate level and get the construction and surveying skills needed to manage construction project costs both in the UK and overseas. [+]

Accredited by: CIOB RICS

Capable professionals with skills in commercial management and quantity surveying are always in high demand in the construction industry. With these valuable skills, you'll play an essential role in managing costs for construction projects in the UK and overseas.

GCU's MSc Quantity Surveying is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The programme is available at both the London and Glasgow campuses for full-time, part-time and distance learning.

The curriculum is practical and career-focused, making you a more competitive candidate for leadership roles in construction.

Expand your frame of reference and your understanding of construction economics and project management Explore topics like risk and value management, quantification and costing of work, financial management and construction economics Investigate sustainable design and construction Learn how to handle construction contracts and disputes Connect your expertise to the real world with industrial case studies Complete a dissertation to integrate your knowledge and develop subject expertise ... [-]

Master

MEng in Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow

Take the masters route and reach the academic levels of Chartered Engineer status. This five-year MEng course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. [+]

Accredited by: IMechE Computer-aided mechanical engineering is a blend of mechanical engineering, computer-aided engineering and systems design engineering. A form of 'virtual engineering', it allows engineers to test new products or systems without having to build expensive prototypes. This programme has been designed with industry input and uses standard industry software (such as PTC Creo for 3D modelling and manufacturing simulation and ANSYS for Finite Element Analysis) to give you an understanding of the fundamental principles of engineering - design, control, materials and manufacturing methods - as well as learning how to provide solutions to complex engineering problems. All of GCU's Engineering Programmes are accredited by UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) and we have excellent links with industry, providing access to case studies, projects and work experience. All MEng pathways within the Engineering Suite satisfy the academic requirements required for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the programme meets/will contribute to the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Your career Graduates have found success in a variety of local, national and international industries and consultancies, such as mechanical, aerospace, electronics, offshore, local authority, manufacturing and building services. What you will study Year 1 Broad-based and solid coverage of the Fundamentals of Engineering. Year 2 Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Design & Analysis, Mathematics, Integrated Engineering Studies, Control & Instrumentation Systems, Manufacture & Materials, Electrical Systems. Year 3 Computer-Aided Engineering, Energy Conversion Technologies, Manufacture & Materials, Engineering Design & Analysis, Integrated... [-]

MEng in Electrical, Electronic and Energy Engineering

Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow

Take the masters route and complete this MEng degree in just 3 years with a relevant HND. This five-year MEng course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Energy Institute. [+]

Accredited by: IET EI

Year 3 entry only

The global demand for renewable and other energy technologies is increasing the need for engineering graduates with traditional electrical and electronic skills suitable for energy generation, distribution, instrumentation and telecommunications.

Recent industry and government reports highlight the strong need for renewable and energy technologies to be part of the skills set of electrical and electronic engineering graduates. Graduates will be ideally placed to capitalise on the significant and unprecedented growth in this area.

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The IET Accreditation is an internationally respected benchmark awarded to high-quality programmes that provide an ideal preparation for aspiring professional engineers.... [-]


MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Campus Full time 3 - 5  September 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow

Take the MEng route and complete the accredited Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree at the masters level. With flexible entry points at year 1, 2 and 3 this course offers valuable industry experience along the way. [+]

Accredited by: IET

The MEng / BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering will prepare you to compete for a wide range of job opportunities in the UK and internationally. While gaining a broad understanding of emerging electrical and electronic engineering, and the engineering business environment, you'll also develop essential leadership, management and communication skills and the global perspective you need to excel in a career in engineering.

Rapid advancements in communications, sensor technologies, robotics, and high-speed electronics, combined with newer technologies such as machine learning and computer vision continue to revolutionise the world we live in.

Our programme provides you with the necessary skills and experience that will enable you to take your place in the fastpaced world of electrical and electronic engineering as a creator of next generation, intelligent, connected devices and systems.... [-]


MEng in Electrical Power Engineering

Campus Full time September 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow

Apply directly to first, second or third year of this MEng degree. The Power Engineering MEng is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Energy Institute. [+]

Accredited by: IET EI

Climate change and economic drivers mean there is a strong move toward renewable energy from wind, wave and tidal sources - and correspondingly an increased demand for power system engineers.

This programme has been designed in collaboration with industry and has a strong emphasis on practical experience. It provides a broad education in electrical, mechanical and electronic engineering, alongside specialist modules in power engineering and power electronics.

You will have access to well-equipped computer-aided engineering and electrical and electronic laboratories with leading technologies, as well as the opportunity for two industry placements.... [-]


MEng in Mechanical Electronic Systems Engineering

Campus Full time 3 - 5  September 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow

Take the masters route and reach the academic levels of Chartered Engineer status. This five-year MEng course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. [+]

Accredited by: IMechE

Engineers are involved in a number of design and development activities. Mechanical Electronic Systems Engineering is a blend of mechanical engineering, computer-aided engineering, control engineering, systems design engineering and electronic engineering in order to design and manufacture useful products.

This programme, developed in partnership with industry, will produce well-rounded engineers able to exercise leadership, initiative, personal responsibility and decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations. You will have access to cutting-edge laboratories and equipment including CAD, CAM and FEA software, as well as to electrical, control systems and instrumentation and electronic laboratories. There is also the opportunity for a 48-week industry placement. The BEng (Hons) degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as fulfilling the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng), with the addition of the MEng year or an accredited Masters degree. Successful completion of the BEng (Hons) degree allows transfer to the MEng.... [-]


Contact

Address Cowcaddens Road
G4 0BA Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom