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1 GRPe Joint Graduate School Prof Ivan Glesk, Head of the School

2 GRPe Joint Grad School Purpose Deliver High quality training and overall experience to our students by taking advantage from the internationally recognized complementary skills our institution can offer How we do? Collaborative and joint effort to train students in Joint MSc programs Offering a funding support - GRPe PhD fellowships Enabling PhD theses supervision from different institutions The collaborative effort enables students to access world class facilities and conduct cutting edge research

3 MSc programmes Entry Requirements: First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree from an UK institution (or overseas equivalent). Duration of Course: - One year full-time study involves attendance of classes (120 credits) for over 2 terms, plus dissertation (60 credits) during the 3rd term. This is the only option for International students. - Part-time (open to UK/EU students) involves classes attendance, completing 60 credits in year 1 and 60 credits plus dissertation in year 2. Part-time student normally needs just 1 day work release per week (for 24 weeks/year), depending on the timetable options. - Open Access Study UK students can choose study via Open Access - taking a couple of classes per year, adding up eventually to a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc (up to the max of 5 years). Joint programmes in Environmental, Infrastructure and Transportation Engineering

4 MSc in Environmental Science Combines the joint expertise of two departments from two universities: Civil Engineering from Strathclyde and Chemistry from Glasgow. - Offers a strong scientific underpinning to environmental analysis, with practical and laboratory work in many classes. - Involves multi-disciplinary instruction from members of the David Livingstone Centre for Sustainability and Civil Engineering. - Collaboration with the most important environmental public sector organisation in Scotland - the Scottish Environment Protection Agency - SEPA. - Is the only truly cross-disciplinary, science-based postgraduate course of its kind in Scotland. From September 2011 the programme will no longer be taught jointly with the University of Glasgow. The University of Strathclyde will deliver the entire curriculum and will be the sole degree-awarding institution

5 MSc in Geotechnics in Partnership with Industry Course acts as a geotechnical specialisation degree for civil engineering graduates, as well as a conversion degree for geology/physics/mathematics for those who want to develop skills for an exciting career in geotechnical engineering. The broad syllabus covers topics from applied mechanics and geotechnical design to geoenvironmental applications and geochemistry. Taught by staff at the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow in partnership with industry. - The industrial partners include major consultancies, such as Atkins, Jacobs, Donaldson Associates, Halcrow and Scott Wilson, specialist geotechnical contractors, such as BAM Ritchies and Keller Ground Engineering, as well as the international site investigation specialist Fugro Engineering Services. This MSc is currently run jointly with the University of Strathclyde & University of Glasgow, with a joint award

6 Main topics covered include: Basic and Advanced Soil Mechanics Design of Slopes and Earth Retaining Walls (using GEO-SLOPE and ReWard) Design of Shallow and Deep Foundations Design of Ground Improvement and Reinforcement Site Investigation and Risk Assessment Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Groundwater and Dewatering Soil Modelling and Numerical Analysis (using PLAXIS) Geo-environmental Engineering UK/EU students who do not meet the normal MSc entry requirements for this programme, are welcome to apply via the Open Access route instead

7 Masters by Research degrees (MRes) About: Combines 33% (60 credits) of taught classes and 67% project (worth 120 credits). On successful completion of the MRes research project it is possible for good quality researchers to transfer to the PhD Programme (i.e. the MRes would be equivalent to the first year of the PhD). Entry Requirements: First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree from a UK institution (or overseas equivalent). Duration of Course: 12 months full-time or 36 months part-time. The course is aimed principally at graduates in civil and environmental engineering, earth sciences, bioscience, chemistry and chemical engineering who wish to build on their undergraduate studies and improve their career prospects. The courses are also designed for employees of public and private sector companies who wish to upgrade their skills to be able to tackle the complex issues relating to sustainable development, and to design engineering options for sustainable development.

8 MRes in Geo-Environmental Engineering Unique in Scotland and the UK for being taught by a group of professionally qualified civil engineers, chemists, microbiologists, and economists employed full-time in the one university department. The course is comprised of six taught modules with a major research project based on the MRes format. The wide range of taught modules including the following: Core Modules: - Contaminated Land - Hydrogeology - Research Protocols for Science and Engineering - Site Investigation & Risk Assessment Possible Options include, but are not limited to: - Air Pollution Control- Fundamentals of Environmental Forensics - Geographical Information Systems (GIS)- Environmental Management Systems (EMS) - Infection & Vector Control - Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation - Practical Environmental Chemistry- Ecology, Biodiversity and Sustainability - Waste Management and Landfil Design- Aquifer Mechanics

9 MRes in Infrastructure Adaptation for Climate Change This course aims to provide advanced study in infrastructure adaptation for climate change from the perspective of the engineering profession. Is largely research and project-based and includes a taught element involving a curriculum of no fewer than 60 credits. Credits are derived from six modules taught by a group of professionally qualified staff with relevant expertise and teaching and research experience.

10 MRes in Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control The course is largely research and project-based with a taught element to it, involving a curriculum of no fewer than 60 credits deriving from six modules taught Students attending the course have access to laboratory facilities that provide hands on experience essential for experimental analysis Course is designed to cater mainly for graduates with a science or engineering education, and employees of public and private sector companies who wish to upgrade their skills to be able to tackle the complex issues relating to the integrated approach of environmental protection.

11 Core Modules: - Air Pollution Control - Environmental Management Systems - Research Protocols for Science and Engineering - Waste Management and Landfill Design Optional Modules: - Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation - Contaminated Land - Ecology, Biodiversity and Sustainability - Environmental Forensics - Site Investigation and Risk Assessment - Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action - Water and Environmental Management - Dissertation Project (Principal component of the MRes course in IPPC)

12 2 nd Joint Grad School workshop Ross Priory, 1 June 2011 Programme theme: Graduating – looking for a job but how? Poster Session I: Poster presentation & discussions - 37 posters were presented GRPe overview, Prof Steve Beaumont, GRPe Director How to prepare for the job interview (Executed by Careers Services from Strathclyde and Glasgow Uni). Session 1: Job Search Strategy Session 2: CVs; follow-up academic CVs; Cover letters Session 3a: Interviews; follow-up technical interviews/strengths-based interviews/assessment centres Session 3b: Interview practise – groups of 3 students interviewing each other – supervised Session 4: Overview of psychometric assessment; Numeracy test experience Poster Session II: continuation of discussions Building a photonics company at the start of the 21st century, Prof John Marsh

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