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

  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
Joint programmes
in Environmental, Infrastructure
and Transportation Engineering

                             MSc programmes
Entry Requirements:
First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree from an UK institution (or overseas
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).
                                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
                  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
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
                Masters by Research degrees (MRes)
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.
                     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
       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.
         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.
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)
2nd 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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