International Year Two in Built Environment

The International Year Two in Built Environment is equivalent to studying Year 2 of a Scottish undergraduate degree and allows you to enter directly into Year 3 of a relevant undergraduate programme Glasgow Caledonian University. This course was previously called the International Diploma in Built Environment.

Why apply for the International Year Two programme?

  • university placement for all successful students
  • a quality assured university programme with accreditation in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
  • full university status
  • a campus based programme with access to all facilities at Glasgow Caledonian University's award winning, city centre campus

What is special about this programme?

The International Year Two offers you the opportunity to improve your language skills in preparation for undergraduate study, increase your academic theory for advanced entry to Year 3 of an undergraduate degree and develop the necessary study and research skills for undergraduate study.

You'll also benefit from:

  • a conditional offer of a place on an undergraduate course at the Glasgow Caledonian University
  • a highly supportive study environment to enable swift progression
  • multiple start dates
  • the highest levels of personal care and support

Who should apply for the International Year Two programme?

The programme is suitable for international students who have completed a recognised Foundation or International Certificate of Higher Education programme, or who are already in the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree but do not meet the requirements for direct entry to the Glasgow School of Engineering and Built Environment. Students with relevant A-levels or equivalent high school qualifications will also be considered.

This course is not available for UK or EU students.


Successful completion of the International Year Two leads to Diploma of Higher Education (SCQF Level 8) from Glasgow Caledonian University.

What will I study?

You will study the following modules:

English for Academic Purposes

You will look at reading techniques and writing styles as well as developing your note taking and presentation skills. Additionally you will learn how to use dictionaries and other study aids.

The exact combination of modules available to you will depend on the degree programme you choose to progress to at university. Modules may be swapped for a more appropriate module(s) to ensure you have the best preparation.

You'll also study a range of specialist modules depending on the degree you choose to progress to. Examples of modules you may study are:

  • Computer Aided Design
  • Construction Technology
  • Electrical Systems
  • Mathematics
  • Property Management
  • Urban Planning


The International Year Two programme has an average of 21 hours per week of class time. 

English language classes have a maximum of 16 students per class to ensure you have the attention and support you need from teaching staff.

Academic support

Throughout your programme you will receive advice and feedback from your teachers during seminars and tutorials. They will be able to answer any questions and provide guidance, to ensure your academic success.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a combination of:

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem solving exercises

How do I qualify?

Academic requirements:

A recognised Foundation or International Certificate of Higher Education programme, the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree programme or A-Level equivalent in a suitable range of subjects.  

For information about country-specific entry requirements please contact us.

English requirements:

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in writing, or equivalent

The Centre can only accept a UKVI approved IELTS test for this course. Read more about UKVI IELTS or contact us for more details.

If you do not meet the minimum English language level you can apply for our Academic English course.


16 years and above

If you are starting a course on a published September start date, you must be 16 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. If you are starting a course in June, you must be 16 years old before registering with the Centre. For all other start dates, you must be 16 years old by 1 September of the previous year (and therefore turn 17 before 1 September in the year you progress to university).



When can I start?

Start date Term dates Fees

Sept 2017 start (3 terms)

Term 1: Mon 18 Sep 2017 to Fri 08 Dec 2017

Term 2: Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Fri 23 Mar 2018

Term 3: Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018



Tuition fees do not include:

  • text books and other learning materials: an additional cost in the region of £210 per academic course (three term), £290 per academic course (four term), £370 per academic course (five term)
  • enrolment fee: an additional charge of £150 per academic programme (to be charged upon confirmation)

Is accommodation included in the fees?

Accommodation is not included in the fees. View our accommodation options.

How do I pay?

You can pay by bank transfer or by credit card. Please contact us for bank transfer details.

How do I apply?

You can apply online or by post. Find out more about how to apply.

Where will this take me?

The International Year Two in Built Environment leads to the third year of the following undergraduate degrees at Glasgow Caledonian University:

School of Engineering and Computing

BSc (Hons) Building Services Engineering

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

BSc (Hons) Environmental Management

BSc (Hons) Property Management and Valuation

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

General, UK and China enquiries: +44 (0)1273 876 040 [email protected]
© COPYRIGHT 2017 | INTO UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS LTD AND IUP 2 LLP 沪ICP备14028023号-3 Legal & Privacy | Terms | INTO Sitemap