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International Graduate Diploma in Built Environment

Prepare for direct entry to a range of specialist postgraduate degrees within the School of Engineering and Built Environment at GCU or GCU London.

Course features

  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.
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A quality-assured university programme, validated by Glasgow Caledonian University.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree or equivalent. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than three years of work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline may be required for progression to certain Master?s programmes. Work experience is mandatory for progression to MBA programmes.

Entry requirements additional information:

Please note that in addition to UKVI IELTS, INTO is able to accept other English language qualifications. For more information on accepted qualifications, please see: www.intostudy.com/selt-alternatives

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
1 October 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


Class information

Class hours:

22-25 hours per week

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 10-15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree

Master this vibrant discipline and achieve eligibility for Chartered Engineer status.

This programme will broaden your knowledge and experience of all technical aspects of building services design, as well as providing an understanding of building management. It is approved by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute (EI).

There is a strong demand for good quality building services engineers who have the multi-disciplinary to tackle complex technical challenges. This MSc will prepare you for a successful career in this important field. 


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Marks do not count towards your final Master's degree, but do help the University assess whether you are ready to progress to your chosen route of study. You'll be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework, including:

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

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 21 years and above
Academic requirements:

An ordinary degree or equivalent. Candidates with lesser qualifications but more than three years of work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Previous study in a relevant academic discipline may be required for progression to certain Master?s programmes. Work experience is mandatory for progression to MBA programmes.

Entry requirements additional information:

Please note that in addition to UKVI IELTS, INTO is able to accept other English language qualifications. For more information on accepted qualifications, please see: www.intostudy.com/selt-alternatives

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at GCU you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth up to £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
1 October 2019 19 June 2020 3 Terms *

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Class information

Class hours:

22-25 hours per week

Class size: 16
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 9 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 10-15 hours
  • Average total per week: 21-25 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 9.00am-5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree

Master this vibrant discipline and achieve eligibility for Chartered Engineer status.

This programme will broaden your knowledge and experience of all technical aspects of building services design, as well as providing an understanding of building management. It is approved by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Energy Institute (EI).

There is a strong demand for good quality building services engineers who have the multi-disciplinary to tackle complex technical challenges. This MSc will prepare you for a successful career in this important field. 

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Marks do not count towards your final Master's degree, but do help the University assess whether you are ready to progress to your chosen route of study. You'll be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework, including:

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