Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Philippa has been keeping her options open by applying to a variety of courses in Scotland, UK. So far she has received two offers, both from Glasgow Caledonian University. One to study Quantity Surveying, and the other to pursue Electrical Power Engineering.
The Bachelor of Science with Honours Pathway course in Quantity Surveying involves studying for the HND (Higher National Diploma) in Quantity Surveying at City of Glasgow College while preparing to progress to Year 3 of the degree at GCU. Quantity surveyors are responsible for managing all aspects of the contractual and financial side of construction projects.
The Electrical and Power Engineering course involves enrolling at Glasgow Caledonian University on the Master of Engineering: Electrical Power Engineering Pathway. For the first two years, students study HND Electrical Engineering at Glasgow Kelvin College in preparation for transfer to the MEng Electrical Power Engineering programme in Year 3.
Power system engineers are in high demand as the successful production, transmission, and distribution of electrical power becomes increasingly important. The switch to renewable energy from wind, wave, and tidal sources will require substantial transmission and distribution infrastructure development. GCU students acquire a strong grounding in sustainable energy production so will be ideally placed to capitalise on this significant growth.
Glasgow Caledonian University is a modern, supportive and cosmopolitan university located in the centre of one of Europe’s most vibrant cities. The University welcomes students from all countries and all backgrounds, and its programmes are designed to equip students with the knowledge, tools, and practical experience to help them to achieve their career goals.
GCU’s focus is on employability, meaning that the vast majority of its students find work or further study within six months of graduating. The University prioritises not just what students learn at Caledonian, but how they learn. The University has innovative social and private study areas, including the modern Saltire Centre, as well as award-winning student support, and a lively social life.
With its heady mix of culture, architecture, music, nightlife, shopping, and sport, not to mention its friendly residents, Glasgow has everything students need. Accessible, affordable, and multicultural, this is a great city for students from all backgrounds and cultures.
Glasgow is one of National Geographic Traveler's top 20 'Best of the World' destinations. The city was also voted ‘friendliest city in the world’ in a Rough Guide poll, and described as a must visit destination by the New York Times, The Guardian, and Wanderlust. www.gcu.ac.uk
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