United Kingdom, Glasgow

Engineering for Society

when 4 July 2016 - 31 July 2016
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 5 ECTS
fee GBP 2450

Students with an interest in how engineering influences our day to day life will be introduced to significant engineering achievements in the UK and most notably in Scotland. Visits to sites where engineering achievements have had historical importance for the area, and in some cases globally, will be linked to researching these sites and addressing the project presented. These historical sites can be more than 200 years old or less than 10 years old. Participants should have an engineering, or science, background but support for each task will be provided.

Social Programme:
As with all GCU International Summer School courses, participants will experience a comprehensive social programme consisting of various events and excursions, showcasing the best of Glasgow and Scotland as both study and tourist destinations.

Course leader

Dr. Caroline Gallagher: Lecturer, School of Engineering and Built Environment

Target group

This course is aimed at students up to and including Bachelors year three level, although other levels may also be considered.

High School leavers may be considered, subject to approval of academic record to date.

Credits info

5 ECTS credits - equivalent to 3 US credit hours.

Transfer of credit to students' home institutions should be negotiated in advance. GCU staff will be happy to liaise with applicants' home institutions as far as possible to assist with this.

Fee info

GBP 2450: The course fee includes tuition, private bedroom accommodation, airport pick-up and drop-off (Glasgow International Airport only), welcome pack and t-shirt, as well as all events and excursions included in the social programme.

Meal vouchers are available for purchase on request.