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Engineering and Sciences

Key facts

Start dates

  • January
  • April

Course length

  • Two terms

Course overview

This pathway will prepare you for your chosen postgraduate degree at the Faculty of Engineering or Faculty of Science.

Core Modules

  • Academic English Skills
  • Applied Academics Writing Skills
  • Mathematics for Engineering and Sciences
  • Research Methods for Engineering and Sciences
  • Research Project for Engineering and Sciences
  • Statistics for Engineering and Sciences
  • Personal Awareness, Communication and Employability Skills

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

You will further develop your writing fluency and accuracy within the patterns, conventions and register of academic communication that you are exposed to through the AES programme. You are given more opportunity to demonstrate that you are able to identify the relevant structures and organisational patterns required for effective completion of specific writing tasks, both group and individual, in response to a range of authentic academic scenarios in your field.

This module explores common mathematical techniques which are required for you to succeed on a postgraduate course in sciences and/or engineering, e.g. matrices, ordinary and partial differential equations. The emphasis of the module is on practical application, with use to be made of appropriate software.

This module refines and further develops knowledge and skills relating to research methods. The module will be focused on developing an understanding of the application and limitations of a variety of research techniques used for data gathering and analysis in their specialist subject area.

This individual project provides you with a learning experience that will enable you to carry out independent research, integrating many of the academic skills that you have been developing with regard to an area of subject knowledge of your own choosing. You are expected to plan, research and execute your task while developing skills in critical judgement and independent working. You will present an extended piece of written academic work, appropriate to your preferred area of subsequent postgraduate study.

The module covers common statistical techniques for data analysis and for decision-making, as applied in academic and practical situations. The emphasis of the module is on developing your knowledge and skills, with extensive use of appropriate software.

This module seeks to develop awareness of the student’s own skills and abilities, increase recognition of their strengths and weaknesses, build communication skills, and ultimately enhance employability. Career Ahead software is used to prompt students on this learning journey. Students are also familiarised with current theories of leadership, helping them to identify their preferred team role, management ethos and leadership style. Practical skills such as creating bespoke CVs, personal statements, and Personal Development Plans will also be covered.

Entry requirements


  • Only available to overseas students, non-UK and non-EU


  • Students are normally at least 20 years old


  • Recognised degree in related field

For full entry requirements information, please visit entry requirements page.


To learn more about course costs visit our fees and payments page.

Engineering scholarship

A joint scholarship is available for students applying to the University of Strathclyde International Study Centre for the September 2017 intake. This is at a value of up to £2,000 for the International Study Centre preparation year, plus £2,000 for each year of the degree. To find out more, please contact your local agent.

Degree progression

Once you have completed the Pre-Masters Programme, and subject to satisfying the progression criteria, you can proceed to your postgraduate degree at the University.

University Degree Award English grade Subject grade
Advanced Biochemistry  MSc 60% 65%
Advanced Architectural Design ** MArch 60% 65%
Advanced Chemical & Process Engineering MSc 60% 65%
Advanced Computer Science MSc 60% 65%
Advanced Computer Science with Big Data MSc 60% 65%
Advanced Drug Delivery MSc 60% 65%
Advanced Immunology MSc 60% 65%
Advanced Manufacture: Technology & Systems MSc 60% 65%
Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc 60% 65%
Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Power Plant Technologies
MSc 60% 65%
Advanced Pharmacology MSc 60% 65%
Applied Physics MSc 60% 65%
Applied Mathematical Sciences *
MSc 60% 65%
Applied Statistics in Health Sciences *
MSc 60% 65%
Architecture * **
MArch 60% 65%
Architectural Design for the Conservation of Built Heritage ** MSc 60% 65%
Architectural Design (International) ** MArch 60% 65%
Architecture & Ecology
MArch 60% 65%
Autonomous Robotic Intelligent Systems MSc 60% 65%
Biomedical Engineering MSc 60% 65%
Biomedical Engineering with Biomechanics/with Cell and Tissue Engineering
MSc 60% 65%
Biomedical Engineering with Biomechanics/with Cell and Tissue Engineering/ with Medical Devices/with Prosthetics & Orthotics
MRes 60% 65%
Biomedical Sciences MSc 60% 65%
Cancer Therapies MSc 60% 65% 
Civil Engineering (with optional specialist streams) MSc 60% 65%
Civil Engineering with Industrial Placement
MSc 60% 65%
Communications, Control & Digital Signal Processing MSc 60% 65%
Design Engineering/Design Engineering with Advanced Product Development/Sustainability
MEng 60% 65%
Digital Manufacturing MSc 60% 65%
Electrical Power Engineering - Advanced † MEng 60% 65%
Electrical Power Engineering with Business MSc 60% 65%
Electronic & Electrical Engineering MSc 60% 65%
Enterprise Information Systems
MSc 60% 65%
Environmental Engineering MSc 60% 65%
Environmental Engineering via Flexible Learning
MSc 60% 65%
Environmental Entrepreneurship
MSc 60% 65%
Environmental Health Sciences
MSc 60% 65%
Forensic Science MSc 70% 65%
Global Innovation Management MSc 60% 65%
5G Advanced Communications MSc 60% 65%
Hydrogeology MSc 60% 65%
Hydrogeology via Flexible Learning
MSc 60% 65%
Industrial Photonics *!
MSc 60% 65%
Information and Library Studies
MSc 60% 65%
Information Management
MSc 60% 65%
Lean Six Sigma for Process Excellence MSc 60% 65%
Marine Engineering MSc 60% 65%
Mathematical Sciences - Applied
MSc 60% 65%
Mechanical Engineering - Advanced, with Power Plant Technologies MEng 60% 65%
Mechatronics & Automation MSc 60% 65%
Medical Devices MSc 60% 65%
Medicinal Chemistry MSc 60% 65%
Molecular Microbiology MSc 60% 65%
Nanoscience MSc 60% 65%
Offshore Floating Systems MSc 60% 65%
Oil & Gas Innovation
MSc 60% 65%
Operational Research MSc 60% 65%
Operations Management in Engineering MSc 60% 65%
Optical Technologies MSc 60% 65%
Pharmaceutical Analysis MSc 60% 65%
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing - Advanced
MSc 60% 65%
Product Design MSc 60% 65%
Physics - Advanced MSc 60% 65%
Prosthetics & Orthotics
MEng 60% 65%
Ship & Offshore Structures MSc 60% 65%
Ship & Offshore Technology MSc 60% 65%
Software Engineering - Advanced
MSc 60% 65%
Statistics in Health Sciences - Applied
MSc 60% 65%
Subsea and Pipeline Engineering MSc 60% 65%
Supply Chain & Operations Management MSc 60% 65%
Sustainability & Environmental Studies MSc 60% 65%
Sustainable Engineering: Architecture and Ecology
MSc 60% 65%
Sustainable Engineering: Chemical Processing MSc 60% 65%
Sustainable Engineering: Offshore Renewable Energy MSc 60% 65%
Systems Engineering Management MSc 60% 65%
Technical Ship Management MSc 60% 65% 
Urban Design ** MSc 60% 65%
Wind Energy Systems
MEng 60% 65%

* Pre-approval is required before an offer can be made
** Prior approval of the students’ portfolio will be required before entry to Pre-Masters Programme
† 24 month programme
! Students are required to take an industrial placement and students not allocated a placement may be considered for the Optical Technologies MSc.

Please note that integrated Masters programmes (not listed above) cannot be accessed via the Pre-Masters Programme.

These degrees and grades are subject to change.