Mechanical Electronic Systems Engineering
UK & EU Students
Course Duration:4 Years
Course Start Date:16 September 2013
Course Mode:Part Time
Students from England, Wales or Northern Ireland
Students from Scotland and the rest of the EU
Non UK/EU Students
Further Education Students
He's one of the best teachers out there, not to neglect the rest and their efforts but when his classes come up; it’s a new and different experience. He translates the lecture materials into his own "language" I mean that he explains it in a way that every one understands it! By comparing everything to daily life experiences and machinery and items that we use, he has this magical way to relate everything in anything to his washing machine and his LCD.
Nominated by Mohaned Ali Bouabdallah
Dr. David R. Gordon is a Lecturer in Engineering Design & Analysis involving Mechanical Component/System Design, Stress and Structural Analysis, Dynamics and Vibration Analysis, Finite Element Analysis, Creep and Plasticity in component behaviour, and Fracture & Fatigue including Failure Investigation. He teaches this subject matter across a number of modules at level 3, level 4 and Masters level.
range of other specialisms such as electronics, in the design and development of today’s
products. The engineering industry needs multidisciplined engineers with the ability to respond to the rapid changes taking place within the mechatronics industry.
This BEng programme provides an excellent opportunity to become a multi-skilled engineer, able to understand and utilise appropriate methods from a range of engineering disliplines.
Consequently, on completion of Year 2, it is possible to transfer to Year 3 of the Electrical Power Engineering or Electronic Engineering programmes. Since Year 3 is common between both Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Mechanical Electronic Systems Engineering, it is possible to transfer between these programmes at the end of Year 3.
The programme provides a combination of theoretical study with ‘hands on’ experience. It is designed to align particularly with the requirements of the Engineering Council in providing breadth in the study of engineering disciplines and also business and financial aspects, key to successful operation in industry. You will also study the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) using industry standard software such as Pro Engineer, ensuring your learning keeps pace with industry.
Throughout your studies, you will enjoy the use of state-ofthe-art IT and specialist engineering laboratories. This degree has been designed to meet the needs of industry and is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), leading to CEng professional status.
Year 2: Electronic Engineering 2, Engineering Design and Analysis, Mathematics 2, Engineering Computing 2, Control Engineering 2, Manufacture and Materials 2, Electrical Systems.
Year 3: Control Engineering 3, Integrated Studies 3, Quality Assurance, Technology Management 3, Manufacturing and Materials 3, Engineering Analysis 3, Mechanical Engineering Design.
Year 4: Project, Finite Element Analysis, Engineering Design Process, Engineering Analysis 4, Control Engineering 4.
programme have found success in a variety of local, national and international industries and consultancies, such as mechanical, aerospace, electronic, offshore, local authority, manufacturing and building services. Glasgow Caledonian University has many links with blue chip companies in the UK and Europe including Vauxhall Motors, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and many others.
The programmes we deliver are up-to-date and relevant through our Industrial Advisory Board which is made up of senior employees of large companies, making sure our teaching meets industry’s requirements, giving our graduates the required skills to work in the industry.
Perhaps it is best left for one of our former graduates speak for us. This graduate, who is currently working for Shell said:
“The depth and scope achieved from studying Mechanical Engineering at GCU vastly improved my knowledge of engineering but also my soft skills which are increasingly important in modern business. In my time at GCU I found inspiring lectures which were relevant due to the experiences of the staff who delivered the subject.”
To make things as simple as possible we have information on all of this, including links to our award winning student support team, available at www.gcu.ac.uk/money.