Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering's overarching philosophy is to provide a high quality teaching and learning experience and to produce high-calibre, industry-ready graduate engineers.  The expertise of staff in the Department ranges from Computer Aided Engineering Design, Advanced Manufacturing, Composites Material, Engineering Analysis, Surface Engineering, Finite Element Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Multi Phase Flow, Robotics, Predictive Maintenance, Reliability Engineering, and Process Optimisation.

The Department has 3 Undergraduate Programmes and 1 Postgraduate Programme. The MEng/BEng(Hons) Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering programme with pathway and the MEng/BEng(Hons) Mechanical Systems Engineering programme. The Mechanical Systems Engineering programme offers a highly integrated discipline which harness the influence of a range of specialism in the design and development of modern innovative products. The Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering programme provide an excellent broad-based mechanical engineering education with the application of state-of-the-art computer technology and software to the design and manufacture and control and instrumentation of engineering components. The MEng/BEng(Hons) programmes allow our graduates to be capable of practising and progressing within the industrial and commercial environment, as highly skilled Chartered (CEng) or Incorporated (IEng) Engineers.

The Department has a Master programme in Mechanical Engineering. The MSc programme offers two specialist study options in Design and Manufacture. An important underpinning element of this programme is its alignment with the requirements of globally recognised professional engineering standards and the Accreditation from Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is equipped with state of the art laboratory infrastructure which include; a thermo-dynamics lab, materials lab, advanced manufacturing, 3D printing and rapid prototyping, general engineering applications. The Department have designated computer lab with specialist Software such as Auto CAD, PTC Creo, ANSYS, Pro Engineer, WITNESS and other relevant softwares.

Teaching and Learning materials are made available to students through our GCU Learn virtual learning portal, our students have access to lecture materials any time. Students submit their assignments through GCU learn portal, we also allow student to do assessment online. The Department overall National Student Survey (NSS) score of all programmes is over 80%. This demonstrate and excellent student satisfaction in teaching and learning approaches in Mechanical Engineering subject areas.

The Department has very strong links with industry, with our graduates get jobs in companies such as BAE systems, Jacobs, Rolls Royce, Howden, Babcook, Siemens, Aggreko, ScottishPower, Scotrail, EDF Energy, NATS, Diageo, SNC Lavalin, Mitsubishi Air Conditioning Electrics as well as in the Oil and Gas industry.

Research 

The Engineering Simulation and Advanced Manufacturing (ESAM) Research Group within the Department of Mechanical Engineering work collaboratively to produce outstanding innovative research to solve real-world engineering problems. The group have research grants in excess of 1.2 million pounds in the last 5 years and the group research is focused on providing practical solutions for industry based on applied research, consultancy and knowledge transfer using expertise in engineering simulation, materials characterisation, advanced manufacture and predictive maintenance. The group has 22 PhD students.

Accreditation and partnerships

The Department of Mechanical Engineering programmes are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). In the Higher Education sector, 4 subject disciplines in General Engineering within Scottish Engineering are first in Scotland. Mechanical Engineering moved from 7th in Scotland to 3rd position.  

The Department has an international partnership with the National University of Science and Technology in the Sultanate of Oman. Other Transnational Education activities include the University of Jinan in China, and African Leadership College in Mauritius.

Degree courses

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  • Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering

    • 2021/22
    • BEng (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • IMechE
    Award:
    • BEng (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Mechanical Engineering
    Accreditation:
    • IMechE
    If you enjoy working with equipment, creating solutions and solving problems consider computer-aided mechanical engineering. Study mechanics, virtual engineering and product testing at degree level and you can become a mechanical engineer.
  • Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering

    • 2021/22
    • MEng

    Accredited by:

    • IMechE
    Award:
    • MEng
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Mechanical Engineering
    Accreditation:
    • IMechE
    Take the masters route if you enjoy working with equipment, creating solutions and solving problems. Study mechanics, virtual engineering and product testing at degree level and you can become a mechanical engineer.
  • Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering Pathway

    • 2021/22
    • MEng

    Accredited by:

    • IMechE
    Award:
    • MEng
    Start date:
    • Aug 2021
    Subject:
    • Mechanical Engineering
    Accreditation:
    • IMechE
    Gain an HND at college and progress directly to year 3. Study mechanics, virtual engineering and product testing. Progress to career in mechanical engineering working with equipment, creating solutions and solving problems every day.
  • Award:
    • BEng (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subjects:
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    Become a qualified engineer specialising in either Computer Aided Engineering, Control and Instrumentation or Electrical Power Engineering Design. Enjoy being hands-on with technology, creating solutions and solving problems at degree level.
  • Mechanical Engineering

    • 2021/22
    • MEng
    • BEng (Hons)
    Awards:
    • MEng
    • BEng (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Mechanical Engineering
    If you enjoy being hands-on with technology and creating solutions to complex problems, learn to design and manufacture mechanical products and develop skills for a career in a wide range of engineering fields.
  • Mechanical Engineering

    • 2020/21
    • 2021/22
    • MSc

    Accredited by:

    • IMechE
    • EC
    Award:
    • MSc
    Start dates:
    • Jan 2021
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Mechanical Engineering
    Accreditations:
    • IMechE
    • EC
    Choose a career as a professional mechanical engineer specialising in either design or manufacture. Take existing skills in mechanical or manufacturing engineering and apply them to postgraduate-level study.
  • Mechanical Systems Engineering

    • 2021/22
    • BEng (Hons)

    Accredited by:

    • IMechE
    Award:
    • BEng (Hons)
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Mechanical Engineering
    Accreditation:
    • IMechE
    If you enjoy being hands-on with technology and creating solutions to complex problems consider mechanical systems engineering. Learn to design and manufacture mechanical products at degree level and excel in the field of mechanical engineering.
  • Mechanical Systems Engineering Direct Entry

    • 2021/22
    • MEng

    Accredited by:

    • IMechE
    Award:
    • MEng
    Start date:
    • Sep 2021
    Subject:
    • Mechanical Engineering
    Accreditation:
    • IMechE
    Take the masters route if you enjoy being hands-on with technology and creating solutions to complex problems. Learn to design and manufacture mechanical products at degree level and excel in the field of mechanical engineering.
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