Mechanical Engineering

At GCU our IMechE accredited mechanical engineering programmes offer exciting opportunities to combine mathematics, science and computing enabling our students to analyse engineering systems and the design and manufacturing required to create and innovate.

Why study Mechanical Engineering at GCU
  • Undergraduate students have the opportunity to participate in a year-long industrial placement.
  • Opportunity to spend part of your studies at one of our overseas partner universities.
  • All of our Mechanical degrees are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and are the first step for students on their route to becoming a Chartered Engineer.
  • The BEng (Hons) Mechanical Electronic Systems Engineering at GCU had a 96% student satisfaction rate in 2016.
  • BEng (Hons) Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering had a 90% student satisfaction rate in 2016.
  • 100% of the students on the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Electronic Systems Engineering felt the staff were good at explaining things (NSS 2016).
  • 95% of the MEng (Hons) Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering and MEng/BEng (Hons) Mechanical Electronic Systems Engineering and Mechanical Power Plant Systems students go on to work or study within 6 months.
  • Our staff have an open door policy and welcome questions from students out with scheduled lectures.
  • Our Industrial Advisory Group works closely with our academic teams to ensure our degrees are aligned to the current industry needs and standards.
  • Mechanical Engineers are highly valued in society and their salaries reflect that.  Graduates in professional jobs earn on average £26,197 a year rising to between £40,000-£55,000 after 10 years (The Complete University Guide).
  • Mechanical engineering is at the forefront of developing new technologies for a number of industries including transport, healthcare, construction, and robotics.
Why study mechanical engineering at GCU
  • Undergraduate studnets have the opportunity to participate in a six month or year-long industrial placement.
  • Opportunity to spend part of your studies at one of our overseas partner universities.
  • All of our Mechanical degrees are accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and are the first step for students on their rote to becoming a Chartered Engineer.
  • The BEng Mechanical Electronic Systems Engineering at GCU had a 96% student satisfaction rate in 2016.
  • BEng Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering had a 90% student satisfaction rate in 2016.
  • 100% of the students on the BEng MESE felt the staff were good at explaining things (NSS 2016).
  • 95% of the MEng CAME and MEng/BEng MESE and MPPS students go on to work or study within 6 months.
  • Our staff have an open door policy and welcome questions from students out with scheduled lectures.
  • Our Industrial Advisory Group* works closely with our academic teams to ensure our degrees are aligned to the current industry needs and standards.
  • Mechanical Engineers are highly valued in society and their salaries reflect that.  Graduates in professional jobs earn on average £26,197 a year rising to between £40,000-£55,000 after 10 years (The Complete University Guide).
  • Mechanical engineering is at the forefront of developing new technologies for a number of industries including transport, healthcare, construction, and robotics.