Mechanical Engineering: Design and Manufacturing

Graduate Apprenticeship in BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering: Design and Manufacture

 

The Graduate Apprenticeship in BEng (Hons) Engineering, Design and Manufacture programme is based on GCU’s very successful Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering programme that currently runs in both full-time and part-time modes within the Department of Engineering.

 

GCU’s Engineering Department has over 20 years’ experience in the delivery of part-time mechanical engineering education, with continual input from our Industrial Advisory Board which includes representatives from Clyde Bergemann, EDF Energy, GSK, Howden and TUV-NEL.

 

This programme is supported by state-of-the-art facilities such as 3D printing, 5-Axis CNC milling and a newly refurbished thermofluids laboratory. Students also have access to more traditional mechanical engineering laboratories for fabrication, material testing, metrology and welding.

 

The aim of the programme is to provide the sector with graduates who have the knowledge, understanding and skills to become effective, industry-focused engineering professionals.

 

Modules for this programme are detailed below:

 

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering: Design and Manufacture

Certificate level:Credits awarded
Mathematics 1A 10
Electrical Principles and Circuit Theory 20
Principles of Programmable Systems A 10
Mechanical Principles A 10
Engineering Materials 10
Mathematics 1B 10
Mechanical Principles B 10
Integrated Engineering Studies 1 (IES1) 20
Engineering Applications  
Diploma Level:  
Mathematics 2A 10
Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics 20
Control and Instrumentation Systems 20
Mathematics 2B 10
Integrated Engineering Studies 2 (IES2) 20
Computer Aided Engineering and Control Engineering Stream Modules:  
Manufacture & Materials 2  20
Engineering Design and Analysis 2 20
Electrical Power Stream Modules: 20
Analogue and Digital Electronics 20
Electrical Distribution System 20
BEng Mechanical Engineering: Design and Manufacture:  
Engineering Operations Management 20
Energy Conversion Technologies 20
Integrated Engineering Studies 3 20
Computer Aided Engineering Stream Modules:  
Engineering Design & Analysis 3 20
Computer Aided Engineering 20
Manufacture & Materials 3  20

Control Engineering Stream Modules:

 

Control Engineering Stream Modules:

20
Engineering Design & Analysis 3 20
Engineering Design & Analysis 3 20
Electrical Power Stream Modules:  
Power Electronic Systems 3 20
Control Engineering 3 20
Electrical Machines 20
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering: Design and Manufacture:  
Honours Project (Engineering) 40
Computer Aided Engineering Stream Modules:  
Engineering Design & Analysis 4 20
Finite Element Analysis 10
Simulation for Manufacturing 10
Computer Aided Design 2 20
Control Engineering Stream Modules:  
Computer Aided Engineering  20
Engineering Design & Analysis 4  20
Control Engineering 4 20
Electrical Power Stream Modules:  
HV and Condition Assessment 20
Renewable Power Integration 20
Control Engineering 4 20
Power System Analysis and Protection 20
Plus one option for each module:Plus one option for each module:  
Design Process, Assembly and Manufacture OR 20
Manufacturing Systems OR 20
Renewable Energy Equipment Design 20

 

Typical entry requirements to year one of Graduate Apprenticeship in BEng (Hons) Engineering, Design and Manufacture are:

 SQA Higher BBBC including maths and either physics, technological studies or engineering science plus Nat 5 English at C.

Annually, the Programme Board also considers competitive entry requirements based on Skills Development Scotland funded places and employer demand.