GCU Pathways students enrol at Glasgow Caledonian University on the MEng (Hons) Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering. Over the first two years, you will study HND Mechanical Engineering at the City of Glasgow College in preparation for transfer to the MEng (Hons) Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering programme in Year 3.
Computer-aided mechanical engineering is a blend of mechanical engineering, computer-aided engineering and systems design engineering. A form of 'virtual engineering', it allows engineers to test new products or systems without having to build expensive prototypes.
This programme has been designed with industry input and uses standard industry software (such as PTC Creo for 3D modelling and manufacturing simulation and ANSYS for Finite Element Analysis) to give you an understanding of the fundamental principles of engineering - design, control, materials and manufacturing methods - as well as learning how to provide solutions to complex engineering problems. All of GCU's Engineering Programmes are accredited by UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC) and we have excellent links with industry, providing access to case studies, projects and work experience. All MEng pathways within the Engineering Suite satisfy the academic requirements required for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the programme meets/will contribute to the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
Graduates have found success in a variety of local, national and international industries and consultancies, such as mechanical, aerospace, electronics, offshore, local authority, manufacturing and building services.
Spend Year 1 and 2 studying HND Mechanical Engineering at the City of Glasgow College developing your key mechanical engineering skills.
Computer Aided Engineering, Energy Conversion Technologies, Manufacture & Materials, Engineering Design & Analysis, Integrated Engineering Studies and Engineering Operations Management.
Honours Project, Finite Element Analysis, Engineering Design & Analysis, Simulation for Manufacturing, Renewable Energy Equipment Design, Computer-Aided Design.
Year 5 (MEng)
MEng Team Project, Strategy & Innovation, Applied Thermofluids & CFD, Manufacturing Management, Advanced Computer-Aided Engineering.
Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.
"Computer Aided Engineering, encompassing Computer aided design and manufacturing simulation, are important tools in engineering product design in the 21st Century. This programme focuses on these skills and gives students a solid Mechanical Engineering education accredited by the IMechE."Andrew Cowell, Programme Leader
Standard entry requirements
All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Entry onto Pathway
- Highers at BB, which must include Maths or a Science. Equivalent qualifications will be considered. Please note: Pathway courses are for Scottish domiciled applicants only.
Progression CriteriaYou can progress to Year 3 of the masters degree course with a 30 Credit HND Mechanical Engineering with a minimum B in both graded units The HND must also include Engineering Mathematics 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 HN units.
Students whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold the equivalent of an Academic IELTS test score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element less than 5.5.
Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the Academic English course.
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Tuition fees 2019/20
*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750.
**Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
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For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 13 September 2019 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.
Designed to meet the UK-SPEC, by the Engineering Council UK. This programme partially satisfies the academic requirements of Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) status. Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the programme contributes to the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
The School’s industrial partnerships provide access to design-oriented case studies/projects, work experience and real world problems including the option of a year long placement.
This programme belongs to GCU's Department of Engineering which is a member of the National Agency for Finite Element Methods and Standards (NAFEMS).
Students will be assessed via a combination of examinations, coursework, presentations, case study analysis, reports and the final dissertation.