BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

If you enjoy being hands on with technology and creating solutions to complex problems, you should consider mechanical engineering. Learn to design and manufacture mechanical products and degree level and excel in this field. 

Engineers are involved in a number of design and development activities and this course make you a well-rounded engineer able to exercise leadership, initiative, personal responsibility and decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations.  This course offers the option to specialise in Systems or Design.

This new course for 2021 combines our previous courses BEng/MEng Mechanical Systems Engineering and BEng/MEng Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering to bring you the knowledge, skills and experiences needed to excel as a graduate in the mechanical engineering field.

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, this course fully meets the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Your career

Graduates of the previous courses 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.
Year 1 (MEng and BEng)

Mathematics 1A, Mechanical Principles A, Electrical Principles and Circuit Theory, Engineering Applications, Principles of Programmable Systems A, Integrated Engineering Studies 1, Engineering Materials, Mathematics 1B, Mechanical Principles B

Year 2 (MEng and BEng)

Mathematics 2A, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Manufacture and Materials 2, Integrated Engineering Studies 2, Electrical Systems, Control and Instrumentation Systems, Mathematics 2B, Engineering Design and Analysis 2

Year 3 Mechanical Engineering (Design)

Computer Aided Engineering, Manufacture and Materials 3, Engineering Design and Analysis 3, EITHER Energy Conversion Technologies, Integrated Engineering Studies 3, Engineering Operations Management OR European Project Semester

Year 4 Mechanical Engineering (Design)

Diploma in Industrial Practice, European Erasmus Exchange

Year 5 BEng (Honours) Mechanical Engineering (Design)

Honours Project (Engineering), Finite Element Analysis, Engineering Design and Analysis 4, Simulation for Manufacturing, Computer Aided Design 2, OPTIONS (Choose one): Design Process, Assembly and Manufacture, Renewable Energy Equipment Design

Year 5/6 MEng Mechanical Engineering (Design)

MEng Team Project, Strategy and Innovation, Strategy and Innovation, Applied Thermofluids and CFD, Manufacturing Management, Advanced Computer Aided Engineering

Year 3 Mechanical Engineering (Systems)

Control Engineering 3, Manufacture and Materials 3, Engineering Design and Analysis 3, EITHER Energy Conversion Technologies, Integrated Engineering Studies 3, Engineering Operations Management OR European Project Semester

Year 3

Optional year in industry/Erasmus exchange. Industrial Practice, Erasmus European Exchange

Year 4 BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Systems)

Project, Computer Aided Engineering, Engineering Design and Analysis 4, OPTIONS (Choose two from three) Control Engineering 4, Design Process, Assembly and Manufacture, Renewable Energy Equipment Design

Year 5 MEng Mechanical Engineering (Systems)

MEng Group Project, Strategy and Innovation, Applied Thermofluids and CFD, Advanced Eng Mechanics - Structures, Advanced Eng Mechanics - Dynamics, OPTIONS (Choose one from two) Control Systems, Condition Monitoring.

Study Options

  • 2021/22

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

BEng (Hons)
Full Time
4 Years
28 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
H380
MEng
Full Time
5 Years
28 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
H381
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BEng (Hons) Full Time 4 Years 28 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MEng Full Time 5 Years 28 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

MEng 

Year 1
SQA Higher: 

Standard entry requirement: ABBB including Maths and either Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science Nat 5 C (English) 

A level: BCC including Maths and Physics GCSE C/4 (English)
ILC Higher: H1 H2 H3 H3 including Maths and Physics O2 (English) 
IB Diploma: 25 points (inc Maths and Physics)
BTEC: DMM Ext Dip in Engineering subject (Subject to unit profile) GCSE C/4 (English)
SWAP: Access to STEM - ABB
 

English language IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5

BEng (Hons)

Year 1
SQA Higher: 

Standard entry requirement: BBBC (including Maths and either Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science) Nat 5 C (English) 

Minimum entry requirement*: BBCC (including Maths and either Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science) Nat 5 C (English)
A level: CCD including Maths and Physics GCSE: C/4 (English)
ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H5 (including Maths and Physics)    O2 (English) 
IB Diploma: 24 points (inc Maths and Physics)
BTEC: MMM Ext Dip in Engineering subject   GCSE C (English)
SWAP: Access to STEM - BBB
 

English language IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5

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.

Additional information

Modern Apprenticeships

If you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 6 in a relevant discipline this would be equivalent to two highers at B.

Relevant experience (RPL)

GCU’s flexible entry policies exist to allow relevant work experience and prior learning to be considered towards standard entry or advanced entry into a course. If you have three to five years of relevant work experience, you can apply for the degree that interests you and get in touch with our admissions team about your application and your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2021/22

Home: £1,820*
RUK: £9,250**
EU and International: £12,250

*Scottish student tuition fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
**Students from rest of UK will pay no more than £27,750 towards the total fees of a three or four-year degree.

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2 million per year.

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Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement 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 for a year-long placement.

In partnership with HM Forces, GCU has identified this course is being particularly suited to military and ex-military men and women. Visit the HM Forces Careers Zone for more information on the services we provide.

Assessment methods used to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes include examinations, coursework, class tests, presentations, computer-based exercises and written reports. 

Our aim is to build our students’ abilities in the areas demanded by employers in a global knowledge economy, through linking with employers to provide students with an authentic learning experience that blends with relevant studies. 

Our students find that one of the underlying strengths of this programme of study is the other students as many currently enrolled are conducting their studies part-time, whilst holding down full-time jobs, or are sponsored by international companies. 

The valuable experience of these students is fed back into the classroom and informally shared to the benefit of fellow students.

The pastoral care of our students is an important element of our remit and all of our students are allocated a personal tutor as well as being encouraged to follow a Personal Development Planning scheme to underpin their self-reflection and development.

Our Peer-Assisted Study Sessions forms a link between students from the later years of the programme to assist new students and student counsellors develop bonds between our students and the profession. 

Visiting lecturers are invited from industry and commerce to contribute to programme delivery, ensuring that it is relevant and up to date and our students have the option to undertake a one-year placement in industry during their third year and fourth year of studies. This placement will be recognised on the award the student receives upon leaving university. 

This year out of the classroom will not affect their studies as a couple of modules have been designed to allow students to undertake the learning outcomes by distance learning during this time.