Glasgow Caledonian University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering

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Course summary

If you have an interest in how things work, you could find a rewarding and fulfilling career in mechanical engineering. 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. The engineer can design a product or system and use computers to simulate real stresses that may result from applied loads. This programme has been designed with industry inputs and uses standard industry software such as PTC Creo and ANSYS to give you an understanding of the fundamental principles of engineering – design, Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE), 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 the University has excellent links with industry, providing access to case studies, projects and work experience.

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mechanical Engineers, Institute of
  • Engineering Council

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BCC including Maths and Physics plus GCSE English at C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM For Year 1 Entry: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering subject at MMM For Year 2 Entry: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at DDM
Scottish Higher ABBB including Maths and either Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science plus Nat 5 English at C
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points must include Maths and Physics
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H2, H3, H3 including Maths and Physics, plus English at Ordinary Level O2.
Scottish HND Pass HND in Mechanical Engineering with B in the Graded Units and Engineering Mathematics 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Attendance and pass at Maths Summer School is essential for those without Mathematics for Engineering Mathematics 5.

HND in Mechanical Engineering with B in the Graded Units and Engineering Mathematics 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Attendance and pass at Maths Summer School is essential for those without Mathematics for Engineering Mathematics 5.

Additional entry requirements

Other

Attendance and pass at Maths Summer School is essential for HND applicants without Mathematics for Engineering Mathematics 5. For more info: www.gcu.ac.uk/mathssummerschool.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Overall score of 6.0 with the minimum of 5.5 in each element

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £1820 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £12250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish domiciled and EU full-time undergraduate students studying in Scotland will not normally have to pay tuition fees, although you must still apply to have your fees paid on your behalf by Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) each year. You should apply online through the SAAS website. You can usually apply from April onwards. For eligibility details and information on how to apply, visit www.saas.gov.uk. Students domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (rUK), should apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from their own Local Education Authority. If you live in: England - you should apply to Student Finance Direct Wales - you should apply to Student Finance Wales Northern Ireland - you should apply to Student Finance NI The rUK fees are £9250 per year capped at £27,750 for a 4-year honours programme. A £2,000 cash bursary is available for the first three years. Please see visit www.gcu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/feesfinance/tuitionfees
Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS