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.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Mechanical Engineers, Institute of
- Engineering Council
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 3
|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
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
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Overall score of 6.0 with the minimum of 5.5 in each element|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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