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Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering (B.Eng. Hons)

Admission Requirements

**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for  students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.

A Personal statement. At least 1 Academic references/Testimonial from School and College.

About The Program

About The University

Application Deadline

Start Date

Sep

Academic IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5

Minimimum Academic Requirement

English Proficiency Requirement

Other Requirements

Program Level

30 Days

Average Decision Time

None

Application Fees

Yearly Tuition Fees

11,845 GBP

Bachelor

Program Duration

4 Years

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*£1,000 scholarship is given on the 1st year.
and £1,000 for each subsequent year of the degree. Up to £4,000 over 4 years.

If you enjoy working with equipment, creating solutions and solving problems consider computer-aided mechanical engineering. Study mechanics, virtual engineering and product testing at degree level and you can become a mechanical engineer.

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.

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.

This programme employs a number of methods of assessment:  traditional end of trimester examinations coursework throughout the trimester group work/peer assessment poster presentations. In the first year of the programme there are no end-of-trimester examinations.
A number of integrated approaches are employed to achieve the necessary aims, objectives and learning outcomes required at this advanced level. To this end, a variety of teaching and learning methods and strategies are applied on the programme appropriate to the module material and to the specific aims and objectives involved. For example, some of the modules are more theoretical in nature or heavily practical or software based, whilst others are more discursive and presentation based. These therefore require different teaching and learning approaches. Therefore in addition to the more traditional lectures and tutorial approach, a range of other suitable teaching and learning approaches will be adopted and examples of these will include: student and tutor led seminars Industrial guest seminars Research seminars Formative assessments Computer application activities Self-directed and independent learning Problem solving practical laboratories Simulation laboratories Managed Learning Environments (e.g GCU Learn) Student presentations Group projects Industrial case studies Discursive case studies  Problem-based learning scenarios Research based teaching materials and methods The tutorial and laboratory work will in essence be geared to design issues, application developments and problem solving to help solidify concepts and theories learned in lectures. You may also have the opportunity to undertake some of your studies abroad for a trimester or one year through ERASMUS projects.

Course structure-

  • Year 1

Broad-based and solid coverage of the Fundamentals of Engineering.
 

  • Year 2

Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Design & Analysis, Mathematics, Integrated Engineering Studies, Control & Instrumentation Systems, Manufacture & Materials, Electrical Systems.
 

  • Year 3

Computer Aided Engineering, Energy Conversion Technologies, Manufacture & Materials, Engineering Design & Analysis, Integrated Engineering Studies and Engineering Operations Management.
 

  • Year 4

Honours Project, Finite Element Analysis, Engineering Design & Analysis, Simulation for Manufacturing, Renewable Energy Equipment Design, Computer-Aided Design.


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.

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning University for the Common Good.

The university aims to contribute to society in a manner that embraces yet goes beyond the traditional role of a university. GCU’s For the Common Good commitment is brought to life and delivered by students and staff across academic schools and departments.

Academic excellence

GCU’s student experience nurtures knowledge and creativity to address real-world global challenges, transforming the lives of our students and others.

Ranked in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s 200 under 50 league (2017)


We have academic schools offering high-quality teaching, innovative facilities and specialist areas of study
We have world-leading and internationally excellent research
We are the largest provider of nursing and midwifery education; have experts in renewables, energy and construction; and we are a leading provider of management, business, law and social science education
We are raising attainment of talented individuals from all backgrounds through articulation and widening access initiatives such as College Connect and the Caledonian Club

Outstanding student experience

Our modern city-centre campus provides an excellent learning environment for more than 20,000 students and 1,600 staff from more than 100 countries. GCU’s friendly campus community offers:

The award-winning Saltire Centre with large academic library
Opportunities to study abroad or as part of a global exchange
95% of GCU graduates find work or further study within six months of graduation (HESA, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018).
£32million Glasgow campus redevelopment completed in 2016
Representation from the GCU Student Association
A 90% satisfaction rating in the International Student Barometer 2016 (ISB)
All the on-campus facilities you need including accommodation and health and fitness
GCU has received the Cycle Friendly Campus award from Cycling Scotland – the first of its kind in Scotland
GCU was the first university in Scotland to achieve EcoCampus Platinum certification for its environmental practices]
Ranked first in Scotland for work experience opportunities

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