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Glasgow Caledonian University

Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H132

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

including Maths and Physics plus GCSE English at C

Considered on an individual basis

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

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.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

For Level 1 Entry: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering subject at MMM For Level 2 Entry: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at DDM

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.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

including Maths and either Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science plus Nat 5 English at C

UCAS Tariff

104-114

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

5years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

6 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Computer aided engineering

Mechanical engineering

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£11,845
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Glasgow Caledonian University

Department:

Engineering

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

70%
med
Computer aided engineering
75%
med
Mechanical engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
43%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Mechanical engineering

Teaching and learning

66%
Staff make the subject interesting
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
35%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
low
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

34%
Engineering professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Science, engineering and production technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Very few students study this subject, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at the stats above. Most graduates get jobs in engineering or management, but if you would like to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen course, it might be a good idea to go on an open day and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.

Mechanical engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,280
low
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

34%
Engineering professionals
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Administrative occupations: finance
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We're short of engineers in a lot of areas and mechanical engineering is no exception. Mechanical engineers are in demand across multiple industries, with vehicle manufacturing most popular, with roles especially common in design and manufacturing. Other important sectors include aerospace, the oil and gas industry, consultancy and defence. Jobs are all around the country, with London, the Midlands, Scotland and the South East the most likely places for a new mechanical engineer to find work at the moment, and starting salaries are good. Although large employers are much the most likely place to get work, some of the most challenging, cutting edge jobs are with small niche engineering firms, so keep your eyes peeled if you want something a little different. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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