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Glasgow Caledonian University

Mechanical Systems Engineering

UCAS Code: H360

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

CCD including Maths and Physics plus GCSE English at C/4.

Access to HE Diploma Engineering with 60 credits overall and 45 Level 3 credits at Merit

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

24 points including Maths and Physics

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H5

ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H5 including Maths and Physics, plus English at Ordinary Level O2.

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

MMM

Year 1: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering subject at MMM plus GCSE English at C/4. Year 2: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at DDM

15 credit HNC Mechanical Engineering with B in the Graded Unit including Engineering Mathematics 1, 2, 3 and 4. Attendance and pass at Maths Summer School is essential for those without at least Engineering Maths 3 and 4

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

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

UCAS Tariff

88-102

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

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

5 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Electromechanical engineering

Study mechanical, electronic and systems engineering at GCU and work with the latest technology in control, instrumentation and electronics.

You will develop skills in mechanical engineering, computer-aided engineering, control engineering, electronic engineering and systems design engineering. The degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) and on graduation, you can go on to a wide range of excellent career options including progressing to masters level study and Chartered Engineer status.

Tuition fees

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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.

75%
med
Electromechanical 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.

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


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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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