Taught course

Mechanical Engineering

Institution
Glasgow Caledonian University · School of Engineering and Built Environment
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2:2 or above (or equivalent) in a suitable mechanical or manufacturing engineering discipline, or an equivalent qualification from an overseas institution. For candidates with relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, entry to this course may still be possible through the university's procedures for the Recognition of Prior Informal Learning (RPL).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Mechanical engineers are both generalists and specialists, bringing broad expertise and specialised mastery to their roles as project managers, leaders and innovators. As a student of GCU's MSc Mechanical Engineering, you'll continue in this tradition. The programme is designed to expand your core knowledge of the discipline while enhancing your skills as a specialist in either design or manufacture.

The programme was developed according to the UK Engineering Council's benchmark requirements for professional engineering, ensuring you'll enter the workforce with the relevant capabilities that employers value. It is also accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Furthermore, our industrial advisory board offers strong connections to industry.

GCU's mechanical engineering department contributes to important research in the discipline, investigating topics like materials and manufacturing, finite element analysis, computer-aided design and manufacture, and machine condition monitoring.

The MSc Mechanical Engineering curriculum encourages you to develop as a professional as well as an engineer.

  • Build your interpersonal skills to succeed as a team member and manager
  • Explore topics such as project planning and methodology, strategy and innovation, and computer-aided engineering
  • Practise managing resources and meeting project objectives
  • Choose from two options for specialisation: Design or Manufacture

When you study engineering at GCU, you'll join a welcoming community of learners and professionals. You'll find classmates and colleagues who are creative and entrepreneurial, committed to using their expertise to make a positive impact and advance the common good.

Information for international students

Academic IELTS score of 6.0 with no single element below 5.5; or equivalent.

International students who do not meet the academic requirements may be eligible for the International Graduate Diploma programme. Successful completion of this INTO course with the required grades means guaranteed conditional offer of a place on the degree programme at Glasgow Caledonian University.

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. Please see the funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12-16 months
part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
studentenquiries@gcu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)141 331 8630