Accredited by: IMechE
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.
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.
International student start dates
For new international students, orientation events start on 14 September 2018. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling in the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.
There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome events where you can meet other international students.
Designed to meet the UK-SPEC, by the Engineering Council UK. This programme partially satisfies the academic requirements of Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) status. Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the programme contributes to the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
The School’s industrial partnerships provide access to design-oriented case studies/projects, work experience and real-world problems including the option of a year-long placement.
This programme belongs to GCU's Department of Engineering which is a member of the National Agency for Finite Element Methods and Standards (NAFEMS).
In partnership with HM Forces, GCU has identified this programme is being particularly suited to military and ex-military men and women. Visit the HM Forces Careers Zone for more information on the services we provide.
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 to 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.