Accredited by: IMechE
Engineers are involved in a number of design and development activities. Mechanical Electronic Systems Engineering is a blend of mechanical engineering, computer-aided engineering, control engineering, systems design engineering and electronic engineering in order to design and manufacture useful products.
This programme, developed in partnership with industry, will produce well-rounded engineers able to exercise leadership, initiative, personal responsibility and decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations. You will have access to cutting-edge laboratories and equipment including CAD, CAM and FEA software, as well as to electrical, control systems and instrumentation and electronic laboratories. There is also the opportunity for a 48-week industry placement. The BEng (Hons) degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as fulfilling the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng), with the addition of the MEng year or an accredited Masters degree. Successful completion of the BEng (Hons) degree allows transfer to the MEng.
Graduates work in mechanical engineering, aerospace, electronic, offshore, local authority, manufacturing, and building services. GCU has many links with blue chip companies in the UK and Europe including Thales, BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and many others.
What you will study
Provides a broad-based and solid coverage of the Fundamentals of Engineering.
Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Design & Analysis, Mathematics, Control & Instrumentation Systems, Manufacture & Materials, Electrical Systems.
Control Engineering, Manufacture & Materials 3, Engineering Design & Analysis, Industrial Placement, Energy Conversion Technologies.
Honours Project, Engineering Design & Analysis, Computer Aided Engineering, Renewable Energy Technology, Control Engineering.
Project, Strategy & Innovation, Applied Thermo-fluid & CFD, Advanced Engineering Mechanics-Structures, Advanced Engineering Mechanics -Dynamics, Control Systems.
All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
ABBB including Maths and either Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science plus Nat 5 English at C
CCD including Maths and Physics
H1 H2 H3 H3 including Maths and Physics, plus English at Ordinary Level O2
24 points including Maths and Physics
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering subject at DMM subject to unit profile
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at DDM
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 are essential for those without Mathematics for Engineering Mathematics 5. For more info: www.gcu.ac.uk/mathssummerschool.
Students whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold the equivalent of an Academic IELTS test score of 6.0 with no element less than 5.5.
Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.
Fees and funding
The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?
Tuition fees 2018/19
- Home: £1820
- RUK: £9250*
- EU: £1820
- International: £11,500
*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four-year degree are capped at £27,750. Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
If you commence your studies in September 2018 or January 2019, these are the annual or module fees that apply to the duration of your course; however, fees are subject to change. For full details on how fees may change read our fees and refund policy.
In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.
If you have any questions or enquiries regarding scholarships available for 2018/19, please feel free to contact the student enquiries team.
International student start dates
For new international students, orientation events start on 14 September 2018 and are designed to assist new international students in settling into 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 Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). The BEng (Hons) partially fulfils the academic requirements of Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) status. The School has accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) the programme meets/will contribute to the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
Students have the possibility to undertake an industrial placement on completion of Year 3. This can be a year-long placement or there is also an option of a 12-week placement in the second semester of Year 3. These placements are not compulsory or guaranteed.
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.
Assessment methods used to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes include examinations, coursework, class tests, presentations, computer-based exercises and written reports. Our aim is to build our students’ abilities in the areas demanded by employers in a global knowledge economy, through linking with employers to provide students with an authentic learning experience that blends with relevant studies. Our students find that one of the underlying strengths of this programme of study is the other students as many currently enrolled are conducting their studies part-time, whilst holding down full-time jobs, or are sponsored by international companies. The valuable experience of these students is fed back into the classroom and informally shared to the benefit of fellow students.
The pastoral care of our students is an important element of our remit and all of our students are allocated a personal tutor as well as being encouraged to follow a Personal Development Planning scheme to underpin their self-reflection and development. Our Peer Assisted Study Sessions forms a link between students from the later years of the programme to assist new students and student counsellors develop bonds between our students and the profession. Visiting lecturers are invited from industry and commerce to contribute to programme delivery, ensuring that it is relevant and up to date and our students have the option to undertake a one-year placement in the industry during their third year and fourth year of studies. This placement will be recognised on the award the student receives upon leaving university. This year out of the classroom will not affect their studies as a couple of modules have been designed to allow students to undertake the learning outcomes by distance learning during this time.
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