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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Engineers are involved in a number of design and development activities. Mechanical 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.

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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Mechanical Systems Engineering programme at Glasgow Caledonian University 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.


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. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering Design and Analysis
  • Mathematics
  • Control and Instrumentation Systems
  • Manufacture and Materials
  • Electrical Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      3-5 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

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.

Year 1

  • SQA Higher: ABBB including Maths and either Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science plus Nat 5 English at C
  • A level: BCC including Maths and Physics
  • ILC Higher: H1 H2 H3 H3 including Maths and Physics, plus English at Ordinary Level O2
  • IB Diploma: 24 points including Maths and Physics
  • BTEC: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering subject at DMM subject to unit profile
  • SWAP STEM programme: ABB

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          11500 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 11500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
        • EU/EEA

          1820 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
        • RUK: £9250 
        • Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750.

        Living costs for Glasgow

        • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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