Mechanical Systems Engineering

Glasgow Caledonian University


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.

Year 1
Provides a broad-based and solid coverage of the Fundamentals of Engineering.

Year 2
Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Design and Analysis, Mathematics, Control and Instrumentation Systems, Manufacture and Materials, Electrical Systems.

Year 3
Control Engineering, Manufacture and Materials 3, Engineering Design and Analysis, Industrial Placement, Energy Conversion Technologies.

Year 4
Honours Project, Engineering Design and Analysis, Computer Aided Engineering, Renewable Energy Technology, Control Engineering.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements:
4 Highers at BBBC including Maths and Engineering Science, Physics or a technological subject plus National 5 English. A Foundation Apprenticeship is accepted in place of 1 non-essential Higher. For widening access entry contact the institution.

Start Date





BEng Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment


Mechanical Engineering

SCQF Level



Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy