Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Mechanical Engineering (options in Design or Manufacture)

The programme offers 2 specialist study options: Design and manufacture. These options share a number of common modules that directly reflect the activities of a professional mechanical engineer. The development of these Master's options is in direct response to the specification of benchmark requirements for professional engineering competence by the UK's Engineering Council (UK-SPEC).

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a mechanical or manufacturing engineering discipline; for mature candidates, equivalence to an Honours degree may be demonstrated through the university's procedures for the Recognition of Prior Informal Learning (RPL). Where English is not 1st language: IELTS 6.0 (no element less than 5.5).

Course modules

Core modules include: Project planning and management; strategy and innovation; advanced computed-aided engineering; condition monitoring; project. Specialist modules in design include: Applied thermofluids and computational fluid mechanics; advanced engineering mechanics. Specialist modules in manufacture include: Maintenance management; manufacturing management; ethics, safety and safety management.

Assessment methods

Assessment is either by coursework only or a combination of coursework and examination; in the later case the final mark is determined by weighted average of the 2 elements. The project is assessed by project reports, practical operation and an electronic presentation.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms. 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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630