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Mechanical and Power Plant Systems (Hons), B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Glasgow, United Kingdom
Study Mechanical and Power Plant Systems (Hons) at Glasgow Caledonian University and learn about sustainable energy production such as power generation, transmission, distribution, utilisation and energy conservation.
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Enjoy industrial placements and specialist power engineering and engineering design modules at the Mechanical and Power Plant Systems (Hons) at Glasgow Caledonian University. 

The current move towards renewable energy will require substantial transmission and distribution infrastructure development and an increasing number of power systems engineers to deliver it.

Key facts:

This programme covers the fields of power generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation, and is also concerned with energy conservation and with the design of systems based on electric motors and electronic drive technologies.


  • Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
  • This programme is also accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      1 - 2 Years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Specialist modules in power engineering and engineering design are introduced in the 3rd and 4th years, culminating in a major project in electrical/mechanical power engineering.
  • This programme offers two industrial-based placements, during trimester B of Year 3 and/or on completion of Year 3 – one for 48 weeks. Both are not compulsory or guaranteed placements.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Year 3

HND Mechanical Engineering with B in the Graded Unit including Maths for Engineering 1, 2 and 3 or Engineering Mathematics 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Maths Summer School

Attendance and pass at Maths Summer School is essential for those without Mathematics for Engineering 3 or Engineering Mathematics 5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • RUK: £9250 

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.


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.

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