Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

Developing key skills and sound knowledge for a successful career in aircraft industries, as well as in a variety of modern engineering sectors, this course benefits from strong industrial links and is designed to fulfil industries’ requirements. The courses are focused on design. You’ll develop a full understanding of engineering design concepts and the engineering design process. You can explore radical new aeronautical and aerospace concepts and complement this with expertise in mechanical engineering to produce designs. In addition to specialist knowledge and skills in aeronautical engineering, this course also emphasises transferable knowledge and skills to equip you for a broader job market. The foundation year programme is designed to gradually build the required mathematical skills and science and engineering knowledge for you to progress into your level-4 study. It is designed specifically for the candidates who do not have enough/required UCAS tariff points for their direct level-4 entry or strong enough science and engineering background or would like to build a more solid foundation for your degree studies. The course will introduce you to the fundamentals of mechanical and electrical science, the mechanics of solids and machines and computer-aided design. Then you'll develop more advanced knowledge, looking at aerodynamics, engineering dynamics, engineering design, structures and vibration analysis, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, propulsion, aircraft design, aircraft stability, and control. You’ll be trained to use variety of computer-aided design tools, including industry-highly-required Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools. Also, honing your business skills are a key focus throughout the course. You can also choose to study this course as a standard three year programme without the foundation year BEng (Hons) Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering UCAS code:HH34

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR) The foundation year will gradually build the required mathematical skills and science and engineering knowledge for you to progress into your level-4 study. It is designed specifically for the candidates who do not have enough/required UCAS tariff points for their direct level-4 entry or strong enough science and engineering background, or would like to build more solid foundation for your degree studies. MODULES • Analytical Methods for Engineering. • Design and Technology • Mechanical Science • Electrical and Electronic Science • The Skills You Need • Contextual Studies YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4) You will develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts, principles and theories in engineering, acquire basic mathematic skills related to engineering and design problems and use CAD for engineering design. Competence of working safely in engineering laboratories and workshops, and being able to conduct laboratory procedures, measurement and workshop practices under the guidance of a tutor. MODULES • • Mechanical Science • Electrical Science • Materials and Manufacturing • Engineering Mathematics • Engineering Design and Practice • Aircraft Technology YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5) Level 5 will build on the knowledge, concepts and skills acquired at level 4 in addition to more specialist knowledge, skills in engineering design and analysis. More in-depth in theories in mechanics, thermodynamics, propulsion, flight dynamics, avionics, control systems, structures and finite element analysis, etc. Develop an understanding in business and research methods. MODULES • • Business, Research & Professional Development • Thermo-fluid and Propulsion • Further Engineering Mathematics • Engineering Mechanics & Design • Structures Analysis • Avionics, Flight Dynamics and Control YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6) At level 6 students will acquire a critical understanding and application of the higher level concepts, principles and theories in engineering as well as a critical understanding and explanation of advanced topics in structural vibration, thermodynamics, and aerodynamics. Use knowledge and skills acquired to do an individual project. MODULES • • Dissertation (Honours) • Engineering Modelling and Simulation • Aerodynamics • Structural Vibration Analysis Optional • Aircraft Stability, Control and Design • Advanced Thermo-fluid and Turbomachinery • Composite Materials The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

A broad range of assessment methods are used; these include phase tests, written assignments, practical work on computers, portfolio of work, logbooks, presentations and laboratory work case studies and CAD. A combination of this work may form part of your assessment, alongside time-constrained exams. Each module is assessed by a variety of methods, enabling students to display their full potential. A project dissertation will form one of the final parts of your assessment. TEACHING AND LEARNING Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory sessions, student-led seminars and guided research. Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through guided study or feedbacks given to students.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
HH4H
Institution code:
G53
Campus name:
Wrexham (Main Campus)
Campus code:
W

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering (with Foundation Year) at Glyndwr University, Wrexham - UCAS