The Mechanical Engineering degree provides the opportunity to combine practical aspects of day-to-day engineering and simulation-based projects providing a solid background for a career in the engineering and manufacturing industry sector. The graduates from the programmes will • be pragmatic, taking a systematic approach and the logical and practical steps necessary for often complex concepts to become reality. • seek to achieve sustainable solutions to problems and have strategies for being creative, innovative, and overcoming difficulties by employing their skills, knowledge and understanding in a flexible manner. • be skilled at solving problems by applying their numerical, computational, analytical, and technical skills, using appropriate tools. • be risk, cost and value-conscious, and aware of their ethical, social, cultural, environmental, health and safety, and wider professional responsibilities. • be familiar with the nature of business and enterprise in the creation of economic and social value appreciate the global dimensions of engineering, commerce, and communication; • be able to formulate and operate within appropriate codes of conduct, when faced with an ethical issue. • be professional in their outlook, be capable of team working, be effective communicators, and be able to exercise responsibility and sound management approaches. You will have opportunity to transfer to an integrated-master's degree course MEng Mechanical Engineering at the end of your year 2 (level 5) study. You can also choose to study this degree with a foundation year BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Foundation year (4 years) or with Industrial Placement year BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Placement (4 years) For Foundation year: You will have the opportunity to transfer to an integrated-master's degree course (MEng Mechanical Engineering) at the end of your year 3 (level 5) study. You can also choose to study this degree without a foundation year for BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (3 years) or with Industrial Placement year BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Placement (4 years)
- This course is subject to EAB accreditation.
Year 1 (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. 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. • Introduction to Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Science • CAD and Production Science • Materials and Environment • Engineering Mathematics • Engineering Professional Development • Mechanical Systems Year 2 (level 5) You 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, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, machine design, computer aided manufacturing, structures and finite element analysis, etc. Develop understanding in business and research methods. • Engineering Futures – Research, Ethics, and Sustainability • Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics • Further Engineering Mathematics • Computer Aided Manufacturing • Mechanics, Structures & FEA • Machine Design and Manufacturing Year 3 (level 6) You will acquire a critical understanding and application of the high-level concepts, principles and theories in engineering as well as a critical understanding and explanation of advanced topics in engineering design and manufacturing, machine and production systems. Use knowledge and skills acquired to do an individual project. • Project (Honours) • Mechanical Engineering Modelling & Simulation • Machine and Production System • Advanced Engineering Design and Manufacturing Optional • Manufacturing Systems and Sustainable Engineering • Professional Engineering Year 1 (level 3) (For BEng Mechanical Engineering (4 years including foundation year) only) • Analytical Methods for Engineering • The Skills You Need • Design and Technology • Mechanical Science • Electrical and Electronic Science • Contextual Studies Year 3 - Industrial Placement Year This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable experience of the engineering-related workplace via first-hand experience. It will allow you to undertake a sustained period, embedded with a host employer, to work on one or more defined projects or goals. You will be expected to find and secure a suitable placement opportunity. The Industrial Placement will normally take place during the normal academic year, as if over the two normal University semesters. For more information visit https://glyndwr.ac.uk/study/industry-placement-year/.
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. An open and friendly atmosphere enhances the students’ learning experience. Strong links to local, national, and international companies ensure teaching is industry relevant and provides students with the best possible starting point into their engineering career paths taking on key roles in industry and public services. 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.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|