Wrexham University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Wrexham University (Prifysgol Wrecsam)

Mechanical Engineering

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Course summary

Why choose this course? 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 degree 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) *This course is subject to EAB accreditation. Key course features:
  • You will be taught by a dedicated teaching team, with extensive industrial experience.
  • Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Board (subject to EAB accreditation in 2023.)
  • Up-to-date teaching facilities including manufacturing facilities for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining, 3D printing/laser scanner and programme specific labs.
  • Advanced Composite Training and Development Centre based in Broughton.
  • Rapid prototyping facility and specialist manufacturing systems simulation software.
  • Access to cutting edge computer-aided design, analysis and simulation software, including ANSYS, Abaqus, MATLAB and Simulink, etc.


What you will study 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. MODULES 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. MODULES 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. MODULES Project (Honours) Mechanical Engineering Modelling & Simulation Machine and Production System Advanced Engineering Design and Manufacturing Manufacturing Systems and Sustainable Engineering (optional) Professional Engineering (optional) 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

Teaching & Assessment 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. TEACHING AND LEARNING 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. In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

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