Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)
Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

TEF Silver

Glyndwr University, Wrexham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

Find out more about the TEF.

Developing key skills and sound knowledge for a successful career in aircraft industries, as well as in a variety of modern engineering sectors, these courses benefit 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 emphasize transferable knowledge and skills to equip you for a broader job market. The first part of 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 foundation year: Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering (with foundation year)

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) Year 1 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 Mechanical Science Electrical Science Materials and Manufacturing Engineering Mathematics Engineering Design and Practice Aircraft Technology YEAR 2 (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 of business and research methods. MODULES Business and Research Development Thermo-fluid and Propulsion Further Engineering Mathematics Engineering and Mechanism Dynamics and Engineering Design Structures Analysis Avionics, Flight Dynamics and Control YEAR 3 (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, aerodynamics, flight stability and control, and aircraft design. 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 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. 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 website (student support section) has more information on the help available.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeHH34
Institution code G53
Campus nameWrexham
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, please apply through Centurus at https://centurusone.com/apply/1111.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Including Level 3 Maths and/or a related science.
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 112 UCAS Tariff points

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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000* Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1
Channel Islands £9000* Year 1
International £11750* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering at Glyndwr University, Wrexham - UCAS