Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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

Renewable and Sustainable Engineering

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Course summary

Our renewable and sustainable engineering degree tackles some of the biggest challenges facing mankind today - affordable energy, climate change, global warming and pollution control. For students wanting to be at the forefront of new engineering and cost effective solutions that will help satisfy the need for renewable energy, this degree could be your next step. Developed by research-active staff with strong professional and academic experience, the course focuses on providing students with the skills and experience needed for careers, working with and developing innovative technologies in a variety of sectors, including renewable energy, sustainable technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction and many more. Numerous case studies and field visits throughout the course, give the degree real-world context. Previous visits have included trips to Electric Mountain (hydro scheme), Sustainable Building Envelope Centre (SBEC), Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), photovoltaic manufacturing/ research centres and wind, solar, hydro and biomass plants. Key Course Features: •Excellent facilities that include well-equipped computer-aided design laboratories, modern electronics laboratories, specialist manufacturing systems, simulation software, industry-standard instrumentation laboratories, industry specification. Rapid Prototyping facility (fused deposition method) Subsonic wind tunnel laboratory and well-equipped thermo-fluid dynamics lab including a fully operational Pelton wheel and Francis turbine. •Small class sizes allow for strong tutorial and laboratory experiment support and advice. •Dedicated maths support for students. •There are opportunities for industrial visits to local companies, wind farms, biomass plants, Hydro plants and the centre for alternative technology. •You will have access to industry standard software packages such as Altium Designer, Multisim, HP VEE, MATLAB & Simulink, Abaqus, AutoCAD, Fluent, Pro Engineer, SolidWorks.

Course details

Modules

Our course has a broad base in order to allow you to develop skills and the ability to contribute to the design of renewable energy systems and progress to meet future requirements both within the UK and worldwide markets. 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 Energy Systems and Sustainability; Sustainable Design; Mechanical Science; Electrical Science; Engineering Mathematics; Engineering Design and Practice. YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) Level 5 (year 2) 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 electrical power engineering, renewable energies, structures and finite element analysis, etc. Develop an understanding of business and research methods. MODULES Renewable Energy Engineering; Business and Research Professional Development; Structures analysis; Electrical Power Engineering; Further Engineering maths. 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 composite materials, design, modelling/simulation, and advanced renewable technologies. Use the knowledge and skills acquired to do an individual project. MODULES Dissertation Advanced Renewable Technology; Design for X; Composite Materials Engineering Modelling & Simulation 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 task-based exercises, oral and poster presentations, essays and laboratory reports, and written 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, field trips 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:
HH36
Institution code:
G53
Campus name:
Wrexham
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

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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Student satisfaction
55%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
65%
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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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Renewable and Sustainable Engineering at Glyndwr University, Wrexham - UCAS