Renewable and Sustainable Engineering (with Foundation Year) at Wrexham University - UCAS

Wrexham University

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

Renewable and Sustainable Engineering (with Foundation Year)

Course summary

Why choose this course? This 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. This degree is at the forefront of this new engineering and touches on the finance and politics of the coming model shift into clean energy and sustainability. On this degree you will: Learn how we can help to fix climate change Explore renewable energy and learn about sustainability. Study a degree that is Energy institute, IMechE and IEEE accredited. Gain the tools to make an impact and protect the planet. Explore both electrical and mechanical engineering, as well as all types of renewable energy. Study a course that boasts high relevant employment success after graduation. Start your journey on a path growing in future opportunities. Key Course Features: Includes a foundation year to prepare you for further years of study. Industry-experienced lectures active in sustainability research. Taught by lecturers with 10 years of experience teaching this degree. Includes field visits to interesting renewable energy projects (Wind, Solar, Hydro, Biomass plants). 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. You will have access to industry standard software packages such as Altium Designer, Multisim, HP VEE, MATLAB & Simulink, Abaqus, AutoCAD, Fluent, Pro Engineer, SolidWorks.


What you will study 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 (FOUNDATION YEAR) The foundation year will provide a grounding for students in all aspects of engineering and design in order to prepare them for further years of study. MODULES Analytical Methods for Engineering Design and Technology Mechanical Science - Core Electrical and Electronic Science The Skills You Need Contextual Studies YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4) In year 2, students will develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts, principles and theories in engineering. You will acquire basic mathematic skills related to engineering and design problems and use CAD for engineering design. You will also develop competence of working safely in engineering laboratories and workshops, and be able to conduct laboratory procedures, measurement and workshop practices under the guidance of a tutor. MODULES CAD and production Science Introduction to Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Science Engineering Mathematics Engineering professional development Future Energy Systems and Sustainability Materials and the Environment 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 electrical power engineering, renewable energies, structures and finite element analysis, etc will be explored. You will also develop an understanding of business and research methods. MODULES Further Engineering Maths Structures Analysis Engineering Futures Wind and Hydro Engineering Electrical Power Engineering Solar, Biomass and Storage Engineering 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 composite materials, design, modelling/simulation, and advanced renewable technologies. You will use the knowledge and skills you have acquired to do an individual project. MODULES Option 1 Mechanical Engineering Modelling and simulation / Option 2 Electrical and electronic engineering modelling and simulation Smart Grids, storage and energy mix Option A Energy saving, Low carbon and recycling systems Option B Power Electronics and Electrical Machines Professional Engineering Project: To provide students with the opportunity to practice the task management and problem- solving activities of a professional engineer and to explore original ideas. To exercise the student in applying and extending the methods, skills, information, knowledge and understanding obtained during the various parts of the programme to developing and evaluating an original design of an engineering product or system. 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 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 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. 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. 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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Wrexham 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.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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Renewable and Sustainable Engineering (with Foundation Year) at Wrexham University - UCAS