Automotive Engineering (with Foundation Year) Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Undergraduate

Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

This honours degree is for those who have a strong interest in mechanical engineering and a clear desire to develop their knowledge and skills in automotive engineering. It is a fully accredited engineering degree that has been designed for the automotive industry (regional and national) in response to the shortfall of mechanical engineers.

Automotive engineering is a growing sector, many reports shows that up to 28,000 new jobs will have to be fulfilled by 2020. 95% of our graduates are in a professional or managerial job with 6 months after the course (Unistats 16)

The course explores fully the engineering, design, analysis and development of modern cars using various race cars as support for teaching. It also put emphasis on learning transferable skills, which are applicable to many other industries.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Wrexham

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Modules

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
Electrical and Electronic Science

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

Year 1 is the starting point of your journey to become an accredited engineer! The vast majority of the key knowledge is reviewed and expanded at this stage. All lectures are followed by tutorials and practicals/demonstrations to ensure that you have fully assimilated the information.

MODULES

Mechanical Science
Electrical Science
Laboratory Methods and Materials
Engineering Mathematics
Introduction to Engineering Design & Practice

Plus an optional module from the following:

Performance Car Systems
Mechanical Systems

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

At this level, the teaching team starts to encourage the students to work and learn by themselves. We are not only preparing you to be a knowledgeable practitioner, we are preparing you to become a reliable and independent problem solver.

MODULES

Business & Research Development
Internal Combustion Engine: Theory and Technology
Automotive Design
Further Engineering Mathematics
Engineering and Mechanism Dynamics & Engineering Design
Structures, Failure Analysis & FEA

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

This is the final year of the Bachelor degree. The first semester is generally focussing on developing the specific automotive knowledge. Your individual project will allow you to specialise further into a field of your choice. At the end of this, you will be a graduate engineer ready for industry!

MODULES

Performance Car Chassis, Engines & Powertrain
Vibration Analysis & Structures
Aerodynamics & CFD
Employability & Entrepreneurship
Final year project (individual dissertation)

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.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 code H331
Institution code G53
Campus name Wrexham
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

This course is not currently available to those requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed.

The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.
A level EEE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP
Access to HE Diploma 48 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points
AS Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 48 UCAS Tariff points
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 48 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP
Scottish Advanced Higher 48 UCAS Tariff points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

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 enquiries@glyndwr.ac.uk for further advice and guidance.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.