Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering Glyndwr University, Wrexham Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

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Number one in the UK for course satisfaction (Guardian University League Table 2019), this course will ensure you have the key skills and thorough knowledge necessary for a successful career in aircraft and modern engineering.
The course is designed to fulfil industries’ requirements and benefits from strong industrial links.
• Design-focused course: develop a full understanding of engineering design concepts and the engineering design process.
• Gain transferable knowledge and business skills to equip you for a broader job market.
• You’ll be trained to use a variety of computer-aided design tools, including industry-highly-required Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools.
• Strong links with companies such as Airbus and Raytheon.
• State-of-the-art Merlin Flight Simulator, design and test your own aircraft using engineering theory.
• Access to cutting-edge computer-aided design, analysis and simulation software, including ANSYS, Abaqus, MATLAB and Simulink.
• Subsonic and supersonic wind tunnel facilities.
• Access to flight simulation packages such as FLITE, RANT navaids trainer and Boeing 747.
• Work on jet engine aircraft in our aircraft hangar.
• Eligible to be a student member with the IMechE, RAeS, and/or IET.
• Rapid prototyping facility.
• Advanced composite training and development centre based in Broughton.

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 (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 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, a 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 student support section has more information on the help available.


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 HH34
Institution code G53
Campus name Wrexham
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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

Qualification Offer Further 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.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 112 UCAS Tariff points
Extended Project Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates
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.
Scottish Advanced Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Accepted as part of overall 112 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
International £11,750 * Year 1
England £9,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 * Year 1
Scotland £9,000 * Year 1
Wales £9,000 * 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.

Provider information

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Glyndwr University, Wrexham
Plas Coch
Mold Road
Wrexham
LL11 2AW


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