Glyndwr University, Wrexham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Recent reports show how vital the automotive sector is to a prosperous UK economy with its contribution reaching over £20 billion. Last year, the manufacturing sector turned over a record-breaking £82 billion, marking the automotive industry as the UK’s largest manufacturing export sector. This is due to the hands of its 814,000 employees, and reports state that up to 28,000 new jobs will have to be fulfilled by 2020.
This honours degree has been designed for the automotive industry in response to the shortfall of mechanical engineers. It is for those who have a strong interest in mechanical engineering and a clear desire to develop their knowledge and skills in automotive engineering.
The course fully explores the engineering, design, analysis and development of modern cars using various race cars as support for teaching. It also puts emphasis on learning transferable skills applicable to many other industries.
Key Course Features:
• We have several Industry links: Toyota and Polybush are just some of the companies we currently work closely with
• You will access a specialist motorsport workshop as well as an industry standard production workshop to gain experience in using machinery.
• You will be given an access to various projects (projects are changing at all times – subjected to changes - currently Glyndwr Racing Alfa 159, MX5 racecar, Westfield amongst many others). Students are also currently running a Formula Student team.
• You will have a personal supervisor to oversee your academic progress and your personal welfare.
You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year BEng Hons Automotive Engineering (with foundation year) UCAS Code: H331
*Subject to re-accreditation
YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)
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.
• Mechanical Science
• Electrical Science
• Materials and Manufacturing
• Engineering Mathematics
• Engineering Design and Practice
• Automotive Systems
YEAR 2 (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, but we are also preparing you to become a reliable and independent problem solver.
• Business, Research & Professional Development
• Automotive Design
• Further Engineering Mathematics
• Engineering Mechanics & Design
• Structures Analysis
• Internal Combustion Engine Systems
YEAR 3 (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 the industry!
• Dissertation (Honours)
• Engineering Modelling and Simulation
• Automotive Dynamics & Powertrain Analysis
• Structural Vibration Analysis
• 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.
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.
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 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
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, please apply through Centurus at https://centurusone.com/apply/1111.
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||Including Level 3 Maths or Physics.|
|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 email@example.com for further advice and guidance.
Fees and funding
|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|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.