Glyndwr University, Wrexham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
YEAR 1 (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.
Laboratory Methods and Materials
Introduction to Engineering Design & Practice
Plus an optional module from the following:
Performance Car 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, we are preparing you to become a reliable and independent problem solver.
Business & Research Development
Internal Combustion Engine: Theory and Technology
Further Engineering Mathematics
Engineering and Mechanism Dynamics & Engineering Design
Structures, Failure Analysis & FEA
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 industry!
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.
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
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice and guidance.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|