Renewable and Sustainable Engineering Glyndwr University, Wrexham


Awarded by: Glyndŵr University (Prifysgol Glyndŵr)

Affordable energy, climate change, global warming and pollution control are the biggest challenges facing mankind.

Oil will run out in your lifetime, conversely the world’s energy demand continues to accelerate creating a 'perfect energy storm'.

Most of the words energy is driven by fossil fuel which releases large amounts of Co2 into the atmosphere creating climate change. New engineering and cost effective solutions will need to emerge, be manufactured and sold to help satisfy the need for energy and to tackle the many issues surrounding sustainability.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s degree in renewable energy and sustainable technologies equip graduates with the skills and experience needed to face these challenges and to prepare for careers working with or developing new and innovative technologies.

A unique broad range of technology areas are covered including Renewables, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction and Business lectures with case studies and field visits. Previous visits have been to Electric mountain hydro scheme, Sustainable Building Envelope Centre, Centre for alternative technology, photovoltaic manufacturing/ research centres, Land fill, Renewable Wind, hydro and Biomass plants etc.

Developed by research-active staff with strong professional and academic experience, the courses have a focus on providing students with everything they need to find a job they want

  • Qualification

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

  • Study mode


  • Location


  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


Energy Systems and Sustainability
Sustainable Design: Create and develop a preliminary idea for a new product, device, or system and evaluate it in terms of its market potential, technical feasibility, and sustainability. To provide an in depth awareness of the range of issues concerning sustainable development that could relate to designing and to develop an understanding of sustainable design.
Mechanical Science: Apply engineering mechanics principals; solve mechanical problems, to apply analysis techniques to design problems.
Electrical Science: Understand and predict electrical circuits.
Engineering Mathematics: Gain a foundation of mathematical knowledge covering a wide range of basic topics and calculus.
Engineering Design and Practice: Develop laboratory experiments with particular reference to mechanical and electrical science, to carry out practical tests to evaluate the properties of sample materials to enable selection of appropriate materials to given situations.

Renewable Energy Engineering: Provide an up to date overview of all the major renewable sources and the engineering skills associated with selecting, designing and installing the apparatus to capture its energy and convert it into useful forms. Develop an understanding of energy storage. To provide an overview of the methods used to predict energy production from various renewable sources and the basic economic value of that energy. Develop techniques to allow a student to apply this knowledge in real world situations.
Business and Research Professional Development: Evaluate business practices within a company and the roles of engineers as team members contributing to the success and further development of that company.
Structures analysis: Develop an overall design philosophy to the design of structures. Use a range of analysis techniques to predict stress and strain leading to the safe design and a range of structures. Analysis of failure mechanisms.
Electrical Power Engineering: Current provision in the generation, distribution, protection and utilisation of electrical energy and the customers’ needs.
Further Engineering maths: Further develop knowledge of functions suitable for solving a range of mathematical and engineering problems.

Advanced Renewable Technology: Building on the knowledge gained in Renewable Energy Engineering at level 5, we develop a comprehensive depth of knowledge of major and complex theories, principles and concepts in a specific field of renewable energy. Develop a critical insightful evaluation of engineering feasibility, economics, environment, equipment availability and specification, grid tie feed in, transport and possible local resistance.
Design for X: Learn how to design effective product development methodology, apply lean manufacturing to design, understand deign for manufacture and assembly, apply design solutions for the sustainability of products their life cycles, to envisage how products will be recycled or dissembled after use, to evaluate reverse engineering procedures, whilst understanding intellectually property and patents.
Composite Materials: Gain knowledge of the structure, properties, processing and applications of composite materials. The module covers polymer, ceramic and metal matrix composites and advanced materials to enable student to apply the knowledge in a wide range of industries.
Engineering Modelling & Simulation: Develop an understanding of the analytical skills and knowledge required in the engineering design process and how it can be improved through the use of engineering modelling and simulations. This module develops industry standard software techniques to model and solve specific engineering problems. Typical software examples might be CATIA V5 and ANSYS for Mechanically related programmes, and MATLAB, SIMULINK and VEE for Electrically related programmes.

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

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 HH36
Institution code G53
Campus name Wrexham
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
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 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

Additional fee information

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