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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Automotive Engineering (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: H331

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

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

48 UCAS Tariff points

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

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48

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.

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Automotive engineering

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 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 show 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 puts emphasis on learning transferable skills, which are applicable to many other industries.

From studying the Foundation Year, learners will be able to develop with knowledge, understanding and skills of Engineering-based disciplines and their applications which help learners prepare for further years of study and success in engineering degree.

You can also choose to study this course as a three-year programme (without a foundation year) BEng (Hons) Automotive EngineeringUCAS Code: H431

*Subject to validation As part of its continuous quality assurance and enhancement, the University has new and updated courses in development. The details of these courses are in the process of being finalised and are awaiting their turn in the approval cycle, known as the ‘validation’ process. As soon as the programmes are validated the details of the course will be confirmed. The majority of new courses that are still ‘subject to validation’ are approved by their validation process; however, this is not guaranteed and should the course not go ahead as planned, or be significantly amended, you will be informed by the university and assistance will be provided to those who have been offered a place to find a suitable alternative course either at Wrexham Glyndwr University or at another provider.

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
The Skills You Need
Contextual Studies

YEAR 2 (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.

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 methods

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 Glynd?r 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 feedback given to students.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Applied Science, Computing and Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

47%
UK students
53%
International students
96%
Male students
4%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Production and manufacturing engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

100%
high
Employed or in further education
56%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

62%
Engineering professionals
9%
Science, engineering and production technicians
4%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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