BEng (Hons) Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering (with Foundation Year)

Course details

  • UCAS CodeHH4H
  • Year of entry 2022, 2023
  • Duration 4 YRS (FT)
  • UCAS Tariff 48-72
  • Institution Code G53
  • Location Wrexham
*Subject to re-validation and re-accreditation
Two students sitting in the flight simulator, while another student leans in to look at the screens

Course Highlights

Flight Sim

Access to state-of-the-art Merlin Flight Simulator


by the Engineering Council

Strong links

with local and national industry

Why choose this course?

This course will ensure you have the key skills and thorough knowledge necessary for a successful career in aircraft and modern engineering. The foundation year programme is designed to gradually build the required mathematical skills and science and engineering knowledge for you to progress into your Level 4 study.

It is designed specifically for the candidates who do not have enough/required UCAS tariff points for their direct Level 4 entry or strong enough science and engineering background or would like to build a more solid foundation for your degree studies.

  • Designed to fulfil industries’ requirements, benefitting 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.
Engineering Council Accredited Degree

Key course features

  • Includes foundation year to prepare you for further years of study.
  • Strong links with companies such as Airbus, 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, etc.
  • 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.
  • Wrexham Glyndŵr University is one of two education providers in the UK that are official Catia Certification centres. This means that students are able to gain Catia Certification in addition to their degree studies. (Students are required to pay a Certification fee of £50)

What you will study


The foundation year will gradually build the required mathematical skills and science and engineering knowledge for you to progress into your level-4 study. It is designed specifically for the candidates who do not have enough/required UCAS tariff points for their direct level-4 entry or strong enough science and engineering background or would like to build a more solid foundation for their degree studies.


  • Analytical Methods for Engineering
  • Design and Technology
  • Mechanical Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Science
  • The Skills You Need
  • Contextual Studies


You will develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts, principles and theories in engineering, acquire basic mathematic skills related to engineering and design problems and 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.


  • Mechanical Science
  • Electrical Science
  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Design and Practice
  • Aircraft Technology


Level 5 will build on the knowledge, concepts and skills acquired at level 4 in addition to more specialist knowledge, skills in engineering design and analysis. Study more in-depth in theories in mechanics, thermodynamics, propulsion, flight dynamics, avionics, control systems, structures and finite element analysis, etc. and develop an understanding of business and research methods.


  • Business, Research & Professional Development
  • Thermo-fluid and Propulsion
  • Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Mechanics & Design
  • Structures Analysis
  • Avionics, Flight Dynamics and Control


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, and aerodynamics. Use knowledge and skills acquired to do an individual project.


  • Dissertation (Honours)
  • Engineering Modelling and Simulation
  • Aerodynamics
  • Structural Vibration Analysis


  • 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.

Entry requirements & applying


Our general requirement for the foundation year is UCAS tariff points of 48-72 but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications, as well as motivation and potential to succeed.

Teaching & Assessment

Each module is assessed by a variety of methods, enabling students to display their full potential. These include phase tests, written assignments, time-constrained exams, practical work on computers, portfolio of work, logbooks, presentations and laboratory work case studies and CAD. A project dissertation will form one of the final parts of your assessment.


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.

Career prospects

Our Careers and Employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.

This course equips you with a thorough knowledge and skills in engineering at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. Graduates will be well placed to become subject specialists within industry or to pursue research careers within academia.

The current UK shortage of qualified engineering graduates means you will have plenty of career options when you graduate. You can find employment in the fields of aeronautical, mechanical and manufacturing engineering consultancy, research and development or in the armed forces.

Fees & funding

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2022/23 for a full-time undergraduate degree course are £9000 per year.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages. You will also find information about what your fees include in the FAQs.

Programme specification

You can see the full programme specification here.


If you’re looking for a place to stay while you study then take a look at our accommodation pages to get more information on your options, including our on-campus halls of residence Wrexham Village.

Subject to re-validation and re-accreditation

The University reviews its courses on a regular basis to ensure that they reflect the needs of students and employers. Periodic review of the existing programmes is required every five years and major changes may be made to the programmes during the re-validation process. Courses shown as “subject to re-validation and re-accreditation” are existing courses which are in the process of re-validation and renewing recognition/accreditation with the Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs). As soon as the programmes are re-validated and re-accredited, the details of the course will be confirmed. The majority of new courses that are still ‘subject to re-validation and re-accreditation’ are approved as expected 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. 

TypeError: Cannot call method "getContent" of nullTypeError: Cannot call method "getContent" of null
Aeronautical engineering

Engineering atWrexham Glyndŵr University

Thinking of a career in Engineering? Hear from lecturers and students about our Engineering degrees at Wrexham Glyndwr University.