BEng (Hons) Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering

Course details

  • UCAS CodeHH34
  • Year of entry 2022
  • Duration 3 YRS (FT)
  • UCAS Tariff 80-112
  • Institution Code G53
  • Location Wrexham
*Subject to 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 the state-of-the-art Merlin Flight Simulator

Accredited

by the Engineering Council

Strong links

with local and national industry

Why choose this course?

Develop the key skills and thorough knowledge necessary for a successful career in aircraft and modern engineering, with a course designed to fulfil industries’ requirements and 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.

You can also choose to study this course with a foundation year: BEng (Hons) Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering (with Foundation Year). UCAS Code: HH4H

Engineering Council Accredited Degree

Key course features

  • Strong links with companies such as Airbus and 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.
  • 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

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) 

At Level 4, students will develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts, principles and theories in engineering. They will acquire basic mathematic skills related to engineering and design problems and use CAD for engineering design. They will develop the competence of working safely in engineering laboratories and workshops and be able to conduct laboratory procedures, measurement and workshop practices under the guidance of a tutor.

MODULES

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

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

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. Students will learn more in-depth in theories in mechanics, thermodynamics, propulsion, flight dynamics, avionics, control systems, structures and finite element analysis, etc. They will also develop an understanding of business and research methods.

MODULES

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

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

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, aerodynamics, flight stability and control, and aircraft design. They will use their knowledge and skills acquired to do an individual project.

MODULES

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

Optional

  • 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

UCAS Code: HH34

The academic requirements for the course are 80-112 UCAS tariff points at GCE A-level or equivalent, including Maths and/or a related science.

Teaching & Assessment

Each module is assessed by a variety of methods, enabling students to display their full potential. These methods include phase tests, written assignments, exams, practical work on computers, a 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 AND LEARNING

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.

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

The Careers & Employability Service at Wrexham Glyndŵr University 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.

The 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 TBC.

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.

Accommodation

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-accreditation

External accreditation/recognition by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) has to be renewed periodically for existing courses. The details on the website are based on the accreditation of the previous or current version of the course, and the anticipated updates are made as soon as they are known. The majority of courses that are still ‘subject to re-accreditation’ are approved as expected however, this is not guaranteed and should the accreditation not be approved as planned, or be significantly amended or delayed, you will be informed by the University. 

International

If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.

For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section