BEng (Hons) Industrial Engineering (Top-up)

Course details

  • Year of entry 2022
  • Duration 1 YR (PT)
  • Location Wrexham
*Subject to re-accreditation
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Course Highlights

Fully accredited by the

Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB).

Existing and past students' work

for globally known companies

Industry-focused

with the curriculum contextualised to the workplace

Why choose this course?

Designed to meet the needs of people working in engineering, the BEng Industrial Engineering course is delivered on a part-time basis to fit around employment. It has been developed with employers from a variety of industries and incorporates a number of work-based modules.

You will:

  • Work with industry-standard technology.
  • Specialise in one of five pathways: ‘Manufacturing and Production’ (part-time), ‘Engineering Management’ (full time & part-time), ‘Mechanical’ (part-time), ‘Electrical and Automation’ (part-time) or ‘Mechatronics’ (full time & part-time).
  • Enjoy stimulating, interactive and challenging learning.
  • Gain an understanding of new and emerging technologies as well as a firm foundation in theory.
  • Study a course where 97.6% of graduates are in paid work or study 15 months after graduating* * WGU analysis of unpublished data.

This one year top-up (Level 6) follows on from the FdEng Industrial Engineering and will enable you to obtain a BEng (Hons) in Industrial Engineering. This means that the overall cost will be less and you will graduate with a full honours degree in only three years (Level 6 top-up subject to meeting entry requirements).

 
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Key course features

  • You will be taught by a dedicated teaching team, many with industrial backgrounds.
  • Study flexibly on day release allowing you to fit study around work (check for availability).
  • Excellent links to industry and local businesses.
  • Investment of equipment from major companies and local suppliers.
  • Use industrial standard equipment in our specialist engineering laboratories.
  • You will have a mentor regularly visiting the workplace.
  • The course is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) – The Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) is made up of all the Professional Engineering Institutions (PEIs) that are licensed by the Engineering Council to accredit academic programmes for both Chartered Engineer and Incorporated Engineer status. The Engineering Council provides the secretariat for EAB.
  • 97.6% of graduates of this course are in paid work or study* *graduates surveyed 15 months graduating, WGU analysis of unpublished data.
 

What you will study

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 6)

The modules you study in your top-up year will depend on the pathway you have chosen. The programme will give you the knowledge and understanding of mathematical principles relevant to industrial engineering, demonstrate awareness of environmental implications and the need for sustainable development. You'll conduct laboratory experiments to investigate engineering principles and design, construct and test devices and systems before preparing descriptive, interpretive and evaluative technical reports.

Core Modules

  • Final Year project
  • Professional Engineering

 Electrical and Automation Pathway

  • Electrical Engineering Modelling and Simulation
  • Power Electrics and Electrical machines
  • Industrial Communication systems

Manufacturing and Production Pathway

  • Machine and Production Systems
  • Continuous Improvement and Lean
  • Managing Workforce, Engagement, and Commitment

Mechanical Pathway

  • Mechanical Engineering Modelling and Simulation
  • Continuous Improvement and Lean
  • Product Design

Mechatronics Pathway

  • Mechatronic Applications
  • Electrical Design and Testing
  • Industrial Communication system

Engineering Management Pathway

  • Maintenance and Safety Systems
  • Continuous Improvement and Lean
  • Managing Workforce, Engagement and Commitment

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

For the BEng Industrial Engineering routes, you must satisfy the entry criteria and admissions tutor by producing documentary evidence that you have achieved a qualification at level 5 or better in a relevant discipline and have the necessary background, having accumulated the equivalent of 240 HE credits with at least 120 credits at level 5. Admission to the programme may specifically be gained if you can present evidence of one of the following:

  1. Have passed a Dip HE in a relevant discipline.
  2. Have passed a Glyndŵr University FdEng in Industrial Engineering
  3. Have acquired 240 credits at levels 4 and 5, with at least 120 credits at level 5, from other suitable and relevant HE studies (Interview will be necessary prior to offer being made).

Please state on your application form your preferred pathway after Industrial Engineering within the course title field. Eg. BEng Industrial Engineering (Mechatronics).

Admission to the programme may specifically be gained by students who can present evidence of passing a Wrexham Glyndŵr University FdEng in Industrial Engineering.

 

Teaching & Assessment

You will take part in practical laboratory work and work-based learning in your workplace. Tutorial demonstrations and assessed practical work are also part of the course.

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.

In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

 

Career prospects

Our Careers & 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.

The course will develop your intellectual and practical skills to meet the future needs of a rapidly changing technology and business environment. As well as continuing your professional development, the course prepares you for a career as a professional Engineer in industry, in roles such as:

  • Design Engineer
  • Automation Software Engineer
  • Test and Calibration Engineer
  • Commissioning Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Quality Control
  • Maintenance Management
  • Production Management
  • Mechatronic Systems Design Engineer
  • A management role in the industry

 

 

Fees & funding

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s tuition fees for 2023/24 for a full-time undergraduate degree course are £9000 per year and undergraduate part-time fees are £4,500 per year.

Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages. You will also find information about what your fees include in the FAQs section.

 

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. 

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