BEng (Hons) Industrial Engineering (Top-up)

Course details

  • Year of entry 2022
  • Duration 1 YR (FT) 1 YR (PT)
  • Location Wrexham
*Subject to re-validation and re-accreditation
A student in our engineering labs using the equipment

Course Highlights

97.6% of graduates

of this course are in paid work or study*


to industry-standard equipment in specialist labs

Top up

your qualifications to a BEng degree

Why choose this course?

Designed to meet the needs of people working in engineering, this 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: automation and instrumentation, plant maintenance, mechanical, electrical, mechatronics.
  • 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  • Study a course where 97.6% of graduates are in paid work or study 15 months after graduating* * WGU analysis of unpublished data.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.
  • Students will have a mentor regularly visiting the workplace.
  • The courses are 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


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.

Electrical Engineering Pathway

  • Dissertation
  • Maintenance and Safety Systems
  • Power Electronics & Electric Drives
  • Further Control Engineering
  • Industrial Communication Systems

Automation Systems Pathway

  • Dissertation
  • Maintenance and Safety Systems
  • Power Electronics & Electric Drives
  • Industry 4.0
  • Industrial Communication Systems

Mechatronics Pathway

  • Dissertation
  • Maintenance and Safety Systems
  • Engineering Modelling & Simulation
  • Industry 4.0
  • Mechatronic Application

Mechanical or Plant Maintenance Pathway

  • Dissertation
  • Maintenance and Safety Systems
  • Engineering Modelling & Simulation
  • Product Design
  • Mechanical Systems Analysis

Engineering management Pathway

  • Dissertation
  • Maintenance and Safety Systems
  • Engineering Modelling & Simulation
  • Project & Manufacture Operations Management
  • 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 entry to this Level 6 (top-up) 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.

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 2022/23 for a full-time undergraduate degree course are £9000 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



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.