degree apprenticeship for students working in Wales*
modules and assessments
to assess product, service and system sustainability
Why choose this course?
This course has been developed to meet the needs of local industry in this critical field. The programme covers the key aspects of how to create systems, products and services that are sustainable and to limit adverse effects on the environment.
- Is fully funded, provided you are employed in Wales for 51% of the time as part of the Welsh Degree Apprenticeship scheme.
- Gives a foundation in engineering fundamentals in order to succeed in your career.
- Modules and teaching in this industry-focused degree are built around your own workplace. Each level of the degree has a project which acts as a capstone to your learning and allows you to apply your knowledge to real-world problems.
Key course features
- Fully funded degree.
- Industry focused programme with work based assessment.
- Gain a deep understanding in this critical area of engineering.
- Enable engineers to assess the sustainability of the systems and products and make improvements for development.
What you will study
YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)
The first year gives you the foundation knowledge required for a career in engineering. Key to this is the first project module in the course which enables you to implement the knowledge gained in your studies.
- Analytical Engineering Techniques
- Engineering Standard, Business & Operations Management
- Design & CAD
- Energy Systems and Sustainability
- Project (Environmental Audit Case Study)
YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)
In the second year, you will focus more on the core subject of the degree with specific modules in sustainability and renewable energy. The second capstone project requires you to undertake an environmental feasibility study in your workplace. This industry-focused project will enable the business to see the progression of your knowledge and show how to make improvements to processes to increase sustainability.
- Analytical Control Techniques
- Modern Manufacture, Sustainability & Industry 4.0
- Renewable Energy Engineering
- Project (Feasibility Study)
YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)
The final year of the degree aims to further converge the content of the programme towards sustainability and efficiency and low carbon energy. The final year projects act as a focus for all the studies. It builds on the capstone projects in earlier years to fully implement a solution to improve sustainability and efficiency in your business.
- Product Design
- Managing Workforce, Engagement & Commitment
- Maintenance & Safety System
- Advanced Renewable Technology
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
The standard entry requirements of the University for this programme are (for Level 4 entry):
- 48-72 UCAS tariff points from appropriate level 3 qualification such as A Levels
- 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C, including Maths and English Language/Welsh
Applicants without the necessary UCAS tariff points, or who have qualifications that do not carry UCAS tariff points, will be considered based on their professional experience within the industry they intend to study the apprenticeship in. All applicants who do not meet the above requirements will be interviewed prior to being made an offer, providing those without formal UCAS tariff points the opportunity to demonstrate how their skills and experiences from within the industry make them a suitable candidate for this programme of study.
Teaching & Assessment
The course is on one day per week for a full calendar year.
Assessment will be via essays, projects, work-based assignments, examinations, case studies and portfolios.
Teaching will be a blend of face to face provision, online content, tutorials, self-guided study and practical sessions.
Teaching and Learning
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 team 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.
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.
Successful completion of these programmes can lead to a host of other qualifications and progression pathways including (but not limited to):
- Postgraduate study within Engineering at WGU.
- Professional qualifications through the professional bodies who form the Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) and other professional bodies.
- Career progression in your current company.
Fees & funding
The programme is fully funded if the company is based in Wales.
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 can see the full programme specification here.