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Industrial Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E-D,D,D

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48-72 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48-72 UCAS Tariff points

48-72 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 48-72 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48-72 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

48-72 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48-72 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MP-MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP-MPP

48-72 UCAS Tariff points

48-72 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48-72

Our general entry requirement for a foundation degree is 48-72 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.

Accepted as part of overall 48-72 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Part-time day and block-release | 2022

Subject

General or integrated engineering

This programme is designed to meet the needs of people working in engineering. The course is delivered on a part-time basis in order to fit around employment. Developed with employers from a variety of industries and incorporating work-based modules. You will work with industry standard technology and specialise in your area of interest in one of five pathways:
 
Automation and Instrumentation
Plant Maintenance
Mechanical
Electrical
Mechatronics
 
Our main focus off this programme is to make learning stimulating, interactive and challenging. This course will ensure that you understand new and emerging technologies while giving you a firm foundation in theory.
 
You will achieve a foundation degree in only two years. There is an option of a one year top up (level 6) 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).

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

MODULES

Engineering Mathematics
Engineering Science A
Work Based Investigation and Training*
Operations Management

Plus additional modules specific to chosen route:

Plant Equipment Fundamentals (Plant Maintenance)
Transducers (Electrical, Automation & Instrumentation, Mechatronics)
CAD CAM (Mechanical, Plant Maintenance & Mechatronics)
Application of Mechanical Systems (Mechanical)
Diagnostics & Testing (Electrical, Automation & Instrumentation)

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

MODULES

Engineering Science B
Project Management and Presentation Techniques*
Project*

Plus additional modules specific to chosen route:

PLC’s (Electrical, Automation & Instrumentation, Mechatronics)
Process Control & Instrumentation (Electrical, Automation & Instrumentation, Plant Maintenance)
Industrial Data & Network Design (Automation & Instrumentation)
Power Distribution & System Design (Electrical & Plant Maintenance)
Industrial Electronics (Mechatronics)
Mechatronic Application (Mechatronics)
Metrology & Materials (Mechanical)
Manufacturing, Design & Technology (Mechanical)
Applied Engineering (Mechanical & Plant Maintenance)
*work-based modules

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.

Assessment methods

This foundation degree will not only cover the traditional theoretical aspects associated with engineering but also encompass new and emerging technologies that are crucial to maintaining efficiency in a competitive world market. 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.
 
Teaching and learning
 
Wrexham Glynd?r 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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£4,500
per year
England
£4,500
per year
EU
£4,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,500
per year
Scotland
£4,500
per year
Wales
£4,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Applied Science, Computing and Engineering

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

General or integrated engineering

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

62%
UK students
38%
International students
80%
Male students
20%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

100%
high
Employed or in further education
89%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

62%
Engineering professionals
9%
Science, engineering and production technicians
4%
Business, research and administrative professionals

As a mixed subject within engineering where students get a chance to learn from a range of disciplines, this course isn't taken by as many people as some of the more specialist disciplines. Demand for engineering skills is high, though, and so unemployment rates are low and the average starting salary was a very healthy £26,400 for 2015 graduates. Graduates are able to specialise enough to be working in jobs in engineering — especially in design and development - as well as engineering project management. IT and management consultancy were some of the more common jobs outside engineering. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to a MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£33k

£33k

£38k

£38k

£43k

£43k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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