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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Renewable and Sustainable Engineering (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: HH3P

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

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

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

48 UCAS Tariff points

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

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

MP

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

PPP

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48

Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 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 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Energy engineering

Our renewable and sustainable engineering degree tackles some of the biggest challenges facing mankind today - affordable energy, climate change, energy security and pollution control.

From studying the foundation year, learners will be able to develop with knowledge, understanding and skills of Engineering-based disciplines and their applications which help learners prepare for further years of study and success in engineering degree.

For students wanting to be at the forefront of new engineering and cost-effective solutions that will help satisfy the need for renewable energy, this degree could be your next step.

Developed by research-active staff with strong professional and academic experience, the course focuses on providing students with the skills and experience needed for careers, working with and developing innovative technologies in a variety of sectors, including renewable energy, sustainable technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Business and many more.

Numerous case studies and field visits throughout the course, give the degree real-world context. Previous visits have included trips to Electric Mountain (hydro scheme), Wind and Solar farms, Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), photovoltaic manufacturing/ research centres, hydro and biomass plants.

Key Course Features:
•Includes a foundation year to prepare you for further years of study.
•Excellent facilities that include well-equipped computer-aided design laboratories, modern electronics laboratories, specialist manufacturing systems, simulation software, industry-standard instrumentation laboratories, industry specification. Rapid Prototyping facility (fused deposition method) Subsonic wind tunnel laboratory and well-equipped thermo-fluid dynamics lab including a fully operational Pelton wheel and Francis turbine.
•Small class sizes allow for strong tutorial and laboratory experiment support and advice.
•Dedicated maths support for students.
•There are opportunities for industrial visits to local companies, wind farms, biomass plants, Hydro plants and the centre for alternative technology.
•You will have access to industry standard software packages such as Altium Designer, Multisim, HP VEE, MATLAB & Simulink, Abaqus, AutoCAD, Fluent, Pro Engineer, SolidWorks.

Modules

Our courses have a broad base in order to allow you to develop skills and the ability to contribute to the design of renewable energy systems and progress to meet future requirements both within the UK and worldwide markets.

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

The foundation year will provide a grounding for students in all aspects of Engineering and Design in order to prepare them for further years of study.

MODULES

• Analytical Methods for Engineering
• Design and Technology
• Mechanical Science
• Electrical and Electronic Science
• The skills you need
• Contextual Studies

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

An introduction to the ground work subject knowledge needed for levels 5 and 6.

MODULES

• Energy Systems and Sustainability
• Sustainable Design
• Mechanical Science
• Electrical Science
• Engineering Mathematics
• Engineering Design and Practice:

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

Builds on the knowledge gained in year one and starts to apply this knowledge to real world situations.

MODULES

• Renewable Energy Engineering
• Business and Research Professional Development
• Structures analysis
• Electrical Power Engineering
• Further Engineering maths

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

Specialist and specific application of knowledge with professionalism.

MODULES

• Dissertation
• Advanced Renewable Technology
• Design for X
• Maintenance and Safety Systems
• Engineering Modelling & Simulation
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

A broad range of assessment methods are used; these include task-based exercises, oral and poster presentations, essays and laboratory reports, and written exams. Each module is assessed by a variety of methods, enabling students to display their full potential. A project dissertation will form one of the final parts of your assessment.

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.

Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory sessions, student-led seminars, field trips 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 feedbacks given to students.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Applied Science, Computing and Engineering

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Civil engineering

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed

Resources and organisation

60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

62%
UK students
38%
International students
93%
Male students
7%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

After graduation


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Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

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100%
high
Employed or in further education
91%
med
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

Want to make good money from the word go? This is the degree for you! The UK has had a shortage of chemical engineers for a while now so starting salaries are very good. In fact, across the UK, only doctors and dentists bettered the average starting salary for chemical engineering graduates, with an average starting salary of around £28,000. Key sectors for chemical engineers last year included the petrochemicals, food, nuclear, pharmaceuticals, materials and consultancy industries. Their skills set also means that the finance industry likes graduates from these degrees, so there are options if you don't fancy engineering as a career. Most graduates take a longer course that leads to an MEng — which is what you need to take if you want to be a Chartered Engineer. Chemical engineers are also more likely than other engineers to take doctorates and go into research roles, so if you want to take an engineering subject but fancy a research job, this might be a good subject to take.

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