Glyndwr University

BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering (with Foundation Year)

Why choose this course?

This honours degree has been designed for the automotive industry in response to the shortfall of mechanical engineers. It is for those who have a strong interest in mechanical engineering and a clear desire to develop their knowledge and skills in automotive engineering.

The course fully explores the engineering, design, analysis and development of modern cars using various race cars as support for teaching. It also puts emphasis on learning transferable skills applicable to many other industries.

Entry Requirements

UCAS Code: H331

Our general requirement for the foundation year 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.

IELTS:

6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

  • The exciting range of career options open to you when you graduate includes working with car manufacturers and their supply network, in automotive research and development, in consultancy, engineering management, automotive design and in motorsport industry.

There’s a national shortage of fully-qualified engineers in the automotive industry; with a degree in automotive technology, you’ll stand out from the crowd when it comes to finding employment.

Opportunities include (but are not limited to):

  • Race car dynamics
  • Motorsport electronics
  • Chassis engineering
  • Performance car structures
  • Electronic technologies
  • Performance engines

Course Details

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)

The vast majority of the key knowledge is reviewed and expanded at this stage. All lectures are followed by tutorials and practicals/demonstrations to ensure that you have fully assimilated the information.

MODULES

  • Mechanical Science
  • Electrical Science
  • Laboratory Methods and Materials
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Introduction to Engineering Design & Practice

Plus an optional module from the following:

  • Performance Car Systems
  • Mechanical Systems

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

At this level, the teaching team starts to encourage the students to work and learn by themselves. We are not only preparing you to be a knowledgeable practitioner, we are preparing you to become a reliable and independent problem solver.

MODULES

  • Business & Research Development
  • Internal Combustion Engine: Theory and Technology
  • Automotive Design
  • Further Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering and Mechanism Dynamics & Engineering Design
  • Structures, Failure Analysis & FEA

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

This is the final year of the bachelor degree. The first semester is generally focussing on developing specific automotive knowledge. Your individual project will allow you to specialise further into a field of your choice. At the end of this, you will be a graduate engineer ready for industry.

MODULES

  • Performance Car Chassis, Engines & Powertrain
  • Vibration Analysis & Structures
  • Aerodynamics & CFD
  • Employability & Entrepreneurship
  • Final Year Project (individual dissertation)
*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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