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Course details

Year of entry

2024

Duration

2 YRS (PT)

UCAS Tariff

48-72

Institution Code

G53

Location

Wrexham

Course Highlights

Strong connections

with the industry and local business

 

Existing and past students' work

for globally known companies

 

Industry-focused with the curriculum

contextualised to the workplace

 

Why choose? this course?

Designed to meet the needs of people working in engineering, the FdEng Industrial Engineering 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 3 pathways: ‘Manufacturing and Production’, ‘Mechanical’ or ‘Electrical and Automation’.
  • 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a course where 97% of graduates are in paid work or study 15 months after graduating* * Wrexham University analysis of unpublished data.

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).

 
 

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Key course features

  • Industry led programme, designed to upskill staff in the local area.
  • 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.
  • Use industrial standard equipment in our specialist engineering laboratories.

What you will study

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

CORE MODULES

  • Analytical Engineering techniques
  • Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Work-Based Investigation and Training*
  • Design and CAD
  • Engineering Management

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

CORE MODULES

  • Industrial Project
  • Analytical Control Techniques*
  • Modern manufacture and Industry 4.0

Mechanical

  • Computer Aided Engineering
  • Mechanical Systems Design
  • Materials Engineering

Electrical and Automation

  • Power, Distribution and System Design 
  • Industrial Automation & PLC
  • Instrumentation & Condition Monitoring

Manufacturing and Production 

  • Industrial Automation & PLC
  • Mechatronics Application & Manufacturing Systems 
  • Materials Engineering

*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.

 

Entry requirements & applying

Our general requirement is UCAS tariff points of 48-72 but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications, as well as motivation and potential to succeed.

An academic qualification in engineering at Level 3 e.g. BTEC National Extended Diploma PPP will give 48 UCAS tariff points. An HNC in the relevant field may enable you to join the 2nd year of the course via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL).

Please state on your application form your preferred pathway after Industrial Engineering within the course title field. Eg. FdEng Industrial Engineering (Mechanical).

All applicants must be employed in an appropriate role/job function in industry. Advice and guidance to applicants regarding their appropriate experience and their industrial background will be offered by the admissions tutor. Personal experience is taken into account even if no formal education qualifications are held.

 

Teaching & Assessment

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.

Wrexham 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

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

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 will also find information about what your fees include in the fee FAQs.

All fees are subject to any changes in government policy, view our undergraduate fees.

Accommodation

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.