MEng Mechanical Engineering (MEng)
Year of entry
4 YRS (FT) 8 YRS (PT)
to rapid prototyping facilities, specialist manufacturing systems and industry relevant software.
with the industries such as Airbus, Raytheon and JCB.
taught by a team of industry experienced professionals.
Why choose? this course?
This course provides a solid background for a career in the engineering and manufacturing industry sector. Taught by lecturers who are leaders in their fields with extensive industrial experience, the programme provides the opportunity to combine practical aspects of day-to-day engineering as well as simulation-based projects.
The graduates from the programme will:
- be pragmatic, taking a systematic approach and the logical and practical steps necessary for often complex concepts to become reality.
- seek to achieve sustainable solutions to problems and have strategies for being creative, innovative, and overcoming difficulties by employing their skills, knowledge and understanding in a flexible manner.
- be skilled at solving problems by applying their numerical, computational, analytical, and technical skills, using appropriate tools.
- be risk, cost and value-conscious, and aware of their ethical, social, cultural, environmental, health and safety, and wider professional responsibilities.
- be familiar with the nature of business and enterprise in the creation of economic and social value appreciate the global dimensions of engineering, commerce, and communication;
- be able to formulate and operate within appropriate codes of conduct, when faced with an ethical issue.
- be professional in their outlook, be capable of team working, be effective communicators, and be able to exercise responsibility and sound management approaches.
Key course features
- You will be taught by a dedicated teaching team, many with industrial backgrounds.
- Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Board (subject to EAB accreditation in 2023).
- Strong links with the industries such as JCB, Airbus, Raytheon, Rolls Royce plc, Bentley Motors, etc.
- Training on professional industrial software, such as ANSYS, Matlab/Simulink, etc.
- Advanced Composite Training and Development Centre based in Broughton.
- A 60-credit Industrial Placement and Project is integrated to enhance students’ industrial experience
- Up-to-date teaching facilities including manufacturing facilities for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining, 3D printing or programme specific labs
What you will study
Year 1 (level 4)
will develop an understanding of the fundamental concepts, principles and theories in engineering. Acquire basic mathematic skills related to engineering and design problems. Use CAD for engineering design. Competence of working safely in engineering laboratories and workshops, and being able to conduct laboratory procedures, measurement and workshop practices under the guidance of a tutor.
- Introduction to Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Science (20 credits)
- CAD and Production Science (20 credits)
- Materials and Environment (20 credits)
- Engineering Mathematics (20 credits)
- Engineering Professional Development (20 credits)
- Mechanical Systems (20 credits)
Year 2 (level 5)
will build on the knowledge, concepts and skills acquired at level 4 in addition to more specialist knowledge, skills in engineering design and analysis. More in depth in theories in mechanics, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, machine design, computer aided manufacturing, structures and finite element analysis, etc. Develop understanding in business and research methods.
- Engineering Futures – Research, Ethics, and Sustainability (20 credits)
- Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (20 credits)
- Further Engineering Mathematics (20 credits)
- Computer Aided Manufacturing (20 credits)
- Mechanics, Structures & FEA (20 credits)
- Machine Design and Manufacturing (20 credits)
Year 3 (level 6)
Students will acquire a critical understanding and application of the higher-level concepts, principles and theories in engineering as well as a critical understanding and explanation of advanced topics in engineering design and manufacturing, machine and production systems. Use knowledge and skills acquired to do an individual project. A 60-credit Industrial Placement and Project is integrated in the MEng programme, which enhances students’ industrial experience and further brighten students’ career opportunities.
- Mechanical Engineering Modelling & Simulation (20 credits)
- Machine and Production System (20 credits)
- Advanced Engineering Design and Manufacturing (20 credits)
- Industrial Placement (60 credits)
Year 4 (level 7)
Students will further extend critical analysis of analytical techniques, and the general and specialist engineering knowledge and critical evaluation of complex engineering systems. Much of the knowledge will be at the forefront of the subject of study and informed by a critical awareness of new developments and the wider context of engineering. A 40-credit Group Design Project, will systematically develop student’s engineering design, management skills, and judgment, develop a capability and confidence to problem solving, to solve a major multidisciplinary project in a team environment and to appreciate the limitations of academic theory, and further develop enterprise skills.
- Group Design Project (40 credits)
- Mechanical Engineering Systems Modelling & Simulation (20 credits)
- Structural Integrity & Optimisation (20 credits)
- Digital Manufacture (20 credits)
- Renewable Technology & Storage Integration Engineering (20 credits)
- Intelligent System Design & Control Engineering (20 credits)
- Design with Composites-Theory & Practice (20 credits)
Entry requirements & applying
For direct entry to the Level 6 of the programme, applicants must have achieved a qualification at Level 5 or better in a relevant discipline. Entry to the programme may be gained by students who can present one of the pieces of evidence listed below:
a) Have passed a Dip HE in a relevant discipline.
b) Have passed a French DUT.
c) Have achieved a minimum of 120 ECTS credits in a relevant discipline.
d) Have passed a Foundation Degree or HND in a cognate discipline.
e) e) Have passed a qualification from an EU or other overseas country equivalent, as defined as equivalent NARIC, to a DipHE or better in a relevant discipline.
Applicants may enter the programme at various levels with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognition of Prior Experiential learning (RPEL) in accordance with the University General Regulations.
Teaching & Assessment
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.
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
- A management role in the industry
Fees & funding
You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.
Wrexham University’s tuition fees for 2023/24 for MEng Mechanical Engineering are £9000.
The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our Fees and Funding section.
You can see the full programme specification here.
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If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.
For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section.