Wrexham Glyndwr University
Industrial Engineering FdEng
Wrexham Glyndwr University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

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).

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 Glyndŵr 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.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

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.

Qualification requirements

48-72 UCAS Tariff points

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.

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

48-72 UCAS Tariff points

Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.

We are unable to consider international applications for this course due to UKVI regulations.
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Tuition Fees Industrial Engineering FdEng

EU £4500 year 1
England UK £4500 year 1
Northern Ireland £4500 year 1
Scotland £4500 year 1
Wales £4500 year 1
Channel Islands £4500 year 1

Additional fee information

This fee is per annum.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Wrexham Glyndwr University

Located in the town of Wrexham, Wales, Wrexham Glyndwr University was founded in 2008, making it one of the youngest universities in the UK. Despite its youth, the university has earned itself a strong reputation nationally in a selection of its subject fields. Apart from the large number of study options on-site, busy or mature students also have the option of signing up for their entirely Online Master’s degrees, or studying on a part-time basis.

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