BEng (Hons) in Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering


Program Description

Why choose this course?

Number one in the UK for course satisfaction (Guardian University League Table 2019), this course will ensure you have the key skills and thorough knowledge necessary for a successful career in aircraft and modern engineering.

The course is designed to fulfil industries’ requirements and benefits from strong industrial links.

  • Design-focused course: develop a full understanding of engineering design concepts and the engineering design process.
  • Gain transferable knowledge and business skills to equip you for a broader job market.
  • You’ll be trained to use a variety of computer-aided design tools, including industry-highly-required Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools.

You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year: Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering (with foundation year)

Key course features

  • Strong links with companies such as Airbus and Raytheon.
  • State-of-the-art Merlin Flight Simulator, design and test your own aircraft using engineering theory.
  • Access to cutting-edge computer-aided design, analysis and simulation software, including ANSYS, Abaqus, MATLAB and Simulink.
  • Subsonic and supersonic wind tunnel facilities.
  • Access to flight simulation packages such as FLITE, RANT navaids trainer and Boeing 747.
  • Work on jet engine aircraft in our aircraft hangar.
  • Eligible to be a student member with the IMechE, RAeS, and/or IET.
  • Rapid prototyping facility.
  • Advanced composite training and development centre based in Broughton.

Entry requirements

BEng (Hons) Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: HH34

The academic requirements for the course are 112 UCAS tariff points at GCE A-level or equivalent, including Maths and/or related science.


A broad range of assessment methods are used; these include phase tests, written assignments, practical work on computers, a portfolio of work, logbooks, presentations and laboratory work case studies and CAD. A combination of this work may form part of your assessment, alongside time-constrained 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.

Teaching and learning

Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory sessions, student-led seminars 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 feedback given to students.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximize 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.

Career prospects

The course equips you with a thorough knowledge and skills in engineering at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. Graduates will be well placed to become subject specialists within the industry or to pursue research careers within academia.

The current UK shortage of qualified engineering graduates means you will have plenty of career options when you graduate. You can find employment in the fields of aeronautical, mechanical and manufacturing engineering consultancy, research and development or in the armed forces.

The Careers & Zone at Wrexham Glyndŵr University 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.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Wrexham Glynd?r University started in 2008 so we’re still one of the youngest universities in the UK. It is a vibrant, friendly place where each student’s learning and future is given personal attenti ... Read More

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