Automation Engineering (with foundation year)*
Strong links with industry
riser in the Guardian University Guide 2019
in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
UCAS code: H602
Year of entry: 2019
UCAS Tariff: 48
Duration: 4YRS (FT)
Institution code: G53
Why choose this course?
The programme has been developed to meet the demands of industry to provide engineering qualifications that not only cover the traditional theoretical aspects associated with this vocation but also encompass new and emerging technologies. The programme integrates academic learning through close collaboration with our industry partners.
Both local and national organisations have had significant input into the development of the programme, particularly relating to programme and module content, ensuring it is ‘fit for purpose’. Also, students both past and present, have been involved with the programme development, whereby scheduling of delivery and assessment has been influenced by student feedback. Many previous students have progressed into senior engineering and management roles. The programme team have assimilated feedback from various consultations and research to provide a solid basis for this new programme.
Mechanical transmission systems, automation equipment, smart sensors, process instrumentation and automation equipment have been donated by the Industry partners. We have also invested in the latest Profibus diagnostic equipment and Siemens Totally Integrated Automation platform software. This investment enhances the student experience, as they are dealing with industrial standard equipment rather than ‘educational training equipment’.
From studying the Foundation Year, learners will be able to develop with knowledge, understanding and skills of Engineering-based disciplines and their applications which help learners prepare for further years of study and success in engineering degree.
*Subject to validation As part of its continuous quality assurance and enhancement, the University has new and updated courses in development. The details of these courses are in the process of being finalised and are awaiting their turn in the approval cycle, known as the ‘validation’ process. As soon as the programmes are validated the details of the course will be confirmed. The majority of new courses that are still ‘subject to validation’ are approved by their validation process; however, this is not guaranteed and should the course not go ahead as planned, or be significantly amended, you will be informed by the university and assistance will be provided to those who have been offered a place to find a suitable alternative course either at Wrexham Glyndwr University or at another provider.