University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mechanical Engineering

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Course summary

From heating systems to refrigerators to cars, the mechanical engineer shapes our daily life, yet across the world they are in short supply. A MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree with Salford can launch an exciting career designing, commissioning and maintaining the systems of the future. Mechanical engineers manage a wide range of processes, from the production of silicone chips to creating jet aircrafts. During this course you’ll follow a four-year degree programme, or five with an industry placement year. At Salford, you’ll develop practical problem-solving skills in our specialist mechanical, aerodynamics, composite material and control and dynamic laboratories. You will study engineering in relation to mathematics, electrical systems, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, engineering structures and dynamics. You’ll explore elements such as engineering dynamics and control engineering and take part in a mechanical group design project. With a strong management theme throughout the course, you’ll have opportunities to interact with a broad range of local business and industry multinationals. You can also choose to take an industrial placement year, developing your workplace skills and adding ‘with Professional experience’ to your degree award. Our Mechanical Engineering courses scored 90% for overall satisfaction, and 94% for learning resources in the National Student Survey 2020 (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data) Features • Learn about the relationship between micro-structure and mechanical properties of materials, mechanisms of corrosion and corrosion protection • Explore specialist modules such as dynamics and control engineering, structural mechanics and Finite Element analysis • Write concise specifications, present concepts, perform appropriate calculations and select appropriate manufacturing processes • Gain an understanding of the concepts of engineering thermodynamics and fluid mechanics • Understand project timings, resource allocation and decision-making methodology used by industry • Take your studies to postgraduate level in your final year as you study Automation and Robotics, Engineering Computation and Mobile Robotics

Course details

Modules

This course will develop your professional knowledge as well as design and analytical skills. You will gain awareness of social, legal and environmental issues that are all associated with the role of a senior engineer. You will study a broad range of engineering subjects that will give you the knowledge and skills to prepare you for a wide variety of engineering careers. You can opt to take an industrial placement year between the second and third year of your course. This has a number of benefits: you will improve your employment prospects after graduation, you get to see the engineering theory you have learned in action, they are often paid positions, and many of our industrial placement students ultimately improve their degree classification over their second year results to receive top class degrees. Successful completion of an industrial placement can lead to the award of a Diploma in Professional Studies.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H304
Institution code:
S03
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
61%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

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Mechanical Engineering at University of Salford - UCAS