University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Mechanical Engineering

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Course summary

Mechanical engineers shape the systems and infrastructure that supports our daily life. As automation and robotics expands into new industries, open up future career opportunities in this field with a BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree with Salford. Mechanical engineers manage a wide range of processes, heating systems to refrigerators to cars, from the production of silicone chips to creating jet aircrafts - yet across the world they are in short supply. Designed around real-world problem solving, the BEng pathway will take your engineering knowledge to the next level, so you are ready for exciting career opportunities. Develop in-demand engineering knowledge and skills Learning takes place at our Peel Park campus, minutes from central Manchester. Across three years of study - or four if you choose to include an industry placement year, you’ll develop practical problem-solving skills in our specialist mechanical, aerodynamics, composite material and control and dynamic laboratories, and our Morson Makerspace additive manufacturing and digital fabrication industry facility. 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. Collaboration is core to our values, so we strive to embed this throughout your studies. You will experience group projects that will build your confidence and capabilities in team working, problem-solving and communication - all desirable skills for real-world engineering careers. Mechanical Engineering degree courses at Salford are designed to equip you with technical knowledge and transferable skills, and a commitment to the highest professional standards. 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satisfaction, and 94% for learning resources in the National Student Survey 2020 (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data). Get closer to industry The course team has long-standing connections with industry, both in the North West and beyond. With a strong management themes running throughout, you will benefit stimulating range of external guest lecturers, industry competitions, projects, and engagement with professional networks. You might even choose to follow in the footsteps of other mechanical engineering alumni and join the Formula Salford society designing a car to race at Silverstone. You can also choose to take an industrial placement year, developing your workplace skills and adding ‘with Professional experience’ to your degree award. 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 • This course is also available with an integrated masters pathway (Ucas code: H301)

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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2022.

If you already have a 2022 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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
33%
Student satisfaction
45%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
70%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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Mechanical Engineering at University of Salford - UCAS