Mechanical Engineering with a Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS

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 careers in this field with a BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year degree. 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, our will take your engineering knowledge to the next level, so you are ready for exciting career opportunities. Develop in-demand engineering knowledge and skills The introductory foundation year is designed to provide a broad introduction to engineering and build your understanding of engineering situations and solving problems. With a focus on ensuring your academic progression, it builds core skills in communication and teamwork that are needed to succeed at an advanced study level. Once you successfully complete and pass the foundation year, you will progress on to our full BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree. Learning takes place at our Peel Park campus, minutes from central Manchester. Across three further 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. 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. Get closer to industry The course team has long-standing connections with industry, both in the North West and beyond. With strong management themes running throughout, you will benefit from a 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 Salford Racing society designing a car to race at Silverstone. Once you join the BEng (Hons) degree, you can also choose to take an industrial placement year, developing your workplace skills and adding ‘with Professional experience’ to your degree award. Our new home for engineering In Autumn 2022, we opened our new £65 million hub for science, engineering and the environment - and our new home for engineering. Sustainability-designed and 100% electric powered, the building offers unrivalled teaching, learning and research facilities and provides exciting new spaces for industry collaboration. Features • Initially study a foundation year to strengthen your maths, physics and study skills, ready to progress to the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree • 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 not open to international students.

Modules

This course is an effective bridging programme for applicants who do not meet the entry requirements for the BSc/BEng (Hons) and so can take this foundation year to bring thier Maths and Physics knowledge up to the academic level required for the BSc/BEng. 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.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H302
Institution code:
S03
Campus name:
Peel Park Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

This course is not suitable for international students. If you are an international student and interested in a foundation year study pathway, the University of Salford website has details of the International Foundation Year.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Provider information

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University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford
M5 4WT


Clearing contact details

Clearing Line

0300 555 5030

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Additional information

Friday 5 July 9am to 5pm, Monday 8 July until Wednesday 14 August, 10am to 4pm, Thursday 15 August, 7.30am to 7pm, Friday 16 August, 8am to 6pm, Saturday 17 August, 10am to 2pm. Also Clearing Visit Day, Sunday 18 August, Closed, Monday 19 August, 9am to 5pm (and from this date on).


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Mechanical Engineering with a Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS