Opportunity to learn a broad range of subjects, giving you the knowledge and skills needed for a variety of engineering careers
Accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers
Apply the practical knowledge acquired with an optional industrial placement position
Mechanical engineers are an important part of our society. They are concerned with the design and development, commissioning and maintenance of engineering systems. These engineering systems cover a wide range of processes, including the field of manufacturing. From the production of silicone chips to jet aircrafts, mechanical engineers are a key component in the process.
This highly practical and challenging course will develop your professional knowledge and design and analytical skills. You will also learn about the social, legal and environmental issues that are associated with senior engineering roles. The broad range of subjects will give you the knowledge and skills needed for a variety of engineering careers.
There is a strong management theme throughout this course which prepares you for a career as a mechanical engineer. It will also enable you to interact with a broad range of clients and employers from small businesses to large multinationals. The course also benefits from strong links with industry.
Our mechanical engineering courses are accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
This course also provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to become Chartered Engineers.
Due to our excellent industrial links, we encourage students to take an industrial placement year, many of which are paid positions. You arrange your placement with our support. This can improve your employment prospects and allows you to see the engineering theory you have learned in action. Successful completion of an industrial placement year will add 'with Professional Experience' to your degree title.
Thanks to the generosity of University of Salford donor and Chairman of Morson Group, Gerry Mason, we were delighted to be able to offer five scholarships specific to students beginning courses in September 2016 across all disciplines of engineering and will have ten more on offer in 16/17 and fifteen in 17/18. Students studying this course will be eligible to apply for this scholarship, please see here for more information.
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 in between your 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 year will add 'with Professional Experience' to your degree title.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.
|GCSE||English Language and Maths at grade C or above.|
|UCAS tariff points||120-128 points. A Pass in the Practical Element of Science A levels must be achieved.|
|GCE A level||120-128 points Mathematics at grade B; and grade B in one other Numerate Science-based subject such as Physics, Chemistry, Electronics, Design Technology and Computer Science.A Pass in the Practical Element of Science A levels must be achieved.|
|BTEC National Diploma||DDM with Distinction in Maths modules|
|Scottish Highers||120-128 points Mathematics at grade B and Physics at grade B|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||120-128 points including Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level.|
|International Baccalaureate||35 Grade 6 or higher in Mathematics and Physics at higher level.|
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
International Students are required by the Home Office and/or the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate before they begin studying their course. You may need to obtain an ATAS Certificate before you come to the UK in order for you to comply with Home Office regulations. Please refer to your offer conditions.
You can find out if your programme requires an ATAS by checking the FCO website at https://www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme with your JACS code which will be on your offer letter should you choose to make an application. If you cannot find it please contact International Conversion team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any queries relating directly to ATAS please contact the ATAS team on Salford-ATAS@salford.ac.uk.
You can apply for your ATAS Certificate via this link: https://www.academic-technology-approval.service.gov.uk/
International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.
We are looking for students who have a keen desire to follow a career in mechanical engineering. Due to the close industrial links of this course good interpersonal skills a strong work ethic are desirable. You should have a good understanding of linking theory to real life applications and an attention to detail.
We positively welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to successfully pursue a programme of study in higher education. Students who do not have formal entry qualifications are required to sit a written assessment which is designed for this purpose. Support in preparing for the written assessment is available from the University. Please contact Farhad Zahedi for further information.
Please note these are average values. Assessment methods used and associated weightings vary from module to module.
This course provides a fast-track entry to careers in a wide range of engineering industries. You may choose a career in product design, manufacturing or the operation and maintenance of complex plants, such as power stations. Many opportunities exist in automotive, aerospace, petrochemical, transport and communications companies, as well as other areas such as the armed forces and information technology companies. Graduates may expect to reach senior management posts in engineering industries as their careers progress.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Full-time||£9250 per year|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
A range of scholarships and bursaries are available to Home/EU and International students.
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