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 placement position
Mechanical engineers are an important part of our society. They are concerned with the development, installation and maintenance of engineering systems. These engineering systems cover a wide range of processes, particularly in the field of manufacturing. Whether it is silicone chips or jumbo jets that need to be produced, mechanical engineers are a key component in the process.
The Foundation Year course provides students with a broad introduction to mechanical engineering. It is ideal for students who may not have reached the required level in A levels or BTEC study or those who have chosen a new direction for their studies.
On completion of the introductory Foundation Year you will go on to study the same curriculum as the standard degree course.
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.
Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.
|GCSE||English Language and Maths at grade C or above.|
|UCAS tariff points||64 points|
|GCE A level||64 points including Mathematics at grade E. A Pass in the Practical Element of Science A levels must be achieved.|
|BTEC National Diploma||MPP including Engineering or Science with Merit in Maths modules.|
|Scottish Highers||64 points in relevant subjects including Mathematics or Physics.|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||64 points including Mathematics and Physics at Higher Level.|
|International Baccalaureate||26 points with 4 points at higher level from either Mathematics or Physics.|
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 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. Good interpersonal skills and 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||£6000 for foundation year; £9250 for subsequent years|
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.
Further information is available at:
H302 with Foundation Year
Start Dates: September; January
Four years full-time not including placement year