Studying Electronic Engineering at Salford

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Get ready to study electrical and electronic engineering

Congratulations on your offer to study at Salford - we've got so much more to tell you!

To help get you ready for study this September, we've put together some info about how you will study this fascinating subject, what to expect in year one and share answers to some of the top applicant questions.

Remember, if you have any questions about your application, you can email call us on +44 (0)161 295 4545.

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Find Out More About Our Programmes

BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering

BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year

BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Professional Experience

BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering

BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year


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Top applicant questions - answered!

What facilities will I have access to?

Salford has a suite of dedicated laboratories to support the teaching and practical development of electronic systems and projects, from our industry standard equipment to the advanced, modern software simulation tools. You'll also have access to our MakerSpace facility where innovative students are able to collaborate and turn ideas into reality.

Are there any industry placement opportunities?

We recommend that all students undertake a year in industry at the end of their second academic year as it is a great opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world situations. Not only do students who opt for a placement year gain vital experience and industry contacts, they can also add 'with professional experience' to their final degree award.

Will the university help me to find work experience and industry placements?

Whilst students are responsible for securing their own work experience and industry placements, our tutors will guide and support you through the process. Industry experience not only enables you to apply your knowledge in real-world situations but allows you to form those vital connections early on in your career. We have links with a range of leading organisations and, where possible, will assist students in securing placements.

Are there any student-run societies?

There are several societies to become involved with at the University of Salford. Both Formula Salford and Greenpower will put your engineering and business skills to the test as students design, build and promote a race car which is then used to compete alongside other universities. Formula Salford compete at Formula Student whilst Greenpower's electric car is used to race at Greenpower F24+ challenge. There are also many more societies to choose from including Salford Computing, Steminists, Salford Gaming, Shock Radio and ESports to name a few.

Will there be opportunities for individual support if I find need it from time to time?

As well as the usual support you would expect from the lecturers on your course, we also offer extra help if you are stuck solving a particular maths problem. This is a drop-in session called MathScope where you can turn up without an appointment.