Master Engineering with Postgraduate Study

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Shape future solutions Master engineering


The global pandemic has accelerated the adoption of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and robotics. These innovations will disrupt many global industries and will make changes to our everyday lives sooner than predicted. 

If the events of the past two years have given you reason to reflect and reconsider your career plans, now is the time to enhance your engineering knowledge and skills with a postgraduate degree at the University of Salford.

Take your engineering knowledge and skills further

Rising to the challenge of our changing world, we offer a range of exciting engineering postgraduate courses that can be the start of your next journey. So, if you are looking to advance into engineering design and robotics, or reimagine transport systems, we can help you achieve your goals.

Join our next Open Day

Start your engineering postgraduate study journey and meet the course team. Register now for our next Open Day on Wednesday 26 June 2024. 

Take your career further

  • Refocus - our postgraduate courses are ideal for engineering graduates and industry professionals looking to gain new knowledge and skills to take advantage of emerging career opportunities.  Returning to study to refocus your skills in fields such as robotics, control systems or mechanical engineering design can put you in position to take up exciting role in industries rapidly adopting innovative new technologies. 

  • Prepare - your plans might focus on engineering research. If you no longer want to put off that brilliant idea, but you have been out of higher education for a while, one of our postgraduate courses can be perfect platform for future academic or industry-based research.

  • Specialise - if you feel ready to step up to the next level in your existing career, our postgraduate courses can be a great way to enhance your existing technical knowledge and skills in preparation for more senior roles. Many of our engineering postgraduate courses are designed to build on your undergraduate qualifications and enhance your existing technical knowledge. We offer engineering specialisms in systems design, transport, energy, robotics and structures.

Engineering The Salford experience

Civil Engineering students mixing materials

Research-led. Industry-focused

Engineering is in our DNA. Drawing on our pioneering research agenda, we deliver specialist postgraduate engineering courses across aviation, automation, energy, robotics, structures and transport. 

Featuring industry-aligned curriculums, and flexible learning pathways, our postgraduate courses are led by teams that are part of professional and research communities driving engineering innovation throughout the UK and beyond:

  • Flexible study - Our modular programmes build your knowledge and skills in a supportive and progressive way.  We also offer flexible part-time study routes, so you can upskill in robotics or transport engineering alongside your current commitments
  • Advanced facilities - experience a modern learning environment, featuring advanced engineering laboratories and facilities. In Autumn 2022, we open our new £65 million hub for engineering teaching and research
  • Immersive approach - we put our industry-focused approach at the heart of your studies, with guest lectures, live briefs and placement opportunities with industry professionals

Engineering and robotics postgraduate courses at Salford

Advanced Control Systems (MSc)

Automated drawing robot
  • Gain a critical awareness and understanding of current problems in control engineering
  • Learn to manage complex issues, and communicate conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialists
  • Available with full and part-time study pathways, with start dates in January and September

Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design (MSc)

Civil Engineering students mixing materials
  • Gain specialist knowledge in mechatronics, robotics and automation, artificial intelligence and energy utilisation
  • Learn about computational methods and packages in mechanical engineering analysis design to solve complex challenges
  • Available with full and part-time study pathways, with start dates in January and September

Aerospace Engineering (MSc)

Aircraft pilots
  • Gain critical thinking skills to make informed decisions on the design, development and manufacture of the next-generation craft and equipment
  • Enhance your understanding of aerodynamics, system design and flight control
  • Benefit from an expert teaching team, supported by strong connections within the aviation industry

Robotics and Automation (MSc)

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  • Critically review current autonomous intelligent robots as you build your understanding of control engineering and intelligent systems concepts
  • Learn to apply techniques including fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks and evolutionary computing
  • Available with full and part-time study pathways, with start dates in January and September

Sustainable Air Transport operations and Planning (MSc)

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  • Build analytical skills and practical techniques needed to identify challenges and find solutions to facilitate sustainable growth of air transport
  • Improve your skills in research, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and time management
  • Benefit from expert teaching staff with extensive experience and connections within the aviation industry

Structural Engineering (MSc)

  • Follow a professionally-accredited programme as you develop the skills and knowledge to tackle the challenges of contemporary structural engineering
  • Learn from IStructE award-winning academics as you explore how technology is driving change in building design and construction practice
  • Available with full and part-time study pathways, with start dates in January and September

Transport Engineering and Planning (MSc)

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  • Explore how planning, engineering, environmental science and modelling work combine
  • Receive training on a wide range of transport specific software as you learn to develop solutions to support transport and planning policy
  • Benefit from strong, long-standing connections with transport industry partners across the UK and Europe

Engineering postgraduate research

Take your subject interest further with postgraduate research. 

Our Salford Innovation and Research Centre (SIRC)  is home to PhD and Research Master’s opportunities exploring the advancement of engineering, robotics and technology for societal progress and economic growth. 

Explore our Doctoral School to learn more about research training, support and opportunities.

Next steps

Campus life Big city buzz

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Located just 2km from Manchester city centre, we're at the heart of Greater Manchester - one of the most vibrant and diverse regions in the UK.

With a range of onsite parking, excellent public transport links and Salford Crescent train station a short walk from our enviable parkland campus, commuting here couldn’t be easier. 

In Autumn 2022, we also open our new £65 million centre for science, engineering and environment - and our new home for engineering.