What can I do with a Mechanical Engineering degree?
See your future mechanical engineering
Right now, there is huge demand for qualified Mechanical Engineers, so you’ve made a great decision to study civil engineering.
We've highlighted some of key career pathways for mechanical engineering students, along with some of the ways we can help you to achieve your career goals. Read on to discover more.
As automation and robotics expands into new industries, there is growing demand for Mechanical Engineering graduates who specialise in automotive, military and defence, transport, and technology.
BECOME AN ENGINEERING PROFESSIONAL
Alex Cook, a recent BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering alumnus, secured a permanent position with BAE Systems. Working as an Aeronautical Engineer, he found his Salford experience had benefited him to forge a career in the aeronautical industry and is currently working on several projects.
ENDLESS CAREER ROLES
When you have successfully completed your studies, you will be in a great position to apply for roles such as a mechanical engineer, a robotics technician, mechanics system designer, an auto electrician, or a systems controller.
CONSIDER SPECIALIST AREAS
A mechanical engineering degree with Salford can open up employment opportunities in a wide range of engineering roles. Our Salford alumni are working in areas involving systems design, advanced manufacturing, or even the operational management of complex power stations and infrastructure networks.
PROMISING START TO INDUSTRY
Mechanical engineers are integral to the processes of design, manufacture, testing or maintenance, which means that there are lots of industries that need these skills. A mechanical engineering degree with Salford opens much more employment opportunities as other industries beyond engineering will value your skills.
Get work ready
Our dedicated range of services can help you to explore future career options, develop relevant employability skills, and prepare to become work-ready from day one.
Key support includes career planning, CV workshops, interview preparation, internships and placements, further study and much more! We also provide online resources, bookable appointments, masterclasses and employer events.
INCLUDE A PLACEMENT YEAR
One way you can shape a stronger pathway to featured career roles is to include a placement during your studies. Work-based or placement can provide you with a valuable opportunity to develop your employability skills and gain vital professional experience, which will give you an advantage when you apply for jobs.
Today, you will find our engineering alumni in roles ranging from Mechanical Engineer or Aerospace Engineer to a Systems Controller, Mechanical System Designer or Researcher. You may choose to focus your future career in systems design, advanced manufacturing, or even the operational management of complex power stations and infrastructure networks.
Explore our Mechanical Engineering degree courses:
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year