Which engineering degree should I study?

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As an engineer delivering solutions for society, you get a sense of achievement and the chance to say “I did that”. This experience starts with an engineering degree. But which field of engineering is for you?

At Salford, we offer industry-focused degree courses in aeronautics, acoustics, electrical and electronics, mechanical, and civil engineering - and all are designed to equip you professional knowledge and specialist skills to progress into a huge number of exciting career roles.

Read on and discover which engineering course is right for you.

Take flight with aeronautics

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Choose one of our popular aeronautics-based engineering degrees and hone an innovative mindset ready for career take-off.

Aeronautical Engineering will nurture your capabilities as you learn about the technology and science guiding the research, design, construction, testing and certification of the next generation aircraft.

Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies provides in-depth knowledge of avionic systems, an appreciation of the methodologies used for route planning, and an understanding of the engineering principles underpinning aircraft operations.

Shape sound with acoustics

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From headphone moments and live gigs to the vibrations of our transport to tranquil homes, sound – good or bad – makes a difference to our wellbeing.

Explore acoustics, and understand how humans and the environment react to vibration and sound in the context of architectural spaces, audio systems and consumer products with our Acoustical and Audio Engineering degree. Or why not delve into sound quality and delivering exceptional listener experiences regardless of device or location, by building applied studio skills with our Sound Engineering and Production degree.

Make connections with civils

civil engineering highway

Civil engineering shapes the world around us by creating, improving, and protecting the environments in which we live. It provides the infrastructure that we rely on for our daily lives: hospitals, transport networks, stadiums, schools, bridges and tunnels, and even access to drinking water and sanitation.

If you’re looking for a degree course that can lead to a career where you can make massive improvements to society, look no further than our Civil Engineering degree. With its application of mathematics, and its creative approach to problem solving, our professionally-accredited course can give you an applied skill set with strong technical knowledge.

Power up with Electrics

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As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, and shape our lives around connected technology, choosing to study a degree in this electrical engineering will put you at the forefront of creating the devices and systems that will shape our future.

Electronics is all about the components and software that comprise of electronic systems. Electrical engineering focus on generation, distribution and use of electricity for everything from cars to cities. Designed to prepare you for an exciting career, both of our courses in Electronic Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering illustrate how engineering is reinventing our world.

Master automation with mechanicals

Robotics automation

From heating systems to refrigerators to cars, mechanical engineering shapes our daily life. As automation and robotics expands into to new industries, seize the career opportunities this offers by developing relevant skills and knowledge with our Mechanical Engineering degree.

Designed with a focus on real-world problem solving, our course will guide you as you explore how to apply technology to advanced mechanical engineering design and application. You’ll look at the relationships between microstructure and mechanical properties of materials, mechanisms of corrosion and corrosion protection. You can also open the door to robotics.