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University of Salford

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H304

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

Must include a C Grade in A-Level Maths AND a C Grade in either A-Level: Physics (PASS practical) Chemistry (PASS practical) Electronics Design and Technology Computer Science A C Grade in AS-Level Physics would also be accepted Students who have studied Mechanics modules as part of their A levels - refer to Tutor (Must have A2 Maths) A-Level Use of Mathematics is NOT an acceptable A-Level in lieu of A-Level Maths NVQs not accepted

AS levels are accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Passing an Engineering Access course with 112 UCAS points. A minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 60 credits overall and Distinctions in numerate modules required.

Accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required. Equivalent qualifications Key Skills level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

including Grade 5 in Higher Level Maths and Physics

104-112 UCAS tariff points including Higher Level Maths AND Physics

Accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

In Engineering or Applied Science with Distinctions in all Maths modules BTEC Operations and Maintenance Engineering is also accepted for this programme

Accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

In Engineering or Applied Science with Distinctions in all Maths modules BTEC Operations and Maintenance Engineering is also accepted for this programme

Accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

104-112 UCAS tariff points including C in Advanced Higher in Maths AND either Physics OR Design Studies

104-112 UCAS tariff points including A in Higher Maths AND either Physics OR Design Studies

UCAS Tariff

104-112

From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent

Accepted in combination with level three qualifications including A levels and BTECs

89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Mechanical engineering

**From heating systems to the vehicles we drive, mechanical engineering shapes our daily life. With increasing demand for professional qualified engineers, a Mechanical Engineering degree with Salford can launch an exciting career designing, commissioning and maintaining the systems of the future.**

Mechanical engineers manage a wide range of processes, from the production of silicone chips to creating jet aircrafts. Our BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering course is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and is a direct pathway to professional status. It will provide you with the competencies to become a Chartered Engineer with a commitment to the highest professional standards.

You’ll follow a three-year degree programme – or four, with our MEng (Hons) integrated master’s pathway. Learning takes place in our Peel Park campus, minutes from central Manchester. Here, you’ll develop practical problem-solving skills in our specialist mechanical, aerodynamics, composite material and control and dynamic laboratories. You’ll study engineering in relation to mathematics, electrical systems, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, engineering structures and dynamics. You’ll explore elements such as engineering dynamics and control engineering, and take part in a mechanical group design project.

With a strong management theme throughout the course, you’ll have opportunities to interact with a broad range of local business and industry multinationals. You can also choose to take an industrial placement year, develop your workplace skills and add ‘with professional experience’ to your degree award.

**Features**
- Learn about the relationship between micro-structure and mechanical properties of materials, mechanisms of corrosion and corrosion protection

- Explore specialist modules such as dynamics and control engineering, structural mechanics and Finite Element analysis

- Write concise specifications, present concepts, perform appropriate calculations and select appropriate manufacturing processes

- Gain an understanding of the concepts of engineering thermodynamics and fluid mechanics

- Develop an understanding of project timings, resource allocation and decision making methodology used by industry

Modules

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. You can opt to take an industrial placement year between the second and third year of your course. This has a number of benefits: you will improve your employment prospects after graduation, you get to see the engineering theory you have learned in action, they are often paid positions, and many of our industrial placement students ultimately improve their degree classification over their second year results to receive top class degrees. Successful completion of an industrial placement can lead to the award of a Diploma in Professional Studies.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Computing, Science and Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
med
Mechanical engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Mechanical engineering

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
94%
Male students
6%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Mechanical engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
med
Employed or in further education
85%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Engineering professionals
10%
Science, engineering and production technicians
8%
Elementary security occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We're short of engineers in a lot of areas and mechanical engineering is no exception. Mechanical engineers are in demand across multiple industries, with vehicle manufacturing most popular, with roles especially common in design and manufacturing. Other important sectors include aerospace, the oil and gas industry, consultancy and defence. Jobs are all around the country, with London, the Midlands, Scotland and the South East the most likely places for a new mechanical engineer to find work at the moment, and starting salaries are good. Although large employers are much the most likely place to get work, some of the most challenging, cutting edge jobs are with small niche engineering firms, so keep your eyes peeled if you want something a little different. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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