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University of Salford

Petroleum and Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H8H3

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

Entry requirements


112-120 UCAS Tariff Points to include Grades CC with a Pass in Science Practical . 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)

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

Passing an Engineering Access course with 120 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

14 Points from Higher Level including Grade 5 in Higher Level Maths and Physics

112-120 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 and Science subjects with Distinctions in all Maths modules BTEC Applied Science is NOT a relevant BTEC for this course BTEC Construction applicants will need to be referred to the Admission Tutor

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 - must ask for Distinctions in Maths Modules. BTEC Construction applicants will need to be referred to the Admission Tutor APPLIED SCIENCE IS NOT SUITABLE (G.E 25.11.15)

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

112-120 UCAS tariff points including C in Advanced Higher in Maths AND either Physics or Design Studies

112-120 UCAS tariff points including A at Higher and C at Advanced Higher in Maths and Physics or Design Technology

UCAS Tariff

112-120

From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent

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

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

Petroleum engineering

Mechanical engineering

**Renewable energy is on the rise, yet carbon sources remain the most valuable. With the oil and gas industry’s future in the hands of data analysis and new techniques, a degree in Petroleum and Mechanical Engineering with Salford can lead you to a career keeping vital resources in supply.**

Mechanical engineers are an important part of our society, designing, maintaining and developing the systems that shape everyday life. Through our unique, triple-accredited course, you’ll acquire a comprehensive engineering skillset refined to deliver the complex tasksthat steer process, design and management in the petroleum industry.

A gateway to professional Chartered Engineer status, our course combines essential mechanical engineering content with dynamic petroleum specialisms. Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM), and the Energy Institute (EI), you’ll be educated to the highest professional and industry standards.

You’ll get hands-on experience in our new petroleum and combustion engineering facility, featuring advanced laser equipment and a Spray Lab. Learning takes place at our Peel Park campus, minutes from central Manchester. Following a three-year modular programme, you’ll study structural mechanics and control, thermodynamics and geophysics, learning about the chemistry and geology behind production. You’ll progress to explore specialisms including drilling, reservoir engineering, finite element analysis, and industry economics and management.

Salford has strong industry connections and we advocate real-world learning. You can take a placement year to apply what you’ve learnt and develop further skills, adding ‘with professional experience’ to your final degree award. With a global shortage of specialist oil and gas engineers, there are great opportunities to join course alumni at Shell, BP and British Gas.

**Features**
- Build a systematic understanding and critical awareness of the gas properties and physical and chemical equilibria

- Develop skills in handling thermodynamic concepts enabling the definition and analysis of thermodynamic systems

- Study the interactive nature of petroleum engineering design, including business and commercial influences.

- Understand the production and operations relating to oil and gas engineering, including artificial lift technology and designs, reservoir engineering and drilling

- Build competence in analysing the value of information as you deliver projects, work independently, and develop effective communication skills

Modules

Year one modules may include: Chemistry & Overview of Petroleum industry, Geology- Geophysics, Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Structures and Engineering Dynamics, Engineering Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Engineering Materials and Petroleum Group Design. Year two modules may include: Reservoir Engineering, Drilling Engineering, Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Thermodynamics - Fluid Mechanics, Structural Mechanics, Control Engineering and Petroleum Group Design. You can choose to take a placement year between years two and three. Students are responsible for sourcing their own placement, and the university will offer assistance where appropriate. Year three modules may include: Petroleum Production Engineering, Industrial Management and Project Preparation, Level 3 Project Part 2, Finite Element Analysis and Structural Mechanics, Open and Cased Hole Logging and Petroleum Economics, Energy Conservation, Management and Group Design Projects.

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.

82%
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.

Engineering

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

42%
UK students
58%
International students
81%
Male students
19%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

Mechanical engineering

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
64%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

95%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
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


The stats in this section 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.

Chemical, process and energy 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.

£24,500
med
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
37%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
22%
Engineering professionals
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to make good money from the word go? This is the degree for you! The UK has had a shortage of chemical engineers for a while now so starting salaries are very good. In fact, across the UK, only doctors and dentists bettered the average starting salary for chemical engineering graduates, with an average starting salary of around £28,000. Key sectors for chemical engineers last year included the petrochemicals, food, nuclear, pharmaceuticals, materials and consultancy industries. Their skills set also means that the finance industry likes graduates from these degrees, so there are options if you don't fancy engineering as a career. Most graduates take a longer course that leads to an MEng — which is what you need to take if you want to be a Chartered Engineer. Chemical engineers are also more likely than other engineers to take doctorates and go into research roles, so if you want to take an engineering subject but fancy a research job, this might be a good subject to take.

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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