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University of Salford

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H301
MEng (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

73%

Subjects
  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
86% HIGH
% employed or in further study
89% LOW
Average graduate salary
£22k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Mathematics at grade B and (Physics at grade B or Design & Technology at grade B).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MDD

Engineering or Science - to include Distinction in Maths modules

BTEC Certificate
DD

Engineering or Science - to include Distinction in Maths modules

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

Engineering or Science - to include Distinction in Maths modules

International Baccalaureate
32

Grade 6 or higher in Mathematics and Physics at higher level

UCAS tariff points
120-128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

73%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

3 good reasons to study Mechanical Engineering at Salford: Industrial placement opportunities. Accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. Leads to Chartered Engineer Status. Mechanical Engineers are an important part of our society. They are concerned with the development, installation and maintenance of engineering systems. These engineering systems cover a wide range of processes, particularly in the field of manufacturing. Whether it is silicone chips or jumbo jets that need to be produced, mechanical engineers are a key component in the process. There is a strong management theme throughout this course that will prepare you for a career as a mechanical Engineer. It will enable you to interact with a broad range of clients and employers from small business to large multinationals and government authorities. With an excellent reputation and strong links with industry this course will put you in good stead to become a successful professional mechanical engineer.

Modules

Year 1: engineering mathematics; engineering materials and electrical systems; engineering thermodynamics and fluid mechanics; product engineering; engineering structures and engineering dynamics; manufacturing and mechanical group design. Year 2: engineering mathematics; engineering dynamics and control engineering; engineering thermodynamics and fluid mechanics; manufacturing; structural mechanics; quality and risk management and mechanical group design. Year 3: industrial management and project preparation; control engineering and dynamics, robotics and automation; finite element analysis and structural mechanics; engineering thermodynamics and fluid mechanics; manufacturing and mechanical group design; project. Year 4: automation and robotics; finite element analysis; operations techniques; aerospace assembly; utilisation of natural gas.

University of Salford

On campus

The University of Salford is hugely diverse and multicultural with a focus on practical experience and skills. We have fantastic connections with ITV and the BBC at the newly opened MediaCityUK complex, making for a highly engaging and creative student experience. The Students' Union has amazing opportunities in activities and volunteering and offers tonnes of support.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

23%
77%

Year 3

25%
75%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
57%
33%
10%

Year 1

78%
7%
15%

Year 2

75%
25%

Year 3

48%
52%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 93%
Student score 86% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

99%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

81%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

72%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
34% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
7% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
19% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
315 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
26% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 89% LOW
Average graduate salary £22k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are sales supervisors

4%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This subject has been affected by the recession and so you would normally expect some more encouraging stats – although things have improved this year. Nevertheless, engineers are in demand across multiple industries, but most stay in engineering, particularly in the oil industry, and in the car industry, in design and manufacturing. Jobs are all around the country, with Scotland and the South East the most likely places for a new mechanical engineer to find work at the moment – starting salaries for mechanical engineers in Scotland are actually higher there than in London, thanks to the oil industry, and only bettered by a handful of courses. 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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