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University of Salford

Mechanical Engineering

UCAS Code: H301
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Mechanical engineering
Student score
77% MED
% employed or in further study
82% LOW
Average graduate salary
£22k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Must include a B Grade in A-Level Maths AND a B Grade in a Numerate Science based subject from :- Physics (PASS practical) Chemistry (PASS practical) Electronics Design and Technology/Studies Computer Science A B 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)

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

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

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

In Engineering or applied Science - Must have Distinctions in all Maths modules BTEC Operations and Maintenance - offer H304 as alternative 12.01FZ

International Baccalaureate

including Grade 6 in Higher Level Maths AND Physics

UCAS tariff points

From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent

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


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.


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 in between your 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 Certificate in Professional Studies.

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

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 85%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
22% 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 82% LOW
Average graduate salary £22k LOW
Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are production managers and directors


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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