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Mechanical Engineering with a Foundation Year BEng (Hons)

University of Salford

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Mechanical engineers shape the systems and infrastructure that supports our daily life. As automation and robotics expands into new industries, open up future careers in this field with a BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year degree.**Mechanical engineers manage a wide range of processes, heating systems to refrigerators to cars, from the production of silicone chips to creating jet aircrafts - yet across the world they are in short supply. Designed around real-world problem solving, our will take your engineering knowledge to the next level, so you are ready for exciting career opportunities.**Develop in-demand engineering knowledge and skills**The introductory foundation year is designed to provide a broad introduction to engineering and build your understanding of engineering situations and solving problems. With a focus on ensuring your academic progression, it builds core skills in communication and teamwork that are needed to succeed at an advanced study level. Once you successfully complete and pass the foundation year, you will progress on to our full BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree.Learning takes place at our Peel Park campus, minutes from central Manchester. Across three further years of study - or four, if you choose to include an industry placement year, you’ll develop practical problem-solving skills in our specialist mechanical, aerodynamics, composite material and control and dynamic laboratories, and our Morson Makerspace additive manufacturing and digital fabrication industry facility.You will 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. Collaboration is core to our values, so we strive to embed this throughout your studies. You will experience group projects that will build your confidence and capabilities in team working, problem-solving and communication - all desirable skills for real-world engineering careers.Mechanical Engineering degree courses at Salford are designed to equip you with technical knowledge and transferable skills, and a commitment to the highest professional standards. Our Mechanical Engineering courses scored 90% for overall satisfaction, and 94% for learning resources in the National Student Survey 2020 (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data).**Get closer to industry**The course team has long-standing connections with industry, both in the North West and beyond. With a strong management themes running throughout, you will benefit stimulating range of external guest lecturers, industry competitions, projects, and engagement with professional networks. You might even choose to follow in the footsteps of other mechanical engineering alumni and join the Formula Salford society designing a car to race at Silverstone.Once you join the BEng (Hons) degree, you can also choose to take an industrial placement year, developing your workplace skills and adding ‘with Professional experience’ to your degree award.**Features**• Initially study a foundation year to strengthen your maths, physics and study skills, ready to progress to the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree• 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 flui

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

University of Salford

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  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 75 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    119 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.54 71%



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