Study Engineering at Salford

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Look around you. The buildings we inhabit. The journeys we make. The way we work. Engineers make all of this happen. But throughout the world, engineers are in short supply. We need more to maintain our access to resources, harness opportunities created new technology and reduce our impact on the planet. From mechanical to aeronautical and aircraft engineering, whichever path you choose to follow, studying your degree with Salford will put you at the centre of everything.

Why study engineering with Salford?

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Engineering is in Salford’s DNA. Since our arrival during the industrial revolution, we’ve been at the heart of providing industry with talented individuals that have the skills and knowledge to design solutions.

As a leading regional centre for engineering, with accredited programmes and a focus on solving real-world problems, our courses enable you to explore engineering design and application, helping you to build a long-lasting career in your field.

Explore engineering courses at Salford - apply today

Mechanical Engineering

From heating systems to refrigerators to cars, the mechanical engineer shapes our daily life, yet across the world they are in short supply. Choosing a mechanical engineering degree with Salford, can open up an exciting career designing, commissioning and maintaining the systems of the future. Creating a gateway to professional status, our Mechanical Engineering degree course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

Explore BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Explore BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year

 

Petroleum and Mechanical Engineering

A steady supply of energy is crucial to everyday life. Despite the growth of renewable sources, the world is still reliant on petrochemical supplies to support homes and businesses.  Blending classical mechanical engineering content, with the specialisms connected to oil and gas production engineering, this unique Petroleum and Mechanical Engineering degree course will equip you with the knowledge and skills, so you're ready to build a career in the global petrochemical industry.

Explore BEng (Hons) Petroleum and Gas Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical engineering is the application of scientific and technological methods to research, design, develop, maintain and performance test civil and military aircraft. As the race to take flight further escalates, now is an exciting time to consider a career in aeronautics.

Explore BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering

Explore BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering with Foundation Year

Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies

The aviation industry is already balancing a need for cost reduction with exciting technological advancements in flight and talented aircraft engineers with excellent technical knowledge and strong business acumen are in demand. Gain applicable skills and take your career to new heights in aircraft engineering. 

Explore BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies

Electronic Engineering

From transport to communications to commerce, electronics is revolutionising every industry, changing the way we live, work and play. As we enter the fourth industrial revolution and shape our lives around connected technology, find your place in this exciting field.

Explore BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering

Explore BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year

THREE GREAT REASONS TO STUDY AT SALFORD

1.

Choose to include an industrial placement year between years two and three to boost your future employability

2.

Experience an immersive learning approach, enriched with laboratory experiments and industry collaboration

3.

Get involved in exciting projects and societies, including Formula Salford Racing and Greenpower

BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering

Research-Informed Teaching

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The strength of our teaching quality is enhanced by our research-led approach. Engineering courses at Salford are informed by current industry practice and the impressive research undertaken as part of SIRC - the Salford Innovation Research Centre. 

Through world-class research across a number of disciplines, the centre aims to provide expertise in technological advancement, at both national and international levels, to positively impact both business and the public. 

Immersive learning environment

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Engineering students will find they spend a lot of time in our specialist laboratories and facilities. In the last few years, we've invested millions in our buildings, teaching and research facilities and industry-testing equipment - with more on the way. 

From our vehicle technology facility and petroleum and combustion engineering laboratory, to our mechanical laboratory and aerodynamics laboratory. We have specialist spaces that are home to everything from wind tunnels and flight simulator to our tensile test machine and high-tech laser cutting equipment.

As a Salford engineering student, you'll benefit from an immersive learning environment in incredible facilities. You'll get to grips with the practical concepts relevant to your specialism, as you prepare you for your future engineering career. 

professional learning approach

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Guided by expert academic staff and through a combination of site visits, industry briefs and visiting guest lectures, Salford's links to industry will help to prepare you for your future career in engineering.

With courses accredited by The Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institute of Highway Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport (CIHT), the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM), and the Energy Institute (IE), our teaching remains at the forefront of industry, ensuring you receive contemporary and relevant knowledge during your studies. 

 

Strong career prospects

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Whatever area you choose to specialise in, engineers are in high demand around the world.

With opportunities existing across automotives, aerospace, petrochemicals, transport and information technology, our graduates have secured roles with companies including BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Thales, National Air Traffic Services (NATS).

With many of our engineering courses providing a gateway to professional status, your studies can be a pathway towards achieving Incorporated Engineer status, or set the foundations for Chartered Engineer training once you graduate. 

Did you know?

The University of Salford is at located at the heart of Greater Manchester, with direct connections throughout the North West.   We even have our own campus station - Salford Crescent, which can take you into Manchester in just ten minutes, Liverpool in 30 minutes, or direct to Manchester Airport in just 25 minutes.

Explore engineering courses at Salford - apply today

Mechanical Engineering

From heating systems to refrigerators to cars, the mechanical engineer shapes our daily life, yet across the world they are in short supply. Choosing a mechanical engineering degree with Salford, can open up an exciting career designing, commissioning and maintaining the systems of the future. Creating a gateway to professional status, our Mechanical Engineering degree course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).

Explore BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Explore BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Foundation Year

Petroleum and Mechanical Engineering

A steady supply of energy is crucial to everyday life. Despite the growth of renewable sources, the world is still reliant on petrochemical supplies to support homes and businesses.  Blending classical mechanical engineering content, with the specialisms connected to oil and gas production engineering, this unique Petroleum and Mechanical Engineering degree course will equip you with the knowledge and skills, so you're ready to build a career in the global petrochemical industry.

Explore BEng (Hons) Petroleum and Gas Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical engineering is the application of scientific and technological methods to research, design, develop, maintain and performance test civil and military aircraft. As the race to take flight further escalates, now is an exciting time to consider a career in aeronautics.

Explore BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering

Explore BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering with Foundation Year

Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies

The aviation industry is already balancing a need for cost reduction with exciting technological advancements in flight and talented aircraft engineers with excellent technical knowledge and strong business acumen are in demand. Gain applicable skills and take your career to new heights in aircraft engineering. 

Explore BEng (Hons) Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies

Electronic Engineering

From transport to communications to commerce, electronics is revolutionising every industry, changing the way we live, work and play. As we enter the fourth industrial revolution and shape our lives around connected technology, find your place in this exciting field.

Explore BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering

Explore BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year