The Unviersity of Salford

Study at the University of Salford

The University of Salford is home to over 20,000 students from over 100 countries and is a leading institute for teaching, research and innovation.

Located just a few minutes walk from Manchester city centre, you will have a wide range of things to do, see and experience in one of the UK’s most popular locations.


Study Petroleum and Mechanical Engineering

This specialised course will give students a strong understanding of dealing with complex multi-tasking issues in the process, design and management of the related petro-chemical and mechanical engineering industry.

International students can study the Petroleum and Mechanical Engineering BEng degree at the University of Salford after they successfully complete the Foundation Certificate for Petroleum Engineering at our International College in Nottingham.

Foundation Certificate

Taught at the International College in Nottingham, the Foundation Certificate for Petroleum Engineering equips international students with a range of subject-related knowledge and skills, English language capabilities and higher level study skills so that they are fully prepared to enter the University of Salford.


Exit requirements

After completing the Foundation Certificate, students will progress on to the University of Salford, Manchester to study Petroleum and Mechanical Engineering if they meet the following entry requirements:

  • Overall Foundation Certificate grade 55%
  • Overall English 60% (with no lower than 55% in two components)


Find out more: Foundation Certificate for Petroleum Engineering

Work experience

Students have the opportunity to gain industrial related work experience and receive a Diploma in Industrial Studies, in addition to their degree, once they have successfully completed their programme.

Links to industry

The University’s School of Computing, Science and Engineering has strong research and academic partnerships with industry including the BBC, BT, CISCO, Airbus, United Utilities and Marshalls. Students benefit from effective knowledge transfer and up-to-date awareness of topical issues in relevant industries.

Innovation and the latest technology

The University has an Energy House – a fully-functional house built inside a climate-controlled lab, where staff and students work with businesses to develop energy efficient products.