Summary: This degree includes an integrated foundation year you if you don’t have the appropriate subjects and/or grades for direct entry to year 1 of the degree. The foundation year helps you develop your knowledge in mathematics and other important subjects to enable you to proceed confidently through the remainder of the programme. Course details: Whether your passion is large- or small-scale machines and mechanisms, you can look forward to applying what you learn to areas as diverse as energy and aerospace. Mechanical engineering plays a central role in automotive design, robotics, manufacturing and mechatronics – you may also work within aerospace, medicine and marine engineering. Skilled engineers are highly sought. Starting salaries for graduate mechanical engineers can be as high as £28,000, increasing to £60,000+ when a senior level is reached (prospects.ac.uk 2015). After the course: Graduate mechanical engineers can seek employment in almost every sector of industry, including: automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, marine, medical, rail, power, processing, chemical, oil and gas, and food production industries. Starting salaries for graduate mechanical engineers can reach £28,000, increasing to £60,000+ when a senior level is reached (prospects.ac.uk, 2016). Mechanical engineering degree courses at Teesside University have a strong employability record - 90% of respondents to the latest available Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE 2014-15) (unistats) said they were in work or further study within six months from graduating.