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Careers and employability

Our courses prepare you for a professional career in a wide range of industries, business and the financial sector, or further study.

Engineers are in high demand, and thanks to our wide range of degree programmes, our graduates’ prospects are among the best in the UK.

  • On average, over 95% of our graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduating.

Our graduates go on to work in a range of areas, including industry, the public sector, the financial sector or academia. Some graduate destinations include:

Supplementing your studies

We offer students the option of taking a Year in Industry after their second year of study, which is spent in a professional workplace gaining hands-on experience. This experience can simultaneously improve students’ confidence and employment prospects.

Our MEng (Hons) programmes also have the option of a Year in Europe, which is a year spent at an institution in France, Germany, or Spain, after the third year of study. This is a chance not only for students to broaden their personal horizons, but also to develop further academic skills.

Links with industry

Students who are not on the Year in Industry scheme still benefit from industrial input in modules across all engineering disciplines. School-wide project modules are supported by industrial collaboration with a number of companies, including Flintec, Ove Arup and Partners International, Atkins, GL Garrard Hassan, BAE Systems, EADS, and Babcock Marine.

In the architectural, civil and environmental engineering disciplines, leading organisations such as Arup, Atkins, Knights Brown, Jacobs, and Caukin give significant input into teaching.

In the electrical and electronic engineering disciplines, a wide range of companies supports our teaching including Keysight, Rohde and Schwarz, IQE, National Instruments, Newport Waferfab, Cree Western Power Distribution, National Grid, Babcock International and Invertek.

Industrial input in the fields of mechanical and medical engineering comes from Arup, Atkins, Babcock International, and more.

Extra-curricular opportunities

In today's competitive graduate job market, we recognise that students are always looking for ways to make themselves stand out to prospective employers. Each year, our students have the opportunity to get involved with some really exciting projects.

Aside from this, there are many extra-curricular opportunities, both social and serious, organised through the School, the University, or the Students’ Union.