Due to a national shortage of engineers and technologists, our graduates enjoy excellent career prospects with many securing challenging and rewarding positions in the UK, throughout Europe and in the USA.
The skills you learn from studying engineering – your mathematical abilities, problem-solving skills, ability to understand innovative concepts and experience of working in teams gained through group projects – are in high demand across all areas of engineering, and this is reflected in the significant pay rises of Chartered Engineers that continue to outstrip the cost of living.
Your career prospects are enhanced by our close collaboration with industry to ensure our course meets the requirements of potential employers. This is evidenced in the types of jobs our graduates go on to; many work as science, engineering or technology professionals with organisations such as BAE Systems, Jaguar, Land Rover, British Energy, The Royal Navy, Williams F1 and Rolls Royce.
Engineering graduates are also prominent within senior management positions. The Engineering Council's recent survey revealed that an increasing number of chairmen, chief executives and managing directors are professional engineers.
Research is another career avenue for our graduates. Many students have also stayed on for higher degrees both at Masters and PhD level.