Prospects for engineering graduates continue to be excellent and many receive firm offers of employment before graduating. A report from industry body Engineering UK highlighted a current annual shortfall of 55,000 skilled workers in the engineering sector*.
Your career prospects are enhanced by our close collaboration with industry to ensure that the course meets the requirements of potential employers. You will also benefit from a wealth of advice, information and guidance provided by the University Careers Service, both during your degree and after graduation. Unlike most universities, we do not impose a time limit after which careers support is withdrawn.
With regard to career-entry salaries, engineering graduates (along with those from mathematical sciences, technology and architecture courses) are second only to medicine and dentistry graduates*. Chartered Engineers enjoy significant pay rises that continue to outstrip the cost of living.
*Engineering UK 2014, ‘The State of Engineering’.