Prospects for our graduates continue to be excellent, and many receive several firm offers of employment even before graduating. The medical engineering industry is currently valued at approximately £150 billion worldwide but is still expanding rapidly, with many exciting and rewarding opportunities for suitably qualified engineers.
As an engineering graduate, your mathematical and problem-solving skills, ability to understand innovative concepts and experience of working in teams – gained through group projects – will be in demand in all areas of engineering, which is reflected in attractive starting salaries (salaries for engineering graduates are second only to those for medicine and dentistry graduates).
Medical engineers are typically employed in companies working on the design, development and manufacture of medical devices; in company sales departments or as technical advisors for marketing departments; in hospitals working with clinical colleagues and providing non-clinical services; at academic or government research facilities; at government regulatory agencies; in patent offices; or as a Professional Engineer – not constrained by a single discipline.
Engineering graduates are particularly sought after by leading companies and many of our graduates find employment throughout Europe and in the USA, where financial reward and professional recognition for engineers is even higher than the UK. Many students continue to study for higher degrees at Masters or PhD level.