Prospects for our engineering graduates continue to be excellent, and many receive firm offers of employment even before graduating. A report from industry body EngineeringUK highlighted a current annual shortfall of 55,000 skilled workers in the engineering sector – meaning that suitably qualified engineers have rarely been in higher demand.
Your career prospects are enhanced by our close collaboration with the industry to ensure that our course meets the requirements of potential employers. You will also benefit from a wealth of advice, information and guidance provided by the University Careers and Employability 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 Unlike most universities, we do not impose a time limit after which careers support is withdrawn.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’.