..you will have a strong grounding in the fundamentals and application of your discipline, as well as transferable leadership, teamwork and communication skills and the ability to work flexibly, creatively and internationally.
We think it’s great to be an engineer. But just because you study engineering doesn’t mean you have to work as one. The skills you develop in an engineering degree are highly sought after across a wide range of career paths. Engineers can provide practical and well-reasoned solutions to problems, they can work in a team, are creative, realistic and consider their work in context. Our students leave us and go on to make changes whatever they choose to do.
We have two dedicated members of staff to organise careers events, build relationships with employers and offer CV and interview advice specifically tailored for students in Engineering. Each department also has a designed Careers Liaison Tutor who will be looking out for discipline-specific opportunities for their students. It’s a good idea to start thinking about your future career early: when you enrol, register with the Engineering Careers and Events page on Moodle to see all opportunities as they come up.
See what our graduates go on to do, and what their employers value in them, at our careers site.
On graduation, you will be a good problem solver, keenly numerate and skilled in analysis – but you’ll also be well-rounded, with an understanding of the impact of engineering on society, and with experience working in teams. Engineering and technology industries are obvious destinations, but around half of our graduates go elsewhere – pursuing careers in architecture, web design, teaching, the Civil Service, financial analysis, and much more.
On top of that, we encourage interdiscipliniarity by having students take minors where they can focus on an application or specialism that is outside the normal run of their course. This gives them a chance to follow their passions, develop a wider view of engineering and gives them a second focus that they can show off to employers.
Dan Mannion, a 2nd year Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Nanotechnology at the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at UCL, blogs for Tomorrow’s Engineers about engineering life and misconceptions in engineering....
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