Engineering graduate destinations


of Engineering graduates are in work or further study after 15 months*

*The structure and coverage of this survey are determined by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) employment indicator 2020/21, published in March 2023.

Great graduate careers

Many of our Engineering graduates go into jobs related to their degree specialism. Thanks to the transferable skills and experiences they develop through our courses, they also find careers in:

  • Accountancy
  • Business Operations
  • Education
  • Flood Defence
  • Project Management
  • Recruitment
  • Research
  • Software Development.

Some graduates also develop varied portfolio careers or become self-employed. Jobs include:

  • Event Co-ordinator
  • Company Director
  • Surveying
  • Researcher
  • Web Developer.

Top graduate employers

Graduates work with leading public and private sector organisations across the country, as well as small to medium-sized enterprises. We have employer partners who shape our courses, advise students on careers and provide internships or work experience. Graduates find jobs with our partners as well as these leading employers:

Further study

Some Engineering graduates opt for more in-depth further study in subjects related to their degree and some progress into teacher training.

Recognised by industry

Many of our courses are accredited by the relevant professional bodies, so our students will leave with industry-recognised qualifications and study exemptions in many cases.

Find out more about our Engineering courses 

See more information about UWE Bristol's excellent university rankings and reputation.

Career support throughout your degree

From the moment our students start, they get careers information and advice – from employers, our careers team, and their tutors. So, by the time they graduate, they will be equipped with the experience, contacts and skills to succeed in their chosen careers.

Work experience and placements

Work experience is vital in today's crowded jobs market. Students will have the opportunity to get real world experience working on live briefs and projects. And while they're here, we provide one-to-one support to help them find experience that fits their career plans.

Placement students are more likely to go into high-level graduate jobs and have a higher average starting salary. As well as providing students with support in their search for a placement, we prepare students through tailored workshops. Previous students have secured a year-long placement at employers including: Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing Defence UK, CERN, Office for National Statistics, Network Rail, QinetiQ, Renishaw, and Rolls Royce.

Volunteering can help develop valuable skills through opportunities like teaching IT skills, robotics or technical subjects in the community.

Exhibitions such as our annual College of Arts, Technology and Environment Degree Show attract employers from across the region. This is the perfect opportunity to show employers work and network with potential employers.

Specialist careers support

Careers advice and coaching is available for each department. The Careers Service provide input into the curriculum and alongside degree programmes, giving up-to-date labour market and graduate destination information, as well as coaching for students in their professional development planning.

Students are emailed a fortnightly newsletter with news of top work-based learning opportunities, and can access the UWE Careers Toolkit which includes access to our services, a job search engine, resources, videos and employer information. Students can also come along to our twice daily careers drop-in or schedule a one-to-one with our dedicated team. We also arrange regular presentations and Q&As from leading sector employers. It doesn't end when students graduate.

Students are emailed a weekly newsletter with news of opportunities and have access to cloud-based career resources. They can also come along to our twice daily careers drop-in or schedule a one-to-one with our dedicated team. We also arrange regular presentations and Q&As from leading sector employers.

It doesn't end when students graduate. Alumni can access our full careers services for up to three years after graduation.

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