Careers and opportunities in Engineering and Computer Science

Careers

Many of the signficant challenges we face in today’s society depend upon innovative science and technology bought to reality by engineers and computer scientists.

From the management of automated manufacturing facilities to the design of bespoke space vehicles and high performance Formula 1 racing cars - our graduates have found employment in a variety of sectors. Graduates have landed jobs in companies including McLaren, Global Invercom EE, Ford, Canon, EasyJet and many other world-class organisations.

Find out where our graduates are now

Opportunities

There are lots of opportunities within the School of Engineering and Computer Science to help you get the most out of your degree. From extra-curricular activities, like our successful Formula Student team and Bold Hearts (our competitive robot football team) to undertaking a work placement or study abroad year, there is lots to get involved with no matter what your interests and career aspirations.

Study Abroad

Our degrees allow you to undertake a Study Abroad year in one of our partner universities [Link] across the world to enable to explore, pick up valuable skills and have experiences will help you stand out from the crowd. You can study for one year, or a semester, in Europe, Asia, Australia or the United States of America.

Find out more about studying abroad.

If you take one of our pilot studies undergraduate courses, you will have the opportunity to travel to the USA to flight train at Northwestern’s Michigan College in Traverse City. You will be able to train to either obtain a private pilot license or gain the 20 hours of flight experience necessary for your degree.

Find out how you can study Pilot Studies.

Work placement

Whilst studying with us, you have the opportunity to undertake a work placement to get hands-on experience, applying what you’ve learnt in the classroom in a working environment. Our students have undertaken placements in companies such as Xerox, Rolls-Royce, IBM, Ford, Airbus and Aston Martin.

Find out more about work placements.

My placement was in Bergen Op Zoom in the Netherlands. It was an amazing and life-changing experience to work abroad and something which really matured me. It also gave me an opportunity to continue to work with Sabic Innovative Plastics through my final year project, which I delivered on a subject agreed with them. Based on my research, I created a new portfolio of materials and the information is still used by the company today.

Ross Barrow, Lead Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover

BSc (Hons) Automotive Technology with Management