Your future career

Producing multi-skilled graduates

We have a proven track-record of producing multi-skilled graduates who have the academic expertise, practical experience and transferable skills needed to excel in the workplace and meet the commercial needs of industry.

Proven graduate success

93% of graduates in employment within six months, DLHE survey 2016

This outstanding result is not only testament to the high calibre of our students, but it also reflects the fact that our courses equip them with the knowledge and skills which industry demand.

Dr Martin Jackson, Director of Aerospace Engineering

Starting salary

The average starting salary for our graduates is £27,000.

The course is tailored to meet future industry needs which is one of the reasons why graduates fit in very well in major organisations both in the UK and abroad. Sheffield has many industrial links specifically with major organisations within the aerospace sector.

Mikil patel | principal engineer, mbda (missile systems) | MEng Aerospace Engineering


Meet a graduate

Katherine graduated with an MEng in Aerospace Engineering and now works at BAE Systems as part of the company's Sigma Leadership Programme.

What do our graduates do?

The majority of our graduates go into the aerospace sector, working for companies such as BAE Systems, Boeing and Rolls-Royce. However, the interdisciplinary nature of our degrees means you’ll gain knowledge and skills which are relevant across the engineering sphere, as well as in the Finance and IT industries. Recent graduates have gone onto success in a range of roles.

  • Engineering Landing Gear Graduate, Airbus Group
  • Graduate Engineer, British Airways
  • Tax Associate, Deloitte
  • Rolls-Royce sponsored PhD
  • Operations Engineer, EasyJet
  • Graduate Engineer, Rolls-Royce
  • Mechanical and Design Analyst, Atkins
  • Cost Engineer, ExxonMobil
  • Graduate Forensic Engineer, Edif ERA
  • Weapons Engineer, Royal Navy
  • Systems Integration and Validation Engineer, MBDA
  • Business Analyst, HSBC Global Banking and Markets
  • Research, Design and Development Engineer, Dyson

My university assignments with their tight deadlines and presentations emulated current employer expectations; whilst group projects taught ‘emotional intelligence’, negotiation and project management skills.

katy greatbatch | New Product IntroduCtion Lead Engineer, Rolls-Royce | MENG AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Graduate industries

  • Aerospace design
  • Aviation
  • Transport
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance
  • Energy and power
  • The Armed Forces