Year in Industry

The majority of our MEng and BEng courses offer a Year in Industry option.

student on site

They’re structured in the same way and have the same contents as our other courses while offering the opportunity to spend a year, after completion of the penultimate academic year, working in a civil or structural engineering company. This industrial experience could be on site, in an office or a combination of both. The placement will be paid (typically around £15/16K) and will provide you with wide-ranging experiences and opportunities that will put your academic studies into context and improve your skills and employability. You will benefit from experiencing the culture in industry, making contacts, operating as a graduate engineer and preparing for future employment.

The Faculty of Engineering’s Year in Industry Team will provide comprehensive support and guidance to students both prior to and during your industrial placement. Staff will help you to prepare a CV and you will start applying to companies for placements during the penultimate academic year of study. You'll also be supported by staff in the department through the process. The Year in Industry is assessed and monitored by an academic member of staff, and in recognition it will appear in your final degree title. After your Year in Industry you will return to complete the final year of your course.

Why choose a Year in Industry course?

Graduates are statistically more likely to find a job through prior connections with a company. We work closely with:

Year in Industry partners

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