Your career

Recent Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduate destinations include Aston Martin , BAE Systems, the BBC, Centrica, Morgan Stanley and Rolls Royce.

A lab technican using the MBE technique in the National Epitaxy Facility

Gaining a degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering opens up many different career pathways for you.  You may wish to stay in academia and continue your studies as a Postgraduate or to pursue a career in industry. 

The average starting salary of our graduates is £27,000 (GEMS data 2016/2017) and 87% of our graduates are in graduate level jobs or further study after graduation.

Our Year in Industry degrees offer a great opportunity to work in an Engineering company for a year as part of your degree as Callum did who stars in the video below.  For more information on our Year in Industry courses please click here.  We also have a dedicated Year in Industry team to help Faculty of Engineering students to find the best placements available.

Help with your career

Get one-to-one advice

As an Engineering student at Sheffield there are weekly opportunities to arrange an appointment with a career advisor and placement officer through our friendly Careers Service .

Use Career Connect to book on to career fairs and events as well as browsing through jobs and placements.

Student Jobshop is your one stop portal for jobs that are available to students including part-time paid work, summer internships, vacation work and voluntary work.

if you are considering a placement then our Placement team can help you find one that suits you.

Top 10 in the UK

We're in the top 10 UK Electronic and Electrical Engineering Departments (QS World University Rankings 2021).