Where will your degree take you?

Do you know where you’ll be in five, ten, 20 years’ time? Your degree will equip you with the creative, professional and technical skills to lead change and innovation in a future which we know little about for certain, other than that the technologies and systems we use will not be the same as they are today.

Some improvements will be game-changing and disruptive, some will be evolutionary. The reputation Birmingham has worldwide for the impact and quality of its research means that the people you meet will value your qualification as much as you do.

IET accreditation

Our BEng and MEng programmes* are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), making them well-recognised and respected qualifications among employers. *The Mechatronic and Robotic Engineering degrees are new and are therefore not eligible for accreditation until the first cohort graduates.

The accreditation our programmes have received for over a quarter of a century provides employers with assurances that our graduates have the qualities they seek. 

Research quality

This is a research-rich department,  the majority our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. This means that the specialist course modules and projects you choose at Birmingham are taught by active researchers developing the systems and technology of the future.


Career opportunities

If you want to play a key role in the future development and implementations of new technologies, then a degree from Birmingham’s Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering is your next logical step. Our strong links with industry have ensured that the programmes are highly relevant to current issues while providing a strong grasp of the underlying principles. The Department also has strong links with key employers who provide projects and work placements for our students and regularly recruit our graduates.

We provide a wealth of opportunities to develop your career. From your first day at Birmingham to after you graduate, Careers Network is here to help you identify and achieve your individual career aspirations through its wide range of services.

We also have full-time staff engaged in industrial liaison as well as academic staff with a wealth of connections to industry. Our student society organises a careers fair in the autumn which is attended by recent graduates. We help you to meet employers, to gain an insider-view of the application process and to find career opportunities. From the very beginning of your degree we will provide guidance in giving presentations, technical writing, preparing your CV and gaining the professional skills expected of a graduate engineer. As well as helping you find your graduate job, we’ll also help you with summer placements and year in industry.

Graduate Profiles

Engineering UK reports show a definite shortage of skilled and qualified engineering technicians and graduates in the UK. However, secondary schoolteachers have stated that they don’t feel well equipped to provide their students with advice about careers in engineering. This is frustrating for them and for the children showing aptitude and interest particularly in STEM subjects.

This motivated us to produce the following clips highlighting the routes/pathways 13 of our students took in their careers after graduation that have lead them to their current position and what has influenced them along the way. Selecting the playlist button in the top left corner of the video frame will display the full list of videos available.

In the first video there are introductions from those taking part followed by sets of films that answer specific questions about the career pathways they’ve chosen. Follow the links to watch what our graduates had to say: