After graduation and employability - Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

As one of our Mechanical Engineering students, a huge and exciting array of career opportunities will be open to you when you graduate – both at home and abroad.

You could pursue a career in one of the major manufacturing industries (the UK has the sixth largest manufacturing base in the world); or you could work in other areas of science and technology, such as sustainable energy.

Other areas that favour the problem-solving skills you will acquire are finance, law and marketing as well as teaching and/or research.

92% of Mechanical Engineering graduates are in full-time employment, or further study, six months after graduating with us. (The Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2015/16)

Find out further details on the employability of our graduates:


The Mechanical Engineering programmes are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers up to the 2018 student intake. Our next accreditation visit takes place in November 2018. An accredited degree means that graduates are deemed to have met, part or all, of the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer, and are in a strong position to move on to achieve professional engineering status after a period of initial professional development in industry.

The MEng degrees fully meets the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. The BEng will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer and graduates will need to complete an approved format of further learning.

Following the last accreditation visit, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers review panel highlighted as commendable: the strong links with industry; Formula student which has high levels of participation; the physical resources available in support of the programmes, and its commitment to enhancing those resources; the meaningful and innovative ways in which research is used to inform its curriculum; the enthusiasm of the students, and their positive views on their studies.

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation is a voluntary activity initiated by an institution that requires a rigourous self-evaluation and an independent, objective appraisal of the overall educational quality by third parties. Accreditation emphasises quality assurance and a commitment to continuous quality enhancement.