Students in the department have gone on to a variety of different careers, including civil engineers, engineering technicians, quality assurance and regulation officers and engineering professionals.
As well as offering you the chance to pursue a fulfilling career within industry and related areas, the postgraduate programmes offered by the department provide an excellent foundation for further research and a significant number of our students continue their studies to PhD level and beyond.
Following graduation about 20% of students apply for and are
accepted onto PhD study at Nottingham in the department or at other
universities. The MSc course is not an automatic path to PhD study,
applications should be made once registered on the MSc course.
The course can enable you to:
- prove to an employer that you are a forward thinking individual, who cares about your own professional development
- achieve a qualification equivalent to a face-to-face degree programme
- advance your career prospects
The course will enable you to develop:
- your knowledge and understanding of human factors relevant to organisations and society
- the skills that can be used in the design and management of organisational systems to improve performance, productivity and quality while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the workforce
- ability to communicate effectively to people at all levels within an organisation
- ability to work independently and to design and conduct independent research within an organisational context
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2015, 91% of postgraduates from the Faculty of Engineering who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £27,592 with the highest being £40,000.*
*Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career prospects and employability
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.
Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.
* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research