Following graduation 20% of students apply for and are accepted onto PhD study at Nottingham in or at other universities. The MSc degree is not an automatic path to PhD study and it is usual to apply during the autumn semester.
Manufacturing engineers are employed in a wide range of industrial sectors from aerospace and automotive to pharmaceutical and food. Recent graduates have been employed at Rolls-Royce, Airbus,
Unilever and Atkins.
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2016, 87.5% of postgraduates in the department who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £24,300 with the highest being £26,000.
*Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates, 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career prospects and employability
The University of Nottingham has been named as the best university in the UK for graduate employment, by the 2017 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
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