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Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Electrical and electronic engineering as a subject is valued by employers in many sectors and The University of Nottingham graduates do especially well in securing employment in engineering and technical fields as well as professional roles in non-engineering sectors.

95% of graduates leaving electrical and electronic engineering courses in the 2015/16 academic year secured work or futher study within six months of graduating.

Continuing to a higher degree is a popular option and one which can add value in a competitive market. A number of graduates pursue a higher degree and they go on to either PhD programmes or taught masters courses in subjects related to their engineering interests.


What skills will I develop during my degree?

In addition to your professional and technical skills, these degrees equip you with key employability skills such as:

  • problem solving
  • research and analysis
  • communication – oral and written
  • teamworking
  • project and time management
  • presentation skills

The job market for electrical and electronic engineering graduates

The graduate labour market in 2015 has seen growth in many employment sectors, including engineering, technology and rail.

The overall numbers of electrical and electronic engineering graduates finding roles as engineering professionals increased in 2015, with the UK still in urgent need of academically strong technical graduates.

Despite this, the job market for graduates remained competitive which highlights the success of our electrical and electronic engineering graduates in sourcing professional, well-paid positions in major companies and organisations.

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Engineering careers

Graduate careers

What are the range of careers I could enter?

Our electrical and electronic graduates secure professional positions across a diverse range of employment sectors but the key sectors of employment for our graduates were:

  • automotive
  • energy
  • aviation
  • engineering consultancy
  • software technology

A sample of the employers recruiting our graduates: below.

  • Siemens
  • General Electric
  • Romax Technology
  • WSP
  • Alstom
  • Jaguar Land Rover

A sample of roles undertaken:

  • electrical engineer
  • electronic engineer
  • programmer and software development professional
  • electrical and electronic technician
  • IT professional
  • engineering professional





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