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Materials Engineering and Materials Design


Materials engineering as a subject is valued by employers in many sectors and the University of Nottingham graduates do well in the graduate employment market.

Continuing to a higher degree is an option and one which can add value in a difficult labour market. Our graduates are very successful in accessing taught and research opportunities, related to their engineering studies and interests.

What skills will I develop during my degree?

In addition to your subject knowledge, the degree equips you with key employability skills such as:

  • analytical and problem solving skills
  • IT competence and computer modelling experience
  • creative and innovative thinking
  • able to plan and prioritise
  • high standard of numeracy
  • teamworking
  • communication skills

The job market for materials engineering and design graduates

The graduate labour market has improved with growth in many employment sectors, including engineering, technology and energy. The UK industry is still in urgent need of academically strong engineering graduates.

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

Key employment sectors

Our materials engineering and materials design graduates secured professional positions related to their areas of expertise and interest. 



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