Electrical and electronic engineering continue to be buoyant industries. We are targeted by a large number of major international companies for recruitment and we also organise our own careers fair each year. Most of our graduates move into the engineering sector, but others use the skills developed during the course to move into IT, consultancy, finance, commerce and education.
- The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers
(The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, High Fliers Research)
- We were also ranked as the number one university for job prospects
(Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2015).
MEng courses are the main route to the professional engineering qualification of Chartered Engineer and our MEng and BEng courses are all accredited by the IET.
We encourage you to take advantage of our strong links with industry and consider an industrial placement during your degree course. This is your chance to:
- develop your skills in an industry setting
- improve your employment prospects
- make contacts and meet professionals
- earn money
- get a real insight into the industry you are interested in
Industrial placements usually take place at the end of year two or year three (MEng). We also offer integrated year in industry options with our BEng and MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses.
Between September and December, the larger industry-based organisations come to the department to recruit students for industrial placements and department staff use their extensive industrial links to provide placement opportunities for students.
86.7% of undergraduates from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual salary for these graduates was £30,810.*
* HESA Graduate Outcomes 2020. The Graduate Outcomes % is derived using The Guardian University Guide methodology. The average annual salary is based on graduates working full-time within the UK.