Graduate Destinations

Each year, every university in the UK contacts all UK and EU graduates to find out what they are doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. This is the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

The following analysis is based on the data supplied by 15 Civil Engineering BEng Honours graduates from Newcastle University who responded to our survey.

2013 Newcastle University Civil Engineering BEng Honours Graduates

HESA categories

100% went into work, study or a combination of both.

Of those in employment, 80% were in graduate-level jobs.

£22,857 was the average salary of all of the graduates who supplied us with salary details.

Career Choices

Due to the specialised technical expertise gained at Newcastle University, many of our Civil Engineering BEng Honours graduates directly begin careers in civil or structural engineering. The variety within these roles is considerable: from infrastructure and ground works, to transport logistics. In engineering disciplines it is common to progress to Master's level study, in order to work towards chartered (CEng) status. As such, many specialise in their area of interest, securing places on MSc courses in civil, structural, environmental and transport engineering.

For those who choose to move outside of the engineering sector, graduates are able to apply the transferable skills they gained while undertaking project work, such as problem solving, effective communication and team work, to begin careers as army officers and military trainers. As mathematics is a shortage subject in teaching, graduates have been able to capitalise on their enhanced numerical skills to secure Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) places.

Below are recent examples of graduates' employment and further study destinations.

Graduate Employment

Job TitleEmployer
Army OfficerThe Army
Assistant Site EngineerH and J Martin Ltd
Assistant Site ManagerBouygues UK
Associate in AssurancePricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)
Civil EngineerGrontmij
Fleet Planning AssistantGB Railfreight
Graduate Civil EngineerCH2M Hill
Graduate EngineerBalfour Beatty Plc
Graduate EngineerBT Bell Consulting Engineers
Graduate EngineerInterserve Construction
Military TrainerThe Army
Officer CadetThe Army
Officer Cadet The Army
Technical EngineerCH2M Hill
Training Officer The Army

Further Study

ACABPP St Helier
MSc Computer ScienceNewcastle University
MSc Engineering GeologyNewcastle University
MSc Environmental EngineeringNewcastle University
MSc Geotechnical EngineeringNewcastle University
MSc Structural EngineeringNewcastle University
PGCE Secondary MathematicsNewcastle University