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 14 Civil Engineering BEng Honours graduates from Newcastle University who responded to our survey.
93% went into work, study or a combination of both.
Of those in employment, 100% were in graduate-level jobs.
£23,600 was the average salary of all of the graduates who supplied us with salary details.
The classification 'other' can refer to a range of individual circumstances, for example, EU students who return to their country for national service.
Due to the specialised technical expertise gained at Newcastle University, some 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 recruitment consultants. 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.
|Army Officer||The Army|
|Associate in Assurance||PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)|
|Engineering Recruitment Consultant||Kelly Services|
|Fleet Planning Assistant||GB Railfreight|
|Graduate Civil Engineer||Colas|
|Graduate Engineer||Balfour Beatty Plc|
|Graduate Engineer||Interserve Construction|
|Officer Cadet||The Army|
|Project Engineer||F.H Bertling|
|Recruitment Consultant||Meridian Business Support plc|
|ACA||BPP St Helier|
|MSc Civil Engineering||Other UK institution|
|MSc Environmental Engineering||Newcastle University|
|MSc Hydrology and Climate Change||Newcastle University|
|MSc Structural Engineering||Newcastle University|
|MSc Structural Engineering||The University of Sheffield|
|MSc Transport Planning||The University of Salford|
|PGCE||The University of Sunderland|
|PGCE Secondary Mathematics||Newcastle University|
|Structural Engineering||Cardiff University|
|Transport and Environment||Newcastle University|