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 11 Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng Honours graduates from Newcastle University who responded to our survey.
91% went into work, study or a combination of both.
The 9% assumed to be unemployed includes those with jobs arranged to start after the date of this survey.
Of those in employment, 100% were in graduate-level jobs.
£24,833 was the average salary of all of the graduates who supplied us with salary details.
Due to the specialised technical expertise gained at Newcastle University, most Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng Honours graduates go on to begin careers as engineers. The variety within their roles is considerable: from working in national defence, to renewable energy or for world-renowned automotive companies. As a postgraduate qualification is required for chartered engineer (CEng) status, at BEng level, some choose to undertake specialist postgraduate courses, or secure PhDs in their area of interest.
Below are examples of our 2009-2011 graduates' employment and further study destinations.
|Electrical Engineer||Jaguar Land Rover|
|Electrical Project Engineer||National Oilwell Varco|
|Graduate EICA Engineer||United Utilities plc|
|Graduate Engineer||Balfour Beatty plc|
|Graduate Engineer||Ministry of Defence|
|Junior Development Engineer||Turbo Power Systems|
|Product Support Engineer||Control Techniques Ltd|
|Trainee Graduate Engineer||Harris Watson Group|
|MSc Automation and Control||Newcastle University|
|MSc Business and Marketing Management||Northumbria University|
|MSc Electrical Power||Newcastle University|
|PGCE Secondary Physics||Other UK institution|
|PhD Electrical Engineering - Power Electronics||Other UK institution|
|PhD Rotating Electrical Machines||Newcastle University|
|Power Systems Protection||Other UK institution|