Why Study Engineering?

Why? student photoFrom the latest smartphone or tablet computer to the ability to devise a machine to probe the inside of atoms, engineers make ideas reality. Electrical and Electronic Engineers have a critical role to play in this process, as well as being at the forefront of the rapidly-evolving sustainability agenda. Studying at Newcastle will mark the start of your transition into a forward thinking, world leading engineer, with the knowledge and skills to make a valuable contribution to this exciting area in years to come.

Electrical and electronic engineers are highly sought after with employers within the UK and abroad. Typically our employment rate is over 90 per cent and many employers are finding it hard to recruit graduates with electrical and electronic engineering skills. Often, our graduates are earning between £30,000 and £40,000 per annum and graduates can expect this to increase significantly over the course of their career. This is reflected in the number of sponsorship opportunities we have available, offering financial support and guaranteed work experience with companies including Siemens, Dyson, BAE Systems, Sevcon and Tridonic. Recent Newcastle graduates have gone on to work for Dyson developing new lightweight motors for portable appliances, head the electromagnetic compatibility team for BAE Systems Marine and lead the wide bandgap semiconductor research at Dynex Semiconductors.

Outside of engineering, our graduates have gone on to work in roles within the commercial, financial, industrial and public sectors, often in management roles. As well as the technical and practical expertise that you will gain from your studies, our degrees also incorporate opportunities to learn and develop transferable skills, such as analytical and problem-solving, project-working both as part of a team and on your own, communicating with others, planning and time management, and computer literacy, all of which are vital for the employment market.

For more please see The IET - Why study engineering?

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