Careers and Opportunities


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Our graduates have a good record of finding employment as engineers and researchers in universities and industry. Opportunities typically exist in:

  • integrated design
  • computer-aided design
  • materials and process research and its application
  • engineering management
  • product development
  • a wide spectrum of technical activities

Some of our graduates seek employment outside the industry, and having a postgraduate qualification can open up opportunities in computing, financial services and management.

To find out more about the careers our graduates develop, please review the latest DLHE (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education) statistics for the following degrees:

The University has a large team of careers advisers who you can drop in to talk to on any weekday. The School of Mechanical & Systems Engineering has its own Careers Advisor called Chris Traynor and our students are encouraged to contact him with any career queries.

The Careers Service is one of the largest and best resourced careers services in the UK and the winner of eight prestigious National Careers Awards. The Careers Service offers support in all things career-related to our prospective and current students, as well as graduates, for up to 3 years after leaving the University. Newcastle University graduates seeking to develop a business idea may also access our business start-up resources for an indefinite period following graduation.

Graduate vacancies and placements

Our students are actively sought by industry and the School is frequently approached by organisations seeking students and graduates for recruitment and placements.

Detail of current summer placements can be found on the Newcastle Work Experience website.


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