Newcastle University’s engineering students are highly regarded in the graduate marketplace, with opportunities available in the UK and worldwide.
Most of our graduates are employed in industry, where they are involved in:
Studies show that engineering graduates are earning more than the average graduate salary six months after leaving university, and, if they become Chartered, their average salaries continue to increase faster than inflation.
Some engineering graduates undertake further study, obtaining MSc and PhD qualifications before entering their chosen career, whether that is in industry or in an academic career.
Others use the skills they have gained during their course to embark on careers in management, administration, accounting, teaching and law. In fact, you can enter almost any career you want.
Find out what recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation:
Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK. 93.4% of our 2011 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating. More than three quarters (78.7%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a graduate level position.
We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+ which enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.
Newcastle University also has particularly strong links with all branches of the armed services and is currently one of the five institutions who are partners in the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS), supporting students interested in pursuing careers as technical officers.