Engineer your perfect career in the UK

If you’re an engineer in the making, there’s no better place to launch your career than the UK. We’re expert innovators – ranked fifth in the world for innovation – but we’re experts in teaching all kinds of engineering too.

Engineers are in high demand around the world. From robotics to computer science, sustainable energies and intelligent buildings – an engineering degree opens up a wide range of specialist career paths in developed and developing countries. If you want to know you have the skills, knowledge and attitude to travel and work anywhere, the UK will give you the preparation you need. 

Three of the world’s top ten universities for engineering are in the UK, but wherever you study here you’ll be connecting with outstanding teaching. Thanks to our world-class links with research and industry, our undergraduate and postgraduate students are exposed to the cutting edge of technology and ideas.

Shift your brain up a gear

As well as allowing you to tap into the accumulated knowledge of some of the best brains in the business, our progressive approach to teaching is designed to shift your brain up a gear. You’ll be challenged to approach problems creatively and collaboratively, with inspiring insights from industry voices to help shape your future plans.  

The UK’s diverse courses are generally shorter than comparable overseas degrees too. So you can get moving along your career path even quicker, with a qualification that will open doors in the world of engineering wherever you go. 

What will you be learning?

All our engineering degrees provide a solid understanding of the essential components of the subject, from the essential calculations you’ll use to a broad knowledge of materials. But whatever level you want to study engineering you’ll find opportunities to specialise in the field you’re most interested in. 

Aeronautical Engineering

If you’re fascinated by the mechanics of flight, you may want to study an aeronautical degree, where you’ll learn the engineering principles behind all kinds of aircraft – from research and design, to construction, testing, science and technology. You could then specialise even more, into astronautics, aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, propulsion or avionics. 

Electrical Engineering

Electrical and electronics engineering are concerned with electrical power, ranging from the large-scale production and supply of electricity on a large scale, to small-scale electronic circuits. This kind of degree allows you to follow a wide range of careers, from working on the delivery of city-wide infrastructure projects and power generation, to computer systems, robotics or communications.

Chemical Engineering

If you have a strong science background you may want to learn how chemical and biological processes can be used to produce useful substances and materials. Ideal for students with an analytical mind, you would be learning about the extraordinary scientific engineering behind all manner of everyday processes and products.

Computer Engineering

Computer engineers work on designing and prototyping different types of hardware and software, blending many of the aspects of electrical engineering and computer science. With so much overlap with different fields, and so many applications for computing opening up, your studies could encompass everything from computer graphics to microcontrollers.

Civil Engineering

Civil engineers design and develop infrastructure projects, often on a massive scale, making this the perfect degree for anyone who wants to help transform and develop their home country. Spanning everything from mechanics and hydraulics to geotechnics and statistical analysis, you’ll learn how to use computer modelling to create innovative enduring solutions that service entire populations. 

Mechanical Engineering

One of the oldest fields of engineering, a mechanical engineering degree will teach you how mechanical systems are designed, made and maintained. Courses generally cover a wide range of core areas, including thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, stress analysis and technical drawing, and is the ideal choice for anyone thinking of going into robotics, transportation, manufacturing or mechatronics.

Engineering in the UK 

Employers around the world love UK engineering graduates, because they’re taught with a passion that’s been burning for centuries. From the explosion of engineering innovations fueled by the industrial revolution, to our long heritage of building some of the best aircraft in the world, engineering is very much a part of the British mindset. 

It’s helped shape our cities, our infrastructure, and our relationships with the rest of the world. British engineers have long travelled the globe to share our world-class know-how on every imaginable project. When you graduate in the UK, you’ll share that same universal recognition wherever you go. 

Living in the UK will give you a first hand vantage on pioneering projects underway here, and the opportunity to connect with leading engineers of all disciplines. Critically, you’ll be immersed in the English language, ensuring that you graduate with the kind of communication skills and confidence you’ll need to collaborate with people anywhere in the world. 

If you want to build an amazing future for yourself and for people everywhere, start engineering your ideal career in the UK.