Engineering is all around us. It plays an important part in our actions and impacts everyone’s life. It employs around 6.9 million people in the UK and contributes over one trillion pounds in turnover to the economy.*
Engineering programmes prepare you to design, develop, and improve structures, machines, and systems to solve real-world problems.
These programmes cover a wide range of subjects, including mathematics, physics, and computer science. You may choose to specialise in areas such as mechanical, electrical, or manufacturing. You will gain the technical skills and knowledge needed to pursue careers in various industries, including manufacturing, construction, aerospace, and information technology.
World-class engineering requires world-class skills. The success of engineering in the UK is due to several reasons, not least being the development of great engineering innovation and technology: we have evolved from a mass-production nation into a lean-managed, agile, high-value manufacturing/engineering economy.
The UK is acknowledged as a world leader in several engineering sectors: universities, automotive, renewable energy, space, low carbon, aerospace, creative industries, agri-food and bioscience.
Engineering companies are predicted to need almost two million new employees with engineering skills*, creating exciting opportunities for students who want to work in the industry.
*Source: Engineering UK