BEng Mechatronic Engineering / Careers

Year of entry: 2023

Career opportunities

Manchester's award winning Careers Service will continue to support you two years after graduation.
Harish Kathiresan BEng (Hons) Mechatronic Engineering graduate

The diverse nature of the course sparked my interest in a career within innovation and technology

It encouraged my innovative thinking and exploration of new technologies that will disrupt the industry in the next 5, 10 and 20 years' time.

Harish Kathiresan / BEng (Hons) Mechatronic Engineering graduate, Group Technology Programme Manager at Babcock Internat

Your Mechatronic Engineering degree from The University of Manchester will open a world of opportunity, and the skills you develop will be sought across a wide range of industries. 

There is a shortage of electronic and electrical engineers, and our graduates are in demand in this highly employable profession. EEE is a global market today, opportunities truly are global. Our graduates have been prepared for opportunities such as:

  • Developing microcontroller-based embedded systems
  • Developing robotics 
  • Integrating renewable energy sources
  • Designing associated power conversion systems
  • Developing automation and control systems 
  • Designing automotive electronics
  • Designing electrical machines
  • Developing guidance and control systems for unmanned intelligent underwater, or ground and aerial vehicles.  

Our graduates have secured roles at organisations including:

  • Arup
  • National Grid
  • Scottish Power
  • ABB
  • Rolls-Royce
  • BAE Systems. 

You will also acquire skills such as logical thinking, team working, report writing, analytical and presentation skills, and a high level of numeracy, all of which will leave you well equipped for a career either inside or outside the mechatronic engineering discipline.  

What's more, graduate with a degree from us and you'll be in demand among the top graduate employers by attending one of the most targeted universities according to The Graduate Market in 2021 - High Fliers Research.  

Did you know, this course has an industrial experience option: BEng Mechatronic Engineering with Industrial Experience .

Careers Service

We are committed to helping you get the best start after graduation. That's why The University of Manchester's award-winning Careers Service will continue to support you two years after graduation. 

Additionally, each year the Department hosts a careers fair where you can meet with company representatives and discuss work experience options. These companies include Rolls-Royce, Alstom, BP, ABB, Jaguar Land Rover, National Instruments, Network Rail, Shell, and Siemens.

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Blog

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