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BEng Aerospace Engineering / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

MACE graduates talk employability at Manchester: "They loved me because I am a Graduate of the University of Manchester"
MACE graduates talk employability: "They loved me because I was a graduate from University of Manchester"

Launch your career, with BEng Aerospace Engineering at the University of Manchester. As one of the few Universities Most Targeted by Graduate Employers in 2021 , it's our pleasure to equip you with the sought-after skills needed to journey into this sector - from design and development, to testing and operation.

Fully accredited by RAeS and IMechE, you can enjoy a new world of opportunities upon graduation.

Previous graduate employers include:

  • Rolls Royce
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • BAE Systems 
  • And many more

Overall, 90% of graduates are employed or engaged in further study within 15 months, according to the Graduate Outcomes Survey.

Example Careers:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineer
  • CAD Technician
  • Researcher
  • Higher Education Academic
  • Production manager
  • Financial roles 
  • And beyond

Accrediting organisations

Every Aerospace Engineering course at the University of Manchester is fully RAeS and IMechE accredited.

After completing your BEng (Hons), you will have almost completed the Educational Base for Chartered Engineer Status (CEng) - the internationally recognised, highest professional qualification for engineers, which renders you eligible for the European Ingenieur (EUR ING).

There are three necessary steps to achieving Chartered Engineer status: 

  1. Your Educational Base (MEng, or BEng with MSc) 
  2. Initial Professional Development
  3. Professional Review

For this route, further learning required after your BEng (Hons) is masters level equivalent, and can be obtained in one of a few ways:  

  • Via approved or accredited MSc
  • Transfer to an MEng course
  • Further learning, such as a structured learning programme in the workplace

Associated organisations

As an Aerospace Engineering student at University of Manchester, we encourage you to become a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society .

Would you like to discover more about what life is like after University of Manchester? Be inspired by our Women in Engineering page and see what our students and alumni are doing in the real world on our MACE Blog .