BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Industrial Experience / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

The MEng project, in particular, helped to enhance my team-working skills.

Since my current job requires a lot of collaboration with people from other continents, effective communication is very important.

Huda binti Ihsanuddin / MEng. Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduate, IT Engineer at ExxonMobil

Your Electrical and Electronic 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:

  • Designing automotive electronics
  • Designing communication systems
  • Developing robotics
  • High voltage engineering
  • Integrating renewable energy sources
  • Oil and gas exploration
  • Systems for unmanned vehicles. 

Our graduates have secured roles at organisations including:

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

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 2023 - High Fliers Research.

With a year-long industrial placement under your belt, you'll be well placed to take the next step - either into the workplace or towards further learning. 

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, National Grid, BP, Centrica, Jaguar Land Rover, National Instruments, Network Rail, Shell, and Siemens.

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Blog

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