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BEng Mechanical Engineering / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

While I was at university, I attended all the career fairs on offer.

This resulted in summer placements and subsequently introduced me to Schneider Electric - my graduate job!

Alice Davis / BEng Mechanical Engineering Graduate, now Graduate Mechanical Engineer at Schneider

From tackling humanitarian crises to protecting the environment, learn how you can make a global impact with BEng Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manchester. As one of the few Universities Most Targeted by Graduate Employers in 2021 , here you'll be equipped with sought-after skills, valuable industrial links, and a world-class education.

Partially satisfying the Educational Base for Chartered Engineer Status (CEng), you can enjoy a new world of opportunities upon graduation.

What industries do our graduates work in? 

  • Consultancy
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Manufacturing 
  • Management
  • And many more

Overall, 95% of graduates are employed or engaged in further study within 15 months, according to the Graduate Outcomes Survey.

We have strong links with a variety of companies across multiple industries - from automotive and biomechanics, to manufacturing and further study. Our Industrial Advisory Boards enable our courses to remain at the cutting-edge of industry needs.

Accrediting organisations

Every Mechanical Engineering course at the University of Manchester is fully accredited by IMechE.

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

There are three steps to achieving Chartered Engineer status: 

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

The 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 programme in the workplace

 Learn more at the JBM Website and the MACE Department Homepage .  

Associated organisations

As a Mechanical Engineering student at University of Manchester, we encourage you to become a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Would you like to discover more about life 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 .