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MEng Civil Engineering with Industrial Experience / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

The MEng Civil Engineering course stood out to me, as it was similar to architecture but more technical.

The idea of being able to use my skills to help improve the lives of others, while also advocating for sustainability in the process, caught my eye as civil engineering impacts them on such a large scale.

Bea Basa / MEng Civil Engineering Graduate, now Civil Engineer at Ferrovial

Since graduating, I have worked for AECOM where I'm now a Principal Engineer.

I also gained chartership from the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2016 which was a great achievement. Being a University of Manchester graduate definitely makes you stand out from other candidates!

Jennie Harrison / MEng Civil Engineering Alumna, now Principal Engineer at AECOM

Lay foundations for the future, studying MEng Civil Engineering with Industrial Experience at the University of Manchester. As one of the few Universities Most Targeted by Graduate Employers in 2021 , here you'll be equipped with the sought-after skills, close industry links, and world-class education set to give you a head-start.

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

Previous graduate employers include:

  • Arup
  • Atkins
  • Buro Happold
  • Mott McDonald
  • Network Rail
  • And many more

Overall, 95% of graduates are employed or engaged in further study within 15 months, according to the Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2019.

Your industrial placement will be one of the most effective ways to enhance employability. Increasingly, organisations are looking for graduates to demonstrate they have first-hand knowledge of the industry.  

During your time with us, your employment opportunities are continually boosted by career events and company visits organised by the MACE Department. What's more, the University Careers Service is always on-hand to advise on career pathways, graduate jobs, internships, and postgraduate study.

Accrediting organisations

This course is fully accredited by The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM).

After graduating your MEng (Hons), you will have achieved 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).

Therefore, you will have completed the first of the three steps needed to achieve your CEng:

  1. Your Educational Base (MEng, or BEng with MSc)
  2. Initial Professional Development
  3. Professional Review For further information about accreditations

For further information about accreditations, learn more at  ICE , JBM, or find us at the MACE Department Homepage.

Associated organisations

As a Civil Engineering student at University of Manchester, we encourage you to become a member of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural 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 .