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MEng Mechatronic Engineering with Industrial Experience / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

he eAgri Sensors Centre, situated within the Electronics Department, introduced me to the world of agricultural technology, which includes some of the most advanced companies on the planet, e.g. Bayer, Dyson, Intel, Sony, John Deere.

A world away from the picture of muddy boots and pitchforks often conjured when considering farming.

Charles Veys / MEng Mechatronic Engineering graduate, Founder of FOTENIX

Your Mechatronic Engineering Master's 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.

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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