Why studying at one of the top engineering universities in the UK gives you access to the best careers in engineering

Considering careers in engineering? There has never been a better time to study for an engineering degree at the University of Strathclyde.

Across the world, there is a shortage of skilled people to fill important engineering roles. The University of Strathclyde expects that in the UK alone, by 2022 there will be 257,000 new engineering vacancies. They will need to be filled by highly qualified candidates.

Stand out to employers

If you choose to study engineering at Strathclyde, you’ll stand out from the competition. The University is known for its practical degrees and close links with industry. It is among the top engineering universities in the UK. Seven of its eight engineering departments are ranked in the top 10 in the UK for research power (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Studying here will better prepare you for careers in engineering. Strathclyde engineering students have the opportunity to complete work placements with a range of blue-chip companies, such as:

  • BP
  • FMC Technologies
  • Amec
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Scottish Power
  • Lloyds Register
  • The Wood Group
  • Microsoft.

Careers in engineering

Industry publication, E&T (Engineering & Technology), discusses the current engineering skills gap. It predicts a bright future for engineering students and graduates with the right knowledge and abilities. The article highlights five engineering sectors where skilled graduates will be highly sought after:

  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Software engineering
  • Aerospace and defence
  • Civil engineering
  • Biomedical engineering

We’ve listed just some of the relevant degrees at the Faculty of Engineering at Strathclyde, which you can progress to from a pathway at the International Study Centre.

Aerospace and defence

Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Engineering and Sciences:

  • BEng (Hons) Aero-Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Naval Architecture with Ocean Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Naval Architecture with High Performance Marine Vehicles

Civil engineering

Undergraduate Foundation Programme in Engineering and Sciences:

  • BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Civil & Environmental Engineering

Pre-Masters Programme in Engineering and Sciences:

  • MSc Civil Engineering (with optional specialist streams)
  • MSc Civil Engineering with Industrial Placement

Biomedical engineering

Undergraduate Foundation in Engineering and Sciences:

  • BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering

Pre-Masters Programme in Engineering and Sciences:

  • MSc Biomedical Engineering
  • MSc Biomedical Engineering with Biomechanics / with Cell & Tissue Engineering
  • MRes Biomedical Engineering with Biomechanics / with Cell & Tissue Engineering / with Medical Devices / with Prosthetics & Orthotics

Take the first step towards a wide range of career opportunities in engineering. Choose your pathway programme at the International Study Centre.

Careers support

Helping you to achieve your engineering career goals, the University of Strathclyde has a dedicated University Careers Service. Here you can get the support you need to improve your CV, search for a job, apply for a job and plan your engineering career. Employability support starts at the International Study Centre with our CareerAhead service offered with all our programmes.