Careers and connections in Engineering


Engineers are critical for addressing global challenges and achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development goals.

At Staffordshire University, our engineering graduates are ready for the world of world, fully prepared with the skills and knowledge they need to flourish in a variety of engineering sectors.

Our degrees have been developed with input from industry and are mapped to the standards set by the Engineering Council to prepare you for a successful engineering career. You'll graduate with the confidence to communicate and understand both theoretical and applied principles, as well as all of the skills you need to succeed.

Your career

Our undergraduate engineering courses cover diverse disciplines and the range of careers that you can go into once you graduate are just as varied. Whichever course you choose, we’ll provide the stepping-stones on your journey towards an exciting and rewarding career as an Engineer within a range of industries.

Our engineering graduates have secured work in a variety of leading organisations, across sectors including...

  • Electrical power generation, transmission and distribution
  • Renewable energy
  • Rail and road transport networks
  • Industrial manufacturing
  • Construction and building services
  • Specialist engineering and consultancy
  • Petrochemicals
  • Telecommunications
  • Defence related industries, including the Ministry of Defence
  • Consumer electronics
  • Aviation
  • Utility supply
  • Mechanical design
  • Medical technology
  • Research and development

Delwyn Gibbon

Automotive Engineering, 2014

Delwyn landed the ideal graduate scheme to start his career in the automotive industry with Leoni Wiring Systems, he is focused on a move to the 3D Design Team.

Delwyn's story

Our latest connections

Work experience

We offer guaranteed work experience to every engineering student, to ensure your education and learning experience is well-rounded – both practically and theoretically. These can be with our partners across the defence sector, including the MoD and the RAF or with our accessing our links to private companies like Bentley, Jaguar Land Rover, JCB, AstraZeneca, and more.

Many of our courses also offer the chance to take an optional placement year which will enrich your learning, as well as add invaluable professional connections to your network. Our integrated masters (MEng) courses also have a compulsory, applied industrial-based project which will help to bring your studies to life.


Industry Connections

Staffordshire University has long standing relationships and partnerships with leading global companies and our connections can take you to the next level of your career in engineering.

Our students have the opportunity to work with influential organisations such as:

  • Alstom
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bentley
  • Caterpillar
  • Cisco
  • Cummins Engineering
  • Eurocopter
  • IBM
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • JCB
  • KMF
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Perkins Engines
  • RAF
  • Rolls Royce
  • Siemens

I used to see engineering as cutting, welding, fabricating and generally making things. Now I understand that engineering is the backbone of society. From the maths to calculate the strength of a structure; to the materials that'll best suit an artefact’s functionality and even understanding how an object’s environment will affect its ability to function; this course has opened my eyes and mind to the ability to conceive, design, collaborate and create anything feasible.  

Nesta Shingler

Engineering Design

Our students

Tutors always explain how and why the skills we’re learning will apply in the real world. It’s made very clear which specialist skills and knowledge employers look for, so we know what’s valuable to employers and can work hard to upskill. There’s also a placements team who work with first year students so they can be ahead of the game when it comes to getting a placement in the second year.

Zach Lowe

Automotive Engineering

Studying Engineering at Staffordshire University helped me to become more confident about what I'm doing and to know that nothing is impossible. It was like my home. They are so helpful and supportive.

Saleh Aghannam

Technical Instructor at Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic

My course has really prepared me for the next step in my career by giving me the ability to work in teams, show my ability to lead teams and to be innovative and to create ideas then see them through; right from the start all the way through to the end project.  

Shannon Lopez Robinson

Aeronautical Engineering

If a new software package in the world of 3D Design comes out, the skills I learnt at Staffordshire University have enabled me to get to grips with it quickly. The Data Analysis skills I picked up enabled me to get my first job with British Touring Cars.

Nick Hancox

Motorsport Graduate

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