Engineering Careers

Engineers design, create and maintain. If you’re looking for a creative career with plenty of problem solving, real-world impact and a blend of science and maths then engineer could be the career for you. There are many different types of engineers, at Newcastle University our main engineering disciplines are:

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineers work with chemicals on a huge scale. They could be designing an efficient plant or factory process, scaling up production of a medicine or vaccine or creating new smart materials. They often work in pharmaceuticals, food and drink and oil and gas industries.

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineers work with infrastructure, surveying and environmental systems to address global challenges. Civil engineers could be designing earthquake proof buildings, creating more sustainable cities or ensuring there is sufficient and safe water for communities

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Electronic engineers work on circuits and devices whereas Electrical engineers focus on production and distribution of electricity. This discipline spans from huge wind turbines to tiny micro-sensors

Geospatial Engineering

Geospatial engineers combine geography, maths and science. They use cutting edge technology to survey and map areas.

Marine Technology

Marine Technologists design, create and maintain anything man-made out at sea. From boats and submarines to offshore oil rigs and wind farms

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers work with things with moving parts. This includes vehicles, wind turbines and even prosthetic limbs. Mechanical engineers may specialise in areas such as aerospace engineering or biomedical engineering.

92% of Newcastle University graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Chemical Engineer
– Process Engineer
– Control and Instrumentation Engineer
– Manufacturing Graduate
– Research and Development Assistant
– Safety Consultant
– Technology Risk Associate

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95% of Civil Engineering graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Civil Engineer
– Graduate Transport Planner
– Graduate Tunnel Engineer
– Business Consultant
– Energy Engineer
– Site Engineer
– Project Manager

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88% of Electrical Engineering graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Design Engineer
– Development Engineer
– Electrical Engineer
– Cloud Software Operations Engineer

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This degree focuses on systems and software for analysing  geographic data about the world around us. It draws upon computing, mapping, geography and environmental science.

– Opportunity to do a year abroad or a year in industry
– Accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)

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100% of GIS graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Capacity Analyst
– Data Processor
– Dimensional Surveyor
– GIS Consultant
– Seismic Engineer
– Software Developer
– Transport Planner

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This course focuses on the science, technology and maths behind map-making and co-ordinate systems. Students can expect hands on learning with state-of-the-art equipment and strong industry links.

– Opportunity to do a year in industry
– Accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)

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100% of Geospatial graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Architectural Assistant
– Dimensional Control Surveyor
– Business Consultant
– Engineering Surveyor
– Geospatial Data Analyst
– Land Surveyor
– Offshore Surveyor

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94% of Marine Engineering graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Naval Architect
– Marine Surveyor
– Marine Engineer
– Project Engineer
– Technical Consultant
– Development Engineer

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95% of Mechanical Engineering graduates were in work or further study 6 months from graduating. Some of their destinations were:

– Aerospace Engineer
– Design Engineer
– Officer Cadet
– Research Engineer
– Trainee Patent Attorney
– Biomedical Engineer

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Careers for Climate Change

Climate Change is one of the greatest threats facing our planet. Engineers from all disciplines are researching and innovating to help prevent and slow down climate change. If you want a career that can contribute to battling the climate crisis, take a look at our Careers for Climate Change Poster for some inspiration!

Careers for Climate Change