Industrial placement year

Civil student on industrial placement

All our courses allow you to undertake an industrial placement year as part of your degree (either in the third year of the BEng or the third or fourth year of the MEng). An industrial placement year is a great way to help you decide what kind of career you might like when you graduate.

If you decide to undertake a placement year, this will extend your degree by 12 months. On successfully completing your placement, you’ll be awarded the ‘industrial’ variant in your degree title so that you can demonstrate your unique expertise to future employers. Your placement can also count towards the professional experience you’ll be required to show if you wish to become a chartered engineer.

Our dedicated Employability Team will provide you with a comprehensive work placement support service whilst you’re looking for a placement. This includes:

  • access to placement lectures
  • workshops
  • one-to-one CV appointments
  • mock interviews and assessment centres.

An academic tutor will also visit you during your industrial placement. This tutor will meet with you and your line manager, offer support and guidance, and discuss your re-integration into studies.

Student case studies

Take a look at what some of our students did on their industrial placement year:

Jake Chan, 3 months placement at Arup in Hong Kong.

Janina Isaacs, scholar on Laing O’Rourke scheme.

Jessica Ritchie, year in industry at Evolve.