Industrial placement year

Georgina Buffham, ug civil placement student

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.


Edward Brown, civil placement

Edward Brown, industrial placement year at PAYE Stonework

Student on placement at Mott MacDonald

Tammie Ash, industrial placement year at Mott MacDonald

Gyasi Williams, civil placement student

Gyasi Williams, industrial placement year at Adept Consulting Engineers