A masters in engineering will prepare you for a rewarding career in either the private or public sector in a variety of specialisms.

Engineering graduates can continue their careers in a variety of areas, depending on their specialisation. Many choose to follow electrical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or aeronautics.

Well-known engineers include Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya and Beatrice Shilling. Read more about them here.

What does it involve?

Some universities offer more specialised courses including mechatronic engineering, aeronautics and biomedical engineering.

In order to become a chartered engineer you must complete a Masters in an engineering discipline (MEng). This means that you are professionally qualified and registered and therefore your work is recognised as being of a high standard.

A masters in Engineering is usually split into four main disciplines: Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Mechanical engineering, and Electrical engineering

What will you learn?

You will learn essential transferable skills including problem solving, practical knowledge, logical thinking and numerical reasoning.

Most universities with engineering programmes also have industry links which gives students the opportunity to make valuable connections.


Studying a masters in engineering gives you great career prospects with postgraduate employability standing at 73%. This is due to the applicable nature of the course.

Engineering graduates go into a wide variety of jobs at high-profile companies including: Manufacturing, Education, Wholesale and retail trade.

An engineering degree can also ensure a high salary, with the average for an Engineer coming in at £40,000 a year, and the top 10% in the profession earning as much as £110,000.

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