Engineering degrees encompass a wide variety of subjects but are united by their focus on developing the skills needed to design, maintain and improve various types of structure and system.
There are four broad streams of engineering: civil, mechanical engineering, electrical and chemical.
Engineering in the UK
Today, companies like McLaren Racing, Dyson, Rolls-Royce, Bowers & Wilkins, showcase the country’s excellence in engineering.
According to the Engineering UK 2018 report by EngineeringUK, 19% of the UK total workforce are employed in the engineering sector, and in 2015-16 engineering generated 23% (£1.23 trillion) of the UK’s total turnover.
The report also highlighted an estimated annual shortfall of up to 59,000 engineering graduates and technicians to fill core engineering roles.
A history of success and innovation
The UK is where the Industrial Revolution began. The transition from hand production to machines meant a new level of research and invention — this marked the beginning of modern engineering.
George Stephenson, Michael Faraday, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, John Logie Baird, Tim Berners-Lee are only some of the great British engineers and inventors who contributed to world engineering.
Globally recognised universities
UK universities have an excellent global reputation for their Engineering programmes.
The Times Higher Education world university rankings 2019 placed the University of Oxford 1st globally for Engineering and Technology, with the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London also featuring in the Top 20.
Typical Engineering degrees
Kings students have progressed to a wide variety of degrees including:
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Chemical & Process Engineering
Mechanical and Offshore Engineering
Typical careers in Engineering
Specific roles vary according to what stream of engineering you have studied, but can include:
Electrical and electronic engineering graduates might consider opportunities in: