Engineering at UEA is built on strong links with industry. Employers value our emphasis on multi-disciplinary working, transferable skills, and independent thinking.
Engineering covers a huge range of skills and disciplines, so we make sure our students are trained in everything from mathematics to managing risk. We’ve got a great track record of getting our graduates employed, thanks to our vocational and diverse teaching.
We not only develop the skills that make a great engineer, but we also introduce our students to employers and working engineers at every stage. Students will be exposed to real-world scenarios, get the chance to regularly meet industry professionals, and explore innovative technology first-hand on numerous site visits.
In fact, thanks to our great industry links, we've been shortlisted for a National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Award for 'Best Collaboration between a University and Employer'. Our extensive collaboration with the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) has gained recognition as one of the 'most effective and influential collaborations [...] between a university and employer to offer students additional employability skills and opportunities'.
All degree courses within the School of Engineering at UEA are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council.
There are lots of advantages to studying an accredited course:
- Completing an accredited course enables you to demonstrate your knowledge, skills, and competencies as outlined in the Engineering Council’s UK-SPEC.
- Graduates of accredited courses benefit from improved career prospects and higher earning potential
- Our accreditation is an international recognition and can pave the way to career opportunities in the UK and abroad.
- Students will be able to register as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) after graduating and gaining suitable professional experience.
Select Partnership Scheme
Select is a pioneering scheme that takes advantage of our strong partnerships with local, national, and international engineering companies. Hosted annually, the Select event brings together engineers at all stages of their careers through speed interviews and networking.
Designed for undergraduate and master’s students, the Select scheme equips you with employability skills and builds your confidence in a friendly environment. To prepare for the main event, you’ll attend bespoke workshop targeted at skills development and identifying your goals. The scheme’s objective is to connect our students with professional partners, offering you the chance to gain work experience and deepen your understanding of the engineering sector.
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Our students are always enthusiastic to meet professional partners, alumni, and industry experts to discuss opportunities, gain further industry insight, and improve their employability skills. Participating in the Select event will help you build connections with the next generation of engineering talent and network with our students, academics, researchers, and CareerCentral team.
After completing a quick registration process, you will receive a document containing all the applications and CVs from our participating students. You’ll then be able to select which students you wish to meet via speed-interviews. During the event, visiting professionals will be offered a tour of Productivity East, our hub for engineering, technology, and management. Throughout and beyond the event, companies will be able to connect with participating students to offer opportunities like placements, internships, and site visits.