If you enjoy maths, science and technology subjects and have an appetite for problem solving, a career in engineering might be the perfect choice for you.
Engineers report some of the highest job satisfaction levels of any professional group and Chartered Engineers’ salaries are a match for other professionals like accountants and solicitors. Amazing opportunities will be open to you; engineers save lives, lead major technological breakthroughs, manage some of the world’s biggest projects and shape the future of society.
Reasons to choose Engineering:
Chartered Engineers command high salaries and enjoy an exciting and challenging career. According to the Times Good University Guide, along with medicine and dentistry, engineers are the top earners in terms of graduate starting salaries. Once you have reached Chartered status you can expect to earn over £50,000 per year.
Engineering qualifications and experience are a foundation for many different careers. Engineers are involved in everything around us from developing the latest healthcare and household products, to innovating low-carbon technologies and materials – engineers are called upon to solve the problems of the modern world.
Engineers need to have diverse skills; project management, team-work, leadership, business acumen and people management are all part of the job. A degree in engineering will cultivate and develop these abilities.
A degree in engineering presents wide reaching opportunities. The skills of engineers are in demand right from large blue chip organisations to Third World countries. Engineers can work all over the world and make a global impact. Many of the engineering courses available at Loughborough offer the opportunity to study or work on placement abroad.
Engineering is a highly respected profession. Once you have gained your academic qualifications and sufficient professional experience, you will have the opportunity to become a Chartered Engineer, affiliated to one of the professional engineering institutions.
Engineers are the driving force behind our rapidly evolving world. Engineers use their scientific and mathematical expertise to solve problems and design innovative solutions – engineers have the opportunity to be creative.