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School of Aeronautical and Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering (AACME)

Materials Engineering

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Careers Network is here to support you by providing information, advice, guidance, events and opportunities to enable you to secure placements, work experience, self-employment and graduate careers.

Working closely with your academic school, our team of experts ensures that every student has access to careers advice.  As well as large careers fairs, we hold sector-specific events, involving employers and Loughborough alumni, to help you make valuable connections and secure high-quality placements and graduate roles. 

To find out more about what we do and how we can support you, visit Meet the teams

Details of the Placements Officers for your school can be found here.

We look forward to supporting throughout your Loughborough journey.

Key skills developed during your degree

  • A high standard of numeracy
  • Commercial awareness and business skills.
  • Creative and innovative problem solving.
  • IT competency and computer-modelling experience
  • Research and report-writing skills
  • The ability to analyse and interpret data.
  • The ability to evaluate designs, processes and products, and make improvements.
  • The capability to work in multi-strength teams.
  • Time management, planning and organisational skills

Career options

Careers directly related to your degree:

Careers where degree would be useful:

Further study

Further study at Loughborough University:

The Department of Materials Engineering offers two postgraduate taught masters programmes.

There are various postgraduate research opportunities from funded PhDs within Materials Engineering to study within the several doctoral training centres with which AACME is partnered.

Further study elsewhere:

Postgraduate taught programmes:

PhD opportunities:

Where do graduates go?

What do Loughborough Materials Engineering graduates do?

Graduates from this subject area have gone on to destinations where:

Employers included:

Airbus, Atkins, BAE Systems, Bentley Motors Ltd, Cadent Gas, E.ON, Fibre Extrusion Technology Ltd, IBM, Intertek, National Composites Centre, Parker Hannifin, Pirelli Tyres, QinetiQ, Renishaw, Sky.

Roles included:

Design Engineer, Materials Engineer, Process Engineer, Product Design Engineer, Quality and Materials Engineer, Research and Development Project Manager, R&D Engineering Materials Testing and Characterisation, Research Engineer, Technologist, Technology Consultant, Transport Technology Consultant, Finance Analyst.

Further Study included:

MSc Additive Manufacturing, MSc Materials Science and Technology, MSc Medical Engineering Design, MSc Renewable Energy, MSc Renewable Energy Systems Technology, MSc (RES) Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, PhD Engineering, PhD in Materials Science.

Further information

For more information on companies graduates work for, industry links and career opportunities, visit the subject area page of the University website.  You can also find out what our students say in our student stories of personal journeys through and beyond Loughborough and track the career journeys and Loughborough experiences of some of our alumni.

Resources to research career areas


Resources to find work experience, placements and graduate jobs

Students have the option of taking a year-long placement in industry which provides an invaluable opportunity to develop their professional and technical skills further.

Additionally, we advertise many opportunities for summer internships and encourage students to gain experience valuable in the workplace through extra-curricular activities such as volunteering, committee memberships, work-shadowing and part-time work.

Other useful links:

Professional bodies, sector and labour market information (LMI)

Professional bodies:

Sector and labour market information (LMI):