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School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering (ABCE)


Your careers team

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 team

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

An architecture degree develops many skills including

  • imaginative and creative thinking skills
  • information management
  • anaylysis and critical thinking and attention to detail
  • self-reflection
  • communication and visualisation
  • multi-disciplinary team-work
  • IT and digital design skills
  • understanding of materials and the built environment, structural and construction technologies
  • commercial awareness
  • organisation and project management
  • appreciation of history, and legal, cultural and environmental issues

Career options

Career areas related to the Architecture courses:

Careers where your degree would be useful:


  • Remember 60% of graduate roles are open to all disciplines. During your during your degree you will develop many skills that are valued in a variety of sectors, including consultancy, management and information technology.

*You can also look at other course pages depending on other modules you have taken and/or are interested in*

Further study

Further study at Loughborough University:

The School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering offers postgraduate courses in a variety of disciplines

The School also offers PhD / MPhil research opportunities

Further study elsewhere:

Postgraduate taught programmes:

PhD opportunities:

Where do graduates go?

What do Loughborough Architecture graduates do?

This is a new course with its first students graduating in summer 2021. Figures provided below are representative for the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering as a whole.

Six months after graduating in 2017…

  • Main activity: 97% of those available were in work or further study (UK students only).
  • Mean salary: £27,542 for full-time graduate level employment (UK students only).
  • Industry locations (professional level roles): 12% stayed in the East Midlands, 32% in London, 19% in the East of England, 10% in the South East, 8% in the West Midlands, 7% in Yorkshire & the Humber, 6% in the North West, 4% in the South West, and 1% in Wales.
  • Industry sectors (professional level roles): 61% were in construction, 25% were in professional, scientific and technical activities, 5% were in transport and storage, 3% were in manufacturing, 2% were in public administration and defence; compulsory social security, 2% were in information and communication, 2% were in wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, 1% were in accommodation and food services activities and 1% were in real estate activities.

Employers included:

AECOM, Arup, Arcadis, BAM, British Army, Faithful + Gould, Kier Group, Laing O’Rourke, London Projects Ltd, Mace, Morgan Sindall, Mott MacDonald, Skanska, Vinci Construction UK.

Roles included:

Army Officer, Commercial Manager, Construction Manager, Geotechnical Engineer, Graduate Civil Engineer, Graduate Site Manager, Graduate Structural Engineer, Professional Quantity Surveyor, Project Quality Surveyor, Site Engineer, Technical Services Graduate.

Further Study included:

MSc Environmental Engineering.

Further information


Resources to research career areas


Resources to find 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):