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Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering

Your careers team

Ruth Grainger and Joss Moffatt - Careers Consultants

Based in the Bridgeman Building, Ruth and Joss can support you with:

  • Finding and applying for jobs, placements and opportunities. They offer Quick Advice careers appointments, both in Bridgeman Building and within the engineering departments that you can book via Careers Online. (You may be seen by one of our other Careers Consultants.)
  • Exploring your career options with a 30 minute Careers Consultation.
  • Mock interviews to help you prepare via a consultation.
  • Presentations and workshops within departments.
  • Workshops on topics such as CVs and interview techniques, and assessment centres.

Tracy Salsbury, Employability Development Officer

Based in the Bridgeman building, Tracy can support you with:

  • Finding and applying for jobs, placements and opportunities, and developing your skills and employability. She has bookable Quick Advice appointments both in Bridgeman Building and within the engineering departments that you can book via Careers Online.
  • Meet her at talks, workshops, drop-ins and careers events.

For more information on placements in your department, please contact the following staff:


Placements Administrator                                          Jenny Noakes           

Placements Administrator                                          Charlie Hague          

Director of Professional Training                                Dr Darren Watts       

Industrial Professional Placements Co-ordinator      Melissa Ingleton       



Further information can be found on your department Learn placement page here

and on the department web page.

Key skills developed during your degree

  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Computer programming
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Numeracy
  • Practical, environmental and business awareness
  • Problem solving
  • Professional competence
  • Project management
  • Team working
  • Time management

Career options

Career areas related to the Electrical Electronic and Systems Engineering courses include:

Careers where your degree would be useful:

  • Remember 60% of graduate roles are open to all disciplines.

Career prospects of EESE graduates are excellent; there is no part of the modern world where electronic, electrical and systems engineering do not play a part. You may choose to follow a career in a technology company, or a specific industry sector, such as healthcare, government and public services, finance and banking, transport or construction as well as education, research, leisure, media or sport – the difficult part may be deciding where to let your degree take you.

*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 Mechanical, Electrical and Manfacturing Engineering offer a range of postgraduate taught masters programmes across three key challenges of Communications Energy and Systems.

The School welcomes enquiries about postgraduate research opportunities including MPhil and PhD degrees. 

Further study elsewhere:

Postgraduate Taught programmes:

PhD opportunities:

 Professional development websites:

Where do graduates go?

What do Loughborough Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering graduates do?

Six months after graduating in 2017…

For Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering courses in the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

  • Main activity: 90% of those available were in work or further study (UK students only).
  • Mean salary: £26,740 for full-time graduate level employment (UK students only).
  • Industry locations (professional level roles): 8% stayed in the East Midlands, 22% in the East of England, 22% in the South East, 16% in the West Midlands, 14% in London, 11% in the South West, 8% in the North West.
  • Industry sectors (professional level roles): 43% were in manufacturing, 22% were in public administration and defence; compulsory social security, 11% were in information and communication, 8% were in professional, scientific and technical activities, 5% were in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, 3% were in financial and insurance activities, 3% were in other service activities, 3% were in transport and storage, 3% were in wholesale and retail trade; repair of vehicle and motorcycles.

Employers included:

AECOM, Airspan Communications Ltd, BAE Systems, British Army, GSK, Lockheed Martin, Micron Design, Ministry of Defence, National Grid, Royal Navy, SHEco Renewable Systems Ltd, Simulation Solutions, Thales, ZF.

Roles included:

Duty Analyst, Electrical Engineer, Electronic Engineer, Embedded Software Engineer, Graduate Control Systems Engineer, Graduate Hardware Engineer, IT Graduate, Research Engineer, Systems Architect, Weapon Engineering Officer, Civil Servant, Tax Consultant.

Further Study included:

MSc Renewable Energy, MSc Energy and Power, MSc Telecommunications with Business, MSc Design Innovation Management, PGCE, PhD Autonomous UAVs for Marine Mammal Monitoring, PhD Manufacturing, PhD Robotics.

Further information

  • eGEMS gives access to destinations information for Loughborough graduates at school and course level.
  • View Graduate Profiles from this department

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.

  • Check out the Engineering Departments engineeringPLUS database of placements for undergraduate engineers

Other useful links:

Professional bodies, sector and labour market information (LMI)

Professional bodies:

Sector and labour market information (LMI):