Why study engineering at postgraduate level?
Engineering is a very competitive sector. With thousands of students graduating every year, the industry as whole is relying more and more on the specialist engineering skills that postgraduates can bring. These skills help make companies' projects a success and employers are willing to pay a premium for graduates that fit the bill.
Postgraduate profile: MSc electrical and electronic engineering; PhD mechanical engineering
Gareth Moore on his MSc electrical and electronic engineering, PhD mechanical engineering, the Rolls-Royce graduate scheme and the Strategic Research Centre.
Postgraduate profile: MSc manufacturing systems engineering
Virendra Singh Sohal's MSc in manufacturing systems engineering has opened up an international career.
Paying your way
Competition for complete funding is fierce, so it is likely that you’ll be looking at funding at least part of the course yourself, if not all of it.
For people undertaking part-time study (over 50% of postgraduates) this is often the case.
If the qualification is work related, don't forget to ask your employer if you're planning on studying and working.
- - Professional and Careers development loan
- - Professional development loan
Research Council funding
The UK's seven research councils are government-funded agencies supporting research in different disciplines.
These bodies also represent the most important sources of funding for postgraduate students in the UK.
- - Tips on getting research council funding for your postgraduate course
- - About the UK research councils and their specialist areas
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MA, MSc, MRes, PhD, EngD... there are all sorts of postgraduate courses available for engineers.
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Automobile and aerospace companies dominate the highest rankings in the employer table; utilities, defence and manufacturing organisations were also popular.
Motorsport Engineering & Management MSc at Cranfield, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester and MSc in Advanced Materials Engineering at SoEDT Bradford.