Year in industry options are available on all of our courses with the exception of courses including a Foundation Year. Students on these courses can transfer to a course including a year in industry option on successful completion of the Foundation Year.
In a degree with a year in industry, one year is spent on an industrial placement. For BEng courses, this is between the second and third years of the degree course i.e. 2:1:1. For MEng courses, students can opt to take the year in industry after either the second or the third year of the course, allowing 2:1:2 or 3:1:1.
The Department gives assistance in finding a suitable sponsor and a member of the academic staff will visit the student during their placement. On return from the placement, the student submits an assessed report. Students find the experience gained invaluable in determining career options and often students have found that placements can lead to job offers on graduation. Some companies are also prepared to sponsor students for all or part of their studies.
Some students also opt to undertake a placement with a company in one of their summer vacations. Again this is an excellent opportunity to gain industrial experience and make contacts.
Mrs Helen Lay
Dr Jude Brereton
(+44) 01904 322365