Spend a year in industry
All of our courses can be combined with a year in industry. This can be a great boost to your career prospects, giving you a head start when you graduate.
If you arrange to go on a placement, you will pay a reduced fee to the University for that year.
You are expected to find your own placement, but there is plenty of help and advice from University staff. Work placements are subject to the approval of the department - in other words if your tutors do not think the placement is worthwhile they won't let you waste your time!
Student profile: Jacob Ngome
Current student Jacob Ngome is studying MEng Mechatronic & Robotic Engineering and is spending his Year in Industry at Airbus Group UK. Jacob has written a profile about his experiences in industry.
Student profile: Michael Roberts
Year in Industry Video
Current students from ACSE talk about the challenges and benefits of a year in industry, with contributions from Dr Robin Purshouse and Ian Payne at HR Wallingford, one of our industry partners.
Placements and projects with industry
Industrial involvement is not restricted to year out placements. Shorter period summer vacation placements and term-time collaborative projects are also possible, and very nice to have on your CV. Current students within the Department are routinely provided with information about available placements and any Industry partner involvement in undergraduate projects.