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!

Find out more about finding a placement and visit the Engineering Employability team's page.

Student profile: Jacob Ngome

Jacob Ngome - YiI Student Profile 125x125Current 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.


Read Jacob Ngome's student profile

Student profile: Michael Roberts

Image: Michael RobertsMichael Roberts is studying Computer Systems Engineering MEng and is spending his Year in Industry at Airbus. Michael has written a profile about his experiences in industry.


Read Michael Robert's Student Profile


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.