and qualifications – Engineering
grounding in math and science will start you off well in any branch of
Tomorrow's Engineers Career
Route Map shows that there are many routes into engineering –
university degree, foundation degree, diploma, apprenticeships
and a variety of flexible, work-based
learning. All routes can lead to registration with the Engineering
Council. Many engineering degrees include industrial placements.
degrees that are accredited by the Engineering Council as this will allow you
to become a member of a professional engineering institution and begin your
path to becoming an incorporated or chartered engineer (IEng or CEng). Here's
some advice about choosing your university course.
Whilst Earning is another route to professional qualifications
(including IEng, CEng and EngTech / ICTTech) for people who prefer a more practical,
There are many programs to encourage people into engineering, whatever your age
and level of education.
Headstart encourages students interested in mathematics
or science to consider technology-based careers. Pupils in Year 12/S5 can spend
up to a week at university before making their UCAS application.
Year in Industry (YINI) recruits students onto
paid placements relevant to many areas of engineering in their gap year before
or during their degree course. The
The Scheme links Year 12 students with local companies to
give them an in-depth insight into the sector.