Engineering Maths graduate destinations

Engineering graduates are highly employable, with well developed skills in areas such as numeracy, team working, report writing and creativity. Bristol graduates are in demand, with the university's high academic standards and excellent teaching attracting many recruiters.

Data obtained from

  • Single honours Engineering Mathematics courses (BEng and MEng), including those with study abroad
  • Graduates from the UK 

Responses were received from 28 UK graduates from 2016/17; this is a response rate of 71.8%


Most important activityPercentage of graduates
Full-time work 64%
Part-time work 11%
Due to start work 0%
Full-time study 14%
Part-time study 0%
Travel 4%
Something else 4%
Unemployed 4%

Sector information

A large number of graduates enter a range of occupations that do not require a specific degree, as around 70% of jobs are open to graduates of any discipline and the broad skills base of engineering graduates is appreciated. This can include working in high profile areas such as IT, finance, law and the Civil Service, as well as those which might seem more unrelated such as advertising, journalism and social work.

Employment sectorNumber of graduates
I.T. 7
Wholesale and retail 3
Finance and insurance 3
Manufacturing 2
Other sectors (5 sectors) 6

Employers and occupations

Those entering engineering will find possibilities in a range of different functions, although the exact spread of opportunities will vary according to your degree subject. Functions include research and development, design, consultancy, production, contracting, and commercial work such as sales and marketing. Your career need not be confined by your original choice of function - indeed some mobility is built into many training schemes.

Examples of employers

  • Miminal
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Accenture
  • Barclays
  • Atkins

There are also opportunities to apply one's scientific training and knowledge in new ways such as patent work, health and safety, and technical writing. Engineering offers the chance to apply your personal values in a huge range of contexts, from defence to development.

Examples of occupations

  • Business Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Corporate Banker
  • Graduate Engineer
  • Graduate Transport Planner

Further study

Anyone wishing to continue on to postgraduate study will find exciting opportunities at both Master's and PhD level, with funding more readily available than in most disciplines.

Four graduates from 2016/17 went into further study, studying courses such as Engineering Mathematics (PhD) and Artificial Intelligence (MSc).

Explore your career options

You can explore specific sectors and career options on the Prospects website: What can I do with my degree?

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