Year in Industry

A Year in Industry placement is a great way for students to apply the knowledge gained during their first two years of study.

Students have the opportunity to undertake an extended paid placement between their second and third year of study. The professional knowledge, skills and experience gained can benefit students, enhancing both their academic studies and career prospects.

How do students get on to the Year in Industry Programme? 

The Year in Industry programmes are by transfer only. Students registered on a BEng programme will need to transfer to an MEng programme.

International Students

International students holding a Student Visa will be required to apply for a new visa, so they must seek advice from Student Visa Services if they are interested in transferring to a Year in Industry Programme.


Students who began their first studies at the University of Bristol in 2020/21 and meet the criteria below are eligible to request to transfer to the Year in Industry:

  • Passed all first and second year units in line with MEng progression criteria

  • Secured a placement with an industrial partner

We anticipate a high demand for year in industry placements. Additional criteria may be in place at departmental level.

Current students

Resources for current students are now available on a dedicated Blackboard organisation site, Engineering Employability. If you can't find it in 'My Organisations' on the Blackboard homepage please get in touch

Get in touch

Louise Duncan - Industrial Liaison Coordinator
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