Year in Industry

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

The Year in Industry programme gives students 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 for the rest of their degree and beyond: 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 will apply for a standard MEng course and will have an opportunity to transfer to the Year in Industry programmes during the second year. 

Students registered on a BEng programme will need to enquire with their school about transferring to an MEng programme. International students holding a Tier 4 visa will be required to apply for a new visa so must seek advice from Student Visa Services if they are interested in transferring to a Year in Industry Programme.


Students who begin their first studies at the University of Bristol in 2018/19 and meet the criteria below are eligible to request to transfer to the Year in Industry:

  • Achieved an average of 40% in all first year units and 50% in all second year units

  • Secured a placement with an industrial partner

We anticipate a high demand for year in industry placements and an additional competitive element will 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
0117 95 45483
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