Engineering Placements: For Students

The aim of the industrial placement is to provide you with the opportunity to consolidate and broaden the knowledge you have gained in your studies. The working environment allows you to apply your academic knowledge and skills to a real world situation, add new skills and prepare for the workplace after graduation.

Students working in an engineering lab

You will gain a commercial perspective of your area of study and this puts you in a strong position when it comes to finding work. Many of our students build strong relationships with the companies they work with during their placement and often return to work with them following graduation. It's a great opportunity to gain contacts and experience which will help set you apart and build a strong career.

Placement Opportunities

There are a number of placement opportunities at undergraduate level. As part of the ‘fast-track' version of the MEng there are summer placements following years 3 and 4, allowing completion of the course in 48 months.

Placement Companies

Kongsberg, BP, Shell, SPIE, Weatherford, Wood Group, Taqa, James Fisher Divex, Bureau Veritas, Halliburton, Sparrows Offshore, Fugro, Score Energy, AGR Automation, PaR Marine, Control Valve Solutions, Enovate Systems, PD&MS, CNR, Helix Well Ops,  Proserv, Matrix International, KCA Deutag, Jaguar Landrover, Metrol Technology Group and Cirus Logic, Leonardo company.

The Placement Office

The Placement Office organises relevant opportunities for students who must undertake a placement as part of the academic requirements of their course. They help you find a company that matches your interests, provide support and guide you through the process.


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“My placement further increased my knowledge of the oil and gas industry in the North Sea and gave me the opportunity to experience office and offshore working environments.”

Ross Davidson Electronic and Electrical Engineering MEng

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