Our degrees have excellent career prospects: 90% of graduates go on to graduate level jobs. Graduate employers include Siemens, BAE Systems, BT and Guardian Media Group. Careers are many and varied and include Design Engineer, Systems Engineer, Medical Physicist, Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Radio Frequency Scientist. Some of our graduates go on to work in the industrial sector, in government and in education, whilst others enter non-technical professions such as banking, accountancy, management and law.
- ARM Holdings Ltd
- British Nuclear Group
- Deva Electronic Controls
- Energetix Group PLC
- Ericsson Ltd
- Heap and Partners Ltd
- Logica CMG
- Ministry of Defence
- Royal Liverpool University Hospital (Clinical Engineering)
- Science and Technology Facilities Council
- Daresbury Laboratory
- Scottish Power
- The Highways Agency
- United Utilities PLC
- Siemens UK
Work experience opportunities
Our Year in Industry programmes include a placement year during which you will spend time working in an engineering company. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical engineering experience which will boost your CV. Many placement students continue their relationship with the placement provider by undertaking relevant projects when they return to the University and may ultimately return to work for the company when they graduate. The placement is assessed by two reports, a poster and an oral presentation.
Placements can be near or far, in the UK, Europe and China. Placements have been offered by the National Oceanographic Centre which is based on the University campus and CES companies based on Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) in China. Students who take up a placement on SIP are offered accommodation at our partner University, Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University, based in Suzhou, China and they have access to all the facilities on the XJTLU campus.
If you wish to continue your studies at postgraduate level, we offer a range of master's programmes in addition to opportunities for PhD study drawing on staff specialisms.
Electronic and Communication Engineering BEng (Hons)
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It may sound like a cliché, but as a child I would passionately dismantle my toys to see what was inside! Also I thought that since I was good with maths and physics, I'd be good at engineering.
As an international student from Mauritius, the University offered me a scholarship which I gladly accepted and was partly why I chose Liverpool. The course is interesting and relevant; at work I have to use the very basic concepts that are taught in the first year!
Working for ARM Ltd, Cambridge for the last three years as a Layout/VLSI Engineer has frequently called upon my ability to understand transistor level micro-chip design. Having now transferred to customer support, I'm still using these basic principles to help our customers and assist other silicon chip designers.