Industrial Design BEng

Key information


Career prospects

The University of Liverpool’s Careers & Employability Service maximises opportunities for career prospects, graduate opportunities, student summer placements and the annual engineering careers fair with 30 blue chip companies attending (including Jaguar Land Rover, Nestle, Toyota, JCB, British Army, United Utilities, ABB Ltd, Network Rail, BAE Systems and many more). Our degrees provide pathways into rewarding careers and our graduates have found employment in a wide range of international industries and organisations.

Our research-led teaching ensures that we incorporate the latest advances in cutting edge engineering research. 95% of our research is deemed world leading or internationally excellent, and is highly regarded by engineering industries and partners. As well as achieving a degree qualification, you will graduate as an industry-ready engineer who has both practical experience and highly desirable skills to the engineering industry.

Recent employers

  • ABB Ltd
  • Airbus
  • Arup
  • Atkins
  • BAE Systems
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Bentley
  • BMI
  • British Airways
  • British Army
  • Corus
  • Costain
  • Government organisations
  • Halcrow
  • Highways Agency
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Metronet Rail
  • Mott Macdonald
  • Mouchel
  • National Grid Transco
  • National Nuclear Laboratory
  • Network Rail
  • Pilkington
  • QinetiQ
  • RAF
  • Ramboll
  • Rolls Royce
  • Royal Haskoning
  • Royal Navy
  • Siemens
  • Tarmac
  • United Utilities.

Work experience opportunities

Many students undertake placements during the summer or for a full academic year in leading engineering companies.

Postgraduate opportunities

A number of our graduates go on to postgraduate study at MSc or PhD level, either remaining at Liverpool or going to another institution of their choice.

Qualifying you for life

Our teaching programmes are highly rated and this is underpinned by an extensive programme of research. All of our programmes are strongly linked with industry, both formally through our industrial advisory boards, and informally through industry contacts and alumni.

Adeayo Satayo

Winner of the University’s International Student Award

The approach to active learning helps us engage effectively with engineering concepts and puts together the foundation for life-long learning as a professional engineer. Overall, my degree has given me a unique experience and made me highly versatile. Engineers are not only employed in a technical capacity but also in sales, marketing and managerial roles. Adaptation of these skills makes the University of Liverpool engineer distinctive; hence will be of great demand across a vast range of industries in years to come. At the end of it all, it is certainly reassuring when you pick up your degree on graduation day with pride and being able to do almost anything with your future.