Engineering at the University of Brighton


Your work and career

We’ll help you to get as much as you can out of your time here, so that you can go on to find – or create – work that excites and rewards you.

Employability skills, career planning and professional practice are embedded in each of our courses. And with courses accredited by professional bodies including the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the option of a professional placement year, and hands-on practical experience in our specialist labs, you’ll have a professional advantage when you graduate.


Student stories

Hear how some of our students have developed their employability:

  • Our Brighton Racing Motors team placed in the top 20 of the international Formula Student competition at Silverstone last year. Find out more about the challenges and the exciting times on the project, how being involved is recognised by industry and can give your career a boost.



Placements are a great way to build your confidence, get work experience, earn some money and help decide what career path you want to take. Our friendly staff in the placements office are on hand to help.

Find out more on the placement blog.


Accreditation and industry links

In today’s competitive job market, employers often look for candidates who have relevant professional qualifications alongside academic study and experience.

By working with employers and professional bodies we are helping you to develop the skills they’re looking for. Our industry relationships provide a number of benefits to you including professional body membership and networking opportunities.

Details specific to your course can be found on individual course pages.


Working while you study

Visit our webpage to find out more about looking for a part-time job.

Work for the university

A great way to earn money that fits in around your studies is to work for the university. Roles include student helpers, student ambassadors, advisers, residential accommodation advisers and staff and volunteers for Brighton Students’ Union.

Watch our video – Lois tells us about the range of things she gets to do as a student ambassador

Your course team and our careers and employability team will give you their professional advice and support. Visit the website to find out more.


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