Engineering 2018/19

Our Engineering programmes have the future needs of industry at their core. They are specifically designed to ensure our graduates are equipped with the skills, technical knowledge, business acumen and confidence to go out into the world and make a real difference.

Our graduates go on to work with some exceptional companies. Join us and you could too


Harriette Gwilt,
Junior Talent Acquisition Partner,
Johnson & Johnson

The reason we choose to work so closely with the University of Exeter is because they produce high quality well-rounded individuals. Not only do they have an excellent academic profile but are also able to demonstrate the full skill set that we as an employer are looking for. Students come well prepared to assessment centres and fit the profiles we seek at Johnson & Johnson from engineering roles to business type roles.

Harriette Gwilt, Junior Talent Acquisition Partner, Johnson & Johnson

Business focus

Our graduates are successful and motivated to become the best they can be. That’s why our engineering programmes feature integrated business and management modules. This blend of engineering and management will enable you to take your career to the next level, and will give you that competitive edge to make you stand out from the crowd.


The opportunity to learn and collaborate with a like-minded group of engineering and business students makes for a hugely rewarding experience. You will work closely with students and academics across all engineering and business disciplines, from all around the world, building your own personal network of contacts. This international experience will enhance your learning as you see first-hand how different cultures and levels of expertise can approach the same challenge from a variety of perspectives, preparing you for a global career.

Corporate scholarships

We have a long history of collaborating with leading international, national and regional companies. To celebrate the links between our One World Engineering programmes and our industrial partners, a range of corporate scholarships are available to top performing students studying each of our programmes. The scholarships may also provide an opportunity for our students to work with these leading organisations.


Our graduates may have the opportunity to take up a one-year placement with a wide range of employers on completion of their Masters degree. These placements will provide you with valuable experience and enable you to put your learning into action, helping you to gain new skills and make new professional contacts, further enhancing your employability in a competitive global market.

Sarah Donoghue

Student Recruitment Officer, EY

“The University of Exeter is one of EY’s most successful universities and one of the reasons we recruit from here is that we know the University offers its students the full package. Exeter’s primary focus is to help students achieve academically but it also offers a wide range of opportunities to gain the graduate-level skills, experience and expertise employers like us are looking for.”

Sarah Donoghue Student Recruitment Officer, EY

Engineering facilities

Our Engineering teaching facilities recently underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment including the re-equipment of student workshops and the development of a state-of-the-art 3D visualisation and rapid prototyping suite.

The aerodynamics laboratory comprises wind tunnels with computerised lift/drag balance and hot-wire anemometry equipment for velocity measurement, with the fluids laboratory offering facilities for the testing of marine renewable energy generation devices.

Our thermodynamics and energy laboratory contains thermodynamics experiments, a computerised engine test bed and renewable energy experiments.

The structures laboratory facilitates the testing of full-size structural elements. Students can also investigate the structural properties of elements using fully-computerised equipment including TQ Modular Structures rigs. The Vibration Engineering Section’s vibration platform, installed in 2014, allows the measurement and modelling of vibration performance in structures such as bridges, office floors and stadia. Adjacent is the materials laboratory, housing an array of tensile test equipment.

We also have a wide range of equipment for materials engineering and manufacturing, including 3D printing and nanofabrication. We are home to the Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing, the Centre for Alternative and Remanufacturing Technologies and the Centre for Graphene Science, from where we conduct research and work with industry on a consultancy and facility provision basis. We also have access to the University’s EPSRC-funded IMB Supercomputer SP3 system, and to a Beowulf parallel computing cluster.

Students additionally benefit from 24 hour access to the Forum Library, part of the University’s £48 million centrepiece development the Forum, opened in 2012 by Her Majesty the Queen.