Are you a person who likes to solve problems? Do you possess excellent analytical and mathematical skills? Do you want the opportunity to change the way we live? Are you fascinated by the way things work? Are you creative? And do you want to use and develop these skills in order to pursue a successful and challenging career? If you are, then a degree in Engineering is the right choice for you! Engineering is a wide and varied subject with an international demand for specialist graduates. It is an area that has been identified by the Welsh Government as a key area for the economic prosperity of Wales.
The areas that can be studied include:
- Aerospace Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Materials Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electronic and Electrical
- Engineering Environmental Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Engineering
- Sports Engineering
- Product Design
The demand for graduates who are numerate, are able to solve problems, handle computers with confidence and communicate effectively is increasing. There are a variety of courses available, with some giving more emphasis on the vocational and industry contacts, and other courses on research skills and pushing the boundaries of our understanding of the world.
Engineering offers a diverse and exciting career path for graduates, with job security and good pay. Among the sectors that engineers can work are in the industry, business, health, education and research. A number of university courses offer students the opportunity to work with local businesses and industries thus student can benefit from their expertise and develop skills in preparation for a career in the field.
Some courses also offer the opportunity to spend a year in industry, or even abroad. The ability to communicate and work through the medium of Welsh is an additional skill in a competitive field that develops daily. By studying part of your course through the medium of Welsh, you will learn how to handle your subject in two languages – a valuable skill when you apply for jobs.
A degree in Engineering gives you the chance to work in ground-breaking areas, shaping the way people around the world live, improve living standards and improve our understanding of the the world around us. It is an area that prepares you for a career that can offer considerable satisfaction!