5 reasons to study engineering
There are many benefits to studying a degree in engineering:
1. Make a difference
By working in engineering, you will be taking on some of the world’s biggest challenges, using innovation and creativity to improve people’s lives. Engineers make a vital contribution to society, creating a better future around the world in areas such as healthcare, green energy and technology.
2. Career flexibility
Engineers are in high demand globally, giving you plenty of choice of what to do and where to do it after you graduate. You will learn many valuable and transferable skills during your studies that will be applicable to all kinds of careers.
3. Exciting opportunities
Studying an engineering degree is the gateway to a variety of exciting careers. There are many industries that require the skills of engineers, from construction and infrastructure to medicine and sustainable development, even robotics and special effects in film and TV.
4. Engineering is prestigious
The effort required to become an engineer is recognised across the globe, so being an engineer is an admired job title and comes with a natural level of respect.
5. Become an expert problem solver
Problem-solving is one of the main aspects of engineering. You will be trained to deal with a range of problems, both practically and theoretically, knowing how to approach each problem and the best way to solve it.
Why study engineering at the University of Surrey?
At the University of Surrey, you will have access to exceptional, internationally-respected academics with extensive experience in the engineering field.
The state-of-the-art facilities in the faculty are available to all students studying engineering subjects. This gives students the opportunity to get hands-on experience with world-leading research to becoming employable graduates. You will be able to take advantage of facilities that include the 5G Innovation Centre and the Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant.
During your time studying at Surrey, you will develop strong, transferable skills and have the chance to engage in real-world engineering scenarios.
For undergraduate students, the Professional Training Year programme offers the opportunity to take part in a work placement. This is your chance to gain crucial work experience that can help kick start your engineering career. Some of the previous placement partners have included:
- Virgin Trains