02/12/2021

Five Different Engineering Career Paths You Can Take

One of the great things about engineering is that are lots of types of engineering sectors you can work in. From curing diseases to building the cities of the future and designing and developing electrical systems to race cars and bikes, there are so many different options.

So, what types of engineering degrees are there? Let's take a look at five of them.

Mechanical engineering

From the air-conditioning units that keep our homes cool to the prosthetic legs that give amputees a new lease of life, mechanical engineers have a significant part to play.

Mechanical engineering is about designing and creating anything with moving parts. Many different sectors rely on mechanical engineers' technical skills, including construction, aerospace, and the automotive industry.

Find out more about our mechanical engineering courses.

Biomedical engineering

If you like engineering and medicine, this is the perfect career path for you! Biomedical engineering concerns using technical engineering to solve medical issues.

Biomedical engineering is a fantastic career to get into as you are helping people live their lives. You could be involved in anything from helping the country fight the Coronavirus pandemic by building ventilators to creating robots that carry out delicate medical procedures.

Find out more about our biomedical engineering courses.

Civil engineering

 

Civil engineering is all about designing, building and maintaining the infrastructure around us.

Everything you see on a daily basis, from bridges and powerlines to hospitals and schools, have all been put in place by civil engineers.

Civil engineering is an enriching career as you are involved in making the world a better place to live.

Find out more about our civil engineering courses.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Electrical engineers work with electrical equipment and technology, not only designing and building it, but fixing damaged equipment too.

If you work in electrical engineering, you can be involved with a wide range of equipment, from the tiniest sensor to the largest generator!

Find out more about our electrical and electronic engineering courses.

Motorsport and automotive performance engineering

Have you ever watched Formula 1 or road cars and wondered how the cars move so aerodynamically around the track? Motorsport and automotive engineers are the ones to thank.

Motorsport engineers design and manufacture racing cars, making them as fast and efficient as possible.

At the University of Bolton, we're proud to host the £13 million state-of-the-art facility and UK's only National Centre for Motorsport Engineering. This means you will learn all you need to know to get ahead in this exciting industry.

Find out more about our motorsport and automotive performance engineering courses.

Choose your engineering career path with the University of Bolton

We offer a wide range of engineering degrees that will give you the practical experience and critical skills you need to make your mark in the world of engineering.

Located in Greater Manchester, we're one of the Top 12 universities in the UK for Teacher Satisfaction*, meaning you'll receive a positive and supportive learning experience.

We're now accepting engineering students for our January 2022 intake – so if you're looking to forge your career path, see our available course.

*Guardian University Guide 2022

 

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