Aerospace Engineering MEng/BEng(Hons): After you graduate
- Where this course will take you
- Examples of recent graduate destinations
- Careers and recruitment advice
- Employability at Kingston
- Courses available after you graduate
Where this course will take you
Aerospace is one of the most vibrant and successful sectors of UK industry. Impressive technology skills in engineering, electronics, software and many other areas have established the UK aerospace industry as the largest after the USA.
Aerospace engineering graduates from Kingston University have gained jobs with Boeing Space Systems, British Aerospace, British Airways, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, EADS, GEC Marconi, Matra Marconi Space/Astrium, Rolls-Royce and Surrey Satellite Technology. Our graduates include the design engineer for the Hawk and Harrier aircraft and the chief air accident investigator for the UK. Many graduates go on to study at masters and doctoral level. Aerospace graduates are also sought after by other industries because of their high-quality skills.
Examples of recent graduate destinations
Types of Jobs
- production engineer
- repair engineer
- applications engineer
- contract loader
- civil servant
- telemetry and loads analysis engineer
- bid manager
- Tesla Engineering
- Ministry of Defence
- General Electric Aircraft Engine Services
- Virgin Atlantic
- Transport for London
Careers and recruitment advice
The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing has a specialist Employability Team. It provides friendly and high-quality careers and recruitment guidance, including advice and sessions on job-seeking skills such as CV preparation, application forms and interview techniques. Specific advice is also available for international students about the UK job market and employers' expectations and requirements.
The team runs employer events throughout the year, including job fairs, key speakers from industry and interviews on campus. These events give you the opportunity to hear from, and network with, employers in an informal setting. For example, here students are practising their interview skills with employers at a 'speed interviewing' event on campus.
In addition to building expertise in your own discipline, our courses will also help you to develop key transferable skills that you'll need for professional life or further study once you graduate.
As well as a range of careers and employability activities at Kingston, we also offer you the chance to apply and develop your skills in live contexts as an integral part of your course. Opportunities include:
- working or studying abroad;
- peer mentoring roles; and
- internship opportunities within and outside the University.
In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to bring together all that you have learned in a major 'capstone' project where you can apply your subject knowledge to a range of real issues and contexts. This is a great way to learn how to project your skills and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.