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Aerospace Engineering, Astronautics & Space Technology MEng/BEng(Hons): After you graduate

Careers and progression

Aerospace is one of the most vibrant and successful sectors of UK industry. Our graduates have gained jobs with organisations such as Boeing, BAE Systems, Qinetiq, Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL), Lockheed Martin, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), MBDA and Thales Alenia Space, Roxel, Meggit Aerospace Ltd and Airbus Defence and Space.

Examples of recent graduate destinations


  • Boeing Space Systems
  • British Aerospace
  • British Airways
  • Defence Evaluation and Research Agency
  • EADS
  • GEC Marconi
  • Matra Marconi Space/Astrium
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Surrey Satellite Technology

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.

Students practising interview skills at a 'speed interviewing' eventThe 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:

  • placements;
  • working or studying abroad;
  • volunteering;
  • peer mentoring roles; and
  • internship opportunities within and outside the University.

In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to complete a major 'capstone' project where you can apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired to a range of real issues in different contexts. This is a great way to learn and is a valuable bridge to employment or further research at masters level.

Courses available after you graduate

If you decide that you would like to go on to postgraduate study after your undergraduate course, we offer a 10 per cent discount on our postgraduate course tuition fees to our alumni. Here are some courses that might interest you:

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