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Industrial Placements


Internship requirements

You are encouraged to arrange a mutually beneficial programme of work, which would allow you to utilise their talents, whilst the student can gain valuable experience in an area of interest.

We do ask that the work involved must be of a technical nature related to the subjects currently on the course:

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Information and software engineering
  • Civil and structural engineering
  • Design and manufacturing
  • Research and development

Examples of previous internships:

  • Working along side a design team (electronic, firmware, mechanical engineers, product designers) to research and design a new product
  • Spending time on problem solving for clients, using CAD and running CFD simulations
  • Reviewing manufacturing processes and make recommendations for improvements
  • Checking structural calculations and attending site visits
  • Working on a hydraulic hybrid train demonstration project which involved mechanical, electronic, embedded software and control engineering.
  • Software development project 


Internship reports

To meet the Engineering Department industrial experience requirements, some students will need to provide written and signed confirmation of having completed some relevant work.

The student will have a copy of our report template which will require a signature from their supervisor or someone who can verify their work. There is also an optional employers’ questionnaire which, if completed, is valuable feedback for our students.

A signed letter or a verified company report would also suffice, provided that it meets the relevant criteria.


What type of organisation can offer internships?

Any size of company is welcome to offer internships to our students, in any industry. We value the benefits that a small / medium sized company can offer to students, as well as larger organisations.