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Careers and employability

University of Southampton degrees are highly valued by employers and studying at both our Malaysia and Southampton Campuses will equip you with the skills to operate globally.

Mechanical engineering offers a challenging and rewarding career. Our graduates are highly regarded by industry and well prepared to reach the top of their chosen profession. Professional mechanical engineers work in almost every section of industry and society and therefore a broad range of career opportunities are available. Our graduates are in demand in the global careers market and many are now employed in high-profile roles in world-leading organisations.

Adrian Newey began his career here
Adrian Newey began his career here

We will encourage you to engage actively with your own professional development from the beginning of your studies. You will enjoy many opportunities that are embedded in your academic programme and will have the opportunity in parts 3 and 4 to broaden your options by meeting employers, getting involved in volunteering activities, work placements and much more.

When you are in the UK, make sure you are ready for the job market before you graduate by accessing our extensive programme of work placements and internships. As well as the experience, you will get paid and may get a foot in the door with a future employer.

The University’s Career and Employability Service offers a wide range of services and support to students when in the UK and after graduation, including:

For more information visit the Careers and Employability Service website.


Find out from our student blogger, Aaron Leong, his advice on job-hunting in the UK.



Developing global talent

The University of Southampton creates, promotes and connects its distinctive graduates to the world of work using innovative activities available in your course and the wider university experience.

As a Malaysia Campus student, you will be able to take full advantage of these unique resources.

Key facts

Companies that employ our:

Aeronautics and Astronautics graduates: AgustaWestland, Airbus Defence and Space, Aston Martin, BAE Systems, Boeing, British Airways, Dyson, DSTL, ESA, Jaguar Land Rover, Lockheed Martin, Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team, QinetiQ, Red Bull Racing, Rolls-Royce, Siemens

Electrical and Electronic Engineering graduates: Altera, Apple, ARM, Audi, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Cisco, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Google, IBM, Imagination Technologies, Intel, Jaguar Land Rover, J P Morgan, McLaren, Microsoft, Motorola, Samsung, Sony

Mechanical Engineering graduates: Airbus UK, AWE, BAE Systems, BP, Dyson, GE Aviation, IAC Aviation, Jaguar, Johnson Matthey, Lloyds, McLaren Racing, Mercedes-Benz, MOD, QinetiQ, Rolls-Royce, Schlumberger

I’ve been impressed by Southampton’s sensible and structured growth over the years. I’m proud that it is seen as a top UK university. Many of the graduates we recruit to Red Bull are from Southampton. This is not because of any loyalty on my part, but because Southampton graduates consistently produce better CVs, interview well and bring the right skills to the table

Where are they now?

Find out more about our Alumni

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