Mechanical engineering graduates are sought by employers in almost all sectors of the engineering industry. These include:

Aerospace industry Aerospace industry

Chemical industry Covers oil companies, chemicals manufacturers and the businesses that support them (eg to build new plants or develop new process technologies)

Construction industry Designs and builds infrastructure, buildings and buildings services (eg heating and ventilation)

Fast moving consumer goods industry Manufactures products such as household cleaning items, personal hygiene goods and convenience foods

Marine industry Develops and helps operate vessels

Materials and metals industry Activities include developing new materials and manufacturing components or end products

Pharmaceuticals industry Develops and manufactures drugs

Rail industry Designs, constructs, manages and maintains rail system components from trains and tracks to electrical power systems and train control systems

Utilities industry Helps supply power, water, waste management and telecoms.