Deep industry engagement
Our connections are based on ‘real’ interactions that make engagement more meaningful for both industry and student.
Partnering with industry
All of our engineering students do a final year project, 75% of which are funded by industry, which can lead to jobs. Most project ideas come from industry partners looking for a solution to a problem, or to design a new product. Companies benefit from the creative problem solving of students and, in many cases, use the opportunity to identify top students for future job opportunities.
Many companies provide scholarships to students, which can lead to employment opportunities.
UC hosts clubs such as the Engineering Students Society (ENSOC), Women in Engineering (WIE), and the UC Computer Society (CompSoc). Clubs engage with industry members throughout the year by running careers fairs, networking events, interview preparatory sessions, and guest speaker evenings.
UC runs employer information sessions and careers fairs to connect students with industry including an Engineering and Science Careers Fair and ICT Careers Fair.
Linking the energy industry to students
UC hosts the EPECentre (Electric Power Engineering Centre), a world-class power industry research incubator. They provide a link between academic research, industry, and students. With over 30 power industry partners, the EPECentre provides scholarships, careers fairs, field trips, and projects for students interested in the field of power engineering.
Studying towards a PhD in Electrical Engineering
“My project is co-funded by industry, so there’s been a lot of engagement for me. As students of the EPECentre we produce work and present it directly to industry leaders. As PhD students, we always want our research to be useful to the wider world.”