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  • We offer an optional year of industrial training for all undergraduate courses
  • We have state-of-the-art equipment across the School including a range of industry-standard equipment as well as state-of-the-art labs and technology
  • The majority of our courses are recognised or approved by a professional, statutory or regulatory body

Earn more than a degree

At Bradford our goal is for you to graduate with more than a degree; we want you to gain invaluable experience that gives you the edge for when it comes to graduate employment. As well as industry placements, we provide a number of other opportunities for you to build your skills and knowledge and overall to enhance your career prospects.


The academic year is divided into two semesters (September to late-January, and late-January to May) with breaks for Christmas and Easter. Each year you take core and/or option modules to accumulate 120 credits per year. This comprises timetabled lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, small group work or self-paced directed study using computer-aided learning materials.

Industry Placements

Our courses are available with an optional year of supervised industrial training which greatly enhances the value of your degree. After completing the year, students return to study the final year of their course, and we often find students return with a drive to complete their studies and many with a full-time job opportunity awaiting for when they graduate.

Final-Year Showcase

Annually the School hosts a final-year showcase, where students showcase their final-year projects to the public, and to potential employers. With industry invited to meet new graduates, this is a great networking opportunity which has seen many of our students get snapped up for jobs when they graduate.


Each module is assessed during the semester in which it is taught. Some modules use formal examinations, which include closed book, open book and 'seen' papers. Others are continuously assessed via technical reports, oral presentations, or computer assignments. Many modules use a combination of the two approaches.

Assessment in the first year is used to monitor your progress and to ensure you are competent to proceed to the second year. All subsequent assessment will count towards your final degree. If you are taking the Industrial Training (sandwich) year, this will be monitored and must be satisfactorily completed.

Supporting Women in Engineering

Traditionally about 10-15% of our students in all disciplines of engineering are women, although this is a proportion we are keen to increase. FAIRER (Females Actively Involved in Rewarding Engineering Roles) is the Faculty Society which offers a support and social network for our female students and staff, and organises a significant number of events each year including team-building, gastronomic, social and cultural activities.

Read more about women in engineering

*These statistics are derived from annually published data by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), based on those UK domiciled graduates who are available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.

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