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Engineering and design postgraduate placements

Our MSc courses with integrated placements provide you with an opportunity to apply your knowledge in industry and prepare you for your career ahead.

We offer opportunities to go on an industrial placement if you study our MSc Modern Building Design or MSc Robotics and Autonomous Systems. Placements usually run for three months towards the end of your course and are in addition to your 12 months of study.

Although you're responsible for applying and arranging your placement, our partnerships team are on hand to support and guide you through the process. The team organises and delivers employability workshops, including CV writing and interview techniques to prepare you for applying.

MSc Modern Building Design

Develop the knowledge of building design practice, methodologies and processes sought after by engineering and architectural design firms and contractors.


Our MSc Modern Building Design includes an integrated placement as part of the course. You can start your placement between June and the end of August and it can run for a minimum of three months between June and December, in parallel with your research dissertation. This is an opportunity to apply what you've learnt by working on industry-driven research topics.

If for any reason you are unable to secure a placement, you'll transfer on to our 12-month alternative course and will have the opportunity to graduate with an MSc in Low-Carbon Building Design.

Watch our video about our students' experiences on placement

We have links with a large number and variety of organisations offering placements both in the UK and further afield.


MSc Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Learn the essential skills and techniques needed to develop robotics, autonomous systems, and embedded artificial intelligence.


Our MSc Robotics and Autonomous Systems includes an optional placement route. The placement runs after semester 2 and you'll have the opportunity to do your individual project in parallel at your placement company. You may also complete your individual project at the University after your placement instead. This is an opportunity to apply what you've learnt by working on industry-driven research topics.

If for any reason you are unable to secure a placement, you’ll carry out your individual project earlier during the summer period instead.