The UK aerospace industry is the second largest in the world, directly employing 112,000 people. Most of our aerospace research is by it's nature collaborative with industry and there is a strong pipeline of progression from fundamental research through to applied research and demonstration.
Students in the department have gone on to a variety of different careers, including civil engineers, engineering technicians, quality assurance and regulation officers and engineering professionals. The programme also aims to provide a strong foundation for further study to PhD level and pursuit of a career in research.
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2016, 87.5% of postgraduates in the department who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £24,300 with the highest being £26,000.
*Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates, 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career prospects and employability
The University of Nottingham has been named as the best university in the UK for graduate employment, by the 2017 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.
Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.
* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research