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

Aerospace industry Researches, designs, manufactures, operates and maintains aircraft

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

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

Defence industry Provides equipment, support and services for the armed forces and national security

Electronics industryDesigns and manufactures components and complete equipment for sectors from automotive to medicine and the military

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 industryHelps supply power, water, waste management and telecoms.