Your degree can lead to many careers; some require the specific academic and technical knowledge developed from your studies while others will utilise the wider transferable skills that you will have developed.
Each academic department has a careers consultant and placement & internship adviser based in the Careers Service, who work closely with the departments via a Departmental Careers Adviser (DCA) to provide tailored careers education and events. You can find out more about our team or view a list of DCAs. We are always interested to hear your ideas and feedback!
Our consultants and advisers offer one to one appointments that can be booked via JobsLive but we strongly recommend that you do some work first, to get the most from any meeting. We’ve put together some resources and reference links below to get you started.
What can you do with Bioengineering?
- See what Imperial graduates do for an insight into what other Bioengineering graduates have done.
- Check out the Bioengineering Careers Blackboard page where you can find a range of helpful careers resources including a list of small and medium (SME) Bioengineering related companies, past career talks and the Bioengineering Careers programme for the current term.
- Apart from a few bigger companies, the labour market for Bioengineering related roles in the UK is mainly made up of small to medium enterprises (SME’s) and start-up organisations. These are generally quite difficult to find using simple google searches and have a wide variety of recruitment practices. To further support you, the Bioengineering department employs a dedicated Industrial Liaison Manager who works closely with the Careers Service to provide tailored support.
- Have a look at our Careers resources and information for Bioengineering [pdf]- useful resources tailored to your subject area to help you think about career options, sources of job vacancies and networking opportunities.
You might also find the following useful:
- We run a number of events throughout the year, these include careers fairs, employer presentations, networking events and application workshops. The vast majority are advertised on JobsLive or by department emails. As a student of Bioengineering you may find our Engineering Careers Fairs (mid-October) and our SME week (mid-November) of particular interest. There is also a Bioengineering Fair that is run by the department in collaboration with the Bioengineering Society in November.
- Many Imperial students from Bioengineering pursue further study at MSc or PhD level. Find out more about your Further study and funding options.
- Everyone’s situation is unique but there’re some key steps you can take to develop and progress your career. Check out our Plan your career webpages to better understand your skills and make some tough decisions.
- Research job sectors and occupations - finding out more about different careers will help you decide whether they are appropriate options for you.
- Whether writing a CV, compiling a Cover Letter or preparing for interview our application process webpages are a great starting point to help you at each stage of a recruitment process.