Mu: MEng Soft. Eng.

"I was in a development role in the Java Technology Centre at IBM, assigned to create a proof of concept that merged my team's templating technology with an emerging Lotus product..."

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Gavin: MEng Soft. Eng.

"In the summer of 2009 I completed an Industrial Placement with Google in California. I worked in the Audio team which works on automating the Radio Advertising industry..."

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An Industrial Placement is a compulsory part of both our four year Computing Masters in Engineering (MEng) and our four year Masters in Mathematics & Computer Science (MEng) degree programmes.

The MEng undergraduate programme consists of four years of study at Imperial and six months of industrial training (four months for JMC), after the second term of the third year.

Every year over 100 students undertake an industrial placement in a wide variety of companies.

Companies that have taken industrial placement students include IBM, Philips, HPLB, CERN, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, UBS Warburg, Barclays Capital, and Citigroup to name a few. A very high proportion of students are offered jobs in the companies when they graduate which indicates the success of the scheme.

Projects include consultancy for machine-learning applications, improving existing integrating testing and porting a game to a different platform.

Previous placements for 2017 include:

Finance or Financial Services

  • Bloomberg
  • Brevan Howard Asset Management
  • Credit Suisse
  • Edesia
  • Flextrade
  • G-Research
  • JP Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Moore Europe Capital Management
  • PDT Partners

Software / Technology

  • Accenture
  • Apple
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Intel
  • Mind Link Software Limited
  • Netcraft
  • Ocado
  • Palantir Technologies



  • ARM
  • Amazon Video
  • Linchpin Labs


Games / Media

  • New Voice Media
  • Riot Games
  • Yelp

Web / Internet Services / Marketing

  • Amazon
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Unboxed Consulting