Mechanical Engineering student

You might be surprised at where a STEM degree can take you...

Meet Hildur Einarsdottir, Director of Global Product Management (Prosthetics) at Össur, who earned a Master of Science (MSc) in Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London in 2006.


A STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degree gives you access to industries where suitably qualified graduates are in high demand.

The UK, for example, is currently facing a shortfall of 20,000 skilled engineers a year (Engineering UK’s State of Engineering report 2017).

And this problem is not confined to engineering or to the UK – huge changes in technology means there is a growing global careers market for highly-skilled STEM graduates across a wide range of industries – from data statisticians in marketing agencies to ethical hackers.

Currently, women make up just 14.4% of all people working in STEM in the UK, despite being about half of the workforce.

You may be surprised by the huge variety of industries that an Imperial degree can open doors to. Have a look below at some of the career paths that our Imperial women have taken.