Industrial Placements & Internships
The Department of Computing has two degrees with contributory industrial placements or internships:
- MEng Computing Degree (four years)
- MSc in Artificial Intelligence (one year)
Every year over 250 students undertake an Industrial Placement in a wide variety of companies. Recruiting students via an Industrial Placement is one of the most effective ways of attracting world-class candidates upon graduation.
We always welcome new placement and internship opportunities. Find out more about each degree below.
How to advertise a placement
We accept opportunities for industrial placements from August until all our students are placed.
To advertise industrial placement or MSc AI internship opportunities, please follow these steps:
Since the industrial placement is a compulsory element of our the degree programmes, the Department needs to ensure that the type of work the students will be undertaking is relevant to their studies. Before we can advertise your placement opportunities, we require a project/ job description to review.
Please contact us if you require further details about this.
Please note that the Department reserves the right not to advertise job opportunities considered not to be educationally advantageous or relevant to our students' professional training.
For more information about placements for Imperial College students, please visit the college placements page.
Information for prospective employers
Imperial Department of Computing students represent some of the top software engineering talent in the UK - recruiting students on an industrial placement is one of the most effective ways of attracting world-class candidates upon graduation.
Our industrial placement programme offers your organisation:
- A cost effective way of getting a project done at the highest technical standards
- An effective way of recruiting our top graduates - recruiting a graduate who has already worked with you reduces your recruitment and training costs and may contribute to higher retention rates
- A way to exchange new ideas combined with fresh enthusiasm and knowledge of some of the latest technology
- An opportunity to encourage and invest in the computer scientists of the future.
How and when to advertise
If your company can offer suitable placement opportunities please get in touch as soon as possible. Depending on the stage of the placements programme, you can advertise vacancies or establish a link for the next academic year.
Vacancies are usually advertised from the beginning of the Autumn Term until all students are placed.
Find out more
To find out more about how your company can benefit from hosting industrial placement students, please contact the Industrial Liaison Team
Please note that the Department reserves the right not to advertise placement opportunities considered not to be educationally advantageous.
Information for current students
Current MEng 3rd Year students and MSc Artificial Intelligence students should visit https://www.inplace.imperial.ac.uk/ for placement adverts, FAQs, timelines & assessment.