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 22,000 graduate engineers a year.

This is not confined to engineering or to the UK. Huge changes in technology mean there is global demand for highly-skilled STEM graduates across a wide range of industries. From data statisticians in marketing 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'll be amazed by the variety of industries that an Imperial degree can open doors to.

Explore the career paths that our Imperial women have taken below.