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What can I do with...

...a design engineering degree?

Baffled by your career options? This handy little tool helps you find out exactly what you can do with your design engineering degree.

Sectors

 

Having chosen to study design engineering, you might be destined to spend your professional life creating incredibly complex 3D models using CAD software. However, a design engineering degree will actually provide you with an excellent platform from which to enter a range of challenging sectors...

Skills

 

You might know the difference between fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, but here are some of the other skills that your design engineering degree might have helped you to develop…

Advanced I.T. Skills

Microsoft office? Child’s play! You’ve got highly developed I.T. skills that’d run rings around the average schmuck.

Analytical Skills

You’re better than Shearer and Hansen put together. You’re even better than Gary Neville. Fortunately, your top-notch analytical skills also extend beyond the world of football punditry.

Attention to Detail

You can spot a needle in a haystack. Sometimes you can even spot a specific needle in a massive stack of needles. You’re just that sharp.

Communication (Oral)

All mouth, no trousers? Nope, but you can speak to people in a calm, concise and engaging manner.

Computer-Aided Design

Forget pen and paper, you’ve got highly desirable computer-aided design skills.

Creativity

You have the ability to come up with creative and innovative ideas. You’re so far outside the box you can’t even see the box. The box is merely a dot on the horizon.

Critical Thinking

When you’re presented with a problem or idea, you have the ability to think about it from a critical perspective. You’re not afraid to share your opinion.

Data Handling

You can compile, organise and analyse data. Qualitative data? Quantitative data? It doesn’t matter. You’ve got it nailed.

Decision Making

If a decision needs to be made, you have the confidence to make it. You’re not hot-headed, but your middle name is ‘decisive’. When it’s crunch time, you’re always ready to do some crunching.

Independence

You don’t need somebody holding your hand the entire time. You can work on your own, use your initiative and keep yourself motivated.

Logic

You ain’t no fool! Your approach to problem solving is characterised by reason and rationality.

Numeracy

Forget 2 + 2 = 4, you’ve got the numeracy skills to give Carol Vorderman a run for her money.

Objective Thinking

You can think objectively and approach problems and situations with an open mind.

Problem Solving

You’re a bit like Jimmy McNulty in The Wire. You might swear a lot, but you can solve problems quickly and logically without too much head-scratching.

Research

Like a pig sniffing for truffles, you have the ability to get your head down and find exactly what you’re looking for: useful information.

Teamwork

You’re not an angry loner. Far from it! You have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Time Management

You may not have ‘Bernard’s Watch’, but you can manage your time effectively and meet deadlines without any last minute stress.

Occupations

 

Still stuck for inspiration? Check out the different roles you could secure with your design engineering degree…

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