Engineers often excel in STEM
subjects, such as maths, physics and chemistry. There are two common routes into engineering. This includes the higher education route and the vocational training route.
Before studying for A-Levels, it’s a good idea to secure GCSEs in maths and a science subject such as physics. For a chemical engineering path, chemistry might also be required. A-Levels in maths and a science subject will then allow you to apply for an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject area. A BEng undergraduate degree will take between 3 and 4 years to complete.
After undergraduate study, it is possible to secure a job as an engineer and gain further experience. Further education is available for those who want to specialise or secure chartered status. This will allow you to increase your earning potential. For chartered status, you will need an MEng or PhD in a relevant engineering field.