When you discuss career pathways with your students, science and engineering are two options that will come up quite often!
Many of your students will have heard that science and engineering are good disciplines to study. After all, they make up half of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), an area that many international governments are advocating.
So why is this?
In a nutshell, there is a high global demand for science and engineering graduates. Many employers struggle to fill STEM vacancies, and with this demand set to increase, this problem is only getting bigger.
This means that for prospective students, studying a science and engineering qualification can bring a wealth of benefits, including:
- High graduate employment rates
- Good salary
- A lot of job security
- Fewer visa restrictions
But as you’ll know all too well, the above reasons aren’t the only factors students should consider when choosing a degree pathway.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss the difference between science and engineering, what the courses typically look like, and some of the careers they can lead to - so you can help your students judge whether a science or engineering qualification is the right path for them.