Careers in Control and Systems Engineering

Qualified systems engineers make a genuine difference in the world. They build robots and design manufacturing processes. They can even help to predict climate change, financial trends or reserves of raw materials. Here graduate, Luke Creasey and academic staff describe how studying at Sheffield will prepare you for an exciting future.

Excellent career prospects

Your careers prospects as a systems engineering graduate are excellent. Did you know that there are not enough graduates to fill all the jobs available in this area?

Many employers prefer graduates who are trained in systems engineering over a more specific discipline such as electronic engineering or computer hardware/software.

What our graduates do

Our graduates work in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, power generation, and sustainable energy.

They work for companies such as Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover and Thales and graduates can expect an above-average starting salary of £26,800 (DLHE 2014-15). 

Rolls RoyceIndustry focus

We have links with major organisations such as Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and the European Space Agency. This means our courses are relevant and our graduates develop the skills employers look for.

Our courses cover all the engineering disciplines needed by systems engineers: electrical, electronic, mechanical, computer hardware/software, and control components.


We keep you up to date

We regularly introduce new modules in response to current developments in research, and demands in the careers market.

Come and see us

You can visit the department even if you haven't applied for a course.

Open days

Work placements

Boost your CV with a year in industry or a summer placement.

Work with industry

Global challenge

First year students tackle global engineering problems in teams.

Video: global engineering challenge

Our graduates work for organisations such as:

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