Career opportunities

A masters from the Department of ACSE is the mark of someone with the skills to apply their knowledge in industry, anywhere in the world. Our standard MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Council UK, IET and InstMC. These are marks of assurance that our degree programme meets the high standards set by the engineering profession.

Employment sectors

You could pursue a career with a large international organisation or government department. In recent years, graduates have obtained employment in the following sectors:

  • Manufacturing
  • Power Generation
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Healthcare
  • Finance
  • Higher PhD Research Degrees


Graduates obtain posts with a wide range of organisations and companies. For instance, recent graduates have found jobs with:

  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • NASA
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Airbus
  • Thales
  • IBM
  • Unilever
  • Brunei Shell Petroleum
  • PowerChina
  • Dyson
  • Siemens
  • General Electric
  • Wincor Nixdorf

Here is just a selection of profiles from some of our most recent MSc graduates, detailing why they chose Sheffield, how they found the course and what career paths they have taken.

Profile: Divyarani Mruthyunjaya

DivyaraniDivyarani graduated in 2011 after achieving her Masters in Advanced Control and Systems Engineering. She is now an Instrumentation and Control Engineer at Amec Foster Wheeler.

"I chose to study for a Masters in Control and Systems in Engineering at the University of Sheffield because of the course curriculum."

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Profile: Vishanth Vijayakumar

Vishanth VijayakumarVishanth studied for an MSc in Advanced Control and Systems Engineering and graduated in 2014. He is now working as a Research Assistant at the University of Gent.

"If you are reading this and are considering Sheffield, don’t think twice, it’s an amazing University!"

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Profile: Angesh Anupam

Angesh AnupamAngesh studied MSc in Advanced Control and Systems Engineering and has earned a Grantham scholarship for his PhD at the Department.

"The University of Sheffield has a Department dedicated to Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, which is renowned for its Control System courses."

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Profile: Zaeem Ahmad

Zaeem AhmadRecent graduate Zaeem Ahmad studied MSc in Advanced Control and Systems Engineering and is now working in the oil and gas industry.

"It was a unique experience working with some of the brightest students in the world and this environment pushed me to explore new ideas."

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Profile: Gilbert Barasa

Gilbert BarasaGilbert graduated with a distinction after being awarded the Bechtel Prize for innovation and academic excellence and is now working for industry in Africa.

"Control and Systems engineering breathes life into otherwise traditional engineering fields."

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