Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Potential Careers

Graduates from courses in this department who enter employment are almost all in degree-related jobs in organisations involved in manufacturing, IT and engineering consultancy.

 Typical job titles include Systems Engineer, Control and R & D Engineer, IT Consultant, Web Designer / Developer, ICT Engineer, Platforms System Engineer, and Production Engineer.

A higher than average proportion (compared with the institution as a whole) continue on to postgraduate study and usually register for PhD or Masters courses in subjects related to their first degree, such as Control Systems, Electrical Engineering, and Environmental Energy Engineering.

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Step 1 - Look at the career paths of recent graduates

Understanding what recent graduates from your subject have gone on to do can be a valuable source of information to help in career planning, but bear in mind that what you choose to do will be a personal decision based on many other factors, such as what you are good at, what you enjoy, and what you want from work.

Understand yourself and your options

Read this section first, if you have not already done so, as it will help you explore these factors and get ideas for possible careers.

Automatic Control and Systems Engineering - What University of Sheffield Graduates do six months after graduation

This data was collected six months after graduation, so although useful, it doesn't provide a reliable indicator of longer term career paths. Some graduates are still in transition and may be in short term jobs, mainly in administrative, retail and customer service roles, developing further skills and experience while at the same time job hunting, traveling, or taking time out.

Graduate case studies

Our graduate case studies database allows you to search by department and read the case studies from graduates who describe their career path and provide a realistic insight into the world of work.



Step 2 - Research options linked to your subject

Computer Science | Electrical / Electronic Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Communications Engineering

This section of the Prospects website will help you to explore how you can best use your degree (there is no specific area for Automatic Control and Systems Engineering).

There are a number of obvious jobs that you may wish to consider such as control and instrumentation engineer or systems designer. However, you should remember that a large proportion of vacancies advertised to graduates are open to any degree subject so you should be prepared to explore all your options.

What can I do with an engineering degree

This guide produced by Targetjobs, should help you think about the skills you have and the jobs they can be applied to.

Explore types of jobs

This part of Prospects includes profiles covering a wide range of occupations, including job descriptions, salary, entry requirements, training, typical employers and vacancies.

Step 3 - Search vacancy databases for jobs of interest

Career Connect

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Information resources

Our Information resources database includes a section covering a large number of general and regional graduate vacancy websites. Within the ‘Occupations’ section we include recruiters who specialise in a particular sector. Many professional organisations and government bodies also include vacancies as part of their website.

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