Careers and employability

Graduates with knowledge of electronic and electrical engineering are in huge demand both in the UK and overseas, and our students are some of the most sought after and employable in the world.

Two bladeless wind turbine motors in the Siemens Gamesa training facility.


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

Companies our graduates work for include:

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

  • Apple
  • ARUP
  • BT
  • Ericsson Communications
  • Evident
  • Huawei
  • Intel
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Triumph Motorcycles
  • Vodaphone

 Accredited for your future

All of our MSc courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. This is a mark of assurance that our degree programmes meet the high standards set by the engineering profession, and also mean the department is linked to UK-SPEC through the Engineering Council, and be internationally recognised through the Washington Accord, advances which assist students with their graduate employability. You must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

IET Accreditation Logo 2020

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Case study: Technology Graduate Programme

We spoke to Vinayak to find out how he secured a Technology Graduate Programme with PricewaterhouseCoopers via Tier 2.

Vinayak, an alumni in MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering, shares how following advice from our Careers Service helped him to secure a placement on the Technology Graduate Programme with PwC.

It's important to attend the Careers Fairs. I saw a presentation from PwC where they explained exactly what they're looking for when they're hiring graduates.

Vinayak R Kartha

MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Check out more profiles from the Department's alumni

Careers service

Careers service support for MSc students

The University of Sheffield Careers service has a lot of resources, advice and learning opportunities available for students on postgraduate taught courses. 

Find out more about the careers serivce

Top 10 in the UK

We're in the top 10 UK Electronic and Electrical Engineering Departments (QS World University Rankings 2021).

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International scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students, including undergraduate and postgraduate taught scholarships towards the annual tuition fee. Applications are open for existing offer holders.