Our courses give you the best possible chance of getting the job you want.


A career in Mechanical Engineering can take you anywhere.

When you leave the University of Sheffield you will be sought after by employers looking for high-quality mechanical engineering graduates.

In the past, our graduates have found employment with prestigious companies such as Rolls-Royce, Arup, Jaguar, Network Rail and Deutsche Bank.

Many of our graduates go into industry, particularly manufacturing, transport and power generation, or work for engineering consultancies in both technical and managerial roles.

Outside of engineering some of our graduates have become events managers, teachers and charity workers, while others have started their own business.

Careers Day

Each year the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering departments hold a careers day for final year students.

This event provides a unique opportunity for students nearing the end of their degree to meet potential employers face-to-face and is the only university careers event entirely dedicated to the mechanical and aerospace engineering communities.

The companies who attended our careers day in 2017 were:

  • Rolls-Royce
  • Atkins
  • Cadtek
  • Liberty Steel
  • Furrer & Frey
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • SNC Lavalin
  • Cummins
  • IMI
  • University Careers Service
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Arup
  • Meggitt
  • Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
  • Siemens
  • AMRC

The day was further supported by the attendance of two major professional societies:

  • Institute of Mechanical Engineers
  • Royal Aeronautical Society

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.