Sheffield is the only university in the UK with a whole department dedicated to control and systems engineering. Rolls-Royce have opened a technology centre here. And we have research contracts with major organisations such as the European Space Agency. Our facilities include a robotics lab and a new (2015) control and electronics lab. The course has a strong practical focus from the outset. You will learn lab skills and work on projects. You will learn how to design, build and manage computer systems for complex engineering applications such as aviation, infrastructure and medicine. And you’ll take part in the faculty’s Global Engineering Challenge, a team exercise designed to make you a better engineer. The MEng meets all the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Graduates are in demand: they work in aerospace, manufacturing and energy, for companies such as Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Dyson and Shell. Spending your third year on work placement gives you a head start – as well as making contacts and applying your knowledge, you’ll be paid a salary.