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 teaches you how to design, analyse and test robots, autonomous vehicles and other systems. You also learn how to control robotic systems with microprocessor technology. So there’s a strong practical focus from the outset. You will learn lab skills and work on projects. And you’ll take part in the faculty’s Global Engineering Challenge, a team exercise designed to make you a better engineer. Systems and control engineers can build robots and design manufacturing processes. They can even help to predict climate change and financial trends. So graduates are in demand. Ours work for companies including Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Land Rover, Shell and HSBC. 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. The course meets all the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.