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. This course gives you a grounding in the control of advanced engineering systems. You will also learn how that knowledge can be applied to complex systems such as biological processes and the environment. You will learn about system analysis and the design techniques used in industry. And you’ll take part in the faculty’s Global Engineering Challenge, a team exercise designed to make you a better engineer. Spending a year on work placement means a longer course, but if you’re focused on career in this field the benefits are difficult to ignore. You will be giving yourself a head start in the jobs market: making contacts, applying your knowledge – and being paid a salary. 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. The BEng is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Measurement and Control.