Given that you will spend half of your life in work first and foremost do something which you enjoy
. In terms of courses theres a shortage of engineers right across the industry so the world is your oyster.
Personally I see a big shortage of good C&I engineers at the moment. Long term I don't think you would be without work if you went into controls, however, I would suggest that while you are doing your degree it would be worthwhile doing an industrial placement as experience is still considered more valuable that a piece of paper.