About the course Automotive Engineering at Sussex covers all aspects of modern automotive development, including engine, transmission and chassis design. This course will give you the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges and changes in the automotive industry, and the placement year gives you the chance to get real work experience for a year in industry, while still being supported by Sussex. Our research feeds directly into our teaching, so you'll benefit from our work in dynamics, control and vehicle research. Research projects include automotive control system, automotive on-board diagnostics system, electric motor-driven camless valve train for IC engines, and autonomous vehicles. You’ll study in our Future Technologies Labs that incorporate computer suites and new automation/robotics facilities. There is also a dedicated manufacturing lab with state-of-the-art facilities such as CNC machines and 3-D printers. Our links to world-leading automotive companies, combined with the chance to work on a single-seat racing car in our Formula Student project, mean you are prepared to become a professional engineer in the automotive industry. We also have dedicated academic advisors to support you during you time at Sussex, as well as a team of student mentors and our welcoming student-run engineering societies. Accreditation Start your career ahead of the competition with our respected industry accreditation. Find out more about accreditation for this course MEng or BEng? We also offer this course without the industrial placement year, as a four-year MEng, or as a five-year MEng with an industrial placement year About Sussex Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better. Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries. Location We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast. We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away. With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.
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How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||Including at least 5.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||59||Including at least 59 in all four skills.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||TOEFL (iBT), including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|