University of Sussex

Degree level: Undergraduate

Automotive Engineering

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Course summary

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. 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. MEng or BEng? We also offer this course with an industrial placement year, as a four-year MEng, or as a five-year MEng with an industrial placement year. Find out about the benefits of an integrated Masters 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.

Course details

Modules

See the modules you will study by year by going to the 'view course details' link.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H331
Institution code:
S90
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Including at least 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic59Including at least 59 in all four skills.
TOEFL (iBT)80TOEFL (iBT), including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
55%
Student satisfaction
67%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £22500 Year 1
International £22500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.
Automotive Engineering at University of Sussex - UCAS