About the course At Sussex, you'll be taught by design experts with industry experience combining art, science and technology. You'll learn to design products that satisfy the needs and behaviours of people and society. At Sussex, you'll be taught by design experts with industry experience combining art, science and technology. You'll learn to design products that satisfy the needs and behaviours of people and society. From day one, you'll be working with industry professionals on live creative briefs, and you'll have opportunities to commercialise your products. We ground you in design thinking so you can develop informed solutions and produce them through prototyping and manufacturing models. You'll also consider how your products may be recycled or re-purposed at the end of their life - designing for the circular economy - a skill desired by the industry. Our teaching prepares you for success: our students have won awards from design leaders such as LEGO and Hasbro. They've also taken their own designs to market through the Sussex Innovation Centre. This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers. 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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Additional entry requirements
If you receive an offer for this course you will be invited to visit the department to review your portfolio and discuss your design abilities. The portfolio should demonstrate your sensitivity to design, your creative problem solving skills and innovative thinking. It can show a range of media and subject matter including work such as : - Sketching and Drawings - Three-dimensional work including models, prototypes, CAD and sculpture - Projects you have undertaken accompanied by the inspiration, research, idea generation, experimentation and development material - Any finished design or artwork including a short explanation - Two-dimensional work including photographs and paintings - Digital work - Sketchbooks If you are from a less artistic background your portfolio should demonstrate both an interest and knowledge of the technical aspects of design and engineering generally.
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|
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