Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with an industrial placement year) at University of Sussex - UCAS

University of Sussex

Degree level: Undergraduate

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with an industrial placement year)

Course summary

87.9% of our research outputs in Engineering were assessed to be world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021) About the course From renewable energies, autonomous cars, robotics and mobile communication to advances in medicine, electrical and electronic engineering underpins all facets of our daily lives. Our research in sensors, flexible electronics, medical robotics and imaging, 5G communications and space systems informs our teaching. You’ll study in our £12-million Future Technologies Labs, which provide a new space for building robots, programming embedded systems and digital signal processors, as well as computer design and modelling suites. You’ll use our electronics and control engineering laboratories, and electrical drive systems, and could be part of one of the Formula Student or Medical Robotic teams. As you progress, you’ll focus on electrical or electronic engineering. You’ll get specialist training in applications ranging from sensor design to hardware accelerators, and from semiconductor devices to electric motors for future green transport. We have dedicated academic advisers to support you during you time at Sussex, as well as a team of student mentors. You’ll gain hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment. In your final year, you’ll work on a project inspired by industrial needs. The optional year in industry is a valuable opportunity to experience work as an engineer within a commercial company. You’ll be able to contribute to design products and services that will shape the society of the future. All this gives you the confidence, skills and experience for the next step in your career. MEng or BEng? We also offer this course as a three-year BEng 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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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. We accept IELTS One Skills Retake. We do not accept IELTS Online.
PTE Academic59Including at least 59 in all four skills. We do not accept the PTE Academic Online test.
TOEFL (iBT)80TOEFL (iBT), including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing. We do not accept TOEFL (iBT) Home Edition.

Student Outcomes

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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 £25000 Year 1
International £25000 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.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with an industrial placement year) at University of Sussex - UCAS