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Engineering (with a foundation year) University of Sussex Degree level: Undergraduate

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About the course

By starting your Engineering degree studies at Sussex with our Foundation Year, you can explore a variety of engineering applications and discover what's best for you. You also develop the skills to help you succeed in further study.

Whether you're most interested in automotive, electrical or mechanical engineering, you'll learn from our expert faculty and benefit from our links with world-leading companies. After completing your Foundation Year, you choose which of our areas of engineering to pursue.

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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Modules

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


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code H100
Institution code S90
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level CCC - BCC A-levels should normally include Mathematics with a grade C. Applications from A-level students without Mathematics A-level will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You will need to demonstrate aptitude in higher-level Mathematics ( for example A-level Physics).

You may be asked to come to an interview and/or a mathematics assessment during an Applicant Visit Day as part of the selection process.

You will need to have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics with at least grade 6 (or grade B).
In addition, you will need evidence of a broad range of GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 4 or above (or grade C).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma should normally be in Engineering.
You will need to demonstrate aptitude in higher-level Mathematics.

You will need to have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics with at least grade B (or grade 6 in the new grading scale).
You should also have a broad range of GCSEs (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

You may be asked to come to an interview and/or a mathematics assessment during an Applicant Visit Day as part of the selection process.
Scottish Higher CCCCC Highers must include Mathematics. You will also need Scottish National 5 in English and Mathematics at grade B.
You may be asked to come to an interview and/or a mathematics assessment during an Applicant Visit Day as part of the selection process.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 - 28 points You will need to demonstrate aptitude in higher-level mathematics.

You may be asked to come to an interview and/or a mathematics assessment during an Applicant Visit Day as part of the selection process.

Is a Foundation Year for you?
We welcome students with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences, including:

-those who aren't sure which subject they'd like to specialise in
-those who don't have the right combination of subjects for direct entry into Year 1
-those who don't meet the expected requirements for direct entry into Year 1
-those who are returning to education after some time away.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 Including at least 6.0 in each component.
PTE Academic 62.0 Including at least 56 in all four skills.
TOEFL (iBT) 88.0 TOEFL (iBT), including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £18,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 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.

Provider information

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University of Sussex
Sussex House
Brighton
BN1 9RH


Course contact details

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