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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.
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.
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.
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.
See the modules you will study by year by going to the 'view course details' link.
How to apply
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!
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|Campus name||Main Site|
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:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|A level||BBB - ABB||
A-levels must include Mathematics.
You should have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||
The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma should be in Engineering, which must include a Distinction in Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems or a Distinction in the Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians unit.
GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics with at least grade 6 is essential (or grade B).
You should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C ), including good grades in relevant subjects.
|Access to HE Diploma||
Pass Diploma with at least 39 level 3 credits at Merit or above including 21-24 credits at Distinction.
You will normally need A-level Mathematics, grade B, in addition to the Access to HE Diploma.
All Access applicants will be assessed on a case by case basis.
|Scottish Higher||ABBBB - AABBB||
If you are taking Scottish Advanced Highers we would normally ask for BBB.
Highers must include Mathematics, grade A. You should normally have an Advanced Higher in Mathematics (grade B).
|Extended Project||We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer. We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact Admissions at email@example.com|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 - 32 points||
This score should be from the full IB Diploma.
Higher Levels must include Mathematics, with a grade of 5.
For entry in 2021, either Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level will be accepted.
English language requirements
|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.|
Please see our English language requirements.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|