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Mechanical Engineering University of Sussex Degree level: Undergraduate

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About the course

About the course

The Master of Engineering (MEng) option lets you specialise your degree with a range of options and provides you with the educational requirements needed to become a Chartered Engineer. You will be trained to lead multidisciplinary teams in the development of complex systems, including in sustainable power generation, power-trains for automotive vehicles, and jet engines for aircraft propulsion.

At Sussex, we undertake world-class research, which enriches your teaching. Our Dynamics, Control and Vehicle Research Group and the Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre, develop innovative concepts in vehicle technology and efficient aero-engines, among other things.

You’ll study in our Future Technologies Labs that incorporate computer suites and new automation/robotics facilities. There is a dedicated manufacturing lab with state-of-the-art facilities such as CNC machines and 3-D printers. You'll be able to specialise in subjects such as CAD, computational fluid dynamics through optional modules and work on areas such as control, vibration, tribology, or aerodynamics through project work including Formula Student and Wind-driven car projects.

We have dedicated academic advisors to support you during you time at Sussex and also a team of student mentors. You will also be welcomed into our active, 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 three-year BEng, or as a four-year BEng 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.

Course details

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 H301
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:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

If you are an international student applying for certain science or engineering-based courses, you must apply for Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance. ATAS clearance is needed before you can register at the University. Please see additional information. http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/atas


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level AAB 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 D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
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 AAABB Highers must include Mathematics, grade A. We would normally expect you to 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 ug.applicants@sussex.ac.uk
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 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

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 £22,550 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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