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University of Sussex

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with an industrial placement year)

UCAS Code: H61F

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

A-levels must include Mathematics. You should have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

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.

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

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.

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.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

Highers must include Mathematics, grade A. We would normally expect you to have an Advanced Higher in Mathematics (grade B).

UCAS Tariff

136-153

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

100%
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About this course


Course option

5.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

**About the course**

Our Master of Engineering (MEng) degree lets you specialise your degree with a range of options and provides you with the educational requirements needed to become a Chartered Engineer. The placement year gives you the chance to get real work experience for a year in industry, whilst still being supported by the department at Sussex.

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 world class research in sensors, flexible electronics, medical imaging, 5G communications and space systems informs our degrees to give you the best start in your career.

You’ll study in our £12-million Future Technologies Labs, which provides a new space for building robots, programming embedded systems and digital signal processors, as well as state-of-the-art computer design and modelling suites. You will use our industry sponsored electronics laboratories, electrical drive systems, and control engineering laboratories and could be part of the Formula Student team.

As you progress, you’ll focus on electrical or electronic engineering. You’ll get specialist training in applications ranging from semiconductor devices to electric motors for future green transport. Dedicated academic advisors will support you during you time at Sussex, and you will 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 as a four-year MEng without the 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.

Modules

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Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,550
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

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Department:

Informatics

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
med
Electrical and electronic engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
74%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
62%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

68%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

44%
UK students
56%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
48%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


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Electrical and electronic engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
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Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Engineering professionals
8%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
8%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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