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University of Sussex

Engineering (with a foundation year)

UCAS Code: H100

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-C,C,C

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).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26-28

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.

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

C,C,C,C,C

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.

UCAS Tariff

96-105

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

83%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

General or integrated engineering

**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 UKs 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
£15,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sussex

Department:

Engineering and Design

TEF rating:

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What students say


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.

Engineering

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
92%
Male students
8%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Engineering (non-specific)

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
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
66%
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?

As a mixed subject within engineering where students get a chance to learn from a range of disciplines, this course isn't taken by as many people as some of the more specialist disciplines. Demand for engineering skills is high, though, and so unemployment rates are low and the average starting salary was a very healthy £26,400 for 2015 graduates. Graduates are able to specialise enough to be working in jobs in engineering — especially in design and development - as well as engineering project management. IT and management consultancy were some of the more common jobs outside engineering. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to a MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

General or integrated engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

£34k

£34k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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