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University of Sussex

Product Design

UCAS Code: HW12

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

A-levels should include Art or a design subject. Without A-levels in these areas you will still be considered but will need to demonstrate a strong, recent background in art and design through other means. You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics with at least grade 6 (or grade B) and, if you are not offering Art or a Design subject at A-level you must also have GCSE Art or Design Technology at grade 6 (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:24,M:21,P:0

The Access to HE Diploma will need to contain substantial amounts of Level 3 credit in Art or design. Applicants without an Access containing Art or Design will still be considered but will need to demonstrate a strong, recent background in art and design through other means. You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics with at least grade 5 (or grade B) and, if you are not offering Art or a Design through your Access you must also have GCSE Art or Design Technology at grade 6 (or grade B).

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

30-32

Higher Levels should include either Visual Arts or Design Technology. Applicants without one of these at Higher Level will still be considered but will need to demonstrate a strong, recent background in art and design through other means.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma would normally be in Art and Design. Applicants without this will still be considered but will need to demonstrate a strong, recent background in art and design through other means. You must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics with at least grade 5 (or grade B) and, if you are not offering Art or a Design subject at A-level you must also have GCSE Art or Design Technology at grade 6 (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,B,B,B-A,B,B,B,B


Highers must include Art or a design subject. You will need Scottish National 5 in Mathematics at grade B.

UCAS Tariff

120-147

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

69%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Production and manufacturing engineering

**About the course**

At Sussex, you'll be taught by design experts with industry experience combining art, science and technology. You'll learn to design products that satisfy the needs and behaviours of people and society.

From day one, you'll be working with industry professionals on live creative briefs, and you'll have opportunities to commercialise your products. We ground you in design thinking so you can develop informed solutions and produce them through prototyping and manufacturing models. You'll also consider how your products may be recycled or re-purposed at the end of their life - designing for the circular economy - a skill desired by the industry.

Our teaching prepares you for success: our students have won awards from design leaders such as LEGO and Hasbro. They've also taken their own designs to market through the Sussex Innovation Centre.

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering Designers.

**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
£20,750
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?

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Production and manufacturing engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

After graduation


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Production and manufacturing 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
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
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?

Graduates are in significant demand, so unemployment rates are well below the national graduate average and starting salaries are well above average. Much the most common industries for these graduates are now vehicle manufacture - there are not enough people with these degrees to go round and so the big employers tend to take the lion's share at the moment. But pretty much anywhere there is manufacturing, there are production engineers. 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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