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Automotive Engineering (with an industrial placement year) (Hons)

University of Sussex

48 months
22500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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Automotive Engineering (with an industrial placement year) (Hons) degree provided by University of Sussex covers all aspects of modern automotive development, including engine, transmission and chassis design.


This Automotive Engineering (with an industrial placement year) (Hons) course at University of Sussex will give you the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges and changes in the automotive industry, and the optional placement year gives you the chance to get real work experience for a year in industry, while still being supported by Sussex.

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.

In our Formula Student projects, you’ll get the chance to work on one of our electrical or internal combustion engine single-seat racing cars. In addition, you’ll benefit from our links to world-leading automotive companies when preparing to become a professional engineer. We have dedicated academic advisers to support you during you time at Sussex, as well as a team of student mentors. You’ll also be welcomed into our active, student-run engineering societies, and benefit from our partnerships with:

  • Women’s Engineering Society
  • Engineers Without Borders UK
  • Engineers in Business Fellowship.


Throughout your studies, you'll develop skills and knowledge in modern automotive development. You can use these skills for careers in sectors including:

  • automotive and robotics
  • construction and manufacturing
  • security or defence.

You meet employers through our guest speakers and supervisors, and benefit from our industry links with companies Jaguar, IBM, Siemens and Thales.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Electrical Circuits & Devices
  • Engineering Maths 
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Programming for Engineers
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Technical Drawing and Computer Aided Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A-levels must include Mathematics, with at least grade B.
  • You should have a broad range of GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.
  • IB: 30 -32 points overall from the full IB Diploma.
  • Subjects: 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.
  • European Baccalaureate: Overall result of at least 75% to 77%.
  • Evidence of existing academic ability at a high level in Mathematics is essential (normally with a final grade of at least 8.0).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22500 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 GBP /month
Living costs

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