Department of Engineering and Design


Engineering and Product Design are fast-paced areas, driven by the need for constant improvement. You’ll be learning from – and inspired by – engineers who, through their research, are making these improvements happen. It’s this innovation that drives our teaching.

The Department of Engineering and Design carries out high-quality research activities over a number of strategic research areas. We have excellent facilities and laboratories, including the newly opened Future Technologies Laboratories in computing, robotics, electronics and mechatronics.  

88% of our research outputs and 90% of our research impact are categorised as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Our research is organised into six units 

Please click on the research unit names above for more information on each group. 

If you are interested in coming to Sussex to study for a PhD, please contact Prof. Maziar Nekovee, Head of Department.

Grammatiki's student perspective

"During my time in the MSc course, the lecturers assisted me to pursue my goals. They gave me the opportunity to join one of the research groups of the Department of Engineering and Design and collaborate with great scientists. At the moment I am working towards completing my PhD in the Sensor Technology Research Centre."

Grammatiki Lioliou - MSc Satellite Communications and Space Systems