MSc
1 year full time
Starts September 2017

Engineering Business Management

From an early stage in their career, engineers need to manage project progress and finances in professional environments. Projects can become increasingly complex, often involving overseas collaboration.

Our course is for you if you’re a new or practising engineer, and interested in a career in engineering management. We combine advanced topics in business, management and finance with further study in specialist engineering topics.

You will benefit from:

  • company visits
  • simulations
  • case studies
  • a guest lecture series featuring international speakers and industry leaders.

Key facts

  • This course builds on Sussex’s strong foundation of interdisciplinary study – it is taught jointly by the Department of Engineering and Design and the Department of Business and Management.
  • We have strong links with industry, which benefits both Masters-level and PhD research.
  • Our courses are designed to meet employer demands – you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to compete effectively in the fast-paced world of work.

How will I study?

You study core modules in business and management. Depending on your background and interests, you choose from a number of engineering options. These include topics such as advanced mechanical engineering, digital communications and electronics.

You take taught modules in the autumn and spring terms, with examination periods in January and May. The project is started in the spring term and continued in summer.

You are assessed through reports, essays and unseen examinations.

MSc project

You’ll complete a substantial MSc project, which is often practical as well as theoretical. You may have opportunities to work with an industrial partner.

Some of our previous students’ project work has led to journal and conference publication, giving them a head start in their careers.

The project demands individual responsibility and promotes skills deveopment in:

  • project management and planning
  • resourcing and scheduling
  • documentation and communication
  • critical awareness and creative thinking.

Project assessment can include interim reports, presentations and a dissertation. Some projects are undertaken in groups and replicate the type of professional teamwork expected in industry. Topics are generated from the academic research and industrial collaborations in our Department. A member of faculty supervises the project.

Full-time and part-time study

You can choose to study this course full time or part time. Find the modules for the full-time course below. 

For details about the part-time course structure, contact us at enquiries@enginf.sussex.ac.uk

What will I study?

  • Module list

    Core modules

    Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

    • Accounting for Decision Makers

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      This module is designed as an introduction for non-financial managers to comparative international accounting, and financial reporting and analysis, within the context of converging standards.

      No prior knowledge of accounting procedures is assumed or required.

    • Global Business

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      The module will widen the perspective of aspiring managers regarding the strategic implications of global change and facilitate more informed strategic planning and implementation within companies. The module is introductory and wide ranging in scope. A balance is sought between theory and practice with seminars placing an emphasis on contemporary case studies.

    • Management, Innovation and Organisational Performance

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      This module aims to help you develop a critical awareness and deep understanding of the principles and practices associated with management and performance excellence, and provides insight into the drive for continuous improvement of products, services and processes for enhanced competitive positioning from effective innovation management.

      The module includes a focus on strategies for sustainable improvement in performance of operating systems, ethical practice, organisational mindset, and planning and control mechanisms employed to effectively manage and monitor socio-economic performance for sustainable business operations.

      By critically assessing the application of a range of tools, techniques and frameworks within a variety of best practice organisations across a number of industry sectors, at both national and international level, you will examine 'value' from a range of stakeholder perspectives.

    • Managing Complex Projects, Products and Systems

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      During this module you will address three central issues:

      Organisational capabilities: how organisational forms and capabilities in project management, systems integration and software engineering are essential in the design and production of CoPS. Special emphasis is given to project management capabilities.

      Models of innovation: how industrial structures, product life cycles and innovation management in CoPS differ from the conventional model of innovation often based on the mass production of consumer goods.

      Firm strategy: how firms are changing their strategic positions, building new service capabilities and creating customer-centric organisations to provide bundles of products and services as integrated solutions to their customer's needs.

    • Strategic Management - Business Management Course

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      This module aims to give you a strong grasp of the issues, tools and theoretical perspectives underlying the practice of strategy and its links with management. Using a combination of theory, practice and cases you will learn how to apply principles of strategy to companies.

      The module begins by covering key skills and tools for strategic analysis. These include tools for analysing a firm's macroenvironment and competitive environment, as well as an organisation's own resources and capabilities. It then provides an in-depth summary of the strategy process as it is used by managers, and then discusses the range of theoretical perspectives that inform our understanding of this process.

    • MSc Engineering Project

      45 credits
      Summer Teaching, Year 1

      The Masters Engineering Project is designed to expose you to a real-life engineering problem to which you apply the skills and knowledge acquired in this area of the degree course. The work must be completed within budget, using available resources, by a specified deadline and presented to an audience not necessarily directly familiar with the work undertaken. The project requires a holistic approach which brings together what is learned in business management with the advanced engineering skills developed on the module. It will demand individual responsibility, critical awareness and creative thinking.

      The project involves you on a particular area of activity relevant to your course pathway, with the goal of meeting a specific set of objectives. It is supervised by a member of faculty and a second (minor) supervisor is also assigned to provide occasional guidance. The specific objectives depend on the nature of the project. It is however typical for a project to involve specification, development of concepts, detailed design, hardware and/or software implementation, testing, analysis, evaluation, documentation and communication and to require project management, resourcing, planning and scheduling.

    Options

    Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

    • Advanced Digital Signal Processing

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      This module will provide an overview of the applications of digital signal processing techniques.
      It will include revision of:

      • Fourier series, complex notation, linear systems theory, discretisation, transform techniques, Fourier series to Fourier integral, Fourier transform properties
      • Complex frequency, Laplace transform, the Dirac delta functional, sampled data systems, z-transform, the inverse z-transform, the relationship between z and s planes, stability, poles and zero locations; Nyquist sampling theorem, aliasing, signal reconstruction from sampled data.

      Detailed discussion of:

      • system response and convolution 
      • correlation and convolution theorems, the matched filter
      • digital filtering, system discrete transfer function, filter types, IIR and FIR, impulse response, methods of digital filter realisation
      • IIR digital filter design, impulse invariant and bilinear transformation methods, designed from prototype normalised Butterworth and Chebychev analogue prototype filters
      • FIR filters, the discrete Fourier transform and its properties
      • FIR filter design, spectral leakage, window functions, sources of error in digital filter implementations, filter stability
      • the fast Fourier transform
      • extension of discrete Fourier transform and convolution theorem to two dimensions
      • numerical computation of two dimensional frequency spectrum as a sequence of one dimensional discrete Fourier transforms. 
      • two dimensional filtering and impulse response, two dimensional convolution and correlation in the space and the frequency domains, applications to image and video processing
      • discrete cosine transform in two dimensions, applications to image compression
      • overview of the architecture of modern DSP hardware.

      Matlab DSP Laboratory, overview of Matlab modelling: 

      1) Generation of a complex exponential sequence
      2) Use of a moving average filter to smooth signal corrupted by noise
      3) Convolution and correlation of two sequences
      4) Computation of 1-D DFT 
      5) Computation of DFT using decimation in time FFT
      6) IIR filter design using Matlab DSP filter design toolbox
      7) FIR filter design using Matlab DSP filter design toolbox

      Problem Section:

      • Four problems of increasing difficulty (up-dated each year) solved by documented Matlab code for final report.
    • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      This module focuses on advanced manufacturing technologies for advanced materials. The actual content will be updated as new technology is developed. The initial focus will be on the following topics:

      • concurrent engineering and the software environment that supports it
      • CAD/CAM/CAE
      • computer-integrated manufacture and industrial informatics
      • rapid prototyping and time compression technologies
      • rapid tooling
      • stereolithography, selective laser sintering, direct metal laser sintering (DMLS)
      • laminated object manufacture
      • 3D printing
      • laser manufacturing technology
      • laser micro-machining technology
      • composites
      • casting
      • turbomachinery manufacturing technologies
      • aerospace and automotive manufacturing technologies.
    • Advanced Networks

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      This module follows a top-down approach with respect to the OSI reference model. It covers:

      • introduction to networks: historical developments, OSI 7 layer architecture, TCP/IP architecture, standards
      • application layer: client-server and peer-to-peer architectures, principles of network applications, the web and HTTP, cookies, web caching, FTP, DNS, email, POP3, SMTP, IMAP, P2P applications, sockets
      • transport layer: multiplexing and demultiplexing, connection-less transport UDP, principles of reliable data transfer, connection-oriented transport TCP, flow control, congestion control
      • network layer: forwarding and routing, routing algorithms, distance vector, link state, hierarchical, broadcast, multicast. Construction of tables, minimum spanning trees, IP protocol and routers 
      • data link layer and medium access control: error detection and correction, multiple access protocols: ALOHA, Slotted ALOHA, CSMA, CSMA/CD, Ethernet, switches
      • wireless and mobile networks: CDMA/CA, WiFi, WiMax, Mobile IP.
      • network management.
    • Advanced Thermofluids

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      • Flow governing equations
      • turbulence: Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations, mixing length and k-e model
      • integral methods for boundary layers
      • combustion, including radiation in gases
      • unsteady flow
      • measurement techniques
      • lubrication: Reynolds equation, regimes of lubrication
      • compressible flows.
    • Gas Turbines and Turbocharging

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      • Thermodynamic cycles for gas turbine engines for shaft power and jet propulsion
      • analysis of cycle efficiency under design and off-design conditions
      • thermodynamic principles of internal combustion engine turbochargers and superchargers
      • matching turbochargers to internal combustion engines.
    • Marketing Analysis and Financial Strategic Planning

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      This module will cover:

      • developing marketing strategy, market planning and control
      • marketing research
      • behavioural concepts, marketing decision making
      • marketing communication and sales strategy
      • environmental consideration
      • marketing ethics
      • legal control and European/International influences costs of funds
      • source of funds
      • capital structures and CAPM
      • business expansion
      • working capital management including cash management
      • dividends and dividend decisions
      • corporate planning and financial control
      • investment appraisal
      • the stock exchange and its efficiency
      • preparing a project and being able to persuade company managers of how marketing and financial planning assist strategic decisions.
    • Mobile Communications

      15 credits
      Autumn Teaching, Year 1

      The aim of the module is to introduce the fundamental principles of mobile communications and provide you with up-to-date knowledge and skills that are important in the design of mobile communication systems.

      The following topics will be covered:

      • overview of mobile communication systems
      • cellular mobile communications concept
      • mobile radio channel and mitigation
      • digital modulation
      • spread spectrum
      • multicarrier
      • diversity, Multiple-input Multiple-output (MIMO)
      • multiple access techniques
      • wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
      • medium access control
      • research project and simulation work using MATLAB software tools.
    • Advanced Digital Communications

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      The aim of the module is to introduce you to advanced topics in digital communications, and to provide you with up-to-date knowledge and skills required in the design and performance evaluation of wireless digital communication systems.

      The following topics will be covered:

      • overview of digital communications
      • aims and constraints of the digital communication system designer
      • wireless communication fading channels
      • digital modulation
      • probability of error performance
      • bandwidth efficiency
      • adaptive modulation
      • error control coding
      • block coding
      • convolutional coding
      • interleaving
      • trellis coded modulation
      • spread spectrum
      • orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
      • multiuser communications
      • research project and simulation work using MATLAB software tools.
    • Digital Signal Processing Laboratory

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      The module will introduce you to programming digital signal processors to perform digital filtering of signals in one or two dimensions.

      You will learn to use the appropriate toolchain in order to code, compile, execute and debug your own software running on a modern ARM DSP core.

      You will implement FIR and IIR filters on one dimensional signals and frame based processing of two dimensional signals such as images.

    • Finite Element Analysis

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      Topics include:

      • introduction to finite-element modelling methods and software
      • preparation of the graphical interface
      • setting up a model
      • mesh generation
      • stress analysis
      • nodal analysis and dynamic modelling
      • interfacing with other packages and the use of exchangeable formats
      • checking a solution
      • debugging and validation of the modelling process.
    • Heat Transfer Applications

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      Topics covered include:

      • heat exchanger theory, design, analysis and applications
      • applications of convective heat transfer to changes of phase (boiling and condensation)
      • boundary layer theory, integral equations and scale analysis
      • applications of heat transfer instrumentation, temperature and heat flux, and associated errors.
    • Managing Intellectual Property

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      Protecting intellectual assets has become a key success factor for organisations in the knowledge-based economy. This module provides you with the knowledge and tools for managing intellectual property (IP), and how best to deploy and appropriate these to create value from the perspective of both private and public-sector organisations. More specifically, you will gain an understanding of IP strategies and approaches in multinational corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises as well as universities and research institutes. You will learn about patents and copyrights as instruments to protect IP as well as develop an understanding of less formal, alternative approaches.

    • Satellite and Space Systems

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      Fundamentals of space missions:

      • Evolution of space activities
      • launch vehicles
      • orbital dynamics.

      Spacecraft systems:

      • attitude control of spacecraft
      • telemetry and telecommand
      • spacecraft thermal control
      • spacecraft power systems. 

      Mission environmental and engineering requirements:

      • hostile environment
      • system reliability
      • space and ground segments. 

      Applications of Satellite Space Technology:

      • communication satellites
      • navigation satellites
      • GPS and tracking systems
      • remote sensing from space for environmental security
      • the role of satellite imagery for monitoring international arms control treaties and in the control of nuclear proliferation
      • the role of space systems for border security and systems.
    • Wearable Technologies

      15 credits
      Spring Teaching, Year 1

      In this module you will learn about the fundamentals of wearable technologies, including:

      • technological (computing, communication, sensing, energy
      • algorithmic (signal processing and machine learning)
      • applicative aspects through a combination of theoretical analysis and hands-on experimentation.

      You will learn what the unique characteristics offered by wearable technologies are. For example: accurate sensing of body and physiological parameters, which enables a "smart assistant" capable of reacting to the user's activities and needs. You will also learn about the unique challenges posed by their development alongside choice of technologies and human factors.

      Throughout the module you will apply the theory in experimental laboratories using one of our custom wearable platforms.

Entry requirements

A lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above in engineering, mathematics or physics.

English language requirements

Standard level (IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section)

Find out about other English language qualifications we accept.

English language support

Don’t have the English language level for your course? Find out more about our pre-sessional courses.

Additional information for international students

We welcome applications from all over the world. Find out about international qualifications suitable for our Masters courses.

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa


Fees and scholarships

How much does it cost?

Fees

Home: £9,250 per year

EU: £9,250 per year

Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £9,250 per year

Overseas: £18,750 per year

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

Borrow up to £10,280 to contribute to your postgraduate study.

Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

Chancellor’s Masters Scholarship (2017)

Open to students with a 1st class from a UK university or excellent grades from an EU university and offered a F/T place on a Sussex Masters in 2017

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Chancellor’s Masters Scholarship

Postgraduate Economics Scholarship for African students. (2017)

The scholarship is for a student from a sub-Saharan African country studying for either the Development Economics MSc or the Economics MSc

Application deadline:

1 July 2017

Find out more about the Postgraduate Economics Scholarship for African students.

SPRU 50th Anniversary Scholarship (2017)

Five £10,000 scholarships for outstanding applicants who have accepted a place on one of SPRU’s five MSc courses.

Application deadline:

1 July 2017

Find out more about the SPRU 50th Anniversary Scholarship

St. Kovachev Scholarship for International Marketing MSc (2017)

The scholarship is for a UK/EU student studying for the International Marketing MSc.

Application deadline:

1 July 2017

Find out more about the St. Kovachev Scholarship for International Marketing MSc

St. Kovachev Scholarship in Economics MSc or International Business Economics MSc (2017)

The scholarship is for a UK/EU student studying for the Economics MSc or International Business Economics MSc

Application deadline:

1 July 2017

Find out more about the St. Kovachev Scholarship in Economics MSc or International Business Economics MSc

Sussex Graduate Scholarship (2017)

Open to Sussex students who graduate with a first or upper second-class degree and offered a full-time place on a Sussex Masters course in 2017

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Sussex Graduate Scholarship

Sussex India Scholarships (2017)

Sussex India Scholarships are worth £3,500 and are for overseas fee paying students from India commencing Masters study in September 2017.

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Sussex India Scholarships

Sussex Malaysia Scholarships (2017)

Sussex Malaysia Scholarships are worth £3,500 and are for overseas fee paying students from Malaysia commencing Masters study in September 2017.

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Sussex Malaysia Scholarships

Sussex MBA Scholarship (2017)

The Sussex MBA Scholarship is available on a competitive basis to UK, EU and international applicants who have been offered a place on The Sussex MBA.

Find out more about the Sussex MBA Scholarship

Sussex Nigeria Scholarships (2017)

Sussex Nigeria Scholarships are worth £3,500 or £5,000 and are for overseas fee paying students from Nigeria commencing a Masters in September 2017.

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Sussex Nigeria Scholarships

Sussex Pakistan Scholarships (2017)

Sussex Pakistan Scholarships are worth £3,500 and are for overseas fee paying students from Pakistan commencing Masters study in September 2017.

Application deadline:

1 August 2017

Find out more about the Sussex Pakistan Scholarships

The Hornsey Scholarship (2017)

A £10,000 award for an outstanding student on the MSc in International Accounting and Corporate Governance.

Application deadline:

31 July 2017

Find out more about the The Hornsey Scholarship

How Masters scholarships make studying more affordable

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex.


Faculty

You will be taught by faculty from the Department of Engineering and Design, where we organise our research into five groups, and also by faculty from the Department of Business and Management.

  • Business and Management Faculty

    Meet the faculty who will be teaching and supervising on your course.

    Dr Allam Ahmed
    Senior Lecturer
    Allam@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Africa, Change Management Strategy, ICT in Education, Information and Knowledge Management, Innovation for sustainability, Innovation Management, International business, International Development, Knowledge generation - Co-Creation, Knowledge Management (Design), Marketing, Media and international development, Middle Eastern and African Studies, Science and technology policy, Strategic management, sudan, Sustainable development, Technology

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    Ms Lisa Blatch
    Senior Teaching Fellow in Strategy
    L.Blatch@sussex.ac.uk

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    Ms Claire Copeland
    Research Assistant
    Claire.Copeland@sussex.ac.uk

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    Dr Chux Daniels
    Research Fellow
    C.U.Daniels@sussex.ac.uk

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    Ms Graziana Di Pede
    Teaching Felllow
    G.DiPede@sussex.ac.uk

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    Mr Francis Eames
    Teaching Fellow in Strategy
    F.Eames@sussex.ac.uk

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    Ms Claire Edwards
    Teaching Felllow
    Claire.Edwards@sussex.ac.uk

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    Mr Mark Fisher
    Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting
    Mark.R.Fisher@sussex.ac.uk

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    Dr Rumy Hasan
    Senior Lecturer
    R.Hasan@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Critique of multiculturalism and multifaithism, East Asia, Eastern Europe, Political economy of Russia, The conflict in the Middle East and its impact on the West (including ‘dual identities’)

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    Dr Ralitsa Hiteva
    Research Fellow
    R.Hiteva@sussex.ac.uk

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    Dr Michael Hopkins
    Senior Lecturer
    M.M.Hopkins@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: biotechnology, diagnostics, Financing Innovation, Healthcare, Hidden Innovation, Innovation Systems, Intellectual Property, Managing Change, pharmaceuticals, Regulation of Technology, Science and technology policy, Science And Technology Studies, Scientometrics, Technology Strategy

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    Mr Philip Jarman
    Teaching Fellow in Human Resource Management/Marketing
    P.M.Jarman@sussex.ac.uk

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    Dr Katherine Lovell
    Research Fellow
    K.Lovell@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Business models, Infrastructures, Innovation studies, Large Technical Systems, Railway system

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    Dr Alberto Marzucchi
    Lecturer in Economics of Innovation
    A.Marzucchi@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Barriers to innovation, environmental innovation, Firm growth, Geography and Innovation, Industry dynamics, Innovation Policy, Open Innovation

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    Dr Kevin Masters
    Teaching Fellow in Strategy & Marketing
    K.I.A.Masters@sussex.ac.uk

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    Dr Piera Morlacchi
    Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Organisation Studies
    P.Morlacchi@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Artificial Intelligence, Complex adaptive systems and networks, Design Creativity and Innovation, Entrepreneurship, ethnography, Health Entrepreneurship, health technologies, nonprofit organization (NPO), organization studies, public policy, Science And Technology Studies, Social Innovation and Sustainability, Sociology of Work and Organization

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    Dr Boidurjo Mukhopadhyay
    Teaching Fellow in Management
    B.Mukhopadhyay@sussex.ac.uk

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    Prof Susan Newell
    Professor of Information Systems
    Sue.Newell@sussex.ac.uk

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    Ms Eleni Piteli
    Teaching Fellow In International Business
    E.E.N.Piteli@sussex.ac.uk

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    Dr Carlos Sato
    Lecturer in Management
    C.E.Y.Sato@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Major Projects Studies, Project Management, Technological Change, Technology and Innovation Management

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    Dr Malgorzata Sulimierska
    Teaching Fellow In Banking
    ms70@sussex.ac.uk

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    Dr Puay Tang
    Senior Lecturer
    P.Tang@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: academic entrepreneurship, evaluation of publicly funded investments, research impact assessment, University-industry links

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    Mr Matthew Walsh
    Teaching Fellow in Accountancy
    M.Walsh@sussex.ac.uk

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    Dr Yong Yang
    Reader in Strategy
    Yong.Yang@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Foreign direct investment, global strategy, International business, MNE location, Strategic management

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  • Creative Technology

    Our Creative Technology research is concerned with the interfaces between humans and digital technology and how these are changing.

    We investigate interaction in the broadest sense, considering it in relation to digital technologies, connected physical artifacts, people’s experience and cognition, and their practices with mobile, immersive, ubiquitous and pervasive computing.

    Miss Pollie Barden
    Lecturer in Product Design
    P.Barden@sussex.ac.uk

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    Dr Natalia Beloff
    Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering
    N.Beloff@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Big Data Analytics, Business models for Digital innovation, E-Business Models, Internet of things, Medical Informatics, Numerical Analysis, Remote Sensing & Earth Observation

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    Prof Peter Cheng
    Professor of Cognitive Sciences
    P.C.H.Cheng@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Cognitive Science, Human computer interaction, Knowledge visualisation / information visualisation / visual analystics, Tactile graphics - cognitive science of, User-authentication - cognitive biometric

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    Mr Giovanni Contreras Garcia
    Lecturer in Product Design
    G.J.Contreras@sussex.ac.uk

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    Dr Judith Good
    Reader in Informatics
    J.Good@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Game Based Learning, Game Creation for Learning, Learning, Learning Programming, Mobile Computing, Multimedia, Simulations for Learning, technology for autism

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    Dr Kate Howland
    Lecturer In Interaction Design
    K.L.Howland@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: End-user programming, Game Based Learning, Game Creation for Learning, Human computer interaction, Interaction design, Novice programming, Participatory Design, Technology Enhanced Learning

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    Prof Ann Light
    Professor of Design & Creative Technology
    Ann.Light@sussex.ac.uk

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    Dr Diego Martinez Plasencia
    Lecturer in Interactive Graphics
    D.Martinez-Plasencia@sussex.ac.uk

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    Dr Gianluca Memoli
    Research Fellow in Human-computer Interaction for Acoustic Levitation
    G.Memoli@sussex.ac.uk

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    Dr Paul Newbury
    Senior Lecturer In Multimedia Systems
    P.Newbury@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Technology Enhanced Learning, Virtual Prototyping

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    Dr Marianna Obrist
    Reader in Interaction Design
    M.Obrist@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Interaction design

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    Ms Diane Simpson-Little
    Senior Teaching Fellow
    D.Simpson-Little@sussex.ac.uk

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    Prof Sriram Subramanian
    Professor of Informatics
    Sriram@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Display Devices, Haptic Technology, HCI - User Interaction, Music and Acoustic User Interfaces, Shape-memory Alloys

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    Dr Phil Watten
    Media Technology Manager
    P.L.Watten@sussex.ac.uk

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    Dr Martin White
    Reader in Computer Science
    M.White@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: 3D Reconstructions, Blockchain Applications, Digital Heritage, Healthy Living Applications

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  • Dynamics, Control and Vehicle Research Group

    This group is known internationally for its high-quality automotive research and fundamental work in dynamics and control, with specific interest in:

    • the convergence of control
    • non-linear dynamics
    • structural mechanics
    • signal-processing activities applied mainly to automotive engineering
    • tribological research. 

    It has attracted research grants from, and formed collaborations with, a variety of local, national and international public and industrial sources including:

    • the EPSRC
    • the Royal Society
    • Jaguar Land Rover
    • SKF.

    Prof Julian Dunne
    Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    J.F.Dunne@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Automotive Applications, Dynamic systems, Neural networks, Nonlinear systems, Optimal Control, Vibration (Mechanical)

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    Prof Peter Fussey
    Industrial Research Professor
    P.M.Fussey@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Automotive Applications, Combustion, Control Engineering, diagnostics, Emissions (Combustion), Model Predictive Control, Noise and Vibration Control, Optimal Control, Real-time Software Systems, Software Quality, Systems modelling, Vehicle Emissions

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    Dr Romeo Glovnea
    Reader in Mechanical Engineering
    R.P.Glovnea@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: lubrication, mechanical transmissions, Rheology, solid body mechanics, tribology

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    Dr Yevgen Petrov
    Reader in Structural Dynamics
    Y.Petrov@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Aeroelasticity, Damping of Vibration/Motion, Finite Element Methods, Mechanical engineering, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, Optimisation Problems, Rotor Dynamics, Structural dynamics, Vibration (Mechanical)

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    Dr Luis Ponce Cuspinera
    Lecturer in Mechatronics
    L.Ponce-Cuspinera@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Control Engineering

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    Dr Spyros Skarvelis-Kazakos
    Lecturer in Power Electronics
    S.Skarvelis-Kazakos@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Batteries for Energy Storage, community energy, Dist'n of alternative energy vectors, Distributed Energy Resources, Distributed Power Generation, Electric Vehicles, Energy, Energy - Marine and Hydropower, Energy Hubs, Energy network simulation, Energy Storage, HVDC, Intelligent Control, Intelligent Power Systems, multiple energy carriers, Power Electronics, Reliability: Energy generation, Renewable Energy, Small Scale/Domestic Wind Energy Systems, Smart Grids, Sustainable Energy Networks, Virtual Power Plants, Wave Energy, Wind Power

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    Dr Chang Wang
    Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
    C.J.Wang@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: 3D printing, Additive Manufacturing, Biomechanics for Orthopaedics, Computer Aided Modelling, Engineering Design, Engineering Stress Analysis, Finite Element Methods, Mechanical engineering, Solid Mechanics, Structural Engineering

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    Dr William Wang
    Senior Lecturer in Engineering
    W.J.Wang@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Aeronautics

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  • Industrial Informatics and Signal Processing Research Group

    Our research is focused on:

    • digital image processing
    • computer vision
    • optical computing
    • network and control theory
    • medical and biological imaging and image processing, with a particular focus on cancer diagnosis and treatment.

    These activities find application in a range of strategically important areas including product security, biometrics, automated face recognition, event detection and traffic monitoring.

    Dr Phil Birch
    Senior Lecturer
    P.M.Birch@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: 3D Microstructures, Adaptive Optics, Biomedical Signal Processing, Biometric Imaging and Analysis, Coherent Optics, Computer Vision & Image Processing - Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision - Tracking, Diffractive Optics, Lasers - Biomedical Optics, Lasers and Optics, Light, Microscopy - Optical, Optical Computing, Optics - Biomedical, Optics - Imaging, Photonics

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    Prof Chris Chatwin
    Professor in Engineering
    C.R.Chatwin@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Communication technology, Computer Middleware, Computer Systems and Architecture, Computer Tomography (CT), Computer Vision & Image Processing - 3D, Computer Vision and Image Processing - Security, Electrical Impedance Tomography, Functional imaging for health, Health Informatics, Image and Vision Computing, Lasers and Optics, Manufacturing Systems and Integration, Mathematical modelling, Medical and health interface, Medical Informatics, Neural networks, Neurocomputing, Ontologies, Optical Communications, Optical Fibres, Satellite and Microwave Systems, Space science, Tomography for healthcare

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    Dr Tai Yang
    Reader in Computer & Control Engineering
    T.C.Yang@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Wind Power

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    Dr Rupert Young
    Reader in Engineering
    R.C.D.Young@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Computer Vision & Image Processing - Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision and Image Processing - Security, Genetic Algorithms (CS), Holography Instrumentation, Medical Informatics, Photonics

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  • Sensor Technology Research Centre

    The Sensor Technology Research Centre (STRC) is a world-leading centre focusing on sensor technologies, mobile and wireless technologies and their applications.

    The research attracts funding from:

    • the EPSRC
    • TSB
    • the EU
    • a number of industrial collaborators.

    Dr Falah Ali
    Reader in Digital Communications
    F.H.Ali@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Mobile and wireless communications, Vehicle communications, Wireless sensor networks

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    Dr Anna Barnett
    Senior Lecturer
    A.Barnett@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Astronomy & Space Science Technologies, Gamma Ray Astronomy, III-V - Quantum Devices, III-V Arsenides, III-V Nitrides, III-V Optoelectronic Circuits, III-V Semiconductors, III-V Semiconductors (Optoelectronic), III-V Thin Film Arsenides and Phosphides, Instrumentation for Particle Physics Or Astronomy, Instrumentation, sensors and detectors, Optoelectronic Detectors and Receivers, Photodetectors, Photodiode, Planetary science, Radiation Effects on Instrumentation, Semiconductor Devices, Semiconductor Electronic Structure, Semiconductor Structure/Growth, Silicon Semiconductors, Space science, Spaceflight, X-ray Astronomy, X-ray Fluorescence, X-ray Imaging

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    Dr Niko Munzenrieder
    Lecturer in Sensor Technology
    N.S.Munzenrieder@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Clean room Processing, Flexible Electronics, Large-area Electronics, Oxide Semiconductors, Semiconductor Technology, Thin-film Transistors

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    Prof Maziar Nekovee
    Professor
    M.Nekovee@sussex.ac.uk

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    Dr Menguc Oner
    Lecturer in Communications and Signal Processing
    M.M.Oner@sussex.ac.uk

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    Prof Robert Prance
    Research Professor
    R.J.Prance@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Engineering Design

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    Dr Daniel Roggen
    Reader In Sensor Technology
    D.Roggen@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Activity recognition, Ambient intelligence, Applied machine learning, Assistive Technologies for Rehabilitation, context awareness, Context recognition, Embedded systems, Human-Computer Interactions, Mobile Computing, Mobile Robots, Sensor technologies, Smart Sensors, Ubiquitous Computing, Wearable computing

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    Dr Zhengguo Sheng
    Lecturer in Advanced Networks and Communications
    Z.Sheng@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Cloud computing, Communication and signalling, Internet of things, Machine-to-Machine, Mobile and wireless communications, Power line comunications, Vehicle communications, Wireless Communications, Wireless Sensor Networks (Comms)

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  • Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre

    The Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre (TFMRC) is a dedicated research laboratory specialising in flow and heat transfer, and has substantial experimental and computational facilities.

    It has a proven track record in research, particularly in relation to gas turbine engines, and has attracted significant funding over previous years from industry, the European Commission and the EPSRC to conduct cutting-edge research on a wide range of engineering problems. It is now engaged in a major collaboration with GE Aviation.

    Dr Vasudevan Kanjirakkad
    Lecturer in Experimental Thermofluid Mechanics
    V.Kanjirakkad@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Experimental Aerodynamics, Heat Transfer, Turbomachinery

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    Prof Martin Rose
    Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    M.G.Rose@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Combustion, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics (Continuum), Gas Turbines, Internal Aerodynamics, Turbomachinery, Unsteady Flow

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    Dr Esra Sorguven
    Senior Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics
    E.Sorguven@sussex.ac.uk

    Research interests: Aero-acoustics, Cardiovascular systems, Fluid Dynamics, Large Eddy Simulation, Thermodynamics, Turbomachinery

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Careers

Graduate destinations

100% of students from the School of Engineering and Informatics were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent Engineering students have gone on to jobs including:

  • technician, Draeger
  • RF engineer, Elebram Systems
  • researcher, University of Oxford.

(HESA EPI, Destinations of Post Graduate Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2015)

Your future career

Our course is designed to meet the strong demand from engineering-based companies and organisations for their technical specialists to be proficient in project management, to understand the global business environment and to be capable of achieving leadership management positions.

The continued demand for highly qualified engineers worldwide means that – with the combination of technical, business and management knowledge you gain from this course – employment opportunities are available in a wide range of sectors including:

  • transportation and automotive
  • manufacturing and electronics
  • energy supply and sustainable-energy industries
  • banking and financial software
  • telecommunications and control.

On successful completion of this course, doctoral study is also an option.

Working while you study

Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work