School of Engineering and Informatics (for staff and students)

Exam information & support

Changes to online exams

You should note the following significant, University-wide changes to computer-based exams and multiple choice question assessments for 2022-23:

  • The removal of the 24-hour window. All students will now take the exam at the same time. This applies to computer-based exams and multiple choice questions.
  • The computer-based exam duration will be reduced from 3 hours to 2.5 hours. (2 hours for answering questions and 30 minutes for scanning and uploading).
  • The multiple choice questions exam duration will be 2 hours.

Additional time for students with reasonable adjustments will be calculated on the standard 2 hours permitted.

Computer-based exams: support & guidance for Engineering & Informatics modules

Multiple choice questions: support & guidance for Engineering & Informatics modules

Students taking modules in other Schools and Departments should check for any specific instructions.

In-person exams

In 2022-23 the Engineering Department will be running some in-person exams in January. These are called unseen exams. All other exams in the School of Engineering & Informatics will be conducted online, either as computer-based exams, or as multiple choice questions. The exam type for each module will be shown in the 'Mode' column in your assessment timetable on Sussex Direct. Exam dates for autumn term modules are now published in your timetable on Sussex Direct. Assessment details for semester two modules will be added in due course.

Exams for the following modules will be in person and will take place in an exam hall:


Engineering Fluid Mechanics


Electronic Circuit & Systems Design


Engineering Mathematics 2


Dynamics of Machines & Vehicles


Electrical Power Systems


Advanced Electronic Systems


Mechanical Dynamics


Mobile Communications


You are NOT permitted to refer to notes during an in-person exam. Check what to bring for an exam and know the rules you need to follow.

School of Engineering and Informatics (for staff and students)

School Office:
School of Engineering and Informatics, University of Sussex, Chichester 1 Room 002, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QJ
T 01273 (67) 8195

School Office opening hours: School Office open Monday – Friday 09:00-15:00, phone lines open Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00
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