Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

Key information

Duration:
3 years full time
UCAS code:
H606
Start date:
September 2025
  • 87.9% of our research outputs in Engineering were assessed to be world leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021) 

From renewable energies, autonomous cars, robotics and mobile communication to advances in medicine, electrical and electronic engineering underpins all facets of our daily lives. Our research in sensors, flexible electronics, medical robotics and imaging, 5G communications and space systems informs our teaching.

You’ll study in our Future Technologies Labs, which provide a new space for building robots, programming embedded systems and digital signal processors, as well as computer design and modelling suites. You’ll use our electronics and control engineering laboratories, and electrical drive systems, and could be part of one of the Formula Student or Medical Robotic teams.

As you progress, you’ll focus on electrical or electronic engineering. You’ll get specialist training in applications ranging from sensor design to hardware accelerators, and from semiconductor devices to electric motors for future green transport. We have dedicated academic advisers to support you during you time at Sussex, as well as a team of student mentors. 

You’ll gain hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment. In your final year, you’ll work on a project inspired by industrial needs. All this gives you the confidence, skills and experience for the next step in your career.

We understand that deciding where and what to study is a very important decision. We’ll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities described in this prospectus. However, if we need to make material changes, for example due to government or regulatory requirements, or unanticipated staff changes, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.

MEng or BEng?

We also offer this course with an industrial placement year, as a four-year MEng, or as a five-year MEng with an industrial placement yearFind out about the benefits of an integrated Masters year.

Engineering at Sussex makes you explore other parts of the engineering spectrum. We have shared modules with other engineering courses and ultimately come to a broader understanding of the industry.”Pedros Santos
Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are currently under review – please check back in early March 2024.

Modules

This is a single-honours course, allowing you to focus in depth on your core subject.

Find out about our types of undergraduate degrees, their structure, modules and credits

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.

Global Design Challenge

You join all first-year students in the School of Engineering and Informatics in a team-based, week-long activity, the Global Design Challenge. Each team designs a solution to a problem faced by a community in the developing world. You develop transferable skills, benefiting both your studies and your future employability.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

We’ll do our best to provide as much optional choice as we can, but timetabling constraints mean it may not be possible to take some module combinations. The structure of a small number of courses means that the order of modules or the streams you choose may determine whether modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown here.

Check back in January 2025 for more details of the modules running in the academic year 2025/26.

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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

We’ll do our best to provide as much optional choice as we can, but timetabling constraints mean it may not be possible to take some module combinations. The structure of a small number of courses means that the order of modules or the streams you choose may determine whether modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown here.

Check back in January 2025 for more details of the modules running in the academic year 2025/26.

Study abroad (optional)

Apply to study abroad – you’ll develop an international perspective and gain an edge when it comes to your career. Find out where your course could take you

If your application to study abroad is successful, you’ll have to meet the academic requirements at Sussex and also at the partner university. Find out more about studying abroad as a Sussex student

Placement (optional)

To help you gain experience and increase your employability, you can apply for an optional placement as part of your course. You’ll be responsible for applying for and securing your placement. Our dedicated careers team can provide you with information and advice. If you’re successful in obtaining a placement, this will form part of your course.

Find out more about placements and internships

Recent Engineering students have gone on placements at:

  • EDF Energy
  • GE Aviation
  • Vauxhall Motors.

You develop your technical, team-working and transferable skills, and apply what you have learnt in your studies to a business environment.

Please note that if you’re receiving – or applying for – USA federal Direct Loan funds, you can’t transfer to the version of your course with an optional study abroad period in any country or optional placement in the USA if the number of credits for the placement/internship exceeds 25% of the total credits for your course. Find out more about American Student Loans and Federal Student Aid

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.

Options

Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests. This list gives you a flavour of our options, which are kept under review and may change, for example in response to student feedback or the latest research.

While it’s our aim for students to take their preferred combinations of options, this can’t be guaranteed and will be subject to timetabling. Options may be grouped and if so, students will be able to choose a set number of options from the selection available in any particular group.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

We’ll do our best to provide as much optional choice as we can, but timetabling constraints mean it may not be possible to take some module combinations. The structure of a small number of courses means that the order of modules or the streams you choose may determine whether modules are core or optional. This means that your core modules or options may differ from what’s shown here.

Check back in January 2025 for more details of the modules running in the academic year 2025/26.

Societies and partnerships

You’ll be welcomed into our active, student-run engineering societies, and benefit from our partnerships with:

 

Studying Engineering at Sussex

TEF 2023 silver

Silver

The student experience and student outcomes are typically very high quality.
This rating was awarded in 2023, for four years.
(Teaching Excellence Framework 2023)

Find out more about our approach to teaching and supporting you to thrive

Our staff

Electronics and sensors, mechanics and kinematics – our aim is to inspire you to develop technology that has the potential to change people’s lives.”Dr Elizabeth Rendon-Morales
Senior Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fees

Fees are not yet set for the academic year 2025/26 – please check back in September 2024. Note that your fees, once they’re set, may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

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Scholarships

Details of our scholarships are not yet set for entry in the academic year 2025/26.

Careers

Gain the skills for a career in engineering, and benefit from our links with companies like Jaguar, Siemens and IBM. The skills you develop on this course enable you to go into graduate jobs in sectors including:

  • aerospace and electrical energy
  • electronics and automotive engineering
  • healthcare
  • infrastructure and transport
  • IT and telecommunications
  • consulting services
  • robotics and manufacturing.

You can also meet employers at careers events. Recent sessions have included an event about the NHS Scientist Training Programme, talks by IBM and Atkins, and advice on applying for graduate schemes. 

Working while you study

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

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