Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The International Year One in Engineering is your route to a variety of Engineering degrees at the University of Sussex. You will study a range of modules, totalling 120 credits, that will give you the academic and study skills you need to succeed in your degree.

In semester two you can choose your academic modules based on your intended progression degree. This ensures you gain the specialist knowledge you need to excel in your undergraduate degree.

What you will study

Semester one and two modules:

Academic English Skills aims to provide you with a thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

This module provides you with an opportunity to work in groups with first year University of Sussex students. The module is activity based, with facilitated workshops in which teams work to design solutions to real-world challenges. You will develop skills relevant to global industries, particularly through problem-solving, informed discussion, researching, group work, making an oral presentation and self-management.

This module will be studied in either semester one or semester two, depending on your start date.

Semester one modules

In semester one, you will study four academic modules, each worth 15 credits.

This module aims to equip students with the mathematical knowledge and skills required to apply the rules of differential and integral calculus to one or more variables and to solve vector and complex number problems within engineering.

This module aims to equip students with a theoretical understanding of the analysis and design of basic electronic circuits for engineering applications.

In this module you will learn how to approach engineering problems from first principles. You will also learn how to critically evaluate solutions to engineering and design problems. You will develop an understanding of the behaviour of materials under load, and learn how to select certain materials to do certain jobs using software. You will also learn how to undertake manufacturing processes.

This course is an introduction to programming in MATLAB and C.

Semester two modules

In semester two, you will study four academic modules, each worth 15 credits. All students study Engineering Mechanics: Engineering Mathematics, Electrodynamics, and Engineering Thermodynamics, plus one module based on your intended progression degree.

This module aims to equip students with the mathematical knowledge and skills required to manipulate complex algebra, including matrices and expressions involving more than one variable in up to three dimensions in engineering applications.

Studied by all students.

This module aims to equip students with a working knowledge concerning the following areas: electric and magnetic fields; electric and magnetic materials; electro-magnetic induction and its applications; 3-phase AC systems and an introduction to electric motors.

Studied by all students.

This module will equip you with an understanding of the fundamental principles and concepts of thermodynamics. You will learn how to approach and analyse engineering problems in thermodynamics. You will also learn how to show critical understanding of engineering problems with evaluation to solutions.

Studied by all students.

This module aims to equip students with the knowledge to be able, as a member of a team, to design and build a prototype of an electrical circuit, test it, analyse it’s performance, write a report on the project and give a presentation.

This module is studied by students who intend to progress to undergraduate study in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

The aim of this module is to introduce the fundamentals of mechanical engineering practice. You will learn how to approach and solve problems in mechanics from first principles. You will also learn to apply the theories of mechanics on mechanical engineering problems. You will develop the skills to give critical evaluation to solutions in mechanical engineering and design problems.

This module is studied by students who intend to progress to undergraduate study in Automotive Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Mechanical Engineering with Robotics (with an industrial placement year) MEng (Hons) 40% 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills)
Mechanical Engineering with Robotics (with an industrial placement year) BEng (Hons) 40% 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills)
Automotive Engineering BEng (Hons) 40% 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills)
Automotive Engineering MEng (Hons) 40% 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills)
Automotive Engineering with an industrial placement year MEng (Hons) 40% 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills)
Automotive Engineering with an industrial placement year BEng (Hons) 40% 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering MEng (Hons) 40% 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) 40% 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering with an industrial placement year BEng (Hons) 40% 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering with an industrial placement year MEng (Hons) 40% 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills)