International Study Centre

Gain practical skills with an engineering course at the University of Sussex International Study Centre

Posted 07 July 2018

Courses at the University of Sussex International Study Centre provide a route to respected engineering degrees at the University. They teach you core engineering skills, in an exciting, collaborative and forward-thinking environment. You will learn to apply your knowledge while gaining real-world experience of engineering practices and global cultures. Our enhanced programmes at the International Study Centre enable students to choose from flexible study modules, change progression degrees and progress to over 50 specialised degrees. These include Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Engineering.

Students can take advantage of the recently refurbished £11 million Future Technologies labs, dedicated to teaching and research in computing, robotics, electronics and mechatronics. For those who would like real-world experience, there are a number of courses available with an industrial placement. Students can choose to do this as part of a three-year BEng or four-year MEng (integrated Master's degree).

Developing the skills you need with the Global Design Challenge

The University recognises the importance of shaping engineers with practical knowledge, and an understanding of global issues. Engineering changes lives around the world, and at Sussex, this message is in everything we do.

In the first year of degree study, or during the International Year One, engineering students study a design initiative, through which they find creative solutions to real problems. The Global Design Challenge is a unique, core module which is activity-based. You will work in a team to find solutions to a brief and apply practical knowledge in how to overcome engineering obstacles around the world.

As part of the Global Design Challenge, you will also have the opportunity to participate in the Engineers without Borders (EwB) Challenge, working on humanitarian engineering project briefs. During workshop sessions you will work on idea generation and human-centred design. You will learn about teamwork and communication through real-world sustainable development projects. Previous years have seen students have worked on vital projects including community housing, water and sanitation, and market infrastructure in Nepal and Cameroon.

There has never been a more exciting time to study engineering. Take the first step and explore our range of engineering courses today.

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