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Electromechanical Engineering

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BEng Electromechanical Engineering
Degree Apprenticeship

Learn to solve real-world problems using a combination of mechanical and electrical engineering expertise

Our BEng Electromechanical Engineering degree apprenticeship is taught over five years and you’ll be learning while working in an exciting engineering role

Electro-mechanical Engineers solve real-world problems using a combination of mechanical and electrical engineering expertise. They are found in many engineering sectors involving design, manufacture and research & development, such as aerospace, rail, automotive, defence, electronics, robotics, cybernetics, marine and renewable energy.

Our BEng Electromechanical Engineering is a unique programme, incorporating a mix of electrical, mechanical and general engineering input, designed to meet the evolving skills needs in this sector.

What is a Degree Apprenticeship?

A degree apprenticeship combines the best aspects of higher education and vocational training. Apprentices spend 80% of their time in the workplace and 20% studying 'off the job'.

It offers a debt-free path to a university education. Your tuition fees for this degree will be paid for by your employer and you'll also be earning a competitive apprenticeship salary.

Employers

Employer partners supporting this degree programme include Atkins, DHL, Moog, Rolls Royce, MOD and UKAEA.

Our BEng Electromechanical Engineering Degree Apprenticeship is a full Warwick degree, studied over five years through on-campus face-to-face teaching and virtual learning experiences, with our teaching and assessment having blended and integrated work based learning throughout. On campus teaching takes place during six, one-week blocks, delivered by Warwick academic staff with collaborative teaching support from employers.

Our programme has been designed in collaboration with employers to satisfy the Apprenticeship Standard for an Electro-mechanical Engineer. This is the employer-defined, government-approved standard of competence for an apprentice in this engineering discipline.

We offer a unique programme, demonstrating a mix of electrical, mechanical and general engineering input, designed to meet the evolving skills needs in this sector. You’ll cover the foundations of engineering and electromechanical engineering in the first two years of the course. In the third and fourth years, you'll focus on systems design, including a group project design module, and in the final year you will be required to carry out an individual electromechanical engineering project within the organisation, to apply the knowledge and skills gained over the duration of the programme and create a real-life engineering solution.

During your time on campus you will have opportunities to meet one-to-one with your academic mentors and tutor, and with other Warwick staff. In addition to studying for your degree apprenticeship, the block weeks on campus in the City of Coventry will enable you to use all of Warwick facilities and to spend time socialising with your peers.

Degree Apprenticeships combine the best aspects of higher education with vocational training. They offer a debt-free route to academic study whilst earning a salary, and allow apprentices to graduate ‘work-ready’ with experience on real-life projects.

The BEng Electromechanical Engineering degree apprenticeship has been developed in partnership with a group of employers including Atkins, DHL, Moog, Rolls Royce, MOD and UKAEA.

As a degree apprentice you will be a full salaried employee. You’ll be working as part of a team with real responsibility giving you hands-on, vocational training every day. At work, you will be supported in your role by both your line manager and employer mentor.

Our programme has been set-up to accommodation both school leavers (new entrants directly into the business) and existing staff (for upskilling).

A Level:

AAA grades at A level, to include Mathematics and a Physical Science. Applicants with strong profile, but without A level Mathematics will be subject to passing a Maths assessment

BTEC:

BTEC Diploma grade D*D*, with an A grade A level Mathematics, or subject to passing a Maths assessment

BTEC Extended Diploma grade DDD, including two Mathematics units or subject to passing a Maths assessment

Candidates with non-traditional qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be dependent on the employer’s recruitment process, and subject to passing appropriate assessment on Mathematics set by The University of Warwick. We encourage applicants with non-standard qualifications to contact us to discuss their eligibility. For any questions relating to entry requirements please contact a member of the admissions team via eng dot apprenticeships at warwick dot ac dot uk.

A BEng degree requires students to be assessed on 360 credits of modules. Over the five years of the programme the module titles and their credit loadings are those listed below. 15 credit modules are for taught work that has blended teaching activities. The 30 and 60 credit modules are for project work that will be centred on integrated work based activities that you have had or will be experiencing on-the-job with your employer.

Year 1 (75 credits; five 15 credit Level 4 modules)

  • Professional Engineering Competencies
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Electrical Engineering Principles
  • Engineering Design and Application
  • Engineering Mathematics

Year 2 (75 credits; three 15 credit Level 4 modules and two 15 credit Level 5 modules)

  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Electronics (level 5)
  • Engineering Mathematics and Data Analytics (level 5)

Year 3 (75 credits; five 15 credit Level 5 modules)

  • Engineering Management
  • Electromechanical System Design and Control
  • Power Electronics
  • Mechatronics and System Control
  • Dynamics and Vibrations

Year 4 (75 credits; three 15 credit Level 6 modules and a 30 credit Level 6 module)

  • Applied Thermodynamic Engineering
  • Digital and Embedded Systems
  • Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Group Project (30 credit)

Year 5 (60 credit Level 6 module)

  • Individual Project

The exact make-up of the Electromechanical Engineering Degree Apprenticeship programme will be developed in partnership with your employer, and this may result in minor alterations to this structure and/or individual modules.

Degree apprenticeships offer apprentices a debt-free route to academic study whilst earning a salary. As an employee of a company, the University fees will be funded by way of the UK government's Apprenticeship Levy, and this funding will be part of your employment conditions.

If you’re over 16 and live in England then you may be eligible to undertake a Degree Apprenticeship. Citizens of EEA countries, or non-EEA citizens legally resident in the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of the apprenticeship (NOT for educational purpose), may also be eligible.

Essential information

Duration
BEng 5 years full time

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Paid by your employer

Enquiries
For enquiries on this School of Engineering degree programme, please contact eng dot apprenticeships at warwick dot ac dot uk

How to apply

This information is applicable for 2021 entry.