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Engineering Business Management

HN12 BEng Engineering Business Management


This is an ideal route if you want to study Engineering but seek an alternative to becoming a Chartered Engineer.

Engineering companies need to provide not only superior products, but also superior services to be sustainable in the long term. There is a real demand for graduates with technical knowledge as well as the wider aspects of strategic business management and entrepreneurship. By mastering this you'll provide the key interface between roles as diverse as design, manufacturing, marketing, contract management and supply chain management.

Teaching draws on the expertise of the School of Engineering, which delivers the highest standards of technical expertise; WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group), which offers innovative links between academia and industry; and Warwick Business School (WBS), which is internationally recognised for excellence in business management.

What you'll study

We offer flexible degree programmes that enable you to experience a range of different engineering disciplines before you decide to specialise. All first year students study a general engineering programme, which is much favoured by industry. In the second year, students continue to study the same core modules as all other students until the end of term one. For students who choose Engineering Business Management, the third year is split equally between WMG and WBS.

Year 1

There are nine core modules in the first year with the option to study a language on top.

Core modules Optional extra module
Dynamics and Thermodynamics A Modern Foreign Language
Electrical and Electronic Circuits  
Engineering Design  
Engineering Mathematics  
Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computing  
Introduction to Engineering Business Management  
Materials for Engineering  
Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism
and Practice
Statics and Structures  


Year 2

Core modules Optional modules

Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Failure Investigation

Electromechanical System Design

Motor Vehicle Technology

Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing

Starting a Business

Industrial Engineering

Introduction to Secondary School Teaching

Manufacturing Engineering Design

A Modern Foreign Language
Technical Operations Management  

For Intercalated Year degree only

Between years two and three:

Optional Core
Year in Research
Study Year Abroad
Work Placement Year

Year 3

In year three students combine a technical engineering education with greater business content. Students select 50% of their final year credit from engineering modules taught mostly within WMG and Engineering and 50% from business-related modules taught at the internationally renowned Warwick Business School.

Business modules

Core modules Optional modules
Supply Chain Management International Business Strategy
  Corporate Strategy
  Digital Business & Workplace Technologies
  Service Marketing
  Business Systems Development
  Foundations of Accounting
  Strategic Information Management

Engineering modules

Core modules Optional modules
Individual Project Automation & Robotics
Quality Techniques CAD/CAM & Simulation
  Construction Management & Temporary Works
  Design & Management of Lean Operations
  Design for Manufacture
  Design for Vehicle Safety
  Lifecycle Engineering for Manufacturing Systems

Intercalated Year Options

Our Placements and Internships Officer supports students to identify opportunities for year-long and/or summer internships and research opportunities, which often lead to further study and employment for our students. Options to take an intercalated year in industry, research or study abroad are reflected in your degree title, and add a year to your degree duration.


We use a variety of teaching methods, ranging from lectures and group tutorials to small groups in laboratories. You are allocated a personal tutor, who normally stays with you throughout your time at Warwick. They will help you get the most from your studies. Computer laboratories loaded with specialist software are open 24/7, helping you undertake work at a time that suits you.


Students are assessed by a mixture of coursework and written examinations. Design-orientated work is assessed by oral presentation, project work and group assignments. Projects are assessed by a variety of methods, including oral presentations, written reports and posters.

Career opportunities

Graduates of Engineering Business Management acquire the skills to open up a wide range of career opportunities, in functions such as accountancy, marketing, contract management, procurement, supply chain management or servicing.

Why Warwick?

  • Flexible degree programmes that enable you to experience a range of engineering disciplines before you specialise

  • Options to take a year in industry, research or study abroad
  • Top 10 in all major league tables
  • World-leading research

Entry requirements

BEng Engineering Business Management 2018

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