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General Engineering

H100 BEng Engineering
H102 MEng Engineering


Overview

The General Engineering degrees offer an ideal entry route if you wish to delay your specialism until you've sampled all our disciplines, or want a sustained broad learning experience. As with all our degrees, you will decide whether to stay on this general pathway or switch to another engineering course during your second year of study.

Led jointly by the School of Engineering and WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group), you will be taught by experts across the fields of automotive, biomedical, civil, electrical, electronic, manufacturing, mechanical, and systems engineering. After completing the same core programme as all other Engineering students for the first four terms, those choosing to stay on the more general pathway will be able to choose options from the different engineering streams. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the classical principles of Engineering by learning from a wide range of areas.


What you'll study

For the first year all students follow the same programme. The course is designed to give you a wide overview of engineering, much favoured by industry. In the second year, students will continue to study the same core modules until the end of term one, after which you are able to specialise, or continue on the general Engineering pathway. At the end of year two you can choose between progressing onto the MEng route (providing you make the academic requirements) or continuing on the BEng. If you have enrolled on the MEng course you can choose to move to the BEng route at this stage.
 

Year 1

There are nine core modules in the 1st year with the option to study a language on top:

Core modules
Dynamics and Thermodynamics
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

 

Optional extra module
A Modern Foreign Language


Year 2

Core modules
Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Electromechanical System Design
Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing
Technical Operations Management


After the first term students choose second year core and optional modules from one of these engineering streams:

Automotive; Biomedical Systems; Civil; Electrical & Electronic; Electronic; Engineering Business Management; Manufacturing & Mechanical; Mechanical; Systems.


For Intercalated Year degee only
 

Between years two and three (for BEng/MEng) or between years three and four for MEng

Optional core
Year in Research
Study Year Abroad
Work Placement Year


Year 3 (BEng)
 

Core module
EITHER: Project
OR: Civil Engineering Design Project


Students choose a mixture of optional modules from any of the following engineering streams:

Automotive; Biomedical Systems; Civil; Electrical & Electronic; Electronic; Manufacturing & Mechanical; Mechanical; Systems

The precise modules available to you depend on timetable constraints and module prerequisites (i.e. for some module choices it is necessary for you to have taken a particular module in a previous year).


Year 3 (MEng)

Students follow the third-year core modules for one of these Engineering streams:

Automotive; Biomedical Systems; Civil; Electrical & Electronic; Electronic; Manufacturing & Mechanical; Mechanical; Systems

The precise modules available to you depend on timetable constraints and module prerequisites (i.e. for some module choices it is necessary for you to have taken a particular module in a previous year).


Year 4 (MEng)

Students choose a mixture of optional modules from any of the following engineering streams:

Automotive; Biomedical Systems; Civil; Electrical & Electronic; Electronic; Manufacturing & Mechanical; Mechanical; Systems

The precise modules available to you depend on timetable constraints and module prerequisites (i..e for some module choices it is necessary for you to have taken a particular module in a previous year).

Intercalated Year Options

Our Placements and Internships Officer will work with you 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. MEng students may choose to take their third year at a partner university abroad.

Teaching

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.

Assessment

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

Many engineered systems involve multidisciplinary teams. General Engineers can see synergy across these disciplines which enable them to solve high-level problems. The Warwick course will allow you to develop sought-after skills including a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving, the ability to manage projects and communicate ideas, and the capacity to lead, research, design, innovate and develop products and systems. Interdisciplinary projects enable you to tackle challenges that could range from creating search and rescue robots, designing carbon-free homes, optimising mechanical biological waste treatment or building a nano-satellite.

    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 2018
    MEng Engineering 2018


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