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Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering

HH73 BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering
HH37 MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering


The 4th Industrial Revolution, a cyber physical age, will be realised over the next 20 years. As a manufacturing and mechanical engineer, you'll master modern technologies and skills such as robotics, computer aided design and simulation. We offer you a rich curriculum and resources to achieve this, accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. We will give you a significant understanding of management techniques and skills alongside these technical subjects, to give you the confidence to innovate and lead in the global economy.

Our degrees are delivered in partnership with Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), renowned worldwide for its innovative links between academic and industry, learning from cutting-edge research in areas including automation systems and digital lifecycle management. You can take part in industrial visits and receive input from firms such as Jaguar Land Rover, encouraging you to apply your knowledge to real-world challenges, boosting your employability.

After graduation you'll typically find employment within advanced industries as diverse as aerospace, consumer goods, electronics and pharmaceuticals, as well as the more traditional light- and heavy-engineering sectors.

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, after which they can specialise, or continue on the general Engineering pathway. You can also switch between the three-year BEng and four-year MEng degrees if academic requirements are met.

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

Modern Foreign Language
Technical Operations Management  

For Intercalated Year degree 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

Core modules
Automation and Robotics
CAD/CAM & Simulation
Design & Management of Lean Operations
Design for Manufacture

Life Cycle Engineering for Manufacturing Systems

Quality Techniques
Individual Project

Year 4 (MEng)

Core modules Optional modules
Innovative Process Development

Advanced Robotics

Group Project Automotive Materials and Processes
  Design for Sustainability
  Dynamic Analysis of Mechanical Systems

Fuels and Combustion


Fuel Cells and Energy Storage

  Quality Systems
  Renewable Energy
  Simulation of Operations

Supply Chain Management

Vehicle Propulsion

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.


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 to suit 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

Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineers find employment within advanced industries as diverse as aeospace, consumer goods, electronics and pharmaceuticals, as well as the more traditional light and heavy engineering sectors.

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 Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering 2018
MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering 2018

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