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The Engineering Business Management Degree at Warwick

Warwick's School of Engineering contains all the major engineering disciplines: mechanical, electronic, civil and manufacturing. This combination of skills therefore makes it ideally suited to provide degree programmes designed to meet the demands of today's multi-disciplinary engineering products. It is this combination of different disciplines and breadth of outlook that helps to set us apart from others.

Students have the advantage of studying not only with a leading Engineering School, but also with one of the most prestigious Business Schools in Europe. Both Schools have strong ties with many leading local and international companies, as well as public sector bodies and other organisations. The experience that staff in both Schools gain of real management problems means that they can continually test the rigour, practicality and relevance of their teaching.

The first two years of the degree have been designed to concentrate on the interfaces between technical and business areas, establishing a breadth of study. In year 3 students stay within the School of Engineering and can choose half their modules from engineering disciplines and half their modules from business disciplines.

A flexible degree

Warwick offers huge flexibility throughout the degree. In years 1 and 2 there is choice in both modules and assignments. The final decision on degree choice is taken at the end of the second year. Students can stay in the School of Engineering to complete the BEng in Engineering Business Management. If students wish to acquire more engineering knowledge they can choose to complete a BEng or MEng in engineering or a BEng or MEng in a specific discipline such as civil, manufacturing & mechanical, mechanical or systems engineering. Alternatively if students have found their primary area of interest is in business they can transfer to the Business School to complete a BSc in Engineering and Business Studies.

Problem based learning

This degree provides a context for the core analytical techniques of engineering and an opportunity to practice these skills on a range of assignments. This problem-based learning approach is offered with a range of applied projects from which students can choose. Students can concentrate on applications relevant to just one engineering discipline such as civil or mechanical engineering. Alternatively students can select a variety of applications in a wide range of engineering disciplines. This combination of theoretical and practical material delivers a sound practical base on which to build a deeper understanding.

Degree outline

In years 1 and 2 the core modules are designed to provide a sound foundation in design, analysis, technology and business, and students follow the first two years of any of the following engineering programmes:

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer and Information Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

The optional modules in years 1 and 2 give students the choice to select a module related to engineering, such as graphical design, or a module related to business such as modern languages. This optional module will help students place their engineering and business knowledge in a broader industrial and economic context. Employers have long called for an approach like this, which is designed to create a more rounded graduate, able to adapt quickly to the realities of the working environment.

In year 3 students remain in the School of Engineering and combine a technical engineering education with greater business content. Students select 50% of their final year credit from the technical modules offered and 50% from business related modules listed from within the School of Engineering and the internationally renowned Warwick Business School. Students wishing to seek employment in careers such as accountancy or finance are advised to transfer to the Engineering and Business Studies degree course, which would enable year 3 to be completed in the Warwick Business School.

Students may enter the University by applying directly for this degree on their UCAS form, or may transfer from one of the above engineering programmes at the end of the second year (subject to satisfactory performance in the Business modules).