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The General Engineering Degree at Warwick

At Warwick the major engineering disciplines are integrated within a single unified School of Engineering, rather than being fragmented into a number of separate departments. This approach allows a truly interdisciplinary approach to teaching and to research, and has helped to make Warwick one of the top Engineering Schools in Britain.

As a large unified School of Engineering we enjoy the benefits that size brings, such as our excellent facilities, access to a wide range of staff expertise and the ability to offer a flexible degree structure. Warwick offers students the opportunity to follow a wide range of modules and for MEng students the Engineering degree offers access to all the electives attached to other specialist degrees. This is the most flexible of all our degree courses.

The General Engineering degrees at Warwick are particularly attractive if:

  • You are unsure of your final specialism and would prefer to apply to the Engineering degrees (H100, H102) in the first instance and then specialise once your interests and ideas crystallise;
  • You wish to maximise your options by choosing the General Engineering over a specialist degree because of the flexibility it offers to read modules that interest you ;
  • You would like to access to elective titles in an MEng programme that may not be available in your preferred spine (pre-requisites may apply).


Degrees are accredited for progression to Chartered Engineer by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC), the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)and the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).

Please note that each accrediting body has specific requirements for module selections in order for the accreditation to apply.

Degree outline

Engineering students follow the common modules offered in years one and two giving them a sound foundation in design, analysis, technology and business. They also enjoy the options offered to other spines, such as a modern foreign language or aesthetic design.

In the third-year BEng students may select any Engineering modules offered to the specialist spines, limited only by pre- or co-requisites and timetable constraints.

Third-year MEng students can select from one of the following specialist spines:

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

In the fourth year the students then have the option of combining modules from a number of spines and / or electives in order to tailor their degree to suit their interests and career needs. Students make their final decision regarding modules and degree title in the fourth-year.