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Industrial placements and exchange programmes

Industrial experience or overseas study can greatly increase both the relevance and the enjoyment of your undergraduate degree. Warwick offers assistance in finding sponsorship, or industrial placements, through the Centre for Student Careers and Skills, which has a vast database of potential sponsors and employers.

Placements may take place during the summer vacation or may involve taking a year out from your studies to gain industrial experience. Students may elect to have the latter recognised in their degree title if they follow the five-year MEng.

Year out options:

  • MEng Engineering with an Intercalated Year is awarded to those students who spend their penultimate year working in an engineering design, construction or commercial environment
  • MEng Engineering with a Year in Research is awarded to students who use their penultimate year to work within a commercial, university or government research environment.
  • Study overseas: MEng students can take advantage of our exchange programmes with top Universities in Europe, the USA, Canada and New Zealand. This allows students to spend the third year of their course overseas, without lengthening their period of study beyond four years.

Gaining work experience

The graduate employment market is highly competitive and employers tell us that relevant work experience is often the differentiator between candidates. You will be given every encouragement to gain valuable experience during your studies so you can make the most of your degree. Warwick’s Work Experience Zone and Work Placements Team provide information, advice and support throughout your time at Warwick.