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The Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering 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.

The School of Engineering works collaboratively with the world famous Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG). This group is the largest of its kind in Europe and its teaching is truly global with centres in the Far East, South Africa and Europe, and with links to Universities in the USA. With over 400 staff, the group offers an unparalleled resource for teaching a wide range of subject matter. Large, modern and well-equipped laboratories enable students to experience industrial scale equipment, while our intimate working relationships with industry ensure that all courses reflect and exploit the latest technologies.

Throughout the course, the teaching draws on the considerable international expertise available within the School of Engineering and especially the Warwick Manufacturing Group. The transfer of knowledge from research activities to teaching keeps the degree programme at the forefront of both technical and managerial knowledge.

Degree outline

The Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering degree programme develops the skills and flexibility required of today’s graduate engineers. Three themes are developed throughout the degree course:

  1. Manufacturing (in companies this often requires the most people, equipment and investment)
  2. Mechanical engineering (the design phase) and
  3. Management (the glue that holds it all together)

In years one and two, Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering students follow a multi-disciplinary programme that introduces the underlying fundamental design, analysis, technology and business themes. All students will thus have a sound foundation on which to build a deeper understanding as they progress. This is paramount if learning is to continue beyond the degree course and this will enable students to respond to future challenges.

Year three (and year four for MEng students) builds up the specialist knowledge required for manufacturing, using state of the art techniques and practitioners’ methodologies that will be directly applicable after graduation. Years three and four both have major project work to develop engineering knowledge along with team working and project management skills. These projects integrate the individual subjects that are taught in lectures and seminars, and lead to a more rounded approach to the profession of Engineering.

Throughout all years we develop the themes of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering that enable graduates to take employment either as generalists or as specialists in one of the key areas. The choice of electives in year four allow students to highlight their specialism and interest in their degree title.


Both the BEng and MEng degree programmes are accredited for progression to Chartered Engineer by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) .