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Overview

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The automotive industry is synonymous with creativity and innovation. In the UK, companies like BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan and Toyota are supported by a huge network of manufacturers, employing highly-skilled engineers at the forefront of their field and internationally recognised for the solutions they create. Our MEng and BEng degrees provide the skills and knowledge you need to kick-start your career in this industry.

Our students combine a firm grounding in the principles of automotive engineering with experience of cutting-edge technology. You'll benefit from industrial visits and input from leading firms in the automotive supply chain and will get plenty of opportunities for individual and group project work on topics such as gearbox analysis, examining flywheel energy storage, and developing electric powered IMechE Formula Student racing cars.

We'll help you stand out from the crowd and gain that important first step on your career journey.

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Degrees

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  • BEng Automotive Engineering (H330)
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H335)

If you aspire to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, a degree from Warwick is a great starting point. The majority of our degrees are accredited by licensed professional engineering institutions, such as the IET, IMechE and JBM and provide the academic component (in part or fully) needed for Chartered Engineer status.

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Entry requirements

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Entry requirements are published on the University website:

BEng Automotive Engineering 2018

MEng Automotive Engineering 2018

BEng Automotive Engineering 2019

MEng Automotive Engineering 2019

Applications are made through UCAS. Further information and guidance about the admissions process is available on the University website.

Come and see for yourself what Warwick is all about! Our University Open Days give you the chance to visit the School of Engineering, see the facilities, meet staff and students, tour the campus and get a real feel for life at Warwick. If you apply to study at Warwick and are subsequently made an offer, you may also be invited to an Offer Holder Open Day.

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Course structure

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We offer flexible degree programmes that enable you to experience a range of 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, you continue to study the same core modules as all other students until the end of term one, after you which you can specialise.

Students can also switch from the three-year BEng to the four-year MEng degree if academic requirements are met, and from the MEng to the BEng if they prefer to graduate earlier.


Year 1

In your first year you will be taught the fundamentals of engineering, which you will build on in later years according to your interests.

Core modules
  • Dynamics and Thermodynamics
  • Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Introduction to Engineering Business Management
  • Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice
  • Materials for Engineering
  • Statics and Structures
  • Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computation
Optional extra modules
  • A Modern Foreign Language

Year 2

Core modules
  • Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Electromechanical System Design
  • Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing
  • Technical Operations Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering Design
Current optional modules
  • Failure Investigation
  • Motor Vehicle Technology
  • Starting a Business
  • Introduction to Secondary School Teaching (Physics)
  • A Modern Foreign Language

Year 3

Core modules
  • Automation and Robotics
  • CAD/CAM and Simulation
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Design for Vehicle Safety
  • Quality Techniques
  • Systems Modelling and Control
  • Individual Project

Year 4 (MEng only)

Core modules
  • Group Project
  • Design for Vehicle Comfort
Current optional modules
  • Automobile Systems, Dynamics and Control
  • Automotive Materials and Processes
  • Advanced Robotics
  • 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

We are constantly evolving our courses to keep up with developments in engineering and requirements from industry, so it is important that you check this website regularly for the most up-to-date information on module availability.

Intercalated degrees

Students may choose to spend a year in industry, research or study abroad between years two and three, or between year three and four for MEng.

Exchange year abroad

MEng students may choose to take their third year at a partner university abroad (not to be confused with an intercalated study abroad year, which adds a year to your degree duration).

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Fees and funding

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Tuition fees

Please see the University website for details of tuition fees, financial support and the cost of living.

Scholarships

The School of Engineering is privileged to attract high fliers and seeks to recognise and promote achievement, talent, ideas, hard work and diversity. We regularly offer a number of scholarships.

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Careers

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By gaining skills ranging from mechanical design, electronic systems, manufacturing techniques, management, ergonomics and human perception of things such as noise, vibration and performance, you'll graduate as a well-rounded automotive engineer equipped for a broad range of career options. You will also build skills in research, design and innovation, communication and leadership, able to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to solving engineering problems.

We'll help you to stand out from the crowd and gain that important first step on your career journey.