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General Engineering

General Engineering

General
Engineering

Gain an in-depth understanding of engineering principles across a wide range of disciplines.

This is an ideal route into engineering if you wish to delay your specialism until you’ve sampled all our disciplines or want a sustained broad learning experience. As with all our degrees, you will decide whether to stay on this general pathway or switch to another engineering course during your second year of study.

Led jointly by the School of Engineering and WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group), you will be taught by experts across the fields of automotive, biomedical, civil, electrical, electronic, manufacturing, mechanical, and systems engineering. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the classical principles of Engineering by learning from a wide range of areas.

Many engineered systems involve multidisciplinary teams. General Engineers can see synergy across these disciplines which enable them to solve high-level problems. The Warwick course will allow you to develop sought-after skills including a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving, the ability to manage projects and communicate ideas, and the capacity to lead, research, design, innovate and develop products and systems. Interdisciplinary projects enable you to tackle challenges that could range from creating search and rescue robots, designing carbon-free homes, optimising mechanical biological waste treatment or building a nano-satellite.

  • BEng Engineering (H100)
  • MEng Engineering (H102)

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.

Entry requirements are published on the University website:

BEng Engineering 2018

MEng Engineering 2018

BEng Engineering 2019

MEng 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.

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. 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 stay on this general pathway or switch to another engineering course.

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 Computing
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
Optional modules
  • Students choose second year core and optional modules from one of these engineering streams:
  • Automotive; Biomedical Systems; Civil; Electrical & Electronic; Electronic; Engineering Business Management; Manufacturing & Mechanical; Mechanical; Systems.

Year 3 (BEng)

Core modules
  • EITHER Individual Project
  • OR Design Project with Construction Management
Optional modules
  • Student choose a mixture of optional modules from any of the following engineering streams:
  • Automotive; Biomedical Systems; Civil; Electrical & Electronic; Electronic; Manufacturing & Mechanical; Mechanical; Systems

Year 3 (MEng)

Core modules
  • Core modules from one of these engineering streams:
  • Automotive; Biomedical Systems; Civil; Electrical & Electronic; Electronic; Manufacturing & Mechanical; Mechanical; Systems
Optional modules
  • Optional modules from the same engineering stream

Year 4 (MEng only)

Core modules
  • Group Project
Optional modules
  • Students choose a mixture of optional modules from any of the following engineering streams:
  • Automotive; Biomedical Systems; Civil; Electrical & Electronic; Electronic; Manufacturing & Mechanical; Mechanical; Systems

The precise modules available to you depend on timetable constraints and module prerequisites (i.e. for some module choices it is necessary for you to have taken a particular module in a previous year).

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).

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.

Warwick students are especially equipped to work in multi-disciplinary organisations in functional teams which create systems incorporating (for example) mechanical and electrical components or on large-scale civil projects where systems thinking is required to understand (for example) the impact of the London Olympics on public transport.

 An advantage of the general course I’ve only recently started to appreciate is how no engineering project is exclusive to one discipline. You’ll always be working with specialists from other fields, so having an overview is a big advantage. 

 

Jonathan, 2nd year Systems Engineering student

Why Warwick?

Essential information

UCAS code
H100 (BEng)
H102 (MEng)

Duration
BEng 3 years full time
MEng 4 years full time
30 weeks per academic year

Application deadline
15 January 2019

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding.

Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs please see the University course pages.

Enquiries
For all enquiries on our Engineering degrees, please contact engadmissions at warwick dot ac dot uk

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How to apply

This information is applicable for 2019 entry.