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General Engineering

General Engineering


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

Choosing our BEng or MEng Engineering degree is an ideal route into engineering if you wish to sample all our disciplines and 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.

Delivered jointly by the School of Engineering and WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group)Link opens in a new window, you will be taught by experts across the fields of automotive, biomedical, civil, electrical, electronic, manufacturing, mechanical, and systems engineering. After completing the same core programme as all other Engineering students for the start of the course, those choosing to stay on the more general pathway will be able to choose options from the different engineering disciplines. 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 2025Link opens in a new window

MEng Engineering 2025Link opens in a new window

Applications are made through UCAS. Further information and guidance about the admissions process is available on the University websiteLink opens in a new window.

Come and see for yourself what Warwick is all about! Our University Open DaysLink opens in a new window 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. After the first year, you can stay on this general pathway or switch to another engineering course. The course structure outlined below relates to those who choose to stay on the general pathway throughout their degree course.

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

The course structure below is relevant to students applying for entry in 2025.

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

Year 2

Core modules
Optional modules
  • Optional modules from the same engineering discipline

Year 3

Core modules
  • Individual Project (ES327Link opens in a new window)
  • Managing Engineering Excellence (ES3K4)
  • Systems Modelling and Control (ES3C8)
  • Power Systems and Electrical Machines (ES3E7) or Engineering Fluid Mechanics (ES3D6)
  • Advanced Systems and Software Engineering (ES3J1) or Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design (ES3C2)
Optional modules
  • Options available depend on module prerequisites and accreditation requirements

Year 4 (MEng)

Core modules
Optional modules
  • Options available depend on module prerequisites and accreditation requirements

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

The information on this page is applicable for 2025 entry. Detailed information for each module can be found on this webpage.

We may make some changes to this degree for 2025 entry. Changes to core and optional modules go through the University's rigorous academic processes. As changes are confirmed, we will update the course information on this webpage. It is therefore very important that you check this webpage for the latest information before you apply and prior to accepting an offer.

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. If you choose to take an intercalated year, this will be reflected in your degree title, and add a year to your degree programme.

Tuition fees

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


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.

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 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, 3rd year Systems Engineering student

Why Warwick?

Essential information

UCAS code
H100 (BEng)
H102 (MEng)

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

Application deadline
29 January 2025

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.Link opens in a new window

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 2025 entry.