Develop the expertise to design and create sustainable, cutting-edge technologies.
Mechanical systems, mechanisms and machines lie at the heart of our traditional engineering industries. The skills and techniques associated with them continue to be essential. In recent years these skills have extended into areas such as precision engineering, nanotechnology and mechatronics, as mechanical engineers have broadened their skill set and embraced technologies from other disciplines to solve difficult problems.
All Engineering students at Warwick develop an in-depth understanding of the classical principles of engineering by following a general engineering programme for the first four terms. Thereafter, those specialising in mechanical engineering augment their knowledge with deeper understanding of mechanically based systems.
We provide opportunities to learn from world-leading researchers at the School of Engineering and WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) in areas such as precision mechanics, fluid dynamics, and sustainable thermal energy technology, as well as complementary areas in other fields of engineering. You’ll have the chance to apply your new skills through projects at various points in the degree, in which you will develop highly sought-after skills in project management and communication, alongside the ability to research, design and develop mechanical engineering products and systems.
After graduation Warwick's Mechanical Engineering students are well equipped to work in modern, multidisciplinary organisations and are enabled to solve modern technological problems.
- BEng Mechanical Engineering (H300)
- MEng Mechanical Engineering (H302)
- All Engineering students at Warwick develop an in-depth understanding of the classical principles of engineering by following a general engineering programme for the first four terms. Thereafter, those specialising in mechanical engineering augment their knowledge with deeper understanding of mechanically based systems.
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:
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, 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 in Mechanical Engineering, choose another specialism or continue on the general engineering pathway.
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.
In your first year you will be taught the fundamentals of engineering, which you will build on in later years according to your interests.
- Dynamics and Thermodynamics (ES190)
- Electrical and Electronic Circuits (ES191)
- Engineering Design (ES192)
- Engineering Mathematics (ES193)
- Introduction to Engineering Business Management (ES194)
- Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice (ES101)
- Materials for Engineering (ES195)
- Statics and Structures (ES196)
- Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computation (ES197)
Optional extra modules
- A Modern Foreign Language
Examples of optional modules
- Introduction to Biomedical and Clinical Engineering
- Forensic Engineering
- Motor Vehicle Technology
- Starting a Business
- Introduction to Secondary School Teaching (Physics)
- A Modern Foreign Language
- Dynamics of Vibrating Systems
- Engines and Heat Pumps
- Finite Element Methods
- Fundamental Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineers
- Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design
- Precision, Measurement and Control
- Individual Project (ES327)
Year 4 (MEng only)
- Group Project (ES410)
Examples of optional modules
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Precision Engineering and Microsystems
- Dynamic Analysis of Mechanical Systems
- Heat Transfer Theory and Design
- Renewable Energy
- Mathematical and Computer Modelling
- Quality Systems
- Advanced Robotics
- Fuels and Combustion
- Vehicle Propulsion
- Gas Turbine Equipment
- Automobile Systems, Dynamics and Control
- Supply Chain Management
- Batteries and Fuel Cells
The information on this page is applicable for 2021 entry. Please note that the detailed module information available via hyperlink is applicable for the current academic year (2020-21). Detailed information for each module can be found on this webpage.
Our course and module content is continually reviewed and updated to reflect the latest research expertise at Warwick, so it is therefore very important that you check this website for the latest information before you apply and when you accept an offer.
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.
Exchange year abroad
MEng students may choose to take their third year at a partner university abroad, subject to academic requirements and approval of study programme.
MEng students who take their third year abroad as an Exchange Year, and do not complete an individual project, will be required to do so as a core module during their MEng (fourth) year at Warwick.
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.
Studying Mechanical Engineering at Warwick will enable you to develop highly sought-after skills in project management and communication, alongside the ability to research, design, and develop mechanical engineering products and systems.
After graduation our students are well equipped to work in modern, multi-disciplinary organisations, and are enabled to solve modern technological problems.
During my time at Warwick I have worked on a variety of group projects, including the first year 'Dragster' project, which involves competing a CNC'ed dragster using a spring as propulsion, the second year 'Landing Gear' project, which involves the design and manufacture of a model of an aircraft landing gear mechanism, and finally the Warwick Submarine Project during my Master's which involves the design and manufacture of a fully flooded human powered submarine which competes internationally with other universities.
Jack, Mechanical Engineering graduate
BEng 3 years full time
MEng 4 years full time
30 weeks per academic year
29 January 2021
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
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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.
For all enquiries on our Engineering degrees, please contact engadmissions at warwick dot ac dot uk
This information is applicable for 2021 entry.