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)Link opens in a new window 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 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, 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.
Incoming students: Please do not use the modules listed below in your ATAS application. You will need to use the information provided to you by the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Please contact them if you have any queries.
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 (ES190Link opens in a new window)
- Electrical and Electronic Circuits (ES191Link opens in a new window)
- Engineering Design (ES192Link opens in a new window)
- Engineering Mathematics (ES193Link opens in a new window)
- Introduction to Engineering Business Management (ES194Link opens in a new window)
- Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice (ES101Link opens in a new window)
- Materials for Engineering (ES195Link opens in a new window)
- Statics and Structures (ES196Link opens in a new window)
- Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computation (ES197Link opens in a new window)
- Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics (ES2C5Link opens in a new window)
- Electromechanical System Design (ES2C6Link opens in a new window)
- Engineering Mathematics and Data Analytics (ES2C7Link opens in a new window)
- Technical Operations Management (ES2D8Link opens in a new window)
- Mechanical Engineering Design (ES2D2Link opens in a new window)
- Planar Structures and Mechanisms (ES2D5Link opens in a new window)
- Systems and Software Engineering Principles (ES2D7Link opens in a new window)
Examples of optional modules
- Introduction to Biomedical and Clinical Engineering (ES2C1Link opens in a new window)
- Forensic Engineering (ES2C9Link opens in a new window)
- Motor Vehicle Technology (ES2D3Link opens in a new window)
- Starting a Business (ES2B6Link opens in a new window)
- Introduction to Secondary Mathematics/Physics Teaching
- A Modern Foreign Language
- Dynamics of Vibrating Systems (ES386Link opens in a new window)
- Engines and Heat Pumps (ES3B5Link opens in a new window)
- Finite Element Methods (ES3E5Link opens in a new window)
- Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineers (ES3D6Link opens in a new window)
- Advanced Mechanical Engineering Design (ES3C2Link opens in a new window)
- Precision, Measurement and Control (ES3E8Link opens in a new window)
- Individual Project (ES327Link opens in a new window)
Year 4 (MEng only)
- Group Project (ES410Link opens in a new window)
Examples of optional modules
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (ES440Link opens in a new window)
- Precision Engineering and Microsystems (ES442Link opens in a new window)
- Dynamic Analysis of Mechanical Systems (ES480Link opens in a new window)
- Heat Transfer Theory and Design (ES4D9Link opens in a new window)
- Renewable Energy (ES4E0Link opens in a new window)
- Mathematical and Computer Modelling (ES4C3Link opens in a new window)
- Quality Systems (ES438Link opens in a new window)
- Advanced Robotics (ES4A1Link opens in a new window)
- Fuels and Combustion (ES4E4Link opens in a new window)
- Vehicle Propulsion (ES4B7Link opens in a new window)
- Automobile Systems, Dynamics and Control (ES4A3Link opens in a new window)
- Supply Chain Management (ES4C9Link opens in a new window)
The information on this page is applicable for 2023 entry. Detailed information for each module can be found on this webpage.
We are planning to make some changes to this degree for 2024 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.
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.
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
25 January 2023
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
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
This information is applicable for 2023 entry.