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Overview

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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.

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. Current projects early on in the degree include reverse engineering a single-cylinder internal combustion engine using CAE software, and building a fighting robot. Third year students undertake a major individual project to work on a specific problem in depth. For those who choose the MEng degree, the fourth-year project is much more collaborative and is a realistic simulation of working in a multi-disciplinary team in industry. Current group projects include the Formula Student racing car build; using energy from the human body to power a heart pacemaker; creating a cost-effective refrigeration system to store vaccines; and restoring aero museum artefacts.

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Degrees

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  • BEng Mechanical Engineering (H300)
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H302)

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 Mechanical Engineering 2018

MEng Mechanical Engineering 2018

BEng Mechanical Engineering 2019

MEng Mechanical 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
  • Manufacturing Engineering Design
  • Planar Structures and Mechanisms
  • Systems Engineering Principles
Current optional modules
  • Biomedical and Clinical Engineering
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Motor Vehicle Technology
  • Technology in International Development
  • Starting a Business
  • Introduction to Secondary School Teaching (Physics)
  • A Modern Foreign Language

Year 3

Core modules
  • Dynamics of Vibrating Systems
  • Engines and Heat Pumps
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Fundamental Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Precision, Measurement and Control
  • Individual Project

Year 4 (MEng only)

Core modules
  • Group Project
Current optional modules
  • Advanced Fluid Dynamics
  • Advanced Robotics

Automobile Systems Dynamics and Control

  • Biomechanics
  • Bioenergy and Biotechnology
  • Biomedical Systems Modelling
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Dynamic Analysis of Mechanical Systems
  • Fuels and Combustion
  • Fuel Cells and Energy Storage
  • Gas Turbine Equipment
  • Heat Transfer Theory and Design
  • Mathematical and Computer Modelling
  • Optical Engineering
  • Precision Engineering and Microsystems
  • 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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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.