Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach to enabling the realisation of complex systems or analysis of interactions. Many complex engineering products (such as aerospace and automotive) involve a high level of integration and interaction across the mechanical, electronic and software domains.
A Systems Engineer needs to understand the broader context of a system, including people, processes and information flow. The Systems Thinking approach that will be gained from this course equips engineers to work at a high level on an exceptionally broad range of problems from across the engineering sector and from other disciplines. This will allow you to work on high-level problems facing the world such as climate change, health, food and security.
The Warwick Systems degree reflects our research strengths and industry collaborations in systems modelling and control, information engineering, and biomedical and biological systems. We have state of the art electrical laboratories including Control and Signal and Image Processing equipment, and we pride ourselves on our extensive computing facilities with software available for Systems Engineering analysis.
- BEng Systems Engineering (HH35)
- MEng Systems Engineering (H331)
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. Those choosing Systems Engineering will develop the tools required to model problems across different areas, synthesising their knowledge and highlighting analogies.
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.
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
- 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
- Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics
- Electromechanical System Design
- Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing
- Technical Operations Management
- Analogue Electronic Design
- Systems Engineering Principles
Current optional modules
- Biomedical and Clinical Engineering
- Computer Architecture and Systems
- Planar Structures and Mechanisms
- Multimedia Technology and Signal Propagation
- Technology in International Development
- Motor Vehicle Technology
- Failure Investigation
- Industrial Engineering
- Starting a Business
- Introduction to Secondary School Teaching (Physics)
- A Modern Foreign Language
- Automation and Robotics
- Biomedical Signals and Systems
- Dynamics of Vibrating Systems
- Quality Techniques
- Signal Processing
- Systems Modelling and Control
- Individual Project
Year 4 (MEng only)
- Group Project
- Mathematical and Computer Modelling
Current optional modules
- Automobile Systems, Dynamics and Control
- Biomedical Systems Modelling
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Advanced Robotics
- Signal and Image Processing
- Advanced Control
- Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering
- Affective Computing
- Power Electronic Convertors and Devices
- Control of Electrical Drives
- Quality Systems
- Supply Chain Management
- Simulation of Operations
- Healthcare Technology Engineering
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.
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).
Fees and funding
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.
As well as giving you the skills to communicate effectively and pursue a flexible career, a degree in Systems Engineering will allow you to work in an environment where you can exploit synergies between the disciplines, for example in a biomedical context.
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 projects where systems thinking is required to understand (for example) the impact of the London Olympics on public transport.