Skip to main content

Systems Engineering (BEng) (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

 

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (BEng)

Full-time 2019 entry, AAA, IB 38
Accredited by: IMechE (and IET, pending review in 2018)

Study principles from across a range of Engineering disciplines and interactions between systems enabling you to work at the boundaries of complex problems.


Book an Open Day

Get a prospectus

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 also needs to understand the broader context of a system including people, processes, and information flow in order to work on high-level problems facing the world, such as climate change, health, food and security.

The Systems Thinking approach you’ll gain from this course equips engineers to work at a high level on an exceptionally broad range of problems from both the engineering sector and other disciplines.

We also offer a MEng degree that enables you to explore specialist areas of Systems Engineering through fourth-year core and optional module choices and a group project.

We offer flexible degree programmes that enable you to experience a range of different 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, students continue to study the same core modules as all other students until the end of term one, after which they can specialise, or continue on the general Engineering pathway.

You can also switch between the three-year BEng and four-year MEng degrees if academic requirements are met.

We use a variety of teaching methods, ranging from lectures and group tutorials to small-group teaching in laboratories. You will participate in lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions.

To help you make the transition from school to university, in your first year you will meet your personal tutor each week in a group usually of five or six students to address academic issues arising from lectures. Your tutor is there to support you throughout your university life and will especially help you to reflect upon your continuing development.

Engineers are always involved in interdisciplinary group work and this forms part of our courses from year one.

Contact hours

Timetables will vary from week to week. In the first two terms of first and second year, students typically receive around 13 contact hours (of lectures, seminars and tutorials) per week in addition to between 2 and 12 hours of laboratory sessions. Your final year will be more project heavy, and contact hours will reduce.

Class size

Class sizes for lectures, practical laboratory sessions and seminars vary depending on the number of students taking the module.

Assessment is through examinations and coursework. Coursework assessment can include laboratory reports, projects, essays and oral presentations.

1st year: 0%; 2nd year 30%, 3rd year 70%.

There are options to take an intercalated study abroad year (typically between the second and third, or third and fourth, years).

Our Placements and Internships Officer supports students to identify opportunities for year-long and/or summer internships and research opportunities, which often lead to further study and employment for our students.

Options to take an intercalated year in industry, research or study abroad are reflected in your degree title, and add a year to your degree duration.

 Student blogs

nathan"Every year, the Engineering Society organises two conferences, one for Energy and one for Technology. The Energy theme this year was the Energy Trilemma – balancing the competing demands of energy security, energy affordability and energy sustainability... we have speakers, breakout sessions, food, and a drinks reception."

Check out our latest blogs


A level AAA to include Mathematics and Physics

IB 38 to include 6,6 in Mathematics and Physics. At least one of these subjects should be at Higher Level

We also ask for a pass in the science practical assessment (if applicable). Applicants with a strong profile but without either A level Physics or A level Mathematics may be considered. Please contact ugadmissions@warwick.ac.uk prior to applying.

  • Contextual data and differential offers: Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).
  • Access Courses: Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) and in appropriate subjects considered, if offered with A level Mathematics at grade A for MEng or grade B for BEng/BSc. Distinctions are required in Access and BTEC qualifications.
  • Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP website.
  • We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
  • Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

    Open Days All students who have been offered a place are invited to visit. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

Year 1
  • 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 Computing

Year 2
  • Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics
  • Electromechanical System Design
  • Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing
  • Technical Operations Management
  • Systems Engineering Principles
  • Analogue Electronic Design
Year 3
  • Quality Techniques
  • Signal Processing
  • Systems Modelling and Control
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Dynamics of Vibrating Systems
  • Biomedical Signals and Systems
  • Individual Project
Selection of optional modules that current students are studying:

Dynamic Analysis of Mechanical Systems; Advanced Fluid Dynamics; Automobile Systems Dynamics and Control; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Advanced Robotics; Modern Foreign Language module.

Our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as Arup, BAE Systems, Jaguar Land Rover, Ricardo and Rolls-Royce, amongst many others.

Our Placements and Internships Officer will work with you to identify opportunities for year-long and/or summer internships and research opportunities, which often lead to further study and employment for our students.

A level AAA to include Mathematics and Physics

IB 38 to include 6,6 in Mathematics and Physics. At least one of these subjects should be at Higher Level

We also ask for a pass in the science practical assessment (if applicable). Applicants with a strong profile but without either A level Physics or A level Mathematics may be considered. Please contact ugadmissions@warwick.ac.uk prior to applying.

UCAS Code
HH35

Award
Degree of Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)

Duration
3 years full time

Start Date

24 September 2019

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Additional costs

The School provides computer laboratories loaded with specialist software. These are open 24/7, helping you undertake work at a time that suits you. Students are therefore not required to purchase a computer. However those who choose to buy a computer may wish to bear in mind that a Microsoft Windows Operating System is recommended for full access to engineering software.

This information is applicable for 2019 entry.

Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.

Automotive Engineering (MEng)
Biomedical Systems Engineering (BEng)
Biomedical Systems Engineering (MEng)
Civil Engineering (BEng)
Civil Engineering (MEng)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BEng)
Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEng)
Electronic Engineering (BEng)
Electronic Engineering (MEng)
Engineering (BEng)
Engineering (MEng)
Engineering Business Mangement (BEng)
Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (BEng)
Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (MEng)
Mechanical Engineering (BEng)
Mechanical Engineering (MEng)
Systems Engineering (BEng)