Why study Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering at Warwick?
- We are consistently in the top ten of all UK league tables.
- Our accredited courses, which can lead to Chartered Engineer status, are collaboratively delivered between the School of Engineering and WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group). This unified approach equips you with the multidisciplinary skills needed to design today’s complex products, which extend beyond the traditional engineering disciplines. We also have a strong track record of collaborating with industrial partners (e.g. Jaguar Land Rover, Arup and Rolls-Royce) through both research and teaching activities.
- Flexible courses enable you to experience the different engineering disciplines before making your final decision to specialise in automotive, civil, electronic, manufacturing and mechanical, or mechanical engineering, or to focus on general engineering or business. This means that you will normally only find Warwick under ‘General Engineering’ in league tables. warwick.
- Our new Student Digital Workshop, built in 2013, allows you to turn designs into reality using technologies such as laser cutting and 3D printing. You will also be working in our two large engineering halls and WMG's International Digital Laboratory.
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Engineering at Warwick
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Overview of BEng and MEng courses
Why study at Warwick?
A view from our academics
What will I learn?
(Accrediting institutions: IET and IMechE)
This accredited degree provides a solid foundation in manufacturing engineering and mechanical design principles in the context of advanced 21st-century technology.
You will be taught by experts from WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group), renowned worldwide for its innovative links between academia and industry, learning from cutting-edge research in areas including automation systems and digital lifecycle management. You can take part in industrial visits and receive input from firms such as Tata Steel, encouraging you to apply your knowledge to realworld challenges, boosting your employability. Our multidisciplinary approach to solving engineering problems will equip you to work in a variety of industrial sectors. You will also develop research and design skills, along with the ability to innovate and develop products and processes.
In your first and second years* you will study core areas of engineering alongside optional modules such as biomedical engineering and aesthetics of design. In the following year(s), further core modules include CAD/CAM, design, quality, automation and robotics, life cycle engineering and innovative process development. We also offer flexible module options developed in collaboration with global engineering companies including Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls-Royce. You will also be able to apply your skills to an individual project such as rapid prototyping, robot design or processing of novel materials.
*Please note that we are proposing to reduce the common content to one year and one term rather than two years, in response to student feedback, meaning you will be able to follow your Manufacturing and Mechanical specialism sooner.
In your fourth year (MEng students only), you can widen your knowledge by adding an elective** in Sustainability, Robotics or Business Management. You will also complete a project, for example designing and building a human-powered submarine or a robot to rescue victims from a collapsed building.
**We are also proposing that electives will no longer be specifically named in degree titles for students joining us from 2017 onwards. These subjects can be studied as part of your degree programme, but are likely to not be specifically mentioned in your degree title. This will be confirmed on 31 March 2017. Please consider this when deciding on your university choices.
How will I learn?
Each week 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 of five or six students to address academic issues arising from lectures. Engineers are always involved in interdisciplinary group work and this forms part of our courses from day one. A foundation in mathematics
module can be taken in place of an optional module in your first year if you do not have either A level or Higher Level Mathematics.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is through examinations and coursework. Coursework assessment can include laboratory reports, projects, essays and oral presentations. Assessment is normally 60–70% by examination and 30–40% by coursework.
What opportunities are there for work experience and to study abroad?
You can gain industrial experience throughout your course in the UK and abroad via visits, project work and placements during vacations. Our most recent scheme has enabled students to work on a project in Uganda, repairing micro hydro power generators. Some students can also take a year-long placement in industry or in a research environment.
Finally, MEng students can exchange their third year of study at Warwick to study with one of our partner universities abroad. Our current partners include universities in Europe, Australia, the USA, China, Japan and South Korea.
Becoming a Chartered Engineer
This requires both academic qualification and responsible experience in your chosen industry. The preferred academic qualification is a four-year accredited Master of Engineering (MEng) degree. Alternatively you can complete a three-year accredited Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree and complete ‘Additional Learning’ after graduation, perhaps in the form of an accredited MSc.
All our degrees (except Engineering Business Management and Engineering and Business Studies) are accredited as providing the academic component (in part or fully) needed for Chartered Engineer status.
A level AAB, to include A level Mathematics and Physics.
You must also achieve a pass in the science practical if your science A level includes a separate practical assessment.
A levels in applied subjects and mixed portfolios Candidates are considered on an individual basis. Grades will be similar to those for candidates taking academic A and AS qualifications.
International Baccalaureate 36 points, to include 5 in Higher Level Mathematics and Physics.
Other Qualifications Advanced Diplomas and Engineering Principal Learning qualifications will be considered alongside other qualifications and on a case by case basis. We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
Access/BTEC Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) and BTEC Extended Diplomas 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 page.
General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude these subjects.
You must have studied Mathematics and Physics at Advanced or Higher level study. You must also achieve a pass in the science practical if your science A level includes a separate practical assessment.
However, we recognise that Engineering draws on many skills and we are willing to consider highly motivated applicants with different qualifications provided there is good evidence of mathematical ability. We invite anybody in this situation to discuss their aspirations with us at the earliest opportunity.
We offer a Foundation in Mathematics module that can be taken in the first year in place of an optional module for those students not offering Mathematics at Advanced or Higher level study.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.
Open Days UK based applicants are invited to a Departmental Open Day and a number of these are scheduled during the year. If you cannot attend then the information presented will be available online. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.
Interviews We do not typically interview applicants.Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.
What modules can I study?
Initially, all students follow the same programme covering topics which we believe are important for all engineers to understand. By the second term of Year Two you are able to specialise in Civil or switch to one of the other Engineering courses (such as: Automotive, Biomedical Systems, Electronic, Electrical and Electronic, Engineering Business Management, Mechanical, Manufacturing and Mechanical, or, Systems).
There are nine core modules in the first year which are currently:
- 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
You are also free to take A Modern Foreign Language module as an optional extra.
In the second year there are six core modules which are currently:
- Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics
- Electromechanical System Design
- Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing
- Industrial Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering Design
- Technical Operations Management
Optional modules currently include
- Failure Investigation
- Introduction to Secondary School Teaching (Physics)
- A Modern Foreign Language
- Motor Vehicle Technology
- Starting a Business
In Year 3 you will complete an individual project and study core modules of:
- Automation and Robotics
- CAD/CAM and Simulation
- Design and Management of Lean Operations
- Design for Manufacture
- Lifecycle Engineering for Manufacturing Systems
- Quality Techniques
Engineering is an actively developing subject and so modules listed represent those available to current students. As the subject of Engineering and our school continuously evolve, the range of modules available and the content of individual modules may change in future years. Applicants will be informed as soon as the changes are approved. Current students will be consulted prior to the changes been approved.
*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
Recent graduate destinations include:
Design and Production Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover; Business Systems Analyst, Tesco; Relationship Manager, Barclays Bank; Graduate Civil Engineer, Transport for London; Graduate Management Trainee, NHS Institute for Innovation.
A level: AAB including Mathematics and Physics, plus a pass in the science practical assessment (if applicable).
IB: 36 points including 5 in Higher Level Mathematics and Physics
Degree of Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)
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 Additional Costs page.
For all enquiries on our Engineering degrees, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This information is applicable for 2017 entry.