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.
Our courses take a multidisciplinary approach to engineering challenges. Led by experts in the School of Engineering and WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group), we provide opportunities to learn from world-leading researchers in areas such as precision mechanics, fluid dynamics, and sustainable thermal energy technology, as well as complementary areas in other fields of engineering.
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.
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.
There are nine core modules in the first year with the option to study a language on top.
|Core modules||Optional extra module|
|Dynamics and Thermodynamics||A Modern Foreign Language|
|Electrical and Electronic Circuits|
|Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computing|
|Introduction to Engineering Business Management|
|Materials for Engineering|
|Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice|
|Statics and Structures|
|Core modules||Optional modules|
|Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics||Biomedical and Clinical Engineering|
|Electromechanical System Design||Forensic Engineering|
|Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing||Motor Vehicle Technology|
|Technical Operations Management||Technology in International Development|
|Mechanical Engineering Design||Introduction to Secondary School Teaching (Physics)|
|Planar Structures and Mechanisms||A Modern Foreign Language|
|Systems Engineering Principles||Starting a Business|
Between years two and three (for BEng/MEng) or between years three and four for MEng:
|Year in Research|
|Study Year Abroad|
|Work Placement Year|
|Dynamics of Vibrating Systems|
|Engines and Heat Pumps|
|Finite Element Methods|
|Fundamental Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineers|
|Precision, Measurement, and Control|
|Mechanical Engineering Design|
|Core modules||Optional modules|
|Group Project||Advanced Fluid Dynamics|
|Automobile Systems Dynamics and Control|
|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|
|Precision Engineering and Microsystems|
|Simulation of Operations|
|Supply Chain Management|
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. 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. MEng students may choose to take their third year at a partner university abroad.
We use a variety of teaching methods, ranging from lectures and group tutorials to small groups in laboratories. You are allocated a personal tutor, who normally stays with you throughout your time at Warwick. They will help you get the most from your studies. Computer laboratories loaded with specialist software are open 24/7, helping you undertake work at a time to suit you.
Students are assessed by a mixture of coursework and written examinations. Design-orientated work is assessed by oral presentation, project work and group assignments. Projects are assessed by a variety of methods, including oral presentations, written reports and posters.
Career destinations for Mechanical Engineers are varied, from stress engineers in the aerospace industry to mechanical and solutions engineers for the utilities and analysts in banking, finance and management consultancy.
Recent graduates are employed by Aston Martin Lagonda, BAE Systems, BP, Centrica, Delphi, Force India, Ford Motor Company, Jaguar Land Rover, National Grid, Network Rail and Rolls-Royce.
Flexible degree programmes that enable you to experience a range of engineering disciplines before you specialise
Options to take a year in industry, research or study abroad
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