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Mechanical Engineering

H300 BEng Mechanical Engineering

H302 MEng Mechanical Engineering


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.


What you'll study

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.

Year 1

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  
Engineering Design  
Engineering Mathematics  
Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computing  
Introduction to Engineering Business Management  
Materials for Engineering  
Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice  
Statics and Structures  

Year 2

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

For Intercalated Year degree only

Between years two and three (for BEng/MEng) or between years three and four for MEng:

Optional Core
Year in Research
Study Year Abroad
Work Placement Year

Year 3

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

Year 4 (MEng)

Core modules Optional modules
Group Project Advanced Fluid Dynamics
  Advanced Robotics
  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
  Optical Engineering
  Precision Engineering and Microsystems
  Quality Systems
  Renewable Energy
  Simulation of Operations
  Supply Chain Management
  Vehicle Propulsion

Intercalated Year Options

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.

IMechE Accreditation

BEng (Hons): Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. The accredited BEng (Hons) will also automatically meet in full, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

MEng: Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as fully meeting the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Career opportunities

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.

Why Warwick?

  • 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

  • Top 10 in all major league tables

  • World-leading research

Entry Requirements

BEng Mechanical Engineering 2018 MEng Mechanical Engineering 2018

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