Our focus is education and not just training. We educate people to understand the bigger picture and encourage students and executives to introduce new thinking. Our offering ranges from undergraduate, postgraduate to post experience and doctoral. Having collaborative centres in India, China, Malaysia, North Cyprus, Singapore and Thailand enables us to deliver our world renowned programmes to an international market.
Since 1980 we have seen more than 25,000 individuals studying with us. In the academic year 2010/11 we awarded over 700 Masters' degrees and around 400 professional awards. Being awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2009 was a tremendous honour and highlights that our philosophy of providing academic excellence with a clear business focus is a winning formula.
WMG Academy for Young Engineers
The development of two WMG Academies for Young Engineers is part of the Government-backed initiative for University Technical Colleges. WMG's two exciting learning campuses cater for 14-18 year olds from Coventry, Warwickshire, Solihull, and Birmingham, giving students the skills they need to become the UK's future inventors and engineers. We work alongside both global companies and SMEs in the region to deliver a dynamic curriculum, underpinned by a radical learning and teaching approach designed around the needs of both students and employers.
Our full-time undergraduate engineering degrees are delivered through a strategic partnership between ourselves and the School of Engineering, meaning students benefit from the expertise and facilities of two departments and a unified approach to teaching. We lead three degree programmes. Learning from staff who teach internationally and who also have immediate access to our research base, enables students to reach their highest goals, both personally and through teamwork. For example we have multi-disciplinary student teams competing annually in competitions across the world including the IMechE's Formula Student Competition at Silverstone, the EV Grand Prix at Purdue (USA), European International Submarine Race and International RoboCup Rescue in Germany.
Our part-time undergraduate degree, the Applied Engineering Programme, enables employees of engineering and technology-led companies to obtain a Bachelor's in Engineering whilst working, and gives companies the opportunity to develop their workforce through access to key skills and latest thinking.
Full-time Masters programmes attract high calibre students who want to make an impact whether in business, engineering, technology, management or as an entrepreneur. Modern leaders need an appreciation of science, technology and engineering in order to succeed. By studying with us individuals are taking a key step in investing in their future. In return we will enable them to gain the skills to compete and further develop. Having the opportunity to work with our leading researchers and being taught by tutors who have industrial experience is of tremendous benefit.
We offer the opportunity to combine doctoral-level education with business relevance through our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Engineering Doctorate (International) (EngD) degrees. Both programmes are designed to develop future leaders and experts equipped with the high-level know-how and research experience essential to compete in today’s market place. Building on our reputation for delivering award-winning postgraduate education we provide an environment that enables future academics, entrepreneurs, researchers and scientists to explore an issue which will have real impact.
Professional and Executive Programmes
Our part-time professional education programmes have been developed in partnership with engineering, manufacturing, technology and service-led companies to ensure benefit to both employer and employee through business relevance and academic excellence. The high level of flexibility available across our postgraduate and post-experience programmes ensures that we continue to meet the needs of busy professionals through a wide range of modules and progression pathways.
Master's level education programmes are delivered by WMG staff both in the UK and across the world in collaboration with our international partner institutions who have vital knowledge of the local industries and economic context. These centres are in India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey, North Cyprus and Thailand enables us to deliver our programmes to an international market.
Professor Sujit Banerji
Executive Director, WMG Education