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Engineering Business Management

HN12 BEng Engineering Business Management


A route to management and business roles in the engineering industry.

To be successful in the modern business environment, engineering companies need to provide not only superior products but also superior services. Approximately 70% of companies worldwide are engineering-based. They create a substantial demand for graduates who can demonstrate an understanding of technical engineering subjects as well as the wider aspects of entrepreneurial expertise and strategic business management to provide an interface between such diverse roles as design, manufacturing, marketing, contract management and supply chain management.

This degree is led by WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) and is ideal if you wish to pursue alternatives to becoming a chartered engineer. In common with our Engineering and Business Studies degree stream, you will begin by studying more general engineering concepts into your second year. But then, in the third year, you remain within Engineering to take half your modules from WMG/Engineering and half from Warwick Business School. A BEng is awarded to reflect the greater emphasis on engineering.

What you'll study

For the first year and the first term of the second year, all students follow the same programme. The course is designed to give you a broad overview of engineering, much favoured by industry. By the second term of year two you are able to specialise, or continue the General Engineering route. At this stage you can also choose between progressing onto an MEng (providing you meet the academic requirements) or following the BEng route.

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

You will study six modules in total - five core and one optional module. You can also choose to take a 'Modern Foreign Language' or 'Introduction to Secondary School Teaching' modules in addition to the six modules that make up the second year.

Core modules Optional modules

Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics

Failure Investigation

Electromechanical System Design

Motor Vehicle Technology

Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing

Starting a Business

Industrial Engineering

Introduction to Secondary School Teaching
(can be taken as an extra module)

Manufacturing Engineering Design

A Modern Foreign Language
(can be taken as an extra module)
Technical Operations Management  

For Intercalated Year degree only

Between years two and three:

Optional Core (choose one)
Year in Research
Study Year Abroad
Work Placement Year

Year 3

In year three students combine a technical engineering education with greater business content. Students select 50% of their final year credit from engineering modules taught mostly within WMG and Engineering (one module) and 50% from business-related modules taught at the internationally renowned Warwick Business School.

Business modules

Core modules Optional modules (2 from following)
Supply Chain Management International Business Strategy
  Corporate Strategy
  Digital Business & Workplace Technologies
  Service Marketing
  Business Systems Development
  Foundations of Accounting
  Strategic Information Management

Engineering modules

Core modules Optional modules (2 from the following)
Individual Project Automation & Robotics
Quality Techniques CAD/CAM & Simulation
  Construction Management & Temporary Works
  Design & Management of Lean Operations
  Design for Manufacture
  Design for Vehicle Safety
  Lifecycle Engineering for Manufacturing Systems

Placements in industry or research

Gain hands-on experience on a year out or during the summer vacation. Undertaking a placement is a great way to apply what you've learnt at university, to a real-life situation. We regularly advertise opportunities and our dedicated Placements and Internships Officer is here to help too. Placements can be undertaken in industry or research to suit your career aspirations. Many students are subsequently offered employment with the companies with which they spend their placements.

Students undertaking an industrial placement will spend one year at an approved Industrial Placement between the second and third years.


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 that suits 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 opportunities

Graduates of Engineering Business Management acquire the skills to open up a wide range of career opportunities, in functions such as accountancy, marketing, contract management, procurement, supply chain management or servicing.

Why Warwick?

  • £26,000 - Average graduate's starting salary
  • 100% undertaking work or further study (6 months after graduating)
  • Industrial or research placements on all courses
  • Top 10 in all major league tables
  • World-leading research

Entry requirements

BEng Engineering Business Management 2018

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