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General Engineering

H100 BEng Engineering
H102 MEng Engineering


The General Engineering degrees offer an ideal entry route if you intend to specialise but want to delay your decision as to which specialist course to follow until later in your studies.

They also offer a route if you have broad career aspirations but want to develop an in-depth understanding of engineering across our disciplines. Teaching is delivered by a wide range of automotive, civil, electronic, systems, manufacturing and mechanical experts, and there are options to specialise in areas that interest you during your second year. A general engineering education provides for a range of career opportunities such as project or contract management within engineering companies, or, it could enable you to exploit your engineering knowledge in careers such as teaching or journalism.

What you'll study

For the first year all students follow the same programme. The course is designed to give you a wide overview of engineering, much favoured by industry. In the second year, students will continue to study the same core modules until the end of term one, after which you are able to specialise, or continue on the general Engineering pathway. At the end of year two you can choose between progressing onto the MEng route (providing you make the academic requirements) or continuing on the BEng. If you have enrolled on the MEng course you can choose to move to the BEng route at this stage.

Year 1

There are nine core modules in the 1st year with the option to study a language on top:

Core modules
Dynamics and Thermodynamics
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


Optional extra module
A Modern Foreign Language

Year 2

Core modules
Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Electromechanical System Design
Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing
Technical Operations Management

All students follow these modules in the second year after which you can choose the second-year core and optional modules for one of these engineering streams:

For Intercalated Year degee 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 (BEng)

Optional Core modules
Civil Engineering Design Project

(Requires successful completion of prerequisite second year modules of 'Civil Engineering Design 1' and Civil Engineering Material and Structural Analysis')

Optional modules
(6 from the following)
Automation and Robotics
Biomedical Signals and Systems

(Requires second-year Electronic module 'Analogue Electronic Design')
CAD/CAM and Simulation
Civil Engineering Design 2

(Requires second-year Civil modules 'Civil Engineering Design 1' and
'Civil Engineering Material and Structural Analysis')

Concrete Structures

(Requires second-year Civil module
'Civil Engineering Materials and Structural Analysis')

Design and Management of Lean Operations
Design for Manufacture
Design for Vehicle Safety
Digital Systems Design

(Requires second-year Electronic module
'Computer Architecture and Systems')

Dynamics of Vibrating Systems

(Requires second-year Electronic module 'Analogue Electronic Design')
Engines and Heat Pumps
Finite Element Methods
Fundamental Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineers

(Requires second-year cross-stream module 'Dynamics
and Fluid Mechanics')
Fundamentals of Modern VLSI Design
Geotechnical Engineering
Life Cycle Engineering for Manufacturing Systems
Mechanical Design

(Requires second-year Mechanical module 'Mechanical Engineering Design')
Microwave Engineering and RF Circuits
Quality Techniques
Power Electronics

(Requires second-year Electronic module 'Analogue Electronic Design')
Power Systems and Electrical Machines
Precision Measurement and Control

(Requires second-year module 'Electromechanical System Design')
Signal Processing
Software Engineering
Steel Structures

(Requires second-year Civil module 'Engineering Materials and Structural Analysis')
Systems Modelling and Control
Water Engineering for Civil Engineers

Year 3 (MEng)

Students follow the third-year core modules for one of these Engineering streams:

Year 4 (MEng)

Core module

Group Project

Optional Modules
(6 from the following

ASICS, MEMS and Smart Devices

Advanced Control Systems

Advanced Fluid Dynamics

Advanced Geotechnical Engineering

(Requires third-year Civil module 'Geotechnical Engineering')

Advanced Power Electronic Converters and Devices

Advanced Structural Engineering


  • second-year Civil module 'Civil Engineering Materials
  • 'third-year Civil module 'Design project with Construction Management'
  • third-year Civil module 'Civil Engineering Design 2' and
  • Engineering optional third-year module 'Steel Structures'

Advanced Robotics

Advanced Wireless Systems and Networks

Affective Computing

Automobile Systems, Dynamics & Control

Automotive Materials and Processes


Biomedical Signal Processing

Biomedical Systems Modelling

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering

Construction Management and Temporary Works

Control of Electrical Drives

Design for Comfort

Design for Sustainability

Dynamic Analysis of Mechanical Systems
Fuel Cells and Fuel Storage
Fuels and Combustion
Gas Turbine Equipment
Global Water and Sanitation Technologies

Requires third-year module 'Water Engineering for Civil Engineers'

Healthcare Technology Engineering: Design, Maintenance and Assessment
Heat Transfer Theory and Design
High Performance Embedded Systems Design
Imaging and Sensing in Body and Brain
Information Theory and Coding
Innovative Process Development
Introduction to Systems and Synthetic Biology
Mathematical and Computer Modelling
Operation and Control of Power Systems
Optical Communication Systems
Optical Engineering
Power Electronic Converters and Devices
Precision Engineering and Microsystems
Quality Systems
Radiowave Propagation and Wireless Communications Theory
Renewable Energy
River Mixing
Signal and Image Processing
Simulation of Operations
Structural Dynamics and Vibration
Supply Chain Management
Vehicle Propulsion

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, or third and fourth 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

Typical destinations range from research and development positions within industrial or academic establishments, to design and manufacturing posts in car companies or the supply industries. You can also go into specialist engineering roles based on your third- and fourth-year specialist options.

    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 2018
    MEng Engineering 2018




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