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Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering

HH73 BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering
HH37 MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering


Manufacturing and Mechanical engineers are creative problem solvers and require vision to work with a range of other engineers in the development of innovative and cost-effective products.

They find employment within advanced industries as diverse as aerospace, consumer goods, electronics and pharmaceuticals, as well as the more traditional light and heavy engineering sectors. Manufacturing globally is a key provider of wealth and employment. The United Kingdom is the world’s sixth largest manufacturer by Gross Value Added.

Students of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering must master modern technologies and skills such as robotics, computer aided design and simulation.

Students will also gain a significant understanding of management techniques and skills alongside these technical subjects. Warwick offers you an unrivalled curriculum and resources to achieve this. A sound underpinning of the basics in science and management is developed in years one and two, whilst years three and four develop state of the art techniques and methodologies that graduates will find directly applicable in industry.

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 year 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 on the 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 core modules and two optional modules. You can also choose to take a 'Modern Foreign Language' or 'Introduction to Secondary School Teaching' module in addition to these if you wish.

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
(to be taken as an extra module)

Manufacturing Engineering Design

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

For Intercalated Year degree only

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

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

Year 3

Core modules
Automation and Robotics
CAD/CAM & Simulation
Design & Management of Lean Operations
Design for Manufacture

Life Cycle Engineering for Manufacturing Systems

Quality Techniques
Individual Project

Exchange Year

As an MEng student you may have the opportunitiy to study your third year at one of our partner universities overseas.

Year 4 (MEng)

Core modules Optional modules
Innovative Process Development

Advanced Robotics

Group Project Automotive Materials and Processes
  Design for Sustainability
  Dynamic Analysis of Mechanical Systems

Fuels and Combustion


Fuel Cells and Energy Storage

  Quality Systems
  Renewable Energy
  Simulation of Operations

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 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 opportunities

Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineers find employment within advanced industries as diverse as aeospace, consumer goods, electronics and pharmaceuticals, as well as the more traditional light and heavy engineering sectors.

Why Warwick?

  • £26,000 - Average graduate's starting salary

  • 100% in work or undertaking further study/research

  • Industrial or research placements on all courses

  • Top 10 in all major league tables

  • World-leading research

Entry requirements

BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering 2018
MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering 2018




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