HH35 BEng Systems Engineering
HH31 MEng Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach to enabling the realisation of complex systems or analysis of interactions (‘systems of systems’) such as biomedical and automotive.
Many engineering systems are broader than their association with Engineering, incorporating people, processes, information, organisations, hardware and software with each having needs which vary in time. As well as being able to communicate effectively, and appreciate the views from other disciplines, systems engineers can see and exploit synergies across these disciplines. This equips them to work on high-level problems facing the world such as challenges to the environment, health, food and security.
Warwick graduates are particularly adept at the modelling, analysis and control of systems and their interactions.
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.
There are nine core modules in the first year with the option to study a language in addition:
|Core modules||Optional extra module|
|Dynamics and Thermodynamics||A Modern Foreign Language|
|Electrical and Electronic Circuits|
|Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computation|
|Introduction to Engineering Business Management|
|Materials for Engineering|
|Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice|
|Statics and Structures|
You will study:
|Core modules||Optional modules|
|Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics||Biomedical and Clinical Engineering|
|Electromechanical System Design||Computer Architecture and Systems|
|Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing||Planar Structures and Mechanisms|
|Technical Operations Management||Starting a Business|
|Systems Engineering Principles||Introduction to Secondary Teaching in Physics|
|Analogue Electronic Design||A Modern Foreign Language|
|Multimedia Technology and Signal Propagation|
|Technology in International Development|
|Motor Vehicle Technology|
For Intercalated Year degree only
Between years two and three (for BEng/MEng) or between years three and four for MEng:
|Year in Research|
|Study Year Abroad|
|Work Placement Year|
The third year consists of an individual project and six core modules:
|Systems Modelling and Control|
|Automation and Robotics|
|Dynamics of Vibrating Systems|
|Biomedical Signals and Systems|
There is also an Exchange Year option (MEng students only) where students replace their third year with study at an approved international institution.
Year 4 (MEng only)
You will study:
|Core modules||Optional modules|
|Group Project||Computational Fluid Dynamics|
|Mathematical and Computer Modelling||Advanced Robotics|
|EITHER Biomedical Systems Modelling||Signal and Image Processing|
|OR Automobile Systems Dynamics and Control||Advanced Control|
|Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering|
|Power Electronic Convertors and Devices|
|Control of Electrical Drives|
|Supply Chain Management|
|Simulation of Operations|
|Healthcare Technology Engineering|
The modules listed represent choices available to current students. As the subject of engineering and our school continuously evolve, the range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years. Applicants will be informed as soon as changes are approved. Current students will be consulted prior to the changes being approved.
Placements in industry or research
You can gain industrial experience during your course via visits and project work. The School encourages students to undertake some form of industrial experience. Many students undertake internships and other work experience over the summer. Some students can take a year-long placement in industry or in a research environment.
You will participate in lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions. To help you make the transition froom school to university, in your first year you will meet your personal tutor each week in a group usually of five or six students to address academic issues arising from lectures. Your tutor is there to support you throughout your university life and will especially help you to reflect upon your continuing development. Engineers are always involved in interdisciplinary group work and this forms part of our courses from year one.
Assessment is through examinations and coursework. Coursework assessment can include laboratory reports, projects, essays and oral presentations.