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Welcome to Engineering at Warwick

Congratulations on securing your place at Warwick, we look forward to welcoming you in person at the start of term.

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FAQs

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Getting Started - before you arrive

Orientation week for International Students

Term Dates

Travel Directions

Accommodation

Students' Union

Student Careers & Skills

Descriptors of Year 1 Modules

Engineering Undergraduate Admissions Pages

What books do I need to buy?

How do I obtain personal protective equipment?

I have been offered a change of course, what are the implications of this?

What, when and where is my first class?

My arrival in the UK is delayed, how late can I join the course?

Do I need to buy a computer/laptop?

How do I connect to the Warwick network and what software is available?

Engineering Student Office

Rooms F405 - F408
School of Engineering
University of Warwick
Coventry, CV4 7AL

Tel: +44 (0) 24 7652 8193

Email: engineering@warwick.ac.uk

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Frequently Asked Questions

What books do I need to buy?

None! The text books for the first year core modules are provided once you are here. Support materials are provided online by staff and can be accessed via module resource pages once you have your computer login. Materials are generated and published throughout the year, so you will not find everything available immediately. Additional recommended (as opposed to required) text books are available through the Library.

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How do I obtain personal protective equipment?

We will provide you with a personal lab coat and safety shoes/boots at the start of the course. You will be notified of details on where to collect these items during the first week of term. Health and safety is a paramount consideration for engineers and you will be expected to follow best practice from the outset, which includes wearing safety footwear in engineering laboratories and workshops.

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I have been offered a change of course, what are the implications of this?

This typically happens when candidates have not quite acheived the grades required for entry to an MEng course. Under these circumstances they will be offered the alternative of entry onto the BEng equivalent course. If this is true for you, the good news is that it does not prevent you from completing an MEng! The first two years of the degree are identical for BEng and MEng students and provided that you perform at the required level during those years you can progress to the MEng course in Year 3. The required level is an upper second class (2i) performance which corresponds to an average mark of 60%.

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 What, when and where is my first class (or lecture)?

Your first session as a first year undergraduate will be a course briefing at 11am on Monday 02 October in room R0.21. This lecture room is located in the Ramphal building at the top right-hand side of the Library Road, see campus map. Back to top of page


 My arrival in the UK is delayed, how late can I join the course?

We recognise that international students may experience delays due to the visa process or other circumstances. Whilst wishing to support students who find themselves in this situation, we must also be mindful of the impact of the delay on the individual and their fellow students. We will therefore allow students to arrive up to and no later than Friday of the 2nd week of term 1. If you are delayed beyond this period we will defer your offer of a place to the following academic year. If your arrival is delayed please keep us informed of your intended date of arrival.

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Do I need to buy a computer/laptop?

Not necessarily. You will have access to many computers around campus and the computer labs (some 24/7) within the department for specialist software (such as CAD programmes), click here for more details. However, in our experience many students purchase computers to give them the flexibility to study whenever and wherever they like. For this reason, Wi-Fi is available within the department and around campus.

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How do I connect to the Warwick network and what software is available?

Information about how to connect to the Warwick network can be found on the IT Services 'Network Services' page. Details of the software available to students free from IT Services can be found on their 'Software' page. Engineering also has its IT support and software, see here for more details.

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