What will I learn?
This course reflects the realities of a modern business environment, combining a firm grounding in the principles of engineering with an understanding of the essential industrial concern that innovation must yield a profit. Teaching draws on the expertise of the School of Engineering, which delivers the highest standards of technical expertise; WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group), which offers innovative links between academia and industry; and Warwick Business School (WBS), which is internationally recognised for excellence in business management.
Our curriculum integrates business and technical content, developing your engineering expertise alongside knowledge of the full range of business functions, equipping you to find your place in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. In your first year, you will study the core modules common to all our Engineering degrees. In the second year, you can start personalising your course. You will not determine your final degree course until the second year, ensuring that you can make an informed choice. The main difference between the Engineering Business Management (EBM) and Engineering and Business Studies (EBS) degree streams is the proportion of business material encountered in the third year of study, EBS having more.
How will I learn?
You will participate in lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory sessions. To help you make the transition from 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.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is through examinations and coursework. Coursework assessment can include laboratory reports, projects, essays and oral presentations.
What opportunities are there for work experience and study abroad?
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.
A level AAA, to include A level Mathematics and Physics. You must also achieve a pass in the science practical if your science A level includes a separate practical assessment.
A levels in applied subjects and mixed portfolios: Candidates are considered on an individual basis. Grades will be similar to those for candidates taking academic A and AS qualifications.
Applicants with a strong profile but without either A Level Physics or A Level Mathematics may be considered.
International Baccalaureate IB: 38 points to include 6,6 in Mathematics and Physics. At least one of these subjects should be at Higher level.
BTECs: Applicants offering BTECs are advised to contact the Undergraduate Admissions Team.
These normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Contextual data and differential offer: Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).
Access Courses: Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) and in appropriate subjects considered, if offered with A level Mathematics at grade A for MEng or grade B for BEng/BSc. Distinctions are required in Access and BTEC qualifications.
Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP): All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
Taking a gap year
Applications for deferred entry welcomed.
We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference. We are considering innovative ways to broaden how we assess candidates, so you are advised to check our website prior to applying in case we have introduced any changes.
UK-based offer holders are invited to our Departmental Open Days. If you are not able to attend, the information from these events will also be available online. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.
What modules could I study?
Initially, all students follow the same programme covering topics which we believe are important for all engineers to understand. By the second term of Year Two, you are able to specialise in Business Management or switch to one of the other Engineering courses (such as Automotive, Biomedical Systems, Civil, Electronic, Electrical and Electronic, Mechanical, Manufacturing and Mechanical, or, Systems).
There are nine core modules in the first year which are currently:
- Dynamics and Thermodynamics
- Electrical and Electronic Circuits
- Engineering Design
- Engineering Mathematics
- Introduction to Engineering Business Management
- Introduction to Engineering: Professionalism and Practice
- Materials for Engineering
- Statics and Structures
- Systems Modelling, Simulation and Computing
You are also free to take A Modern Foreign Language module as an optional extra.
In the second year there are six core modules which are currently:
- Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics
- Electromechanical System Design
- Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing
- Industrial Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering Design
- Technical Operations Management
- And a number of optional modules including:
- Failure Investigation
- Introduction to Secondary School Teaching (Physics)
- A Modern Foreign Language
- Motor Vehicle Technology
- Starting a Business
In the third year, you will study the core business ‘Supply Chain Management’ module and choose modules from a range of subject areas such as marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship, human resources, customer service management, industrial relations, the law as well as accounting and finance.
You will also complete an individual project and study the core engineering modules ‘Quality Techniques’ as well optional engineering modules which currently include:
- Automation and Robotics
- CAD/CAM and Simulation
- Construction Management and Temporary Works
- Design and Management of Lean Operations
- Design for Manufacture
- Design for Vehicle Safety
- Lifecycle Engineering for Manufacturing Systems
Engineering is an actively developing subject and so modules listed represent those available to current students. As the subject of Engineering and our school continuously evolve, the range of modules available and the content of individual modules may change in future years. Applicants will be informed as soon as the changes are approved. Current students will be consulted prior to the changes been approved.
Find out more about the degree structure and module information.
*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change.
What careers can a Warwick degree in Engineering lead to?
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including Jaguar Land Rover, Barclays Bank, NHS Institute for Innovation, Aston Martin, Deutsche Bank.
Examples of our graduates’ job roles include Business Systems Analyst, Graduate Civil Engineer, Aerodynamacist, Structural Engineer, Technology trader.
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