MEng Systems Engineering

The University of Warwick, School of Engineering

Program Description

MEng Systems Engineering

The University of Warwick, School of Engineering

What will I learn?

Our accredited Engineering degrees develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of engineering, with teaching from a wide range of automotive, civil, electronic, systems, manufacturing and mechanical engineering experts, and options to specialise in areas that interest you during your second year. These courses are led jointly by academics in the School of Engineering and WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group). Interdisciplinary projects enable you to tackle challenges that could range from engineering a robot to rescue victims in a collapsed building, to designing and building a nano-satellite. You will develop sought-after skills including a multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving, the ability to manage projects and communicate ideas, and the capacity to lead, research, design, innovate and develop products and systems.

In your first two years, you will study material from across areas of Engineering, such as maths, computing, thermodynamics, materials, structures, electronics and business management, with opportunities to experience laboratory and design work in all our disciplines. You can also choose to study a foreign language. In order to give you multidisciplinary knowledge, in your third (and fourth) year(s) you will study a range of in-depth modules and undertake individual and group project work. Projects have included producing a design and prototype of a surgical tool for middle ear surgery and creating a knowledge capture system for the IMechE Formula Student racing car project.

In your final year, you can also choose from a variety of optional modules to acquire a specialism.

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.

Entry requirements

A level A*AA, 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 6,6,6 including Mathematics and Physics. At least two 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 offers: 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 inappropriate 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).

We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

Further Information

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.

Open Days

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 take?

In your first and for some of year 2 you will be taught the fundamentals of engineering common to all disciplines, which you will build on in later years according to your interests. During year 2 you will specialize in one of the disciplines we offer or choose to continue a broad general approach.

In your first year, you will study 9 core modules covering a wide range of theory and practice with a modern foreign language available as an optional extra. The 9 core modules 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

In the second year, you will build on your understanding in of the multidisciplinary nature of Engineering products studying Dynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Electromechanical System Design, Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing and Technical Operations Management in term 1. In term 2, Systems Engineering students will study Analogue Electronic Design, Systems Engineering Principles and then choose from optional modules: Biomedical and Clinical Engineering, Computer Architecture and Systems, Failure Investigation, Industrial Engineering, Planar Structures and Mechanisms, Motor Vehicle Technology, Multimedia Technology and Signal Propagation, Starting a Business or Technology in International Development. There is also the opportunity to continue with a Modern Foreign Language or study Introduction to Secondary School Teaching (Physics).

In year three, students undertake a major individual project. The year three modules are currently Systems Modelling and Control, Signal Processing, Biomedical Signals and Systems, Dynamics of Vibration, Quality Systems and Advanced Robotics.

In the final year, current core modules are the Group Project; Mathematical and Computer Modelling; Quality Systems and Advanced Robotics. You can then choose from a variety of options which must include either Biomedical Systems Modelling or Automobile Systems Dynamics and Control. Other available optional modules are Signal and Image Processing; Advanced Control; Biomechanics; Computational Intelligence in Biomedical Engineering; Affective Computing; Power Electronic Converters and Devices; Control of Electrical Drives; Supply Chain Management; Simulation of Operations and 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.

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change.

What careers can a Warwick degree in Automotive 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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Last updated August 21, 2018
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4 - 5 years
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United Kingdom - Coventry, England
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