The University of Warwick, School of Engineering

Introduction

Warwick’s School of Engineering is one of the leading unified engineering schools in the UK. Our integrated approach to engineering education brings together the key branches of engineering and draws upon research strengths in core engineering disciplines.

Why Warwick?

The School of Engineering is consistently in the top ten of all UK league tables, including the Guardian University Guide 2016 and fourth in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 under ‘General Engineering’.

Study

Warwick offers a range of exciting engineering courses that will open up a world of opportunities to you. Our international reputation for excellence in teaching and research means that your Warwick degree will be known and respected throughout the world. Our courses are accredited by the key engineering institutions in the UK including the IET, InstMC, IMechE, IStructE and ICE.

Research

The School of Engineering benefits from its multidisciplinary approach, with research covering a broad range of topics. Key themes of Energy, Biomedical Engineering and Cities provide a framework to the research efforts, which are underpinned by four discipline streams and fourteen research groups. The School employs some of the leading engineers in their field, who regularly publish papers in top ranking journals. There are currently over 150 students undertaking postgraduate research degrees and 55 research post-doctorate staff.

Partnerships

The School of Engineering has a strong track record of collaborating with industrial partners through both research and teaching activities, and with internationally-recognised academics at universities both in the UK and internationally. Our strategic partnership with WMG on campus allows our courses to be delivered in a unified way, drawing on the expertise and facilities of two of the University’s departments. The two departments also collaborate on a number of internationally-significant joint research programmes.

Facts & figures

  • Engineering at Warwick was ranked 4th in the general engineering league tables in 2012.
  • Of the unified engineering departments, we were the 3rd highest rated in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise for General Engineering.
  • The School has 90 academic teaching and research staff, plus 55 support staff.
  • Our 1100 undergraduate students make up 8% of the University’s population.
  • 150 postgraduates are registered for higher degrees by research – MSc, PhD, EngD.
  • Our total research income since 2007 is around £40 million.
  • Of our graduates in employment 6 months after graduation, 89% were in graduate level jobs using skills gained during their degree course.
  • The average starting salary in 2011 for Warwick Engineering graduates was £25,800, which is significantly higher than the sector norm.
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Programs

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MSc

MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time 12 months October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry

The MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering is intended to focus on the key skills required by the modern mechanical engineer. Students will develop the qualities and transferable skills required for demanding employment in the engineering sector. [+]

The MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering is intended to focus on the key skills required by the modern mechanical engineer. Students will develop the qualities and transferable skills required for demanding employment in the engineering sector. The course fosters the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development and acquiring new skills at the highest level. Particular emphasis is placed on the understanding and skills necessary for correct application of computational methods and packages in mechanical engineering analysis. Through selecting modules from a wider range of options, the course can be individually tailored to meet the particular needs and interests of each student. It is aimed at graduate engineers who wish to pursue a career in industry using advanced engineering techniques or those wishing to gain in depth knowledge for a career in research. The primary goal of the course is to provide education at postgraduate level in mechanical engineering that will enable graduates to proceed to Chartered Engineer status. Students will develop the versatility and depth of knowledge to deal with new and unusual challenges across a wide range of disciplines within engineering and beyond. Students will also attend seminars on project planning/management, ethics, health & safety, report writing, library skills and career management, to help prepare them for the demands of the course and for future study or employment. Teaching is underpinned by research activities in automotive systems, biomedical engineering, solid and fluid mechanics, electrical and thermal energy systems, energy conversion/storage and sustainable cities. Staff generate numerous publications, conference presentations, patents and spin-out companies. The University has links with a wide range of institutions both within the UK and internationally and the School benefits from research collaboration with many of these other academic and industrial organisations. Entry requirements A minimum of a Second Class Honours degree in a relevant branch of engineering or science from a UK university, or an equivalent qualification from an overseas university. For overseas students an English language certificate is also required. Industrial experience is not a requirement for entry but in cases where the candidate does not satisfy the requirements it may be taken into account. Chartered Engineer status The MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering meets the the academic requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status when combined with an accredited first degree. [-]

MSc Communications and Information Engineering

Campus Full time 12 months October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry

The course provides students with comprehensive training in the essential elements of modern communication and information engineering. The information-theoretic underpinnings are provided in conjunction with physical-layer aspects of both optical and radio transmission, as well as signal processing methods. [+]

The course provides students with comprehensive training in the essential elements of modern communication and information engineering. The information-theoretic underpinnings are provided in conjunction with physical-layer aspects of both optical and radio transmission, as well as signal processing methods. Furthermore, the course covers developments in radio network architectures and deployment. The optional modules are topical and diverse, encompassing the design of application specific integrated circuits, micro-electromechanical systems and optical engineering. Cross-discipline options from the Department of Computer Science offer key insights into approaches for dealing with the explosion in data collected in modern society ('big data'). In particular, the course provides students with opportunites to study digital multimedia storage and communications technologies, data analytics and data mining, in terms of algorithms and goals in real-world problems. To complement the taught modules, students carry out a significant individual research project, which will provide them with the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice. Students will also attend seminars on project planning/management, ethics, health & safety, report writing, library skills and career management, to help prepare them for the demands of the course and for future study or employment. Graduates will be well equipped for employment opportunities in modern information and communication engineering, which is currently undergoing a revolution. Recent graduates occupy positions in a varierty of industries in the UK and worldwide, including core network provision, logistics, software support, and data communication equipment/services. The School has strong links with a number of leading telecommunications companies. Moreover, this course is the perfect platform for progression to a research degree. The course sits firmly in the middle of information and communication technology, providing training in both the foundations and applications (drawn from recent research and industrial practice). For example, there is increased focus in industry on leveraging the recent explosion in social media data to make better informed decisions on how to invest in engineering infrastructure. Entry requirements A minimum of a Second Class Honours degree in a relevant branch of engineering or science from a UK university, or an equivalent qualification from an overseas university. For overseas students an English language certificate is also required. Industrial experience is not a requirement for entry but in cases where the candidate does not satisfy the requirements it may be taken into account. Chartered Engineer status The MSc Communications and Information Engineering degree meets the academic requirement for CEng status if combined with an accredited first degree. [-]

MSc Energy and Power Engineering

Campus Full time 12 months October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry

Qualified electrical engineers are desperately needed by the power industry (manufacturers, project developers, independent consultants and network operators). [+]

Qualified electrical engineers are desperately needed by the power industry (manufacturers, project developers, independent consultants and network operators). There is also a severe shortage of power engineering expertise in other sectors, such as government bodies and finance organizations, where a detailed knowledge of energy supply and demand is increasingly important as societies develop and adapt to pressing environmental and economic constraints, dwindling reserves of fossil fuels and the emergence of new energy technologies. This MSc course is aimed at students with general engineering/science backgrounds. During the course, you will gain the knowledge and skills required for a career in power engineering. For students who already possess a background in electrical and/or electronic engineering, this course is an opportunity to update your knowledge with the latest developments in renewable energy and smart grids. The course consists of five core taught modules covering fundamental aspects of modern power systems and energy conversion technologies, including renewable energy generation and energy storage. Students will also choose three (from six) optional modules to study ‘non-electrical’ technologies that are crucial to the safe and reliable operation of modern power and energy systems. Alongside the taught modules, each student will carry out a supervised research project that will be of industrial significance. Students will also attend seminars on project planning/management, ethics, health & safety, report writing, library skills and career management, to help prepare them for the demands of the course and for future study or employment. The course is delivered by a team of world-class research active academics in energy and power engineering, most of whom have industrial experience. This guarantees that the course material is always up-to-date and reflects real-world problems in industry and society. The individual projects (see below) will often come directly from the strategic industrial partners of the School, including Warwickshire Council, General Electric, Mott Macdonald and National Grid. This will give students invaluable experience of working with a variety of stakeholders and with industrial R&D teams. Entry requirements A minimum of a Second Class Honours degree in a relevant branch of engineering or science from a UK university, or an equivalent qualification from an overseas university. For overseas students an English language certificate is also required. Industrial experience is not a requirement for entry but in cases where the candidate does not satisfy the requirements it may be taken into account. Chartered Engineer status The MSc in Energy and Power Engineering is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The accreditation meets the the academic requirement for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status when combined with an accredited first degree. [-]

MSc Sustainable Energy Technologies

Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry

The development of sustainable and renewable methods for power generation is a global priority, motivated by the impacts of fossil fuel use on the environment, as well as dwindling reserves of most fossil fuels. [+]

The development of sustainable and renewable methods for power generation is a global priority, motivated by the impacts of fossil fuel use on the environment, as well as dwindling reserves of most fossil fuels. The main challenges in the shift away from fossil-fuel based power generation lie in the development of sustainable energy technologies, from the engineering of new materials to the integration of these technologies into power distribution networks. In this course students will gain in-depth and advanced knowledge of a diverse range of sustainable energy technologies, including wind, tidal, solar, fuel cells and biomass. The content ranges from fundamental principles to the latest developments in these technologies. The students will be introduced to key enabling technologies, including those for energy storage (electrical, electrochemical, mechanical and thermal) and power distribution. Students will also attend seminars on project planning/management, ethics, health & safety, report writing, library skills and career management, to help prepare them for the demands of the course and for future study or employment. This course is aimed at graduate engineers who wish to pursue a career in the energy technologies industry or those wishing to pursue a career in research through PhD study. Teaching is underpinned by research activities in the following areas: Energy storage (thermal and electrical) Fuel cells Electrical and thermal energy systems Sustainable chemical processes and materials (including sustainable fuel production) Power systems Power electronics for the grid Sustainable cities The University has links with a wide range of institutions both within the UK and internationally and the School benefits from research collaboration with many of these other academic and industrial organisations. Entry requirements A minimum of a Second Class Honours degree in a relevant branch of engineering or science from a UK university, or an equivalent qualification from an overseas university. For overseas students an English language certificate is also required. Industrial experience is not a requirement for entry but in cases where the candidate does not satisfy the academic requirements it may be taken into account. [-]

MSc Tunnelling and Underground Space

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an [+]

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See Joint Board of Moderators for further information. This degree is endorsed and supported by the British Tunnelling Society and the International Tunnelling Association. This photo shows some of our MSc students on a site visit to the Crossrail Thames Tunnel. Many thanks to Hochtief-Murphy JV for such an enjoyable and interesting day. Learning Options Enrol on the MSc full-time for 12 months (October to September) Enrol on the MSc part-time for 24 months Study an individual module (without enrolment on the MSc) as a one week short course The MSc is made up of 8 core modules and a project. For full-time students the project is a piece of group design giving excellent preparation for industry. Part-time students undertake an individual project. The contact time for each module is in one week, Monday to Friday. This enables part-time students to continue working while doing the MSc, and also enables people working in industry to take single modules as a short course. From this October, all modules except ES96V (which requires a computer lab) will be in the Radcliffe House or Scarman House conference venues on the University Campus. Both these venues have a high standard of teaching space and refreshments and lunch will be provided each day. Fees and Scholarships/bursaries Information on tuition fees can be found by following this link. Open the 'Postgraduate Tuition Fees' file and this MSc has 'Standard Course Fees'. For overseas students (outside the EU) this MSc comes under Band 2. The British Tunnelling Society offer scholarships to individuals holding a civil engineering or mining based degree and are resident in the UK. For the 2016/17 academic year they will offer 1 scholarship @£12k. The following companies are also offering financial support: UnPS Limited offer five studentships of £16k each year [Contact info(at)unps.co.uk]. Balfour Beatty offer 1 studentship @£15k available to any applicant, plus 1 scholarship @£15k available to existing employees only [contact: roger.bridge(a t)balfourbeatty.com [-]

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University of Warwick

Coventry, England, CV4 7AL GB