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How to Choose your Engineering Stream

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One key advantage of an engineering degree at Warwick is that your first year, and the first term of second year, is a general engineering course, in which everyone studies the same modules. This will provide you with an interdisciplinary approach to your work and allow you to understand which stream of engineering you will prefer. This is key as personally I had not studied engineering before entering university, only maths and physics. Therefore, the stream I thought I was going to pursue was different to the stream I chose. 

As an undergraduate engineering student, you are also able to pursue either a BEng or Meng (intercalated Master’s) degree and you have the option to take a study abroad year or year in industry. 

There are a number of different streams which I will summarise below: 

Automotive Engineering

This course is perfect for anyone with a strong interest in Formula 1, while looking at how to use cutting-edge technology to advance the sport and vehicles in general. 

Biomedical Systems Engineering 

By having a focus on biology, this degree uses your core engineering skills and applying theses to solving healthcare problems of the future. This degree also has strong connections with research that is being conducted at Warwick. 

Civil Engineering 

Civil engineering focuses on learning everything to do with the built environment and structures around us. This stream typically has around 40 students a year and includes trips as part of the degree. One thing to note is that the degree is slightly separate from other streams as there is less overlap in content.  

Computer Systems Engineering

This is a unique stream within engineering as these students are taught half by the School of Engineering and the other half is coordinated by the Department of Computer Science.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering 

During this degree, you will focus on power electronics, electrical machines, systems modelling and the operation and control of power system. This is another great way to combine both electrical and electronic concepts in one degree. 

Electronic Engineering 

Due to the rapid advancement of technology the world is currently experiencing, this degree is critical to the manufacture and design of a vast range of products. 

Engineering Business Management 

EBM students will have the ability to take modules from Warwick Business School and this stream is perfect for anyone who wants to be in a business role in the engineering industry and look more at management. The only downside to this is that the degree can’t become accredited and therefore, you also can’t do a Meng. 

General Engineering 

By remaining on the general course, you are able to pick whichever modules you would like from all the degree specialisms. As a student in this stream, you will have to see if your module combination works together and ensure there are no clashes. 

Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering 

This degree is similar to mechanical engineering but also includes some modules from Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) to develop a deeper understanding of processes and design principles. 

Mechanical Engineering 

This stream definitely has the biggest number of students as it is where popular among students and considered as a very broad field, so there is a subsequent diverse array of career opportunities. 

Systems Engineering 

Typically systems engineering has had smaller cohorts in the past, however, is becoming ever-increasingly popular. This stream is a combination of mechanical and electrical modules, with software engineering as well. Here, you will look at engineering systems overall and how the interconnected components work together. 

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Jasmine Brittan | Civil Engineering Contact Jasmine
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