Mechanical Engineering What can I do with a degree in…..

What can I do with a degree in…..
Mechanical Engineering
What are the advantages of graduating with a MEng compared to a BEng?
The MEng degree (an integrated Masters course) is a year longer than the BEng and gives you the benefit of
advanced skills and knowledge. The MEng and BEng courses are the same for the first two years, but
different topics are covered in the MEng course from year three onwards. Both courses include group work
in years one and two, 25% of the final year of the MEng is made up of our multi-disciplinary group projects.
This is unique to the four year MEng and not something that you find as part of a one-year Masters course.
The MEng is seen as the premier route to achieving Chartered Engineer status. MEng students therefore
have a head-start in terms of career development.
Careers support
Careers support is available from year one. If you decide to have a year in industry as part of your course
(known as an Intercalated year), dedicated support is available before and during the placement. Guidance
from the Careers and Skills team is also given after the placement, while you complete an assessed piece of
work that counts towards your qualification.
Studying Mechanical Engineering at Warwick
A vocationally focused course that will also develop skills which graduate recruiters welcome. These skills
 An ability to weigh and analyse uncertain or conflicting data
 Appropriate use of IT
 Business and customer awareness
 Creativity through design
 Experience of working in a team to achieve a goal
 Intercultural awareness
 Numeracy
 Problem-solving
 Self-management and motivation
 Written and verbal communication skills
Distinguishing Unique Selling Points
Study Mechanical Engineering within a unified engineering environment providing breadth of
engineering knowledge and flexibility of degree structure
Strong business content in early years
Optional modules as early as Year 1
School of Engineering is consistently in the top ten in all UK league tables, and were fourth in The
Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 under ‘General Engineering
Making the most of your time at Warwick
Given that 92% of all Warwick Graduates end up in either employment or further study, and that 70% of
graduate recruiters do not require graduates to have a specific degree, perhaps the most important question
to ask is not “What degree will get me a good graduate job?” but “How can I make the most of my time at
Warwick so that I can get the job I want?”
Graduate Recruiters tell us that what they want from applicants is:
A good degree from a good university
Work Experience
Involvement in extra-curricular activities
The ability to describe and articulate their unique achievements and skills
At Warwick you have the opportunity to access all of the above. Whilst it’s up to you to make the most of
your time here and ensure you get a good job or place in further study, every support is available to help you
achieve your goals:
 Academic study support
 Careers support from professionally trained staff
 Opportunities to meet recruiters and attend events
 More than 200 clubs and societies to join
 Thousands of opportunities for paid work and volunteering on campus
 Free careers support for three years after graduation
Accreditation: What does it mean to be a Chartered Engineer?
A Chartered Engineer is officially registered with the Engineering Council. To achieve this status an engineer
has to demonstrate the required professional competences and commitment through education, four years
of study for example via an accredited MEng course or four years of study via an accredited BEng course
followed by a one-year accredited Masters (MSc) course, and working experience. You must also be a
member of a licensed professional engineering institution such as ICE, IET, IMechE and IStructE. Chartered
status is an indicator of your level of competence and your on-going commitment to professionalism.
Attaining Chartered status has a major impact on your employment prospects and salary.
Professional recognition
The MEng and BEng Engineering courses are both fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Where do Warwick Mechanical Engineering Graduates work?
Graduates are tracked six months after graduation using the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education
survey by HESA. Warwick graduates have worked for: Agusta Westland, ANSYS UK, Alston, Aston Martin,
Astrium, BAE Systems, BP, Babcock Marine, Dyson, Google, JCB, JLR, MBNA Missile Systems, Mars,
National Grid, Reckitt Benckiser, reliance, Rolls Royce, Severn Trent and many more.
Examples of jobs include:
Graduate Product Development Engineer
Powertrain CAE Graduate Engineer
Design and Production Engineer
Complex Quality Engineer
Graduate Analyst
Graduate Trainee
Graduate Engineer
Acoustic Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Low Carbon Researcher
What have they earned?
Warwick students starting salary ranges in scale but the average salary in the last five years has ranged from
£24,000 – £25,000.
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