Engineering Workshop Warwick Teachers' & Advisors' Conference Friday 23rd May Ms Karen Bradbury (Director of Admissions) Prof. Tony Price (Deputy Head – Teaching) • • • • • What is engineering and why engineer? Overview of the School of Engineering What do UG Engineers study? Special features Graduate opportunities Our profession, engineering, underpins the progress of humankind. For thousands of years, engineers have unlocked the natural resources of the earth for the benefit of humanity. Engineers have given practical application to scientific endeavour – driving economic growth and bringing billions out of poverty. In the future, it will be engineers using the earth’s resources in new ways who continue that progress, solving the great challenges we face today. Lord Browne of Madingley, 2011, For the Engineering Leaders of Tomorrow, Royal Academy of Engineering, pp.24 School of Engineering (SoE): • SoE is one of only 5 unified (integrated) departments of engineering in the Russell Group (others: Cambridge, Oxford, Durham, Exeter). • Ranked 5th/6th/7th in 2014 league tables out of 25-50 entries (Guardian, Times, CUG). • SoE is the 2nd largest UK recruiter of undergraduate students into an integrated department (2nd only to Cambridge) and we are the 3rd largest integrated department based on academic staff numbers. • Total income 2014/15 forecast £21M: research £11.2M, teaching £10.4M Student numbers: 1100 UGs 55 PGTs 132 PGRs 22% O/seas 16% Female 50% O/seas 13% Female 56% O/seas 24% Female Undergraduate engineering degrees • • • • • • • • Engineering Automotive Engineering Civil Engineering Electronic Engineering Mechanical Engineering Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Engineering and Business Management Engineering and Business Studies Postgraduate taught degrees • • • • • • • Advanced Mechanical Engineering Biomedical Engineering Communications and Information Engineering Energy and Power Engineering Information Engineering (CUSP) Sustainable Energy Technologies Tunnelling and Underground Space Core subjects in 1st year • Circuits, Devices and Power Systems • Design for Function – project work – materials and production methods • Engineering Mathematics and Systems Modelling • Mechanics and Thermodynamics • Introduction to Engineering Business Management • Engineering Skills Optional modules in 1st year Choose one from: • Aesthetics of Design • Biomedical Engineering • Multimedia Technology • Introduction to Philosophy • Technology in International Development • Foreign Language Core subjects in 2nd year • Engineering Design • Energy Conversion and Power Systems • Engineering Materials • Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing • Mechanics and Thermofluids • Technical Operations Management Optional modules in 2nd year Choose one from: • Computer Engineering & Programming • Forensic Engineering • Starting a Business • Motor Vehicle Technology • Foreign Language • Introduction to Secondary Teaching (incl. Warwick in Schools) 3rd year • Project • Core modules dependent upon specialism • Limited optionality Electronic Engineering z General Engineering z Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering z Mechanical Engineering z Fluid Dynamics A year in research (5 year degree) z An intercalated year (5 year degree) Civil Engineering Sustainability z Robotics Automotive Engineering Communications Group project, core and optional modules, an elective Business Management 4th year z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z 2012 graduate employment statistics (for 176 Engineers, six months after graduation) 5% 21% 7% 67.5% 67% Working/startingworkin nextmonth FullͲtimestudy,training orresearch Travelling/other Unemployedandlooking forwork Knorr-Bremse Sales & Marketing Director RNIB Chief Scientist Career progression 1st graduate 1965 Vicon Director of Engineering Sophos Co-Founder & Board Member Foreign and Commonwealth Office Head of Science and Innovation British Airways Airline Pilot – Senior First Officer Amazon.com Technology Director, Vendor Core Systems Met Office Development Engineer Apple iPhone Hardware Manager BBC Resource Development Manager BMW Group Supplier Quality Engineer Severn Trent Assistant Solutions Engineer National Grid Mechanical Engineer Flight structures Aerospace Stress Engineer There is good econometric evidence that the demand for graduate engineers exceeds supply and the demand is pervasive across all sectors of the economy. The implication of this is that the economy needs more graduate engineers for both engineering and nonengineering jobs. The evidence can be seen in a persistent, sizeable wage premium for people holding engineering degrees and this premium has grown over the last 20 years. RAEng, 2012. Jobs and growth: the importance of engineering skills to the UK economy, pp.40 Any questions?