Engineering with Finance

Duration: Full time for 12 months
Start Date: Late September each year.
Entry: A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in engineering, physics or mathematics, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

All candidates must satisfy UCL's English language requirements.

This new MSc programme builds on the success of our undergraduate Engineering with Business Finance programme and is designed to give graduates with a first degree in a relevant numerate subject the engineering, management and finance knowledge and skills necessary to work in engineering projects, business and finance.

What will I learn?

Core engineering content concentrates on areas of new and emerging technologies, and on global challenges such as sustainability and energy demand. This is combined with courses in project management, financial markets and institutions, risk and regulation. Students undertake two engineering projects (a group project and an individual project) which integrate the knowledge acquired through the taught modules. 

The MSc Engineering with Finance has been accredited by the IMechE as meeting the further learning requirements, in full, for registration as a Chartered Engineer for a period of five years, from the 2012 student cohort intake. IMechE logo

Further Information

Please visit the UCL Graduate Study site for full details on admission procedures, a downloadable application form and sources of funding.

If you require further information please contact our Postgraduate Admissions Officer:

Postgraduate Admissions Officer
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place
London WC1E 7JE
tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3907
fax: +44 (0)20 7388 0180

Availability: Full-time 1 year

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of a group design project (30 credits), four core modules (60 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and the individual research project (60 credits).

MECHGF01 Group Design Project
MECHGF99 Individual Project
Core Modules
MSING001 Project Management MECHGM03 Materials and Fatigue/Fracture Analysis
COMPGS06 Financial Institutions and Markets
MECHG020 New and Renewable Energy Systems
MECHGF01 Group Design Project Individual Project (see below)
MECHGM05 Advanced Computer Applications in Engineering MECHGM04 Vibration, Acoustics and Control
COMPGF03 Compliance, Risk and Regulation MSING007B Entrepreneurial Finance
COMPG005 Numerical Analysis for Finance  


All students undertake an individual research project which culminates in a report and oral presentation. In many cases the work has some input from industry.

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory and project work, workshops and problem classes. Assessment is through examinations, coursework, lab reports, presentations, the group design project and the individual research project.

The choice of modules maybe constrained by availability and timetabling.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit

The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable for students with a first degree in Engineering, Physics or Mathematics who wish to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in Engineering, Project Management, IT, Business and Finance, or for further doctoral research in this field.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering is a dynamic and vibrant place to study and do research. Located in Central London it was the first mechanical engineering department in the UK. It has a long reputation for internationally leading research funded by numerous organisations and industry, and quality teaching.

The Department benefits from state-of-the-art facilities and close links with industry, and has access to expertise in other disciplines, including engineering and management sciences within UCL.

Your Career

Graduates of this programme will be well placed for a future career within engineering, project management, finance, investment banking or IT sector.
The first cohort of students on the Engineering with Finance MSc are due to graduate in 2013. Therefore no information about career destinations is currently available.

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