MSc in Mechanical Engineering

***Please note the deadline for applications to this programme for 2017 entry is 1st March 2017***

Duration: Full time for 12 months, modules can be taken for CPD.

Start Date: Late September each year.

Entry: A minimum of an upper second-class Honours degree from a UK university in a suitable engineering subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates with qualifications in other subjects will be considered. Candidates must have studied fluid dynamics while a knowledge of thermodynamics and control is desirable. Clear evidence must be provided in the application form.

Applicants who are yet to complete their degree must include a list of subjects they are currently studying as well as those already completed.

All candidates must satisfy UCL's English language requirements.

This degree programme is designed to offer an advanced level of study in specific aspects of mechanical engineering that are in demand from industry. The degree comprises study in analysis and design of power machinery systems, engineering structures, vibration, control and the use of computers in advanced engineering analysis. The degree is suitable for students wishing to become Chartered Professional Engineers and to pursue careers in higher levels of management, in manufacturing and in power engineering.

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

Further information 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:

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

The taught part of the course comprises 7 subject modules - 6 compulsory and one optional.  These modules consist of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and example classes. Each module is assessed by coursework submission alone or a combination of examination and coursework.  Some include oral presentation of project/assignment work.  The first two academic terms consist of taught modules, followed by some examinations just before Easter.  In term 3, students continue work on their group project and their individual project under the supervision of a member o academic staff.  The management exam is also in term 3.  After May, students work full time on their individual projects.

Core Modules
MECHGM02 Power Transmission & Auxilliary Machinery Systems MECHGM05 Advanced Computer Applications in Engineering
MECHGM03 Materials & Fatigue / Fracture Analysis MSING001 Project Management
MECHGM04 Vibrations, Acoustics & Control MECHGM91 Group Design Project
Option Modules
MECHGM01 Applied Thermodynamics & Turbomachinery
MECHG020 New and Renewable Engineering Systems
MECHGM06 Heat Transfer & Heat Systems

 The choice of modules maybe constrained by availability and timetabling.

The second part of the programme, from Easter to September, is spent on an individual project under the supervision of a member of academic staff. The student normally selects the project from a list of projects proposed by the department's staff and in the majority of cases the work has some input from industry. In some cases students may suggest their own project topic provided a member of staff is willing to adopt and supervise that project. The output from good projects is regularly presented at conferences and published in journals.

MECHGM99 – Individual Project Report

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