Engineering (Mechanical with Business Finance) BEng

3 year BEng Honours Degree

UCAS Codes
Institution: U80
Course: H1N3
Short title: BEng/EBF

The Engineering with Business Finance (EBF) degree programmes which UCL offers are designed to produce engineering graduates with a well-founded understanding of economics, accounting and business practice. These skills are precisely those required by industry for graduates likely to be given significant managerial responsibility at an early stage in their career. The degree programmes also include significant elements of computing and management studies. Although not the primary objective, the programmes are also proving successful in training graduates for employment in the fields of commerce, banking and management consultancy. So often in the past, graduates employed in these areas have been ignorant of technology. This has been a major disadvantage as a large proportion of investments and management decisions involve buying or using technological products or knowledge. Graduates with an EBF degree have the ideal training to make or to advise on these decisions.

Obtaining Chartered Status

The first two years of study are similar to the MEng degree programme, but inevitably the shorter BEng degree does not allow such breadth and depth of study.

This degree programme is accredited by the Institution for Mechanical Engineering (IMechE)


The BEng Engineering (Mechanical with Business Finance) (Hons) meets, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer and students will need to complete an approved format of further learning pursuant to the requirements of UK-SPEC.

The majority of the Department's MSc programmes are accredited to supply the required element of further learning. Another possibility would be for students to transfer to the MEng programme, which is permitted at the end of the second year providing that the student has achieved an aggregate mark equivalent to a lower second class honours performance or better. The BEng (Hons) will also automatically meet in full, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Further information

Please see our FAQs page.

If you require further information please contact our Undergraduate Administrator:

Jonathan Howard
UCL Mechanical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 7178
Fax: +44 (0)20 7388 0180

This shows the degree structure confirmed for 2014-15. The degree programmes are organised on a course-unit basis, with 4 units taken in each year. These 4 units are achieved by a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, project work, design studies, practical computer work and laboratory experiments.

First Year
ENGS101P Engineering Challenges
MECH102P Mechanical Engineering Practical Skills
ENGS102P Design and Professional Skills MECH103P Introduction to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
ENGS103P Modelling and Analysis MECH104P Engineering Dynamics
MECH101P Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
MSIN1004 Accounting for Business
Second Year
ENGS203P Engineering Modelling and Analysis II MECH203P Intermediate Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
MECH105P Fundamentals of Materials
MECH204P Mechanics of Solids and Structures
MECH202P Control and Instrumentation
MECH206P Design and Professional Skills II (for Mechanical Engineers)
MSIN7022: Business Economics for Engineers
MSIN716P Managerial Accounting for Engineers (MAFE) [Minor I]
Second Year Options

Third Year
MECH304P Elasticity and Plasticity
MECH302P Dynamics and Control
MECH303P Advanced Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
MECH205P Engineering Materials: Failure and Design
MSIN3017 Corporate Financial Strategy [Minor II] MSIN3011 Industrial Organisations [Minor III]
MECH3002 Individual Project  
Third Year Options

Extramural year

Students may opt to take a year working in industry between the third and the fourth years (MEng) or between the second and third years (BEng) of the degree programmes. This posting needs College approval in advance, and students are required to write a comprehensive report on their work and what they have learnt during the year. The report is assessed, and the marks are given some weighting in the overall classification of the degree.

Please note: The choice of modules maybe constrained by availability and timetabling.

Programme summary

For both the MEng or the BEng programmes around one half of the third year is spent developing skills through a project and a series of design assignments.

You can either select your project from a long list put forward by staff or you can suggest your own topic.

You will work under the supervision of a member of academic staff and have available to you the resources and the support of technicians from our workshops.

Students often find that their project is the most satisfying part of their course as they have the opportunity to achieve something useful, while learning at the same time.

In recent years, we have had students winning Design Council prizes for their project work and on several more occasions the results of their projects have been published in major technical journals. Many of our projects are linked with industry.

For comprehensive details on UCL's application procedures and sources of funding  please click here - How to Apply

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