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 BEng Engineering (Mechanical with Business Finance) (Hons) will meet, 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:

Victoria Kimmins
Department of 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 Integrated Engineering
MECH102P Mechanical Engineering Practical Skills
ENGSP102 Design and Professional Skills MECH103P Introduction to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
ENGSP103 Modelling and Analysis MECH104P Engineering Dynamics
MECH101P Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
MSIN1004 Accounting for Business
Second Year
MECH1001 Mechanics of Fluids MECH2007 Modelling & Analysis in Engineering II
MECH1002 Engineering Thermodynamics MECH2011 Materials & Design Studies
MECH2006 Dynamics & Control AC100 Elements of Accounting & Finance
Second Year Options
MECH2002 Applied Electricity & Instrumentation MSIN6001B Understanding Management
MECH2005 Stress Analysis MSIN7007 Mastering Entrepreneurship
Third Year
MECH3002 Project MECH2003 Engineering Design
MECH3004 Applied Mechanics AC211 Managerial Accounting
MECH3005 Automatic Control  
Third Year Options
MECH2004 Mechanics of Fluids & Thermodynamics MECH3005 Automatic Control
MECH3003 Quality Technology MECH3012 Production Engineering & Non Metallic Materials
MECH3004 Applied Mechanics MATH6503 Mathematics for Engineers
BROADENING COURSES / ELECTIVES - You may replace one of the above options with one of the electives below:
MSIN7007A/B Mastering Entrepreneurship (Term 1 or 2)
MSIN3002 Marketing Communications
UCL Language Centre option (please see the Language Centre webpages for module information and check class times for clashes carefully)

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.

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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