Engineering (Mechanical) BEng

3 year BEng Honours Degree

UCAS codes  Institution: U80  Course: H300 Short title: BEng/MechE


We admit students with good A-level standard or equivalent and aim to teach them analytical and design skills relevant to a wide-range of companies that employ mechanical engineers. The teaching of computing and management skills is also an important part of the programme.

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.

The BEng Engineering (Mechanical) (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) meets the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).



This degree programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

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. We are continually updating and improving our programmes so the content for 2015 onwards may differ. 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
MECH105P Fundamentals of Materials 
Second Year
ENGS203P Engineering Modelling and Analysis II MECH204P Mechanics of Solids and Structures
MECH201P Manufacturing and Design
MECH205P Engineering Materials: Failure and Design
MECH202P Control and Instrumentation
MECH206P Design and Professional Skills II (for Mechanical Engineers)
MECH203P Intermediate Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Second Year Options

Students must select one minor:

For more information on the minors available to students please visit the Engineering Sciences website:

- Link to Engineering Sciences website

 Third Year
MECH304P Elasticity and Plasticity
MECH302P Dynamics and Control
MECH303P Advanced Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
MSIN3001 Project Management
MECH3002 Individual Project
Please note that MSIN3001 Project Management will be taking place in Term 2.
 Third Year Options

 Students must select two minors:

For more information on the minors available to students please visit the Engineering Sciences website:

- Link to Engineering Sciences website

Extra-Mural Year

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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