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) 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

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If you require further information please contact our Undergraduate Administrator:

Victoria Kimmins
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 Integrated Engineering 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
MECH2002 Applied Electricity & Instrumentation
MECH2006 Dynamics & Control
MECH2003 Engineering Design
MECH2007 Modelling & Analysis in Engineering II
MECH2004 Mechanics of Fluids & Thermodynamics
MECH2011 Materials & Design Studies
MECH2005 Stress Analysis
MSIN6001 Management Principles
Third Year
MECH3002 Project
CEGE3010 Financial Aspects of Project Engineering & Contracting
MECH3010 Design
Third Year Options
MECH3003 Quality Control
MECH3014 Thermal Power & the Environment
MECH3004 Applied Mechanics MECHM007 Heat Transfer & Heat Systems
MECH3005 Automatic Control MATH6503 Mathematics for Engineers
MECH3008 Mechanics of Fluids Foreign Language
MECH3012 Production Engineering & Non Metallic Materials  
Extramural Year

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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