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Contact details

Ms Charlotte Reisch

Email: graduate-info@meng.ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3907

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£10,250 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£21,000 (FT)

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

More information

Prospectus Entry

Mechanical Engineering

Key facts

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55% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly. 

Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc

This new degree programme is designed to equip graduates with a first degree in a relevant numerate subject with the technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills and knowledge required to develop innovative engineering products and solutions and turn them into financial advantage.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

The programme combines a first-rate engineering education in areas that are key to developing new technologies (namely advanced materials, renewable energy and biomedical engineering) with courses on project management and entrepreneurship necessary to equip students with the fundamentals and skills required to manage innovation. Students undertake a group and an individual project with a focus on innovation.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

UCL Mechanical Engineering is a dynamic and vibrant place to study and do research. Located in central London it was the first mechanical engineering department in the UK. It has a long reputation for internationally leading research funded by numerous organisations and industry and quality teaching.

The department benefits from state of the art facilities and close links with industry and has access to expertise in other disciplines, including engineering and management sciences within UCL.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 Year

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of an individual project (60 credits), an Innovation and Group Design Project (30 credits), five core modules (75 credits) and an optional module (15 credits).

Core Modules

  • Individual project (see below)
  • Innovation and Group Design Project
  • Materials and Fatigue
  • Project Management
  • New Technology Ventures
  • New and Renewable Energy Systems
  • Applications of Biomedical Engineering


  • Advanced Computer Applications in Engineering
  • Vibration, Acoustics and Control
  • Energy: Systems and Models


All students undertake an individual research project which culminates in a report and oral presentation. In many cases the work has some input from industry.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory and project work, workshops and problem classes. Assessment is through examinations, coursework, lab reports, presentations, the group design project and the individual research project.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in engineering, physics or mathematics, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable for students with a first degree in engineering, physics or mathematics who wish to enhance their technical skills and knowledge, and develop an understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship in order to be able to drive innovation and lead technology and engineering developments in today's competitive and global business environment.


Graduates of this new programme will be well placed to understand new technologies, develop and use their creativity to identify needs and opportunities and come up with innovative solutions, thus preparing them for successful careers in today's competitive, technology and knowledge-based economy.

The first cohort of students on the Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc are due to graduate in 2013. Therefore no information about career destinations is currently available.

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

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