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Fees and funding
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
Research Assessment Rating
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.
Mechanical Engineering MSc
The Mechanical Engineering MSc is designed to offer an advanced level of study in specific aspects of mechanical engineering that are in demand from industry. The degree comprises study in analysis and design of power machinery systems, engineering structures, vibration, control and the use of computers in advanced engineering analysis.
What will I learn?
Students develop an advanced knowledge of mechanical engineering and associated disciplines, alongside an awareness of the context in which engineering operates, in terms of safety, environmental, social and economic aspects. They develop a wide range of intellectual, practical and transferable skills necessary to develop careers in this field.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
UCL Mechanical Engineering has seen, in recent years, unprecedented activity in refurbishing and re-equipping our laboratories. Highlights of this include an extensive workshop, four engine test cells of the highest specification, a new fluid mechanics laboratory, and a new towing tank for ship models.
The department has an international reputation for the excellence of its research which is funded by numerous bodies including: the Royal Society, the Leverhulme Trust, UK Ministry of Defence, BAe Systems, Cosworth Technology, Shell, BP, Lloyds Register Educational Trust, and many others.
The Mechanical Engineering MSc has been accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) as meeting the further learning requirements, in full, for registration as a Chartered Engineer for a period of five years, from the 2012 student cohort intake.
See subject website for more information:
Availability: Full-time 1 year
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of six core modules (90 credits), optional modules (15 credits), and a research project (75 credits).
All students undertake an independent 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, seminars, tutorials and example classes. Each course is assessed by coursework submission alone or a combination of examination and coursework. Some include an oral presentation of project or assignment work.
Further details available on subject website:
Entry and application
A minimum of a second-class Honours degree from a UK university in a suitable engineering subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates with qualifications in other subjects will be considered. Candidates must have studied fluid dynamics while a knowledge of thermodynamics and control is desirable. Clear evidence must be provided in the application form.
Applicants who are yet to complete their degree must include a list of subjects they are currently studying as well as those already completed.
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 particularly suitable for students with a good first degree in mechanical engineering or a related discipline who wish to develop the skills necessary to become Chartered Professional Engineers and to pursue careers in higher levels of management, in manufacturing and in power engineering.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Mechanical Engineering at graduate level
- why you want to study Mechanical Engineering at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your academic and/or professional background meets the demands of a challenging programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
The programme aims to equip students with skills of analysis and design such that they can be employed as professional engineers in virtually any sector of the mechanical engineering industry.
First destinations of recent graduates include:
- Exxon Mobil: Mechanical Piping Design Engineer
- Indian Space Research Organisation: Scientist/Engineer
- Interfleet Technology: Senior Consultant
- Tube Lines Ltd: Graduate Mechanical Engineer
- Parsons Brinkerhoff: Building Services Engineer
- JP Kenny Ltd: Mechanical Engineer
- Branch Rail: Graduate Engineer
- Deloitte: Data Quality Consultant
- University of Ilori: Mechanical Engineering Lecturer
- PIVOT-GIS Nigeria Ltd: Trainee Project Engineer
- PhD Studies at UCL
Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website: