Engineering with Finance MSc


This new MSc programme builds on the success of our undergraduate Engineering with Business Finance programme and is designed to give graduates with a first degree in a relevant numerate subject the engineering, management and finance knowledge and skills necessary to work in engineering projects, business and finance.


Mode of study

  • Full-time 1 year

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £10,450
  • Overseas Full-time: £21,700

Application date

  • All applicants: 1 August 2014

More details in Application section.


What will I learn?

Core engineering content concentrates on areas of new and emerging technologies, and on global challenges such as sustainability and energy demand. This is combined with courses in project management, financial markets and institutions, risks and regulation. Students undertake two engineering projects (a group project and an individual project) which integrate the knowledge acquired through the taught modules.

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.

The Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc has been accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).


Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of a group design project (30 credits), five core modules (75 credits), an optional module (15 credits) and the individual research project (60 credits).

Core Modules

  • Individual Project (see below)
  • Group Design Project
  • Materials and Fatigue
  • Project Management
  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • New and Renewable Energy Systems
  • Environmental Systems

Options

  • Advanced Computer Applications in Engineering
  • Vibration, Acoustics and Control
  • Compliance, Risk and Regulation
  • Entrepreneurial Finance

Dissertation/report

Culminating in a substantial dissertation, the research project, which often has industry input, focuses your research interests and develops high-level presentation and critical thinking skills.

Teaching and Learning

This dynamic programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory and project work, workshops and problem classes, all of which frequently draw upon real-life industrial case studies. Assessment is through examinations, coursework, lab reports, presentations, the group design project and the individual research project.

Further details available on subject website:


Scholarships available for this department

SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship

For prospective Master's students from the Nigerian Delta States. Students must be applying for the Chemical Process Engineering MSc, the Civil Engineering MSc or the Mechanical Engineering MSc, and must not have aleady had the chance of studying in the UK or another developed country. Students must not be current or former employees of SPDC, the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies or Wider Perspectives Ltd, or be a the relative of a current employee, and must intend to return to Nigeria after completion of the degree. These awards are based on intellectual ability and leadership potential.

Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.


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.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Standard

How to apply

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.

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable for students with a first degree in engineering, physics or mathematics who wish to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in engineering, project management, IT, business and finance, or for further doctoral research in this field.


Career

Graduates of this programme will be well placed for a future career within engineering, project management, finance, investment banking or IT sector. For example, as part of the programme you will complete a specific module in project management, utilise the UCL’s virtual trading room that uses Reuters’ electronic platform and receive guidance on how to work toward recognised certifications for the financial industries.

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

Employability

Delivered by leading researchers from across UCL, you will definitely have plenty of opportunities to network and keep abreast of emerging ideas. For example, you will participate in the UCL Financial Industry Series which organises high-impact conferences, debates and talks on financial topics. We will also encourage you to develop networks through the programme itself and via the Department’s careers programme which includes employer-led events and individual coaching. This carefully designed new programme is equipping our graduates with the skills and confidence needed to play a creative and leading role in the professional and research community.


Next steps

Contact

Ms Charlotte Reisch

T: +44 (0)20 7679 3907

W: Mechanical Engineering

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Student View

"I was generally impressed by the composition of the modules in the degree programme, as they were structured in order to provide us the cutting-edge tools and knowledge that are appreciated by the industry and that have direct applications."

Nikoleta Koleri

Degree: Engineering with Finance MSc

Alumni View

"Studying at UCL provided me with the opportunity to pursue world-class research. I made numerous contacts via UCL; its reputation helped me getting first interviews and the access I had to facilities allowed me to generate research to lead to employment."

Ketan Pancholi

Lecturer, Newcastle University, 2009