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.


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?

You will 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. Alongside this you will gain a 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 Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and 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.


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).

Core Modules

  • Advanced Computer Applications in Engineering
  • Group Project
  • Materials and Fatigue
  • Vibrations, Acoustics and Control
  • Project Management
  • Power Transmission and Auxiliary Machinery Systems

Options

  • One of the following subject to availability:
  • Applied Thermodynamics and Turbomachinery
  • Heat Transfer and Heat Systems
  • New and Renewable Energy Systems

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, seminars, tutorials and example classes all of which frequently draw upon real-life industrial case studies. 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:


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.

Brown Family Bursary

This award is based on financial need.

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


Entry requirements

A minimum of a good 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.

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 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
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


Career

Graduates in Engineering with good analytical abilities are in high demand and our graduates have little difficulty gaining employment across many industries. The programme specifically 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.

Top career destinations for this programme

  • Rolls Royce, Graduate Trainee Engineer, 2011
  • ExxonMobil, Engineer, 2010
  • Hyundai, Researcher, 2010
  • PWC, Management Consultant, 2011
  • University of Benin, Lecturer, 2010

Employability

Delivered by leading researchers from across UCL, you will definitely have plenty of opportunities to network and keep abreast of emerging ideas. Collaborating with companies and bodies such as the Ministry of Defence and industry leaders such as BAe Systems and Shell are key to our success and we will encourage you to develop networks through the programme itself and via the Department’s careers programme which includes employer-led events and individual coaching. We equip 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

Department

Mechanical Engineering

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