This 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 on engineering projects, and in business and finance.
Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2017/18)
- £11,800 (FT)
- £24,610 (FT) £12,570 (PT)
Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.
A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in engineering, physics or applied mathematics, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
English language requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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Core engineering content concentrates on areas of new and emerging technologies and materials combined with modules in project management and financial markets and institutions. Students undertake two engineering projects (a group design project and an individual project) which integrate the knowledge acquired through the taught modules.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of four core modules (60 credits), two optional modules (30 credits), a group design project (30 credits) and the individual research project (60 credits).
- Materials and Fatigue
- Project Management
- Financial Institutions and Markets
- New and Renewable Energy Systems
- Advanced Computer Applications in Engineering
- Vibration, Acoustics and Control
- Compliance, Risk and Regulation
- Entrepreneurial Finance
- Numerical Analysis for Finance
NB. Restrictions apply to selection of optional modules. Please visit the Departmental degree structure page for more information
All students undertake a group design project and an individual research project. Both culminating in a substantial dissertation. The group project focuses on creativity and design, teamwork, project management and business planning and feasibility. The research project evolves around student research interests; it often has industry input and develops high-level presentation, critical thinking and research 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, laboratory reports, presentations, the group design project and the individual research project.
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
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 modules in project management and finance, 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 graduated in 2013. Their career destinations were a mixture of engineering and finance-related jobs with a small number pursuing a research degree.
Top career destinations for this degree
- Advisory Service Supervisor, EnerTech Holding Company
- Analyst, Unspecified Investment Bank
- Statistics and Economics, University College London (UCL)
- Support Consultant Associate, Unspecified Financial Software Company and studying MSc Engineering with Finance, Unspecified Institution
The programme is delivered by leading researchers from across UCL, and students have plenty of opportunity to network and keep themselves informed about employment opportunities and skills required. Students are encouraged to participate in the UCL Financial Industry Series which organises high-impact conferences, debates and talks on financial topics, to pursue projects in industry and attend events organised by the UCL Finance community. Students also develop networks through the programme itself and through the department’s careers programme which includes employer-led events and individual coaching. This carefully designed programme is equipping our graduates with the skills and confidence needed to play a creative and leading role in the professional and research community.
Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2012–2014 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
Why 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 Finance MSc has been accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Student / staff numbers › 54 staff including 17 postdocs › 167 taught students › 132 research students
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: Mechanical Engineering
78% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.
What our students and staff say
"The extent to which engineering studies values and cultivates problem-solving skills, along with a strong mathematical background and how these skills can be applied to the financial sector is of particular interest to me. Knowing that when I finish my studies I will be equipped with the skills necessary to tackle modern problems in a wide range of industries inspires and motivates me to intensify my efforts. "
Nikoletta KoleriEngineering with Finance MSc
"UCL is one of the best places in the world to do interdisciplinary research. I had the opportunity to help set up the Institute of Making, which is a place that encourages play, research and development through making. We have created a vibrant multi-disciplinary community whose activities support the teaching and research communities within UCL, as well as anyone who is curious about stuff. We provide a fully equipped workshop, technical training, a library of materials and most importantly, inspiration and support."
Professor Mark MiodownikEngineering with Finance MSc and Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc
UCL Mechanical Engineering
"The MSc in Engineering with Finance programme is one that combines two different fields of study. For me, the course meant that I could develop the ..."
Joana BarraganEngineering with Finance MSc
Application and next steps
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 applied 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.
- All applicants
- 29 April 2017
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now