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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.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 1 year

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£10,765 (FT)
Overseas:
£22,350 (FT)

Application deadlines

All applicants:
1 August 2015

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.

English language requirement: Standard

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.

International equivalencies

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Degree Information

Core engineering content concentrates on areas of new and emerging technologies and materials, and on global challenges such as sustainability and the environment. This is combined with modules in project management, financial markets, risk and regulation. 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 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

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

Options

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

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.

Funding

SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship

Value:
Tuition fees, plus stipend, flights and allowances.
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students from Nigeria who display intellectual ability and leadership potential, and have a high standard of English, i.e. at least 6.5 in IELTS. Students must be aged between 21-30 years, and originate from one of the Niger Delta States in Nigeria, namely Rivers, Delta or Bayelsa, and currently reside in Nigeria. Applicants must intend to return and take up permanent residence in Nigeria after completion of the proposed programme of study. The eligible programmes for this award are MSc programmes in Chemical Process Engineering, Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. Students must have obtained a degree of at least an equivalent standard to a an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree and be neither a current nor former employee (who have left employment less than five years before) of SPDC, the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies or Wider Perspectives Limited, or current employee's relatives Applicants must not already have had the chance to study in the UK or other developed country.

Brown Family Bursary

Value:
£15,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective full-time Master's students within the Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Science and Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

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 graduated in 2013. TTheir career destinations were a mixture of engineering and finance-related jobs with a small number pursuing a research degree.

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.

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).

Student / staff ratios › 32 staff › 129 taught students › 95 research students

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Degree reviews

Student review

"I find particularly interesting the extend to which engineering studies value and cultivate problem-solving skills along with a strong mathematical background and how these skills can be applied to the financial sector. The belief that when finishing my studies I will be equipped with the skills necessary to tackle modern problems in a wide range of industries inspires me and acts as a significant motivator to intensify my efforts. "

Nikoletta Koleri

Subject: Engineering with Finance MSc

Application and next steps

Applications

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 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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
2015-08-01

For more information see our Applications page.

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