This new degree programme is designed to equip graduates with a first degree in a relevant numerate subject with the technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills and knowledge required to develop innovative engineering products and solutions and turn them to financial advantage.
Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2017/18)
- £11,800 (FT)
- £24,610 (FT)
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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About this degree
The programme combines a first-rate engineering education in areas that are key to developing new technologies (namely, advanced materials, renewable energy and biomedical engineering) with modules on project management and entrepreneurship to equip students with the fundamentals and skills required to manage innovation. Students undertake a group and an individual project with a focus on innovation.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of five core modules (75 credits), an optional module (15 credits), an individual research project (60 credits), and an innovation and Group Design Project (30 credits).
- Materials and Fatigue
- Project Management
- Mastering Entrepreneurship
- New and Renewable Energy Systems
- Applications of Biomedical Engineering
Students choose one of the following:
- Advanced Computer Applications in Engineering
- Vibration, Acoustics and Control
- Entrepreneurial Finance
All students undertake an Innovation and Group Design Project and an individual research project, both of which culminate in a substantial dissertation. The Group Project focuses on creativity and design, teamwork, project management and entrepreneurial skills. The research project revolves around student research interest; 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, lab 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 will be well placed to understand new technologies, develop and use their creativity to identify needs and opportunities and generate innovative solutions, thus preparing them for successful careers in today's competitive, technology and knowledge-based economy.
This programme is delivered by leading researchers from across UCL, and students have plenty of opportunity to network and keep themselves informed about transforming ideas to business. For example, students will participate in the Entrepreneurship Lecture Series and are encouraged to attend an Enterprise Bootcamp workshop and also enter entrepreneurship competitions to pursue their innovative business ideas. Students also build up employer networks through the department’s careers programme which includes employer-led events and individual coaching. This carefully designed new programme will equip 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 science within UCL.
The Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship 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
Staff/student numbers information correct as of 1 August 2017.
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
"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
"I applied to UCL due its reputation for outstanding support for student entrepreneurship and to enhance my knowledge in mechanical engineering, finance and entrepreneurship."
Marcel FowlerEngineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship 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 enhance their technical skills and knowledge, and develop an understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship in order to be able to drive innovation and lead technology and engineering developments in today's competitive and global business environment.
- All applicants
- 29 April 2017
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now