Modes and duration
- Full-time: 1 year
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £11,090 (FT) N/A (PT)
- £23,440 (FT) N/A (PT)
A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's 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 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.
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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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.
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).
- Advanced Computer Applications in Engineering
- Group Project
- Materials and Fatigue
- Vibrations, Acoustics and Control
- Project Management
- Power Transmission and Auxiliary Machinery Systems
- One of the following subject to availability:
- Applied Thermodynamics and Turbomachinery
- Heat Transfer and Heat Systems
- New and Renewable Energy Systems
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 module is assessed by coursework submission alone or a combination of examination and coursework. Some include an oral presentation of project or assignment work.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
- £15,000 (1 year)
- UK students
- Based on both academic merit and financial need
More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website
Engineering graduates 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 in 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 degree
- Mechanical Engineer, Lloyds Register
- Mechanical Engineer Consultant, Mott MacDonald
- Aeronautical Engineering, GE Aircraft Engines
- Energy Analyst, Energy Excel
- PhD student, UCL
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.
Why study this degree at UCL?
UCL Mechanical Engineering scored highly in the UK's most recent Research Excellence Framework with research in such diverse areas as Formula 1, biomedical engineering and naval architecture. The department is located in the centre of the most dynamic cities in the world.
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.
Student / staff ratios › 54 staff including 17 postdocs › 167 taught students › 132 research students
Department: Mechanical Engineering
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 particularly suitable for students with a second-class Bachelor's 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.
- All applicants
- 29 April 2016
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
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