This programme is designed to produce engineering graduates with a well-rounded understanding of economics, accounting and business practice. These skills are precisely those required by industry for graduates likely to be given significant managerial responsibility at an early stage in their career.
- Degree Programme
- Engineering (Mechanical with Business Finance) BEng
- UCAS code
- 3 years
- Application deadline
- 15 January 2016
- Mathematics at grade A required, plus Physics preferred. Further Mathematics acceptable in lieu of Physics (see GCSE requirement).
- AS Levels
- For UK-based students a pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required.
- English Language, Mathematics at grade C, plus Physics grade C if not offered at A level. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs
- A total of 17-18 points in three higher level subjects including Mathematics, plus Physics preferred, with no score below 5.
UK applicants qualifications
For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:
Not acceptable for entrance to this programme
Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.
D3,D3,D3 - D3,D3,M1 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects, including Mathematics and preferably Physics.
AAA-AAB at Advanced Highers (or AA at Advanced Higher and AAA at Higher - AA at Advanced Higher and BBB at Higher), including Mathematics and preferably Physics at Advanced Higher.
Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Diploma, plus 2 GCE A levels at grades A*A-AA, including Mathematics and preferably Physics.
In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.
Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates
UCL offers intensive one-year foundation courses to prepare international students for a variety of degree programmes at UCL.
The Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.
For more information see our website: UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate.
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. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.
- Our top-quality laboratory and testing facilities include, amongst others, materials testing equipment, wind tunnels, two large wave tanks and an array of engine test cells.
- You will benefit from our internationally renowned research expertise as this cutting-edge knowledge is passed on to you through our teaching.
- Although not the primary objective, our programmes are proving extremely successful in training graduates for employment in the fields of commerce, banking and management consultancy.
- We offer you a degree that is highly respected both within the UK and abroad. The programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual courses, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Courses are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional courses varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
The BEng programme is similar to the MEng programme for the first two years and you can transfer between them at the end of the second year if you satisfy certain performance criteria. The BEng is suitable for students who might wish to undertake graduate studies in the future (e.g. an MSc or PhD) or who do not necessarily seek Chartered Engineer status after they graduate. Applying for a MEng initially helps keep your options open.
The programme includes core mathematical, computing and mechanical engineering subjects. You will also study economics and accountancy subjects.
Your individual project in the final year will include a business element, but will primarily be concerned with engineering.
Accounting for Business
Design and Professional Skills
Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
Introduction to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Mechanical Engineering Practical Skills
Modelling and Analysis
All first year courses are compulsory
Control and Instrumentation
Design and Professional Practice
Fundamentals of Materials
Mathematical Modelling and Analysis
Mechanics of Solids
Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
All second year courses are compulsory
Plus either Applied Mechanics or Automatic Control
You will select 1.0 credits from a wide range of optional courses. Options may include:
Mechanics of Fluids and Thermodynamics
Production Engineering and Non-Metallic Materials
Students may opt to take a year working in industry between the second and third years of the programme. This posting needs UCL approval in advance, and students are required to write a comprehensive report on their work and what they have learnt during the year. The report is assessed, and the marks are given a weighting in the overall classification of the degree.
You will be taught in a variety of ways, including lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes, computer workshops and project work. Along with our computing facilities we have extensive equipment and apparatus, housed in our main laboratories, which are used for taught laboratory classes and for your project work.
Most subjects are examined through a combination of end-of-year examinations and coursework, but some are solely examined through coursework, for example, computing, design and projects. To transfer into a MEng programme you are required to maintain a standard equivalent to (at least) lower second-class Honours level throughout your studies.
Detailed course descriptions are available on the department website: Engineering (Mechanical with Business Finance) BEng.
The programme aims to equip you with the fundamental analytical and design skills necessary to become a professional mechanical engineer in your chosen field of employment; together with a sound knowledge of management, finance, and business administration subjects which are necessary for management and the commercial departments of engineering companies.
Your career options can be in a variety of fields including aerospace, railways, motor vehicle design, manufacturing and medical engineering. The programme also equips you with the skills to secure a job in commerce, banking, and management consultancy.
Our policy is to provide you with the opportunity to develop relationships with relevant employers, through links with industry and internships. This puts you at a considerable advantage when seeking employment after your degree.
First career destinations of recent graduates (2010-2013) of this programme include:
- Commercial Engineer, Wykes Engineering (2012)
- Analyst in Mergers and Acquisitions, Citigroup (2012)
- Full-time student, MPhil in Industrial Systems Manufacture at the University of Cambridge (2011)
- Project Delivery Manager, Grapple (2010)
- Graduate Business Operation Trainee, Tesco (2010)
*Data taken from the 'Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2010-2013 graduating cohorts six months after graduation and, where necessary, department records.
UCL is commited to helping you get the best start after graduation. Read more about how UCL Careers, UCL Advances and other entrepreneur societies here: Careers and skills.
Fees and funding
- UK & EU fee
- £9,000 (2015/16)
- Overseas fee
- £20,700 (2015/16)
Details about financial support are available at: Fees and funding
Scholarships listed below are relevant to the department. Please read the details carefully to check they are relevant to the degree and your own circumstances.
- £9,000 towards fees
- Based on both academic merit and financial needs
The Scholarships and Funding website has a comprehensive list of scholarships and funding schemes available for UCL students. These can be available for specific nationalities, regions, departments or open to all students.