Mechanical Engineering



UCL Mechanical Engineering has state of the art facilities to help you make the most of studying with us.


MechSpace is a student hub in London’s King’s Cross for designing and building practical projects. The facility spans six levels, with some 12,000 square feet of space and an array of well-equipped workshops a computer cluster and study spaces. A 15-minute walk from UCL's Bloomsbury Campus, this is where mechanical engineering students learn and practice practical engineering skills, and take advantage of a range of opportunities.

MechSpace is also home to the department's successful extracurricular student teams (UCL Racing), including Eco-Marathon, Formula Student, Mars Rover, Rocket, UAS and Human-Powered Submarine teams. The facility hosts a range of STEM outreach activities for younger students like 'F1 in Schools' and 'Girls on Track' and hosts Repair Cafés for both the UCL and wider communities.

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MechSpace Repair Shop

A system where students, staff, or anyone at UCL and the wider community can bring things to MechSpace to have them repaired. Check out the Repair Shop online portal below to learn more about this system and submit your items for repair.

Explore the MechSpace Repair Shop online portal

The Institute of Making

The Institute of Making (IoM) is a multidisciplinary research club for those interested in the made world. Materials may be purchased independently, however, the use of most equipment within the Institute is free of charge to you as a UCL student.

As a mechanical engineering student, you will find the Institute of Making’s facilities useful to complete some practical projects.

To book an induction, visit the IoM website and register.