Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering BEng

The Mechanical Engineering BEng is a challenging three-year programme which will equip you with the analytical and design skills relevant to a wide range of engineering careers.

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This page is an introduction to this degree programme. To find out core information about this degree, such as entry requirements, programme length and cost, please visit our Undergraduate Prospectus page for further details and to apply.

Key Information 








3 Years

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).  An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).  Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Engineering Council and IMechE Logo Accreditation


Mechanical Engineering is a broad discipline requiring you to study a range of areas from mathematical modelling to material science. The module descriptions for this degree programme will give you a more detailed understanding of what you will study at UCL. Modules listed are subject to availability. 

First Year Modules
Second Year Modules

You must select one minor.

Third Year Modules

You will take two further modules, continuing your minor subject from year two.

 Career Options

On completing your mechanical engineering degree programme, career options can be in a wide variety of fields. These include:

  • aerospace
  • motor vehicle design
  • medical engineering
  • manufacturing
  • railways

The problem-solving and mathematical skills you develop will also make you an attractive candidate for employers in many other fields.  These include commerce, banking, and management consultancy.