This is a challenging four-year programme designed to produce Mechanical Engineering graduates with a well-rounded understanding of accounting and business practice.
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 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.
The MEng EBF degree programmes is comprised 75% of the corresponding MEng degree programme in Mechanical Engineering, combined with 25% of economics, accounting, and business practice.
The engineering subjects included in the first two years concentrate on fundamental theories.
The third and fourth years develop skills in applying the fundamental knowledge through project work and design assignments, while at the same time allowing students to choose topics that interest them and to study them in some depth.
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. These include some business modules taught by UCL School of Management
Please note that there are some changes pending for this degree programme, primarily around the order in which modules are taken.
- First Year Modules
- Introduction to Mechanical Engineering (MECH0003)
- Mechanical Engineering Practical Skills 1 (MECH0004)
- Introduction to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (MECH0005)
- Engineering Dynamics (MECH0006)
- Fundamentals of Materials 1 (MECH0007)
- Engineering Challenges (ENGF0001)
- Design and Professional Skills 1 (ENGF0002)
- Mathematical Modelling and Analysis 1 (ENGF0003)
- Second Year Modules
- Control and Instrumentation (MECH0010)
- Intermediate Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (MECH0011)
- Mechanics of Solids and Structures (MECH0013)
- Engineering Materials: Failures and Design (MECH0015)
- Design and Professional Skills II (MECH0016)
- Modelling and Analysis II (ENGF0004)
- Management Accounting for Engineers (MSIN0066)
- Accounting for Business (MSIN0004)
- Third Year Modules
- Fourth Year Modules
Fourth Year Options
You must choose 45 credits of optional modules. All modules are worth 15 credits unless stated otherwise. No more than one module (15 credits) may be at Level 6.
You must take at least one of the MEng-only optional modules MECH0074 Engineering in Extreme Environments and MECH0075 Health Assessment of Engineered Structures.
Due to timetabling limitations the following restrictions apply to certain combinations of modules:
- Students may only take ONE module from: MECH0055, MECH0047
- Students may only take ONE module from: MECH0060, MECH0062
- Students may only take ONE module from: MECH0055, MECH0071
- Students may only take ONE module from: MECH0051, MECH0040
Please note: The choice of modules maybe constrained by availability and timetabling.
Mechanical Engineering is a broad discipline which can lead you to pursue many different career paths. On completing your degree programme, you can choose from a variety of fields including:
- motor vehicle design
- marine engineering
- medical engineering
The problem-solving, analytical skills you develop at UCL Mechanical Engineering, alongside your understanding of economics, accounting and business, will make you an attractive candidate for employers in many other fields. These include commerce, banking, and management consultancy.