Mechanical Engineering


MEng Mechanical Engineering with Business Finance

This is a challenging four-year programme designed to produce Mechanical Engineering graduates with a well-rounded understanding of accounting and business practice.

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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








4 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 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


Programme Summary

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
Second Year Modules
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.

Engineering in Extreme Environments (MECH0074)Health Assessment of Engineered Structures (MECH0075)
Materials and Fatigue (MECH0055)Heat Transfer and Heat Systems (MECH0060)
Electrical Machines and Power Electronic Drives (MECH0062)New and Renewable Energy Systems (MECH0032)
Applied Thermodynamics and Turbomachinery (MECH0051)Electrical Power Systems and Electrical Propulsion (MECH0071)
Applications of Biomedical Engineering (MECH0040)Medical Imaging (Ionising and Non-ionising) (MECH0047)
Ship Dynamics (MECH0066) (worth 30 credits)Business in a Competitive Environment (MSIN0049)
An elective module worth 15 credits at Level 7 

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.

Career Options

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:

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

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.