Mechanical Engineering MSc

London, Bloomsbury

The Mechanical Engineering MSc is designed to offer an advanced level of study in specific aspects of mechanical engineering that are in demand from industry. The degree is comprised of study in analysis and design of power machinery systems, engineering structures, vibration, control and the use of computers in advanced engineering analysis.

UK students International students
Study mode
Full-time
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£16,500
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£32,100
Duration
1 calendar year
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 25 Feb 2022

Applications open

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university in a suitable engineering subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates with qualifications in other subjects will be considered. Candidates must have studied fluid dynamics while knowledge of thermodynamics and control is desirable. Applicants who are yet to complete their degree should include a list of subjects they are currently studying as well as those already completed.

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.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

ATAS statement

If you are intending to apply for a time-limited visa to complete your UCL studies (e.g., Student visa, Skilled worker visa, PBS dependant visa etc.) you may be required to obtain ATAS clearance. This will be confirmed to you if you obtain an offer of a place.

Equivalent qualifications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

You will develop an advanced knowledge of mechanical engineering and associated disciplines, with an awareness of the context in which engineering operates, in terms of safety, environmental, social and economic aspects. Alongside this, you will gain a range of intellectual, practical and transferable skills necessary to develop careers in this field.

Who this course is for

The programme is suitable for students who wish to develop the skills necessary to become Chartered Professional Engineers or to pursue careers in higher levels of management, in manufacturing and in power engineering.

Applicants require a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a related discipline.

What this course will give you

UCL Mechanical Engineering scored highly in the UK's most recent Research Excellence Framework survey with research in such diverse areas as automotive, biomechanical engineering, materials science and naval architecture. The department is located in the centre of London, one of the most dynamic cities in the world.

The department has an international reputation for the excellence of its research and has been funded by numerous bodies including the Royal Society, the Leverhulme Trust, UK Ministry of Defence, BAE Systems, Cosworth Technology, Shell, BP, Lloyds Register Educational Trust, and many others.

The foundation of your career

Delivered by leading researchers from across UCL, you will have a range of opportunities to network and keep abreast of emerging ideas. Collaborating with companies and bodies such as the Ministry of Defence and industry leaders such as BAE Systems and Shell are key to our success. We encourage you to develop networks throughout your studies and via the department's careers programme which includes employer-led events and individual coaching. We equip our graduates with the skills and confidence needed to play a creative and leading role in the professional and research community.

Employability

Engineering graduates with good analytical abilities are in high demand and our graduates have a range of opportunities to gain employment across many industries. The programme aims to equip students with skills in analysis and design such that they can be employed as professional engineers in virtually any sector of the mechanical engineering industry.

Accreditation

The Mechanical Engineering MSc has been accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) as meeting the further learning requirements, in full, for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Teaching and learning

This dynamic programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and example classes all of which frequently draw upon real-life industrial case studies. Each module is assessed by coursework submission alone or a combination of examination and coursework. Some include an oral presentation of project or assignment work.

Modules

Full-time

The taught part of the programme is comprised of seven subject modules: four compulsory modules (one of which is the group project), and three optional, chosen from a list of six optional modules. The taught modules consist of lectures, seminars, tutorials and example classes. Each module is assessed by coursework submission, unseen written examination, or a combination of examination and coursework. Some include an oral presentation of project/assignment work. The first two academic terms consist of the taught modules, followed by examinations in some taught modules March. In term 3 you will continue work on the group project (completed in May), and begin work on your individual project under the supervision of a member of academic staff. The Project Management taught module is also examined in term 3. After May you will work full time on your individual project.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Mechanical Engineering.

Accessibility

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Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £16,500
Tuition fees (2022/23) £32,100

Students from participating countries are eligible for Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans.

Programme also available on a modular (flexible) basis.

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

There may occasionally be small, incidental expenses which can be reimbursed by the department once claimed.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Next steps

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Mechanical Engineering at graduate level
  • why you want to study Mechanical Engineering at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and/or professional background meets the demands of a challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes in any application cycle.

UCL is regulated by the Office for Students.

This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021