Mechanical Engineering with Business Finance MEng

London, Bloomsbury
Mechanical Engineering with Business Finance MEng (2022)

This a challenging four-year programme designed to produce Mechanical Engineering graduates with a well-rounded understanding of accounting and business practice. These skills are in line with those required by industry, for graduates likely to be given significant managerial responsibility at an early stage in their careers. This MEng programme allows you to fulfil the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer status with a single qualification.

UK students International students
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
4 academic years
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£9,250
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£32,100
Programme starts
September 2023
Application deadline
25 Jan 2023
UCAS course code
H1NH

Entry requirements

Grades
A*AA
Subjects
Mathematics and Physics required. A* must be in one of the required subjects. Further Mathematics acceptable in lieu of Physics. Economics preferred as third subject, but not essential.
GCSEs
English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5, plus Physics at grade C or 5 if not offered at A level.

Contextual offer information

Grades
A*AB more about contextual offers
Subjects
Mathematics and Physics required. A* must be in one of the required subjects. Further Mathematics acceptable in lieu of Physics. Economics preferred as third subject, but not essential.
GCSEs
English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5, plus Physics at grade C or 5 if not offered at A level.
Points
39
Subjects
A total of 19 points in three higher level subjects including Mathematics and Physics, with no higher level score below 5. Higher Level 7, 6 required in Mathematics and Physics in any order. The programme will accept either 'Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches' or 'Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation' at higher level. Economics preferred as third higher level subject, but not essential.

Contextual offer

Points
38 more about contextual offers
Subjects
A total of 18 points in three higher level subjects including Mathematics and Physics, with no higher level score below 5. Higher Level 7 required in Mathematics or Physics. The programme will accept either 'Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches' or 'Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation' at higher level. Economics preferred as third higher level subject, but not essential.

UK applicants qualifications

For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:

Equivalent qualification

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A levels at grades A*AA, including Mathematics and Physics. A* must be in one of the required subjects. Further Mathematics acceptable in lieu of Physics. Economics preferred as third subject, but not essential.

A1,A,A at Advanced Highers (or A1,A at Advanced Higher and AAA at Higher), including Mathematics and Physics at Advanced Higher. A1 much be in one of the required subjects. Economics at Advanced Higher preferred as third subject, but not essential.

D2,D3,D3 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects including Mathematics and Physics. D2 must be in one of the required subjects. Economics preferred as third subject, but not essential.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

International applications

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

Access and widening participation

UCL is committed to widening access to higher education. If you are eligible for Access UCL you do not need to do anything in addition to the standard UCAS application. Your application will be automatically flagged when we receive it.

Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates

UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are intensive one-year foundation courses for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.

Typical UPC students will be high achievers in a 12-year school system which does not meet the standard required for direct entry to UCL.

For more information see: ucl.ac.uk/upc.

English language requirements

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

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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. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Course overview



The programme includes core mathematical, computing and mechanical engineering subjects. You will also study business and accountancy. Your individual project in the third year should include a business element but will primarily be concerned with engineering. The same structure is in place for the group design project in your final year.

You will study this programme in the context of our Integrated Engineering Programme, giving you the opportunity to:

  • tackle practical engineering challenges throughout your programme
  • develop transferable professional skills
  • study and collaborate with students in other engineering disciplines

You may opt to take an additional year working in industry between the third and the fourth years of your degree programme. This posting needs UCL approval in advance and you are required to write a comprehensive report on your work and what you have learnt during the year.

UCL offers a range of global opportunities to undergraduate students. In your second year you may also consider applying to study abroad for your third year as part of UCL's Go Abroad programme.

What this course will give you

You will benefit from our internationally renowned research expertise, as this cutting-edge knowledge is passed on to you through our teaching.
 

You will have access to MechSpace, a dedicated student facility for designing and building mechanical engineering prototypes. You will also have the opportunity to learn and conduct projects in our research laboratories; including nanoengineering, materials testing, engine cells and wave tanks.

The problem-solving, analytical skills you develop at UCL Mechanical Engineering, alongside your understanding of accounting and business, will make you an attractive candidate for employers in many other fields. These include commerce, banking and management consultancy.

This programme is highly respected both within the UK and abroad, and accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the academic base requirements, in full, for registration as a Chartered Engineer for the 2014-2022 student cohort intakes. The programme is in the process of reaccreditation by IMechE for 2023-2027 intakes.

Teaching and learning

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 15 or 30 credits, adding up to a total of 120 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 30-credit module is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Upon successful completion of 480 credits, you will be awarded a MEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering with Business Finance.

Modules

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. Modules that are in use for the current academic year are linked for further information. Where no link is present, further information is not yet available.

Your learning

You will be taught in a variety of ways, including lectures, example sessions, laboratory classes, computer workshops and project work. Along with MechSpace, a dedicated student facility for designing and building mechanical engineering prototypes, we offer extensive computing facilities. Our main research laboratories are also used for laboratory classes and for research-based project work. 

On average, students spend approximately 30% of their time in lectures, 15% in tutorials/example classes, and the remainder in independent study. Design and project modules deviate from this distribution, depending on their learning objectives.

Assessment

Throughout your degree programme, your progress will be assessed through a combination of examinations and coursework. You will be required to meet or exceed a range of academic criteria throughout your studies.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

The foundation of your career

Your career options can be in a variety of fields including aerospace, railways, motor vehicle design, manufacturing and medical engineering. The programme also equips you with the skills to secure a job in commerce, banking, and management consultancy.

UCL supports the Year in Industry scheme, providing you with the opportunity to spend a year away from formal study, gaining key skills and experience.

Employability

We place great emphasis on supporting you to develop transferable professional skills, alongside your engineering knowledge, from the word go. This gives you a significant advantage in forging the career of your choice. You can benefit from our dedicated Engineering Careers team, links with industry and internship opportunities.

Accreditation

In order to meet the Engineering Council requirements for an accredited degree (which apply to all programmes professionally accredited by the Engineering Council, across all universities), students on this programme must pass all modules, with some possible specific exceptions for a limited number of optional modules. If a student fails a module (two attempts are permitted) they may be eligible to transfer to a related non-accredited degree.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £9,250
Tuition fees (2022/23) £32,100

The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2022/23 academic year. The UK fees shown are for the first year of the programme at UCL only. Fees for future years may be subject to an inflationary increase. The Overseas fees shown are the fees that will be charged to 2022/23 entrants for each year of study on the programme, unless otherwise indicated below.

Full details of UCL's tuition fees, tuition fee policy and potential increases to fees can be found on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/funding-your-studies.

Additional costs

For some project work and training there may be small expenses which can be reimbursed by the department once claimed.

A guide including rough estimates for these and other living expenses is included on the UCL Fees and funding pages. If you are concerned by potential additional costs for books, equipment, etc., please get in touch with the relevant departmental contact (details given on this page).

Funding your studies

Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.

Scholarships

The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.

Next steps

How to apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Selection

For further information on UCL's selection process see: How we assess your application.

If you are offered a place to study you will have the chance to visit our department or to participate in a 'virtual offer holder day' before accepting your offer.

It is possible to defer your entry by an academic year.