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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Engineering (Mechanical with Business Finance) MEng

Key Information

UCAS code
4 years

This page is an introduction to this degree programme

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Introduction to Engineering (Mechanical with Business Finance) MEng

The Engineering (Mechanical with Business Finance) MEng is a challenging four-year programme designed to produce Mechanical Engineering graduates with a well-rounded understanding of economics, accounting and business practice. These skills are precisely those required by industry for graduates likely to be given significant managerial responsibility at an early stage in their career.

Applying for the MEng rather than the three-year BEng allows you to fulfil the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer status, with a single qualification.

Integrated Engineering Programme

You will study Mechanical Engineering (with Business Finance) in the context of our Integrated Engineering Programme giving you the opportunity to:

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

Watch this IET video to learn more.

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.

Have a question?

The best thing about Mechanical Engineering is how general it is. It is so wide in its scope, that you can cull out your specific interest out of the vast variety of things that Mechanical Engineering covers.

Dr Manish K Tiwari
Lecturer, UCL Mechanical Engineering

Modules in the Engineering (Mechanical with Business Finance) MEng programme

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

Fourth year
MECH401P Group Design Project  MSINM001 Project Management
Fourth Year Options
Students must choose 1.5 course units’ worth of optional modules. All modules are worth 0.5 course units unless stated otherwise. No more than one module (0.5 course units) may be at Level 6.
MECHM01P Engineering in Extreme Environments MECHM02P Health Assessment of Engineered Structures
MECHM004 Materials and Fatigue/Fracture Analysis MECHM007 Heat Transfer and Heat Systems
MECHM009 Electrical Machines and Power Electronic Systems MECHM020 New and Renewable Energy Systems
MECHGB04 Applications of Biomedical Engineering MECHGB08 Medical Imaging
MSIN3002 Marketing Communications (Level 6 module) MSINM005 Business in a Competitive Environment
MSINM703 Organisational Change MECHGN01 Ship Dynamics (worth 1.0 course units)
An elective module worth 0.5 course units at Level 6 or 7

Students must take at least one of the MEng-only optional modules, MECHM01P and MECH02P.

Due to timetabling limitations the following restrictions apply on particular combinations of modules:

  • Students may only take ONE module out of: MECHM004, MECHGB08, MSIN3002
  • Students may only take ONE module out of: MECHM007, MECHM009

Please note: The choice of modules maybe constrained by availability and timetabling.

Programme Summary
The MEng and BEng EBF degree programmes are comprised 75% of the corresponding MEng and BEng degree programmes 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.

Study Abroad

One feature of our four-year MEng programmes is the option for you to study abroad  for one academic year before rejoining UCL Mechanical Engineering. Visit our Study Abroad website to find out more.

Please note that there is no option for studying abroad on our BEng programmes.

Extramural Year

You may choose to take a year working in industry between the third and the fourth years of your MEng degree programme. Please note that:

  1. This posting needs UCL approval in advance, and
  2. you will be required to write a comprehensive report on your work and what you learn during the year.

The report is assessed, and the marks are given some weighting in the overall classification of your degree.

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