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Call for Industry MSc Projects

Work with our MSc students on real-world problems in an individual project

Call for Industry MSc Projects

We welcome opportunities to collaborate with industry. One of the ways you and your organisation can tap into our talented students is by proposing an MSc level individual project. Proposing an industry based MSc project allow you to:

  1. work with world-class research experts and
  2. have one or more talented UCL student focus their academic efforts on a topic of your choosing.

What type of projects are we looking for?

We are looking forward to working together to solve real-world problems, making an exisiting challenge the core of your industry based project.

The department has academically accomplished students from around the world on our seven MSc programmes. We are looking for projects which would be substantial and challenging for postgraduate students on one of the following programmes:

In complecting their MSc projects, our students are expected to demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling/solving problems within their subject respective area.  Students act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks throughout the course of their project work.

Project areas and student backgrounds

This section outlines

  1. The areas projects can be proposed in broken down by MSc programme
  2. The general educational background and skill set of students in each MSc programme
  3. The expected effort for the project (in learning hours) in each programme
MSc Naval Architecture 

These students mostly have either a Naval Architecture or Mechanical Engineering background. The proposed projects should be of naval architectural nature and maritime nature. Students should be able to perform CFD and FEA, and have some familiarity with coding/MATLAB.

These summer projects start in mid-June. The expected effort is around 450 learning hours.

MSc Marine Engineering 

Students in this programme are split evenly between ‘Electrical’ and ‘Mechanical’ (with corresponding UG backgrounds). Ideally projects should be marine in nature and associated with engine technology and propulsion, heat/mass transfer, power generation transmission and auxiliary systems, control engineering, vibrations, acoustics, emissions mitigation, CFD and FEA, materials and fatigue, etc. All students have studied CFD and FEA and PSCAD, while familiarity with MATLAB may vary.

These summer projects start in mid-June and expected effort is around 450 learning hours.

MSc Mechanical Engineering

students mostly have a Mechanical Engineering background and should have knowledge of fluids dynamics and thermodynamics. Expertise and ability in specialised areas such as controls, CFD, mathematical modelling and practical skills can vary widely across the cohort. These projects run in the period April – August and expected effort is around 750 learning hours.

MSc Power Systems Engineering

Students have a range of backgrounds including Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronics, Energy, etc. The sorts of projects they are looking for are energy or electro-mechanical in nature; for example associated with renewable energy, power conversion technology (electrical and mechanical, automation and control, energy management, electro-mechanical biomedical devices, instrumentation, etc.). Very few of these students will have studied CFD and FEA but all should have used MATLAB or PSCAD at UCL.

These projects run in the period April – August and expected effort is around 750 learning hours.

MSc Engineering with Finance

Students come from various engineering backgrounds. Their project has to be primarily engineering but some financial component is required. The finance component of the project may deal with: risk analysis; cost estimation methods; feasibility studies; commercialization of new technologies; new project introduction, financial aspects of decisions relating to engineering projects or technologies, application of engineering techniques in finance decision modelling.

These projects run in period April – August and expected effort is around 600 learning hours.

MSc Engineering with Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Students have primarily an engineering background but the project should also reflect some innovation/enterprise element. The project should provide them with an opportunity to think creatively and design/model/analyse a new product (system, solution) in response to an unmet need and assess its commercial potential.

These projects run in period April – August and expected effort is around 600 learning hours.

Contact us about a project

If you are interested in proposing a project please contact Ms. Valerie Govia, our Enterprise & Projects Administrator (v.govia@ucl.ac.uk ) .

MSc Thesis Coordinator

Ema Muk-Pavic

Lecturer in Commercial Ship Design

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