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Learn to apply engineering principles to real world challenges
This page is an introduction to this degree programme
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 for the 2014 -2021 student cohort intake.
The Engineering (Mechanical) MEng is a challenging four-year programme which will equip you with the analytical and design skills relevant to a wide range of careers. You will learn how to apply a deeper understanding of engineering principles to a range of real world challenges. During your time at UCL Mechanical Engineering, you will be taught by world leading researchers.
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. The programme concludes with a major group project, including the opportunity to design and building vehicles for international competitions like IMechE Formula Student and the Shell Eco-Marathon.
You will study mechanical engineering in the context of our Integrated Engineering Programme, giving you the opportunity to:
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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:
The problem-solving, analytical skills you develop at UCL Mechanical Engineering will make you an attractive candidate for employers in many other fields. These include commerce, banking, and management consultancy.
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.
You must select one minor. Information about the current minors is available on the Integrated Engineering Minors page.
You will take two more modules, continuing your minor subject from year two.
Information about the current minors is available on the Integrated Engineering Programme Minors page.
One Level 7 module is taken in the third year to provide a greater choice of options in the fourth year.
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)|
|Marketing Communications (Level 6 module) (MSIN0027)||Organisational Change (not running in 2018/19) (MSIN0050)|
|Ship Dynamics (MECH0066)(worth 30 credits)||Ship Hydrodynamics (MECH0068) (worth 30 credits)|
|An elective module worth 15 credits at Level 6 or 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:
Please note: The choice of modules may be constrained by availability and timetabling.
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: