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Engineering (Mechanical with Business Finance) MEng

Key Information

Qualification
MEng
UCAS code
H1NH
Institution
U80
Duration
4 years

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.

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

Engineering (Mechanical with Business Finance) MEng 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.

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


First Year


Second Year


Third Year


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.

MECH0074 Engineering in Extreme Environments MECH0075 Health Assessment of Engineered Structures
MECH0055 Materials and Fatigue MECH0060 Heat Transfer and Heat Systems
MECH0062 Electrical Machines and Power Electronic Drives MECH0032 New and Renewable Energy Systems
MECH0051 Applied Thermodynamics and Turbomachinery MECH0071 Electrical Power Systems and Electrical Propulsion
MECH0040 Applications of Biomedical Engineering MECH0047 Medical Imaging (Ionising and non-Ionising)
MECH0066 Ship Dynamics (worth 30 credits) MECH0068 Ship Hydrodynamics (worth 30 credits)
MSIN0049 Business in a Competitive Environment MSIN0050 Organisational Change (not running in 2018/19)
An elective module worth 15 credits at Level 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:

  • Students may only take ONE module from: MECH0055, MECH0047
  • Students may only take ONE module from: MECH0060, MECH0062
  • Students may only take ONE module from: MECH0055, MECH0071
  • Students may only take ONE module from: MECH0051, MECH0040

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

Study Abroad

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UCL 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.

Year in Industry

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.
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