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Course content

This MSc programme builds on the success of our undergraduate Engineering with Business Finance programme and is designed to give graduates with a first degree in a relevant numerate subject the engineering, management and finance knowledge and skills necessary to work on engineering projects, and in business and finance.

Degree information

Core engineering content concentrates on areas of new and emerging technologies and materials combined with modules in project management and financial markets and institutions. Students undertake two engineering projects (a group design project and an individual project) which integrate the knowledge acquired through the taught modules.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of four core modules (60 credits), two optional modules (30 credits), a group design project (30 credits) and the individual research project (60 credits).

Core modules
-Materials and Fatigue
-Project Management
-Financial Institutions and Markets
-New and Renewable Energy Systems

Optional modules
-Advanced Computer Applications in Engineering
-Vibration, Acoustics and Control
-Compliance, Risk and Regulation
-Entrepreneurial Finance
-Numerical Analysis for Finance

Dissertation/report
All students undertake a group design project and an individual research project. Both culminating in a substantial dissertation. The group project focuses on creativity and design, teamwork, project management and business planning and feasibility. The research project evolves around student research interests; it often has industry input and develops high-level presentation, critical thinking and research skills.

Teaching and learning
This dynamic programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratory and project work, workshops and problem classes, all of which frequently draw upon real-life industrial case studies. Assessment is through examinations, coursework, laboratory reports, presentations, the group design project and the individual research project.

Careers

Graduates of this programme will be well placed for a future career within engineering, project management, finance, investment banking or IT sector. For example, as part of the programme you will complete modules in project management and finance, utilise the UCL’s virtual trading room that uses Reuters’ electronic platform and receive guidance on how to work toward recognised certifications for the financial industries.

The first cohort of students on the Engineering with Finance MSc graduated in 2013. Their career destinations were a mixture of engineering and finance-related jobs with a small number pursuing a research degree.

Top career destinations for this degree:
-Advisory Service Supervisor, EnerTech Holding Company
-Analyst, Unspecified Investment Bank
-Statistics and Economics, University College London (UCL)
-Support Consultant Associate, Unspecified Financial Software Company and studying MSc Engineering with Finance, Unspecified Institution

Employability
The programme is delivered by leading researchers from across UCL, and students have plenty of opportunity to network and keep themselves informed about employment opportunities and skills required. Students are encouraged to participate in the UCL Financial Industry Series which organises high-impact conferences, debates and talks on financial topics, to pursue projects in industry and attend events organised by the UCL Finance community. Students also develop networks through the programme itself and through the department’s careers programme which includes employer-led events and individual coaching. This carefully designed programme is equipping our graduates with the skills and confidence needed to play a creative and leading role in the professional and research community.

Why study this degree at UCL?

UCL Mechanical Engineering is a dynamic and vibrant place to study and do research. Located in central London it was the first mechanical engineering department in the UK. It has a long reputation for internationally leading research funded by numerous organisations and industry, and quality teaching.

The department benefits from state-of-the-art facilities and close links with industry, and has access to expertise in other disciplines, including engineering and management sciences within UCL.

The Engineering with Finance MSc has been accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Visit the Engineering with Finance - MSc page on the University College London website for more details!

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