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The Mechanical Engineering MSc is designed to offer an advanced level of study in specific aspects of mechanical engineering that are in demand from industry. The degree comprises study in analysis and design of power machinery systems, engineering structures, vibration, control and the use of computers in advanced engineering analysis.

About this degree

You will develop an advanced knowledge of mechanical engineering and associated disciplines, with an awareness of the context in which engineering operates, in terms of safety, environmental, social and economic aspects. Alongside this, you will gain a range of intellectual, practical and transferable skills necessary to develop careers in this field.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of six core modules (90 credits), optional modules (15 credits), and a research project (75 credits).

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Mechanical Engineering.

Why study this degree at UCL?

UCL Mechanical Engineering scored highly in the UK's most recent Research Excellence Framework survey with research in such diverse areas as automotive, biomechanical engineering, materials science and naval architecture. The department is located in the centre of one of the most dynamic cities in the world.

The department has an international reputation for the excellence of its research and is funded by numerous bodies including: the Royal Society, the Leverhulme Trust, UK Ministry of Defence, BAE Systems, Cosworth Technology, Shell, BP, Lloyds Register Educational Trust, and many others.

Accreditation:

The Mechanical Engineering MSc has been accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) as meeting the further learning requirements, in full, for registration as a Chartered Engineer for a period of five years, from the 2017 student cohort intake.

Teaching and learning

This dynamic programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and example classes all of which frequently draw upon real-life industrial case studies. Each module is assessed by coursework submission alone or a combination of examination and coursework. Some include an oral presentation of project or assignment work.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Mechanical Engineering at graduate level
  • why you want to study Mechanical Engineering at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and/or professional background meets the demands of a challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Careers

Engineering graduates with good analytical abilities are in high demand and our graduates have a range of opportunities to gain employment across many industries. The programme aims to equip students with skills in analysis and design such that they can be employed as professional engineers in virtually any sector of the mechanical engineering industry.

Employability:

Delivered by leading researchers from across UCL, you will have a range of opportunities to network and keep abreast of emerging ideas. Collaborating with companies and bodies such as the Ministry of Defence and industry leaders such as BAE Systems and Shell are key to our success. We encourage you to develop networks through the programme and via the department’s careers programme which includes employer-led events and individual coaching. We equip our graduates with the skills and confidence needed to play a creative and leading role in the professional and research community.


Visit the Mechanical Engineering MSc page on the University College London website for more details!

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