This new degree programme is designed to equip graduates with a first degree in a relevant numerate subject with the technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills and knowledge required to develop innovative engineering products and solutions and turn them to financial advantage.
The programme combines a first-rate engineering education in areas that are key to developing new technologies (namely, advanced materials, renewable energy and biomedical engineering) with modules on project management and entrepreneurship to equip students with the fundamentals and skills required to manage innovation. Students undertake a group and an individual project with a focus on innovation.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of five core modules (75 credits), an optional module (15 credits), an individual research project (60 credits), and an innovation and Group Design Project (30 credits).
Core modules -Materials and Fatigue -Project Management -Mastering Entrepreneurship -New and Renewable Energy Systems -Applications of Biomedical Engineering
Optional modules - students choose one of the following: -Advanced Computer Applications in Engineering -Vibration, Acoustics and Control -Entrepreneurial Finance
Dissertation/report All students undertake an Innovation and Group Design Project and an individual research project, both of which culminate in a substantial dissertation. The Group Project focuses on creativity and design, teamwork, project management and entrepreneurial skills. The research project revolves around student research interest; 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, lab reports, presentations, the group design project and the individual research project.
Graduates will be well placed to understand new technologies, develop and use their creativity to identify needs and opportunities and generate innovative solutions, thus preparing them for successful careers in today's competitive, technology and knowledge-based economy.
Employability This programme is delivered by leading researchers from across UCL, and students have plenty of opportunity to network and keep themselves informed about transforming ideas to business. For example, students will participate in the Entrepreneurship Lecture Series and are encouraged to attend an Enterprise Bootcamp workshop and also enter entrepreneurship competitions to pursue their innovative business ideas. Students also build up employer networks through the department’s careers programme which includes employer-led events and individual coaching. This carefully designed new programme will equip 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 science within UCL.
Selection criteria: The bursary will be awarded based on financial need only as determined by the Student Funding Office.Value, Benefits and Duration: - The value of the bursary is £15,000. The payment is to be applied to tuition fees in the first instance, with any remainder being paid to the successful applicant towards maintenance in termly instalments. - The bursary is tenable for one year only. - The bursary may not be held alongside other tuition fee only awards.
Value of Scholarship(s)
- prospective full-time UK Master's students who are undertaking a one-year programme of study in the Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Sciences or Mathematical & Physical Sciences (BEAMS) in 2015/16 - currently holding a first-class Bachelor's degree; and - in financial need.