Imperial College London Mechanical Engineering

By | 16th June 2017

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Imperial College London Mechanical Engineering

Overview

Our Mechanical Engineering degrees emphasise the development of skills needed by the twenty-first century graduate engineer:

  • imagination
  • creativity
  • intellectual agility
  • the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams

All of our Mechanical Engineering students cover the same core study programme for the first two years, which includes computing, mechanics, materials and mathematics. It focuses on the fundamental knowledge that is required by all mechanical engineers, and gives you a thorough understanding of a wide range of engineering disciplines.

With this strong foundation you go on to largely elective study in the third year. You can focus on the areas you are most interested in and tap into cutting-edge research activities being undertaken by internationally recognised experts within the Department.

Your study reaches Master’s level in your final year, with a wide selection of advanced optional modules available. A major individual project gives you the chance to put your project management skills to the test.

Design projects

‘Design, make and test’ projects, designed to develop core practical skills, run through years one and two.

You also undertake a major group design project in the third year.

Industry links

Mechanical Engineering studentWe intensively engage with industry to ensure that our courses are relevant to the profession.

You will also benefit from access to facilities and equipment that match those used in industry. These include Instron machines for testing the strength of engineering materials, and microcontroller kits for testing the performance of mechatronic systems.

Our teaching facilities are complemented by two exceptionally well-equipped student workshops, which contain both manual and CNC subtractive and additive manufacture machine tools. You will use these extensively in the manufacture and assembly of your project work, using a wide variety of materials.

Imperial College London Mechanical Engineering

Transfer between courses

All students should apply initially to MEng Mechanical Engineering.

Students interested in one of the other courses within the Department should then apply to transfer at the appropriate time during the course (selection criteria may apply).

TRANSFER DURING THE SECOND OR THIRD YEAR

  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with a Year in Industry
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with a Year in Industry and a Year Abroad
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Nuclear Engineering and a Year in Industry

TRANSFER AT THE END OF THE THIRD YEAR

  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with a Year Abroad

TRANSFER DURING THE FOURTH YEAR

  • MEng Mechanical with Nuclear Engineering

If you are an international student, transferring to a different course could have an impact on your Tier 4 visa. Please visit our International Student Support webpage for further information.

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2017 entry
£9,250 per year

The above fee applies to the academic year 2017–18 only. This is the maximum rate of tuition chargeable by institutions that achieved a ‘meet expectations’ award under the first year of the UK government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

In its TEF: Year Two specification guidance document, the government confirmed that all institutions achieving a Bronze rating or higher in Year Two will be able to charge the maximum capped amount. These ratings will be announced in spring 2017.

You should expect the fee to increase for each year that your course lasts, subject to UK government regulations on fee increases.

We expect EU students will continue to pay the Home rate of tuition as long as the UK remains in the EU, and for the duration of their course, provided this remains lawful.

Government funding

If you’re a Home student, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK government to cover the entire cost of tuition for every year of your course. You can also apply for a means-tested Maintenance Loan to help towards your living costs.

The government has confirmed that EU students entering university in the UK in 2017 and 2018 also have access to the Tuition Fee Loan for the duration of their course. This will remain the case even if their course finishes after the UK’s exit from the European Union.