Imperial College London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (also known as Imperial College London)

Mechanical Engineering

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Course summary

This degree is professionally accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council. As well as your main Imperial degree (MEng), you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute (ACGI) on completion of this course. All of our Mechanical Engineering courses start with the same two core years of intensive engineering science. You attend lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions in areas including:

  • thermofluids
  • materials
  • mechanics
  • mechatronics
  • stress analysis
  • design
You practise sketching by hand, use computeraided design (CAD) to produce solid models and industry-standard technical drawings, and create the blueprints for your own designs. You also develop your manufacturing skills in hands-on workshop sessions, and bring your designs to life through a ‘design, make and test’ group project. Years three and four mostly comprise elective study and project work. The elective technical modules cover some of our key research areas such as tribology and combustion, as well as solid mechanics, thermofluids, robotics and nuclear energy. The non-technical modules can be as diverse as design, art and creativity, or business economics (delivered online by Imperial College Business School). In the fourth year, you can also choose modules taught in other engineering departments, such as:
  • fluid dynamics (Aeronautics)
  • advanced biomaterials (Materials)
  • computer assistive and rehabilitative devices (Bioengineering)
  • sustainable electrical systems (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
The last two years of the course involve substantial group and individual project work, with freedom to choose topics proposed by staff based on their cutting edge research or even pitch your own ideas. You can also study a language or a humanities subject through Imperial Horizons.

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Mechanical Engineers, Institution of

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application codes

Course code:
H301
Institution code:
I50
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

An ATAS certificate is required for all visa-nationals, with the exception of EEA/Swiss nationals and nationals of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the USA.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Interview

If you are resident in the UK or EU you may be invited to an Admissions Day, which will include a tour of the department and an interview with a member of our academic staff. You will have the chance to learn more about what it is like to study at Imperial, and about the structure and content of the courses we offer. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions. You and other applicants will meet some current students who will take you on a tour of the Department and the South Kensington Campus.

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

An admissions test may be required for 2022 entry. Please visit the Imperial course pages for further details.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedCFor pre-2015 test, the College requires grade C overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 176 overall with 169 in all elements/bands
IELTS (Academic)6.5Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.0 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.
PTE Academic62Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 56 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.
TOEFL (iBT)92Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 20 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

For further information on the College English entry requirements and a full list of accepted tests and grade requirements, please visit the College website URL detailed below.

College English Language Entry Requirements

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/english/


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £35100 Year 1
International £35100 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further information on fees, funding, loans and grants, see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/fees-and-funding/
Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London - UCAS