Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

The practical and experimental skills of mechanical engineers are what build planes, formula one cars, ships, power stations and help doctors cure people. Our freedom of movement and comfortable lifestyles come from their work.

UCL Mechanical Engineering is a research led department that is a dynamic and vibrant place to study and carry out research, whether you are a prospective student, researcher or industrial collaborator.

Located in Central London, it was the first Mechanical Engineering Department in the UK and has a long reputation for internationally leading research and quality teaching. It is equipped with high-quality laboratories and Mechanical Engineering workshops. We have particular strengths in marine engineering and engineering for the environment and medical purposes.

The department demonstrates excellence in research, independently confirmed by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) with 55% of our work being recognised as either world leading or internationally excellent. Our webpages can only give you a flavour of our department’s  range of activities; feel free to contact the academic staff directly for more information on their specific areas of activity.

The department offers undergraduate degrees (MEng/BEng) in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering with Business Finance, Master’s degrees (MSc) in Mechanical Engineering, Marine Engineering (Mechanical & Electrical options), Naval Architecture, Power Systems Engineering and Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering. We also offer research masters and post-graduate research qualifications within all of our areas of research.


Head of Department:
Professor Yiannis Ventikos

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3907