Interdisciplinary Projects

A large design or research project is a key feature (and accreditation requirement) of all engineering degrees. We are opening these up to cross discipline boundaries.

We are offering students the opportunity to take part in cross-departmental projects, to allow their projects to benefit from UCL’s interdisciplinary research expertise.

Projects would typically span the two teaching terms (running from Oct to March/April) and will be team based. Some may be clearly based in a single department, drawing additional expertise from outside, while others will wholly interdisciplinary.

Example: Formula Student

UCL Mechanical Engineering students have gained significant benefit from their participation in the international Formula Student competition for many years. However, in recent years the most successful teams in the competition are reaching beyond a single discipline. As the entries become more advanced there is a need to draw on the skills of electronic engineers and computer scientists, for example to design and develop computer control, monitoring and telemetry systems.

Work with us

  • Contribute to our capstone projects
  • Define project objectives and specifications
  • Sponsor students
  • Provide resources


Dr John Mitchell
Director, UCL Integrated Engineering Programme

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