UCL hosted the first engineering department in the UK, and nearly two centuries later we continue to be outstanding. Today, the Engineering Faculty trains undergraduates in eight different fields, and postgraduates in nine. We emphasise practical skills, problem solving and interdisciplinary solutions. The engineers we produce all share the ability to identify problems, develop new solutions, and make products to meet the needs of the world.


Our teaching is noted for its focus on problem- and scenario-based learning, and its practical applications.

We provide an excellent infrastructure in new and refurbished facilities for our students. We collaborate within faculty departments, across UCL, and with partners around the world to develop solutions which will improve the quality of life of the world’s population.

Select one of the following departments to see the programmes currently offered:

If you are unsure about which subjects to pursue, why not check out some examples of projects undertaken by engineering departments for inspiration, or browse the undergraduate prospectus. You can also find information on application, open days and life in London, as well as funding and scholarships, on the UCL Prospective Student pages.


All departments in the Faculty are actively involved in research, and all offer both one year taught postgraduate qualifications, allowing you to add a specialism to a prior undergraduate degree, as well as research doctorates such as the Phd or EngD where you pursue an extended independent research project. Our research is consistently rated world-class in independent assessments, and our links with industry are diverse and ever-growing.

Please select the department you are interested in working in. Much of our work is interdisciplinary and so projects may involve two or more departments:

If you are looking for inspiration, you may be interested to see examples of research projects done by UCL Engineering departments. You may also be interested in studying at one of our Doctoral Training Centres, which bring together a complementary selection of academic and industry interests to train small groups of students in subject areas important to the UK. The following centres are wholly or partly based at UCL Engineering and offer the Engineering Doctorate (EngD) qualification:

You can browse all postgraduate courses through the UCL Graduate Prospectus. Material on the practicalities of living in London, scholarships, fees and arrangements for part-time study can also be found on the UCL Prospective Student pages.


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