This four-year integrated master's degree will open doors in a diverse range of sectors, from biomedical manufacturing to automotive engineering, aerospace and infrastructure.
Continual growth in computer speed and visualisation techniques has led to remarkable improvements in engineering simulations. This degree responds to the demand for engineers who can tackle engineering challenges by using this advanced software and high-performance computing.
- Develop a broad engineering skill set, alongside specialist knowledge of areas that rely on advanced computational analysis, such as Finite Element analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Become proficient with analytical, computational, CAD and experimental techniques to solve engineering problems
- Learn from research-active academics at the cutting-edge of the discipline
- Study in specialist facilities including our flight deck, motion simulators, wind tunnels, optical compressors, formula car simulator and more
- Boost your employability with an optional work placement – past hosts have included BMW, the Home Office, Airbus and British Airways.
Our engineering degrees are all accredited by the relevant professional institutions. We have every expectation that this degree will similarly receive full accreditation.
Over the four years of this course, you’ll progress from a common engineering foundation to highly specialised professional development.
Build a firm foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, electronics and computing, with our shared engineering first year.
Mathematics I (20 credits)
This module is intended to support the teaching of engineering modules throughout the programme and to enhance your analytical skills.
Engineering Science (20 credits)
Provides knowledge and understanding of the fundamental aspects of physical sciences which underpin engineering.
Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics I (20 credits)
Fundamentals of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, which are essential for all engineering disciplines.
Solid Mechanics (20 credits)
This module provides an understanding of stress and deformation due to external loads is essential to the design of the structural elements of engineering systems.
Electronics (20 credits)
Introduction to the fundamental concepts, principles and analysis techniques of electrical circuits to enable higher level study on analogue and digital electronics.
Design I (20 credits)
Introduction to the skills, processes and methods required and to develop your understanding through design projects, which include designing, building and testing.
Personal & Professional Development (5 credits)
You will be set a number of tasks and activities around your main programme of study, which will be monitored, evaluated and discussed with you by your personal tutor
Specialise with core modules covering key mathematical and engineering topics, as well as selecting a specialist elective module in one of our areas of engineering expertise.
Mathematics II (20 credits)
A continuation and expansion of Mathematics 1 and also introduces numerical techniques through the use of MATLAB.
Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics II (20 credits)
Introduce and develop beyond the fundamental principles methods covered in ET1070module in knowledge and understanding of fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and energy losses in pipe network systems.
Structural Mechanics (20 credits)
This module introduces methods for the elastic and plastic analysis of statically indeterminate structures and structural components subject to a variety of static loads.
Mechatronics (20 credits)
This module emphasises an integrated approach to the design of these systems based on elements of Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Measurement and Data Analysis (20 credits)
Learn the principles of sensing, measurement, signal conditioning, and statistical analysis of measurement data.
Design II: Aeronautical (20 credits)
This module is designed to equip aeronautical engineers with the basic concepts of air vehicle performance and how these are inverted to drive the conceptual design of an air vehicle.
Design II: Mechanical (20 credits)
This module emphasises on the entire design process from conception to manufacture, including manufacturing constraints, professional CAD systems and introduces business and marketing concepts.
Design II: Civil (20 credits)
Engage in at least two group design projects where you will develop your design and team-working skills.
Design II: Electrical & Electronic & Biomedical (20 credits)
Develop an understanding of the basic principles of digital electronics and digital design, learn about the structured engineering design process and engage in at least two group design projects.
Deepen your knowledge of engineering with core modules such as fluid dynamics and medical physics. Undertake an in-depth individual research project to demonstrate your design and analytical skills.
Structural Engineering (20 credits)
Advanced analytical and numerical methods to determine structural behaviour including effects such as dynamic response and instability.
Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer (20 credits)
Introduction to simplified physical models; able to deliver significant information when dealing with the transport of mass, momentum and heat.
Signal Processing and Communications (20 credits)
This module will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of signal processing techniques and methods and teach you how to apply this knowledge in developing modern communication systems.
MEng Individual Project (Stage 3) (20 credits)
The individual project provides you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired from other parts of the programme to a major piece of individual work on a topic in engineering.
Engineering Management, Reliability and Sustainability (20 credits)
This module will aim to cover various mechanical systems installed on large commercial system like an air transport aircraft.
Design III: Aeronautical (20 credits)
This module is designed to equip aeronautical engineers with the basic concepts of aircraft preliminary design, building on the conceptual design work of Stage 2, leading to configuration definition.
Design III: Mechanical (20 credits)
An opportunity to implement knowledge and skills gained on conceptual design work in previous years to design and optimise new mechanical systems for future technological developments.
Design III: Electrical & Electronic (20 credits)
Develop an electromechanical device (a robot) by combining your design skills with the knowledge in embedded and real time systems, electronics, mechatronics and computer programming.
Design III: Biomedical (20 credits)
In this module you will be involved in a Design Project – a significant piece of independent work, applying the design skills, knowledge and understanding you gained during the programme.
Design III: Civil (20 credits)
This module gives you the opportunity to be involved in the various phases of a design project, with particular emphasis on sustainability in Civil Engineering projects.
Transition from academic study to professional practice with a significant engineering design project. Choose from: European Global Product Design (EGPR), Formula Student, Aircraft Design Project or Gas Turbine project.
Advanced Analytical Methods (20 credits)
This course will teach the fundamental methods of the theory of elasticity and plasticity and how they are used. Students will also be introduced to two numerical modelling techniques, finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics.
EEM403 - Advanced Signal Processing and Communications (20 credits)
This module will introduce you to the advanced concepts of signal processing and telecommunications.
Advanced CFD (20 credits)
Provides a broad understanding of how CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) is used in industry today.
MEng Project: Engineering (20 credits)
Research-based project to which you will apply your engineering knowledge and understanding gained over several subject areas.
Design IV: Aeronautical (40 credits)
This module aims to give students a realistic research based individual project in the practice of engineering at a professional level in topics related to aeronautical and air transport engineering.
Design IV: Mechanical (40 credits)
This module aims to give students a realistic research based individual project in the practice of engineering at a professional level in topics related to mechanical, energy and automotive engineering.
Design IV: Electrical & Electronic (40 credits)
Building upon the knowledge you have gathered across the four years of your programme; understand how various technical and management techniques can be combined to successfully complete a substantial Engineering design project.
Design IV: Biomedical (40 credits)
A simulated real-life design project and to provide you with relevant skills in engineering design, biomedical engineering, electronic system design, group work, presentation and technical report writing.
Design IV: Civil (40 credits)
The individual project provides you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired from other parts of the programme to a major piece of individual work. The topic of the project may well not have been covered in taught material and will generally be inspired and underpinned by the research activities in the civil engineering department.
If you wish to gain practical experience during your degree, then you have the option of spending 12 months on a paid industrial placement. This industrial placement can be taken either between years 2 and 3 or between years 3 and 4. We strongly recommend this.
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Teaching and assessment
The course is delivered through lectures, tutorials, group design exercises, laboratory classes and programming workshops. Learning involves a combination of theoretical, experimental and computational study. Our approach is to encourage critical thinking and foster curiosity through both teamwork and independent study.
The design exercises provide the opportunity for you to be engaged in cross-disciplinary challenges, preparing the way for tackling larger problems which span traditional engineering boundaries.
Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Group learning and communication skills are addressed through design studies and presentations. Practical and technical skills are assessed through laboratory work, data analysis and project reports.
Grades obtained in each year count towards the final degree classification, with increasing weight given to the later years.
Percentage of the course assessed by coursework
The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2019/20 entry is as follows:
The MEng Honours Programme is a four-year, or five-year with placement, full time degree comprising 480 credits (4800 study hours) structured as four Programme Stages, each typically delivered over 22 contact weeks, 4 examination weeks, 4 reflective learning (private study) weeks and 8 vacation weeks (which may be used for private study) per academic year.
A MEng (Hons) Programme therefore requires a commitment of 40 study hours per week during the academic year.
Approximate study time based on 2019/20 entry is as follows:
Fees and funding
Fees for year 2021/22
The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2021/ 22 academic year only. Fees for future years may be subject to an inflationary increase, which is normally 2%.
- Fee waivers are available for this course.
- Means tested support is available for 2021/22 entry.
Future finance loans
Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval for further details please visit our finance pages.
Some of our degrees may involve additional expenses which are not covered by your tuition fees. Find out more about additional expenses.
This course has been structured to help you develop core skills in engineering, computing, problem-solving, numeracy and team-working that are in-demand across an increasingly broad range of industries.
Graduating with this degree you will have the potential to work within interdisciplinary teams on a wide range of advanced engineering technologies, such as:
- the design of space probes or aeroengines
- F1 aerodynamics
- oil and gas recovery
- tether-free walking robots
- the design of artificial human heart valves.
Our recent graduates have obtained Engineering posts at:
- Network Rail
- HTEC Hydrogen Technology Energy Corporation
- Talk Talk
- TUI Airways
- Aqua Energy.
How to apply
Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
If you would like to apply for this course with a professional placement option please use the following link:
You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.
You can apply to up to five universities or institutions on the form. The UCAS code for City, University of London is C60.
Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.
UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each institution can see only their entry and not those of other institutions you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.
You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £23 application fee. If you want to apply to City, University of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £12.
For enquiries about the admissions process at City, please contact our Admissions Office
Complete the Admissions enquiry form.
Call: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.
Telephone lines are currently open between 10am - 3pm.
When to apply
Your application for entry in September 2021 should arrive at UCAS between September 2020 and 29th January 2021. Applications that arrive after 29th January 2021 will be considered only at City's discretion.
Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ
- from inside the UK 0871 468 0468
- from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468
For callers with hearing difficulties:
- from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468
- from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.
The geotechnical centrifuge facility is the centrepiece of our civil engineering equipment, giving students hands-on experience with industrial technology.
Our civil engineering laboratories include a range of state-of-the-art equipment for model preparation, concrete mixing and casting, testing and teaching.
A well-equipped engineering materials testing laboratory provides a focus for construction materials and are set up to support collaborative working.