Undergraduate Study

The undergraduate degree courses start with two years of intensive core study, giving students a thorough understanding of a wide range of engineering disciplines.

Design projects

Frequently asked questions about admissions

This course will begin on schedule in the Autumn and we plan to reopen our campuses. We are looking forward to seeing you in person, if travel and visa arrangements allow. If you can’t travel to campus in time for the start of term, we want to reassure you that your academic Department has made plans which make it possible to offer you a high-quality remote educational experience during the Autumn term. 

Your teaching will be a combination of on-campus (in-person) and remote learning (online). We call this ‘multi-mode’ delivery. Depending on official government guidance throughout the entirety of next academic year, the ‘multi-mode’ balance may be subject to change. We hope to be able to offer you increased on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the year. 

For more information about multi-mode delivery, your learning experience and the steps we’ll be taking to keep you safe on campus if you are able to join us, please see our Covid 19 information for applicants and offer holders page.


You’ll be attending lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratory sessions in a number of areas including thermofluids, materials, mechanics, dynamics, stress analysis and design.

With this strong basis you’ll go onto largely elective study in the third and fourth years. You can focus on the areas you are most interested in and tap into cutting edge research activities. These are led by academic staff with internationally recognized expertise.

Whether it's computational mechanics, sustainable energy technology, combustion, nuclear energy, nanomaterials or many other areas, you'll be conducting sophisticated engineering activities with leaders in the field.

In addition to the unrivalled opportunities in the Department, there is an option to study for a year at one of a selection of world class overseas universities. You can also take advantage of our close links with a range of employers and complete a year in industry as part of your degree.

Undergraduate programme information

For a general introduction to our 4-year undergraduate programmes, which lead to MEng degrees accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, please look through our online prospectus and the Mechanical Engineering Student Handbook for current undergraduates.

Read through the detailed specifications for our current standard MEng programme‌. (Please note this may be subject to change)

Find out more about the course from our students

What's it like to be a first year student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London? Find out from Isabela's video diary.

Isabela's first year student vlog

What's it like to be a first year student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London?

Find out from Isabela's video diary, which takes you on a tour around teaching spaces, labs, workshops and even the student bar. 

How much time do you need to spend at university as a Mechanical Engineering student? What will your timetable look like? Rohan answers these questions and many others.

Rohan's first year student vlog

How much time do you need to spend at university as a first year Mechanical Engineering student? What will your timetable look like?

Rohan answers these questions and many others in this video focused on the academic side of student life.

Watch more videos about undergraduate studies

Isabela's first week at Imperial

Isabela shares her experience arriving to the UK and starting out as a Mechanical Engineering student at Imperial. 

Isabela's first week at Imperial

Isabela's first week at Imperial

Starting out in the Mechanical Engineering department

Isabela shares her experience arriving to the UK and starting out as a Mechanical Engineering student at Imperial. 

Alex Luy

Alex Luy

60 seconds with Mechanical Engineers at Imperial

60 seconds with Mechanical Engineers at Imperial: meet student Alex Luy.

What is Mechanical Engineering?

What is Mechanical Engineering?

Professor Guillermo Rein explains.

What is Mechanical Engineering all about, what skills do you need for it and what career paths are open to you? Professor Guillermo Rein explains. 

A second year student talks about student life

Vishal talks

A second year student talks about food, academic support and making friends

Second year Mechanical Engineering student Vishal Thakwani talks abou African food in our library cafe, the academic support available and making friends. 

Student blogger talks about remote learning

Max talks

Student blogger Max talks about remote learning during COVID-19

Mechanical Engineering student Max shares his experience of remote learning during COVID-19. 

Five tips for International students

Five tips for International students

Second year student Igor shares tips for fellow international students

Meet Igor, a second-year Mechanical Engineering born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Speaking from personal experience, he shares some practical tips for fellow international students who are thinking of joining the Imperial community. 
 
Rohan's student story

Rohan's student story

Rohan talks: Leeds, clubs and societies and becoming more independent

" I would encourage people from Leeds and northern cities to come to London because it's actually an amazing place...it has some standard and I think it really does live up to that"

 

Louisa Young

Louisa Young

60 seconds with Mechanical Engineers at Imperial

60 seconds with Mechanical Engineers at Imperial: meet student Louisa Young. 

Harry Mitchell

Harry Mitchell

60 seconds with Mechanical Engineers at Imperial

60 seconds with Mechanical Engineers at Imperial: meet student Harry Mitchell. 

Zixuan Wang

Zixuan Wang

60 seconds with Mechanical Engineers at Imperial

60 seconds with Mechanical Engineers at Imperial: meet student Zixuan Wang.

Michael Mays

Michael Mays

60 seconds with Mechanical Engineers at Imperial

60 seconds with Mechanical Engineers at Imperial: meet student Michael Mays.

Disha Panchal

Disha Panchal

60 seconds with Mechanical Engineers at Imperial

60 seconds with Mechanical Engineers at Imperial: meet student Disha Panchal.