Bursaries for fully funded MSc study in Aerospace Engineering are available to UK home students who are interested in developing their career within the Aerospace sector. Applications are invited from both those currently studying/employed within the Sector, or those who would be interested in a change of career. The programme has been developed in partnership between the UK leading Aerospace employers and Government to ensure that the UK maintains its competitive edge, investing in the next generation of engineering leaders. Bursaries will be awarded to candidates who can demonstrate their commitment to working in the UK aerospace sector and who have been offered a place on an approved MSc in Aerospace Engineering.
To find out more about the scheme, criteria for eligibility and the application process, please visit www.raeng.org.uk/aeromsc There is no closing date, but the scheme is highly competitive and early application is advised.
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering spin-out company wins £16,000 prize after becoming regional winner of a competition run by cross-border agency InterTradeIreland.
Blow Moulding Technologies won the New Start category in the Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition 2013.
They will go on to compete in the all-Ireland finals where a total prize of €50,000 (£41,770) is up for grabs for the best 'New Start' company.
Blow Moulding Technologies (BMT), a spin-out firm from Queen's University, impressed the judges with its entry in the 'New Start' category. The company manufactures and sells test equipment for the plastic bottle manufacturing industry. BMT is a 100% export business and have sold products to US and Europe.
Dr Yannis Salomeia, CEO, said: "If we were to win in our category at the overall final, the prize money would be very useful in helping us to strengthen the commercial side of our team. We would also use it to improve our sales process."
The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced that applications are now open for the 2014-2015 Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme. For successful candidates, the bursary provides funds for the payment of Postgraduate/Masters level tuition fees up to £9,500. The scheme seeks to boost the supply of skilled aerospace professionals, helping the UK to maintain and consolidate its leading position in Aerospace globally.
Details of the scheme and how to apply can be found at http://www.raeng.org.uk/education/aeromsc, together with the full list of eligible MSc programs and eligibility criteria for applicants. The eligible programs include the MSc in Advanced Aerospace Engineering which was successfully launched by the school of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen's in 2013. Fully accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society, this program is intended for both graduates and practicing engineers. Offered on both a full and part time basis, it aims to fully support the current government push to up-skill the existing UK aerospace workforce and reinforce the supply of skilled people in key areas of aerospace technology for the future.
The MSc program at Queen's supported by the bursary scheme, also provides exciting opportunities for graduates from other relevant STEM subjects (e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics and Physics) who are interested in transferring disciplines in order to apply their maths and physics based skills in aerospace. This is a sector which has grown steadily even through the recent economic downturn, continuing to offer excellent employment prospects for graduates with the right skill sets and Masters level qualifications.
For more details on the MSc program, including entry requirements and contact details, see:
Applications can be made through the Queen’s University website at:
An Engineering Parents’ Evenings for pupils in years 12-14 at school who are considering an engineering degree will be held in the Whitla Hall at Queen’s University Belfast, on Monday 4th November 2013 from 7.00-9.30 pm.
At the event pupils and parents/guardians will have an opportunity to talk to staff and students about engineering degrees at Queen’s.
If you would like to attend please register online at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/EngineeringParentsEvening/Register/
Alternatively, you can download a reply-register slip here.
Early registration is recommended as this is a popular event for prospective students and their parents.
Closing Date for Registration: Thursday 31st October 2013.