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MSc in Advanced Aerospace Engineering and MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering - Scholarships now Available for Postgraduate Taught Programmes

As part of the new Postgraduate Taught (PGT) Scholarships initiative at Queen's, awards of £2,500 are now being offered for those applying for a PGT programme that contributes to Northern Ireland’s economic competitiveness and prosperity in global markets.  To be considered for an award candidates must hold an offer for one of a number of postgraduate taught courses which includes the MSc in Advanced Aerospace Engineering or the MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering, both currently offered by the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen's (see


Funding is also available to support the payment of fees for eligible applicants through the MSc Bursary Scheme (see  Intended for both graduates and practicing engineers, this scheme, and the MSc programmes offered by the School, aims to support the current government push to up-skill the existing UK workforce and reinforce the supply of new skilled people in key areas of aerospace technology for the future


Our MSc programme in advanced Aerospace Engineering also provides opportunities for graduates from Mathematics and Physics backgrounds who are interested in transferring to Aerospace in order to apply their skills in a new sector.


The availability of funds through both of these schemes offers an excellent opportunity for you to be involved in one of our exciting PGT programmes, improving your employability significantly when you graduate.


Enquiries related to the MSc in Advanced Aerospace Engineering should be directed to the programme director:

Dr Joe Butterfield at:, Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 4878


Enquiries related to the MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering should be directed to the programme director:

Prof Stephen Spence at:, Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 4677


Applications to our MSc programmes can be made through the Queen’s University website as follows:

MSc in Advanced Aerospace Engineering

MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering

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School marks International Women's Day 2014

The SWAN Committee within the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen's, marked International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2014 with a poster exhibition held in the foyer of the Ashby Building, Stranmillis Road, Belfast.  Traditionally International Women’s Day is set aside to observe a general celebration of respect and appreciation towards women.  It also acknowledges their economic, political and social achievements.  The goal of our exhibition is to increase awareness and appreciation of the many women who are part of our daily lives.  Whereas it is recognised that there are many high profile individuals who could and should be recognised for their accomplishments, this exhibition focuses on less well known women whose stories in relation to their professional and personal lives are no less inspirational. To that end we are inviting you to participate in our endeavour by coming along to the Ashby Foyer to view the exhibition which will run from Friday 7th March through to Friday 14th of March 9am – 5pm.


We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to those of you who have contributed to this initiative by providing your profile and to congratulate you on what you have achieved!!


Details relating to the relevance of the SWAN Charter within our School can be found at:


For further information on the SWAN Charter see:  and for more information on International Women’s Day see:


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UCAS Open Day Great Success!

Hundreds of prospective students (along with friends and family) attended our UCAS open day event on Saturday, 1st March to find out more about our School and degree courses. The event included presentations on our degree courses, conducted tours of our facilities and the QUB campus, and plenty of opportunities to interact with our staff, current students and employers.

Links to the presentations can be found below:


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UCAS APPLICANTS' OPEN DAY - Saturday 1 March 2014

This event is for all UCAS applicants interested in studying for a degree in our School. It will provide an opportunity to find out more about our School and degree courses. Applicants' family members are also welcome. The event will start in the Whitla Hall and consist of short presentations on our degree courses and conducted tours of the campus, including our School's facilities in the Ashby Building. Event programme details will follow soon.

To register online, please click HERE

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