Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


The School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen's University Belfast offers advanced undergraduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering of the highest standards taught by enthusiastic staff with reputations in research, teaching and innovation and who will inspire you to become the best you can be once you graduate and become a professional.

Aerospace Engineering is at the cutting edge of technology, understanding and applying scientific principles to the design, development and service of some of the most technologically advanced engineering products in the world, ranging from commercial aeroplanes and helicopters to spacecraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

With the ability to succeed in diverse and challenging situations, aerospace engineers are naturally versatile, opening up a wide range of career opportunities, and our graduates can be found in leading private and public sector companies worldwide:

Anne McIlveene
"I chose to do Aerospace Engineering as I have always been fascinated by aircraft and loved problem solving. I wanted a job where I didn't have to sit in an office all day! I chose Queen's because it was a Russell group university and the degree was accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society."
Anne McIlveen
MEng Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is most often associated with large machines such as motorcycles, Formula 1 cars or aircraft, but virtually all man-made products have mechanical features that are designed and developed by mechanical engineers.

It is the broadest of the engineering professions as it is not linked to a specific industry, and its graduates have some of the most challenging, rewarding and diverse career opportunities of any discipline.  These range from designing the latest road vehicles and developing new sustainable forms of materials, through to the search for alternative energy sources and the exploitation of nanotechnology:

Alice Purcell
"I have loved every minute of it, I have met some lifelong friends whilst here and there is always something going on in Belfast. Makes you realize all the hard work will pay off and that you can make a difference within the Engineering World. "
Alice Purcell
MEng Mechanical Engineering




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The School offers a range of state-of-the-art facilities to support student activity and project based learning. These include modern 3D printers and laser cutting technology.

All of our degree pathways come with the option of a sandwich year in industry. Students spend up to 12 months getting hands-on experience of a real engineering environment with a relevant aerospace company.

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"This programme offers an expansive portfolio of challenging modules and allows students to develop critical independent working skills."

"The international mix of students and staff reflects the working environment in global businesses. The degree is an excellent qualification for students wanting to prepare for an extraordinary career." Professor Stephen Spence.

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Ben Whittaker
"I find that Queen’s focus is not just on producing students who can study, but more on ensuring well rounded young professionals enter the working world. My course has provided a space to discover what I enjoy personally about engineering."
Ben Whittaker
MEng Mechanical Engineering


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Niall Hollywood
"My decision to study engineering was influenced by my interest in problem solving and working with numbers. It was my opportunity to develop skills and technical expertise in the design and creation of products and systems that impact modern day living."
Niall Hollywood
BEng Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate scholarships and funding options

We have several awards to assist undergraduate students with their studies here at Queen's. Scholarships, bursaries and grants are awarded to undergraduate students based on a range of factors including current and future academic achievement and need.  Find out more >>

Why Queen's University?

The UK's ninth oldest university, Queen's is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive institutions. Queen's is also in the top 140 in the world for graduate prospects (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020) with almost 2200 international students from 59 different countries.

Over 96% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation (HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2016/17).

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Why Belfast?

Belfast is one of Europe’s most friendly and fashionable regional capitals. Described by Lonely Planet as a ‘must-see visitor destination’, Belfast and the Causeway Coast were named the Number 1 region in the world to visit in 2018 (Lonely Planet 2017) and named the best UK city in The Guardian and Observer Travel Awards (2016).

In Mercer's 2017 Worldwide Cost of Living survey, Belfast was recognised as having the lowest cost of living in the UK, making it an ideal city in which to live, work and study. Find out more about Life in Belfast.

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