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Engineers work all around the world, helping to solve some of humanity’s most pressing and complex challenges, from climate change to interplanetary travel.

Hello and welcome to the Engineering Pathway!
PHOTO: Teresa McGrath
As part of this Pathway, you’ll enjoy the opportunity to explore some real engineering problems – in previous years, our students have designed zero emission buses, examined sustainable energy sources, competed in bridge building competitions and developed electrical sensors, amongst other topics. During the programme, you’ll get a chance to learn about the huge range of subjects that engineers are involved in as well as some of the possible careers that will open up to you with a degree in Engineering. This will give you the chance to meet other prospective engineers and our current students. Teresa McGrath
Engineering Pathway
  • What do I need to participate in the Engineering Pathway?

    Queen’s offers a wide range of Engineering courses across various disciplines. Each of these courses has slightly different entry requirements, although most of them specify that one of the subjects you are studying must be Maths. You must be able to meet the requirements of at least one of the courses on the Engineering Pathway, so it’s important to check early on that you meet these criteria to avoid being disappointed.

    Please click here to be redirected to the Queen's University course finder, where you should find all necessary details - in particular, pre-requisite information and where you can find the entry requirements for all of our courses.

  • What courses can I study at Queen's after taking part in the Engineering pathway?

    Students completing this Pathway are eligible to apply for a range of courses under each engineering discipline.  For the full list, have a look at our Pathway - Courses Available to Students 2024 document for further information.

  • What does the Summer School look like?

    The Summer School is at the heart of the Pathway Opportunity Programme. During the Summer School, you will meet other students on the Pathway, and work with academics, current students, and industry professionals on real engineering problems. In previous years, students have taken part in a range of activities, from quizzes, Q&A sessions with industrial partners, to hands on development programmes. There are sessions put on by each of the various disciplines – Mechanical & Aerospace, Civil & Structural, Chemical, and Electrical & Electronic engineering. You’ll also be working in smaller groups over the programme, which will give you a chance to meet both other prospective engineers and some of our current students.

    You will be prepared for the Summer School by the earlier sessions taking place throughout the year, which will give you everything you'll need to get the most out of this immersive experience of university life.

  • What careers are available for graduates in this field?

    Many of our graduates go on to careers in engineering, in Northern Ireland, in Great Britain, and across the whole world. The skills you’ll develop over an engineering course are in demand across almost all industries, particularly in sectors such as finance, logistics, and healthcare.

    For more information, please click here to have a look at some of the options available with help from the graduate careers service.

  • How can I get in touch?
    If you have a question about one of our Pathways, or want to ask an academic a question, please email us at and someone will be in touch!
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