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An international education

The School is committed to providing an international education to our students, welcoming full-time or part-time international students onto our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and offering current students the opportunity to enhance their experience through international exchange programmes. 

Overseas study opportunities within degree programmes

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Erasmus Programme

Spend a semester in Europe

The School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering has 18 bilateral agreements that offers Stage 3 and or Stage 4 students the opportunity (subject to approval) to study for one semester in 10 different European countries depending on the degree programme.

Erasmus Programme Details

Some of our partner institutions you can study at:

Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Méchanique et d’Aérotechnique (France)
Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)
Teschnische Universiteit Delft (The Netherlands)
Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (Spain) 
Universitá deglo studi di Roma ‘La Sapienza (Italy)
Rheinisch-Westfälische Teschnische Hochschule Aachen (Germany)












Global University Exchange Study Placements

Opportunities to spend a semester at universities in Australia and Canada. Formal agreements exist with the universities of Newcastle (New South Wales, Australia), Queen’s University, Kingston (Ontario, Canada) and University of Alberta (Alberta, Canada). For further information

International Exchange programme details


International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience

8 to 12 week summer placements, with preference is given to full-time pre-final year undergraduate students from appropriate degree pathways

IAESTE programme details
IAESTE is a student exchange organisation with over 80 member countries worldwide. It provides students from mainly science, engineering and technology disciplines with paid, course-related, technical training abroad and aims to promote international understanding and goodwill. IAESTE are available in industrial and commercial organisations, research institutes, local government bodies, state enterprises, consultancies, laboratories and academic institutions, covering a wide range of disciplines.

INTO China

4 to 12 week summer placement

INTO China's exciting programmes gives students the opportunity to study Chinese language, as well as to learn more about Chinese culture, and to visit the main tourist attractions in China

INTO China programme details

Study Abroad

The world awaits

Further information

For more information about Erasmus Outgoing Study Placements, Non-Erasmus University Exchange Study Placements, IASTE or INTO China contact the School’s Erasmus Programme Director, Mr Paul Hermon.


Mr Paul Hermon

Senior Lecturer (Education)

Programme Director - Product Design Engineering

Erasmus Programme Director


School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Ashby Building,

Queen's University Belfast,




Tel. +44 (0)28 9097 4499

Incoming International Students

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International Students

Study at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

We welcome students from around the world, and offer specific programmes and support mechanisms that are tailored to assist students who are living and studying away from home.