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Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Combining Physics and Maths, Aerospace Engineering is the ideal degree for problem-solvers who are fascinated by aircraft, spacecraft, rockets, satellites and Formula 1. 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.

With aerospace companies including Bombardier and Base on our doorstep, Northern Ireland is a great place to study Aerospace Engineering. Continued growth in air travel coupled with the advent of commercial space travel mean that the Aerospace Engineering industry is booming and our graduates are highly sought-after. As an Aerospace Engineering student at Queen’s, you’ll have frequent opportunities to visit Aerospace companies across Northern Ireland.

Our graduate aerospace engineers have gone on to enjoy success across a diverse range of fields, from commercial aircraft and helicopter development to spacecraft systems and unmanned aerial vehicles; they are leading missions to Mars and the Moon, designing the drones of the future and shaping the future of mobility.

The School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen's

Join Paul Hermon for his webinar on Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Product Design Engineering at Queen's.

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Discovery Sessions

  • Design-Build-Fly

    Dr Joe Butterfield takes you through one of our key learning activities, the Design-Build-Fly Project to give you a flavour of some of the tasks our students are involved in.

  • Advances in Materials Technology

    This tutorial will show case sample projects within the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering to illustrate how advanced Materials Technologies impact the industry and improve people's life.

  • Placement talk

    Join Placement Officer Mrs Lynsey Holland for her talk on placement and career opportunities.

Subject Overview

With aerospace companies including Bombardier and Base on our doorstep, Northern Ireland is a great place to study Aerospace Engineering. Continued growth in air travel coupled with the advent of commercial space travel mean that the Aerospace Engineering industry is booming and our graduates are highly sought-after. As an Aerospace Engineering student at Queen’s, you’ll have frequent opportunities to visit Aerospace companies across Northern Ireland.

Our graduate aerospace engineers have gone on to enjoy success across a diverse range of fields, from commercial aircraft and helicopter development to spacecraft systems and unmanned aerial vehicles; they are leading missions to Mars and the Moon, designing the drones of the future and shaping the future of mobility.

18th
in the UK for Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering
(Complete University Guide 2021)
Joint 1st
in the UK for Research Intensity
(Complete University Guide 2021)
Undergraduate Aerospace Engineering student, Anne McIlveen, talks about her experiences studying the subject at Queen’s University Belfast
Undergraduate Aerospace Engineering student, Anne McIlveen, talks about her experiences studying the subject at Queen’s University Belfast

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