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Queen's University Belfast

Aerospace Engineering (with a Year in Industry)

UCAS Code: H405

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Including A-level Mathematics + one from Physics (preferred), Further Mathematics, Biology or Chemistry. A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

Successful completion of IB Diploma Programme with 36 points overall including 6,6,6 at Higher Level including Mathematics + Physics (preferred)/Biology/Chemistry.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

H2H2 Mathematics + one from Physics (preferred|), Biology or Chemistry + H3H3H3H3 including English. Joint Physics and Chemistry Higher Level is acceptable.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

Including Advanced Highers in Mathematics + one from Physics (preferred), Biology or Chemistry. Offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of the two Advanced Highers and two Highers.

UCAS Tariff

144-168

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Aerospace engineering

Aerospace Engineering is at the cutting edge of technology, applying scientific principles to the design, development and service of some of the most technologically advanced engineering products in the world. Aerospace engineers are responsible for not only the development of commercial aeroplanes and helicopters, but also spacecraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Aerospace engineers work in multidisciplinary environments, designing and supporting vehicles which operate in extreme settings. With the ability to succeed in such 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. The School has an international reputation for its contributions to the development of engineering education. For example, it is currently playing a leading role in the CDIO initiative (www.cdio.org) to enhance engineering education, involving universities from around the world.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£4,275
per year
International
£20,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,275
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen's University Belfast

Department:

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

65%
low
Aerospace engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

Teaching and learning

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
74%
Staff are good at explaining things
61%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

After graduation


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Aeronautical and aerospace engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£27,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
89%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

54%
Engineering professionals
13%
Business, research and administrative professionals
8%
Customer service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Just over a thousand UK graduates got a degree in aerospace engineering in 2015. There are a few dedicated employers, unevenly spread around the country, and so there's often competition for graduates looking for their first job - which leads to a relatively high (although improving) early unemployment rate, and a good grade is particularly important for graduates. Sponsorship and work experience can be key if you're after the most sought-after roles in the industry. Starting salaries are usually good and graduates commonly go into the aerospace (yes, this does include manufacture of equipment for satellites and space operations) and defence industries. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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