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Queen's University Belfast

Mechanical Engineering (with a Year in Industry)

UCAS Code: H305

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

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

34

Successful completion of IB Diploma Programme with 34 points overall including 6,6,5 at Higher Level including Mathematics + Physics (preferred)/Biology/Chemistry.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

H2H3 Mathematics + one from Physics (preferred|), Biology or Chemistry + H3H3H3H3 including English. Joint Physics and Chemistry Higher Level is acceptable.

Successful completion of a relevant BTEC National Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3) with 160 credits at Distinction and 20 credits at Merit. Distinctions will be required in four specified units, including Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mathematics for Technicians.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B

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

136-160

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

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

5years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Mechanical engineering

Mechanical Engineering is most often associated with machines that move, from motorcycles and Formula 1 cars to aircraft and ships. However, virtually all man-made products have mechanical features that are designed and developed by mechanical engineers. Hence, companies that make such diverse products as mobile phones, shoes, artificial hip joints, musical instruments and tennis rackets employ mechanical engineers. In all cases, they are employed to apply the scientific knowledge, design expertise and problem-solving skills they have acquired at university. Queen's School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 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 to enhance engineering education, involving universities from around the world.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£4,030
per year
International
£18,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,030
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.

71%
med
Mechanical 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.

Mechanical engineering

Teaching and learning

64%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
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

92%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A
380

After graduation


The stats in this section 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.

Mechanical 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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Quality and regulatory professionals
7%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We're short of engineers in a lot of areas and mechanical engineering is no exception. Mechanical engineers are in demand across multiple industries, with vehicle manufacturing most popular, with roles especially common in design and manufacturing. Other important sectors include aerospace, the oil and gas industry, consultancy and defence. Jobs are all around the country, with London, the Midlands, Scotland and the South East the most likely places for a new mechanical engineer to find work at the moment, and starting salaries are good. Although large employers are much the most likely place to get work, some of the most challenging, cutting edge jobs are with small niche engineering firms, so keep your eyes peeled if you want something a little different. 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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