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Queen's University Belfast

Product Design Engineering (with a Year in Industry)

UCAS Code: H151

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Including A-level Mathematics + one from Physics (preferred), Further Mathematics, Biology Chemistry or Technology & Design. 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.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Successful completion of a relevant Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 60 credits is required, including 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2. Including a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction grade in Mathematics and 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction grade in Physics/Chemistry/Biology.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Successful completion of IB Diploma Programme with 32 points overall including 6,5,5 at Higher Level including Mathematics + Physics (preferred)/Biology/Chemistry.

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

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4,H4

H3H3 Mathematics + one from Physics (preferred|), Biology or Chemistry + H3H3H4H4 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 120 credits at Distinction and 60 credits at Merit. Distinctions will be required in four specified units, including Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mathematics for Technicians.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,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

120-144

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

89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Engineering design

The main objective of the Product Design Engineering degree is to produce graduates with a broad and balanced set of skills and attributes required for the design and manufacture of innovative technical products. The course has many modules in common with the Mechanical Engineering degree, particularly in the first year. From Year 2 there is a focus on design process and methodology developing professional competence in the identification of need, conception, design, analysis, materials and manufacturing requirements. The integrated curriculum is structured to connect content from different modules through team-based and individual projects which act as a core activity each year.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

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


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Engineering (non-specific)

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

44%
UK students
56%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
32%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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.

Engineering (non-specific)

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.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

83%
Engineering professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
4%
Construction and building trades
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Very few students study this subject, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at the stats above. Most graduates get jobs in engineering or management, but if you would like to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen course, it might be a good idea to go on an open day and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.

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