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QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) MEng Aerospace Engineering
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

MEng Aerospace Engineering

Belfast, United Kingdom

4 Years


Full time

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EUR 4,710



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, ranging from commercial airplanes and helicopters to spacecraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Aerospace engineers will be pivotal in addressing the future challenges of the aerospace industry related to the environment (e.g. minimizing noise and pollution) and sustainability. With the ability to succeed in 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 by playing a leading role in the Conceive, Design, Implement Operate (CDIO) initiative.

All staff are internationally renowned experts in their field of research enabling students to learn about state-of-the-art developments in topics such as composites, simulation, renewable energy, biomaterials, and manufacturing.

Northern Ireland has a vibrant Aerospace industry, and as part of the MEng Aerospace Engineering degree program, students will undertake several visits to Aerospace companies across Northern Ireland to understand what the role of a practicing Aerospace Engineer is in the industry, and to relate module content to a real-life work environment.

Course Structure

The MEng degree extends study to in-depth specialist topics, to produce future engineering leaders.

Stage 1

Students are introduced to core engineering principles and mathematics, and they undertake a team-based project, designed to introduce them to the concept of professional engineering practice. This is supported by a module in engineering design where students are introduced to Engineering CAD software.

Stage 2

Stage 2 builds on the knowledge already gained with a series of more advanced engineering science subjects including dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and strength of materials.

The group design exercises allow students to demonstrate their technical ability in a team environment.

A dedicated laboratory program enables students to conduct practical experiments to reinforce the theoretical knowledge developed in the engineering science modules.

Stage 3

Students expand their engineering knowledge through a range of core courses in engineering science and professional studies along with chosen optional modules. They also undertake a major group design project, working within teams to conceive, design, build, and fly an aircraft, enhancing aerospace engineering design and engineering skills, and developing professional presentational and team-working skills.

Stage 4

Students extend their knowledge of engineering applications through optional modules, and in advanced core skills and professional studies. The other major focus is the individual project, where students also apply their engineering skills to an area of cutting-edge technology. These projects are closely associated with industry and with the School's current research interests.


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