MEng Honours Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (5-year sandwich) (UCAS Code: HHH7)
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Option to Transfer
Transfers between BEng and MEng may be possible at the end of Stage 1.
For students whose first language is not English
An IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Further information on other acceptable English Language qualifications is available here
If you are an international student and you do not meet the entrance requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO Queen's University Belfast, which will prepare you for successful study on these degree courses. INTO Queen's University Belfast is based on the University campus and offers a range of courses including:
International Foundation in Engineering and Science
Mechanical Engineering is 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, 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 Conception and Design to Implementation and Operation (CDIO) initiative to enhance engineering education, involving universities from around the world.Back to top
All students undertake a team-based project-based module in Stage 1, which is designed to introduce the class to the concept of professional engineering practice. This activity is supported by a range of basic mathematics and engineering science subjects, while engineering practice is developed through modules in engineering design and electrical engineering.
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. Mathematics and Computing focuses more on their application to engineering than the basic theory, while further modules cover areas such as electronics, manufacturing and engineering design. Students also encounter the professional aspects of engineering for the first time in a Professional Studies module, which covers areas such as management, accounting, economics and law.
Having covered all the fundamental subject matter in previous years, students begin to focus on their chosen degree subject in Stage 3. BEng students will undertake a range of core modules in engineering science and professional studies. They will also select from a range of optional modules that cover advanced engineering science, business, and engineering design. The MEng students undertake a selection of compulsory modules in engineering science, manufacture and design. All students undertake a major individual project in Stage 3.
The main focus of Stage 4 is the team project and associated professional studies module. Students, working within teams, will conceive, design, build and test a product, while also developing a business plan for the establishment of a hypothetical company to market and sell the product. In addition to the project, students will select from a range of optional modules in advanced engineering topics.
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Accreditation: both the BEng and MEng degrees are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The BEng degree fulfils the educational requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partially fulfils the educational requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). The MEng degree fulfils the educational requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Progression: BEng students who perform well during Stage 1 may be invited to transfer to the MEng degree in Stage 2. The BEng in Mechanical Engineering and the BEng in Manufacturing Engineering are common in Stages 1 and 2 and it is possible to transfer from one to the other at any time up to the end of Stage 2.
Placement/Study Abroad: students opting for a sandwich degree spend one year on an industrial placement, normally between Stages 2 and 3. Students may spend a summer vacation working abroad through the School's participation in the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) Programme. They may also take their final year at another European university.Back to top