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Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

Overview
This programme aims to augment the undergraduate education of those who have completed it, through a combination of advanced scientific knowledge, interpersonal and practical capabilities, with a specific focus on tackling industrially relevant engineering challenges. The curriculum will improve employability by developing the postgraduate skills required for a successful transition to industry or a research role in academia.

Entry requirements

Entrance requirements
Graduate
Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a suitable engineering discipline, including substantial Mathematics and engineering content at 2.2 Honours level or equivalent standard, acceptable to the School. A 2.1 Honours degree in Mathematics or Physics or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University will be considered.

Applicants with non-standard qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants holding a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a suitable engineering discipline with performance in key modules below 2.2 Honours standard may be considered on an individual basis. Such applicants will be required to demonstrate a minimum of two years professional experience.

The University's Recognition of Prior Learning Policy provides guidance on the assessment of experiential learning (RPEL). Please visit http://go.qub.ac.uk/RPLpolicy for more information.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

English Language Requirements
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *taken within the last 2 years

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.
•Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
•Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

Duration

1 year part-time.

Contact teaching time is typically scheduled during normal working hours throughout the working week (mornings or afternoons, Monday through Friday).

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
Introduction
Professionally relevant transferrable skills, such as oral and written communication, problem-solving, data analysis, self-direction, and team work are developed throughout the course.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/careers/

Further enquiries

Dr Damian Quinn, Lecturer
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - Lecturer
Aerospace and Manufacturing
email: d.quinn@qub.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 4186

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Course Details
The degree will consist of 60 CATS of modules from the list below.

Indicative Number of Modules per Semester
The 3 modules will be taught over the autumn and spring semesters, with approx. 30 CATS of taught material per semester.

Modules
Computer-Aided Engineering (20 CATS)
Manufacturing Technology (20 CATS)
Sustainable Energy Systems (20 CATS)

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Mechanical Engineering highlights
Please note: Applications for this course, received after 30th June may not be accepted. A deposit will be required to secure a place.

Industry Links
•Teaching and research activities have strong connections with local, UK, and international companies, in industries including aerospace, turbomachinery, automotive, consumer materials, and biomedical devices.

World Class Facilities
•The School has a range of unique laboratory facilities for turbomachinery, engine catalysis, industrial-scale materials processing, large-scale structural and materials testing, thermal and chemical analysis, microscopy and x-ray imaging. State-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research, which have received investments totalling £19m in recent years.

Internationally Renowned Experts
•The School is ranked 6th in the UK for Research Intensity in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranking, with 88% of its research deemed to be internationally excellent or world leading.

Student Experience
•Students study within a vibrant international mix of students and staff from the UK, Europe, Asia, and beyond. A dedicated International Student Support Tutor is available to advise international students.

Learning and Teaching
The taught modules are normally each delivered in 'block mode' over a four week period. In the first two weeks students engage in seminars, tutorials and hands-on practical workshops. In the final two weeks students carry out independent tutorial study and assessed coursework activities, either individually or as part of a group.

Additional Teaching Information

The taught module content will be supplemented by guest seminars from industrial experts in the fields of mechanical and manufacturing engineering. These modules are assessed through a combination of practical workshop sessions, independent coursework, and group projects.

Indicative Proportional Mix of Time in Classes, Tutorials/Seminars/Labs, and Private Study in a Teaching Semester

Typically, about 50% of contact teaching time is scheduled for classroom teaching, with the remaining 50% scheduled for tutorials and practical workshops. Most modules will also devote a portion of this time to other activities such as hands-on laboratory work, computer practicals, case studies, invited speakers, and industrial site visits.

Assessment method

Individual and group coursework
Continuous assessment

Application date

How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Enrolment and start dates

Entry year: 2019

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