Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Entry requirements

For PhD degrees candidates should have a 2.1 degree as a minimum and it is recommended a taught Masters degree; whilst this is not a formal requirement students in receipt of a good Masters degree may in some cases be ranked higher for funding than students with only an undergraduate degree; please note that there are different requirements between entrance requirements and requirements for funding, which are assessed separately; there may be a specific requirement (e.g. language skills; driving license; willingness to travel) associated with particular projects these are clearly identified where necessary. Students whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each individual component (or equivalent qualification).

Course modules

Current research activities are conducted within 3 clusters: Polymers, integrated aerospace technologies and internal combustion engines; individual topics include: Aerodynamics; bio fluid mechanics; aircraft structures; integrated aircraft technologies; virtual engineering; computer-aided garment design; gas turbines; reciprocating engines and catalysis; sensors; bio-medical engineering; manufacturing systems and simulation; finite element analysis; advanced control; polymer processing; medical polymers; nanomaterials; materials; process modelling.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 13,145 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 13,145 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

Key information

Postgraduate Research Secretary, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Telephone number: 
028 9097 5607