Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The research aims of the School are to conduct high-quality, fundamental studies of value to international industries and to prepare research students for employment in these industries. Staff have strong relationships with international industry and with other leading institutions. Research is split across three clusters: Advanced Materials and Processing, Aerospace and Manufacturing and Clean Energies. The Advanced Materials and Processing cluster undertakes leading-edge, multidisciplinary research into the processing, modelling and development of high-performance materials across a broad range of applications. The Aerospace and Manufacturing cluster has expertise in digital manufacturing, modelling and simulation, composites and modelling of complex systems. The focus of research within the Clean Energies group is mostly in the areas of Modelling and Simulation, After-treatment, Turbomachinery and Energy from Waste, but does include other projects and applications associated with energy efficiency and thermal management.

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,145 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 4 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,145 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,466 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

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