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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 6.07k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 17.2k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 320pts.
  • Duration:
  • 1 year

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    This MSc aims to augment the undergraduate education of those who have completed it, through a combination of advanced scientific knowledge, interpersonal, research and management skills. The curriculum will improve employability by developing the postgraduate skills required for a successful transition to industry or a research role in academia. This is achieved through the delivery of Masters-level taught elements as well as the completion of novel, industrially relevant research projects.

    WHY QUEEN'S?

    ➢ Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) accreditation. 
    ➢ State-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research, which have received investments totalling £19m in recent years. 
    ➢ Teaching and research activities have strong connections with local, UK, and international companies, in industries including aerospace, turbomachinery, automotive, consumer materials, and biomedical devices. 
    ➢ 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. 
    ➢ 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.

    PROGRAMME CONTENT

     

    The degree will consist of 120 CATS of modules from the list below, plus a dissertation (60 CATS).

    Modules include:

    • Semester 1 (60 CATS) Finite Element Analysis Internal Combustion Engines Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Nuclear Engineering Operations Management in the New Economy 
    • Semester 2 (60 CATS) Composite Materials Computational Fluid Dynamics Fracture Mechanics Research Methods Sustainable Transportation Systems Turbomachinery 
    • Semester 3 (60 CATS) Project and Dissertation

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in Mechanical Engineering or other suitable engineering discipline, including substantial Mathematics and relevant 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.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

    International students (for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their studies. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, 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). For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see:go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

    If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme. Please click the links below for more information: English for University Study - 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

    Applicants from the UK and other EU countries
    Please note: Where it states 'UK residents' qualifying residency and citizenship/nationality criteria apply.

    * Department of Employment and Learning (DEL) Postgraduate Research Studentships

    Funded by the Department of Employment and Learning, these are offered in most subject areas.

    UK residents: fees plus maintenance
    Other EU residents: fees only

    * DEL (CAST) Co-operative Awards in Science and Technology

    These awards are for specific research projects in collaboration with an industrial sponsor in the following Schools/areas: Biomedical Sciences in School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences; School of Biological Sciences; School of Pharmacy; School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering; School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and the School of Mathematics and Physics.

    UK residents: fees plus maintenance
    Other EU residents: fees only

    A CAST studentship may also include a contribution from the industrial collaborating body.

    Visit the School websites listed above for details concerning potential DEL CAST

    Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

    Awards are available for both Masters and Doctoral degrees in humanities subject areas.

    Applicants should apply via Queen's for funding and should not apply directly to AHRC.

    UK residents: fees plus maintenance
    Other EU residents: fees only

    Queen's School Funding Opportunities

    Some Schools have funding available for postgraduate PhD or taught Masters courses.

    North-South Postgraduate Scholarships

    Scholarships are available for students undertaking a recognised Masters or the first year of a PhD programme (taught or research) in the other Irish jurisdiction.

    Applicants from outside the EU
    If you are applying to Queen's from outside the EU, you are advised to explore fully the funding opportunities for studying in the UK available from sources in your own country. Some closing dates are as early as a year before commencing studies, so please make sure to apply in good time.

    Some of the main awards are listed:

    Department for International Development (DFID) Shared Scholarship Scheme

    This award is for specific one-year taught postgraduate courses. The award cover tuition fees, a maintenance grant and travel costs. Only students from developing Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply.

    British Chevening Awards

    * The Foreign and Commonwealth Office funds a number of British Chevening scholaships for postgraduate study, mainly for one-year taught Masters degrees.
    * Candidates must apply directly to the University for admission before applying for a Chevening Scholarship. Contact the British Embassy, British High Commission or British Council Office in your own country.

    Applicants from USA
    If you are a US citizen, you are eligible to apply for the following awards tenable at Queen's

    George J Mitchell Scholarships

    Fulbright Scholarships

    Mary McNeill Scholarship (for US and Canadian citizens undertaking MA Irish Studies

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