The majority of man-made products are mechanical or have mechanical parts, and mechanical engineers are to be found working in virtually every type of industry, on products as diverse as racing cars, jet engines, cruise ships, farm machinery, sports equipment and domestic appliances. This two year course is offered in collaboration with Queen’s University and students are enrolled at both the College and Queen’s and have all the main entitlements as other undergraduate students at the university. Units of study include: Introduction to Design and Manufacture; Maths; Solid Mechanics; Materials Properties; CAD; Dynamics; Thermodynamics; Fluid Mechanics and Electrical Systems. Students will undertake a period of relevant industrial work placement which will assist in developing a sound understanding of the practical applications of some of the theoretical content, this forms a significant portion of the assessment and will be completed in the first semester of year two. Assessment is by a combination of assignments, reports and examinations.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.
This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.
Successful students can either progress to year two of the BEng (Hons) Degree in Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace Engineering or Product Design Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast. Students can also apply for other design/ engineering related degree courses at different institutions. Alternatively they may choose to seek full-time employment in the design or mechanical/ manufacturing industry.
Applicants must satisfy the general university entrance requirements as specified in the University Calendar of General Regulations and at least one of the following:
(i) A Level Requirements: Grades CC including Mathematics and one from Physics (preferred), Biology, Chemistry, Further Mathematics or Technology and Design plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or above. NB: Applicants not offering Physics Grades CC at A Level should have a minimum of a Grade C in GCSE Physics or grades CC in Double Award Science.
(ii) Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (18 units) in a relevant discipline, with a Merit or above in at least half of the units taken (relevant units will be specified) and Passes in the remaining units, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or above. NB: Applicants not offering Physics at A Level should have a minimum of a Grade C in GCSE Physics or Double Award Science.
(iii) Irish Leaving Certificate: A minimum of five subjects including Grades BBCC at Higher Level to include Mathematics and a relevant Science subject. If English and Physics are not offered at Higher Level, a minimum of a Grade C at Ordinary Level is required.
(iv) Scottish Highers: Grades BBCC to include Mathematics and a relevant Science subject. If English and Physics are not offered at Higher Level a minimum of a Grade 3 at Standard/Grade C a Intermediate Level 2 is required.
(v) Access Course: A minimum of 55% average in a relevant discipline, including Mathematics and relevant Science units (Level 3).
(vi) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning: Applicants must provide evidence of their ability in appropriate skills and knowledge to undertake the programme. Guidance is available for such applicants from the College and any evidence submitted will be assessed by subject specialists who will determine the applicant’s suitability for the course. Applicants may be required to attend for interview.
NB: Level 2 Essential Skills in Communication is acceptable in lieu of a Grade C in GCSE English Language.
APPLICATION FOR THIS COURSE MUST BE MADE THROUGH UCAS at: http://www.ucas.com. During Confirmation and Clearing in August applicants may be considered via UCAS Clearing, if vacancies are available. Vacancies and entry requirements are normally published on the Queen’s University website (http://www.qub.ac.uk) and the UCAS website (http://ucas.com). If you meet the entry requirements, then contact the Admissions and Access Service at Queen’s University ([email protected]) in the first instance.
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
Attendance at an information session is mandatory in order that candidates can make an informed decision regarding their application for this course.
Neil McDowell, Tel: 028 9026 5434 or Email: [email protected]