60 months
22000 GBP/year
4630 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Mechanical Engineering Sandwich programme at Queen's University Belfast develops core skills in maths, science and engineering design as well as providing education in the use of key engineering software essential for mechanical engineers in the 21st century.

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Mechanical engineers use their skills and knowledge in maths and science to design and manufacture new technology that functions efficiently and reliably at an optimised cost. 

Almost all products have a requirement of a mechanical engineer: from mobile phones, to medical devices to a formula 1 racing cars. Mechanical engineers are also developing the next generation of environmentally friendly materials and devices for renewable energy sources.

Career Prospects

Mechanical Engineering Sandwich programme at Queen's University Belfast will assist you in developing the core skills and employment-related experiences that are valued by employers, professional organisations and academic institutions alike. 

Our graduates are well regarded by many employers (local, national and international) and the versatility of Mechanical Engineering graduates makes them well suited to a future career in a wide variety of fields.

Graduates are greatly prized because of their high level of numeracy and analytical ability, their well-developed communication skills and their leadership potential. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Laboratory Programme 
  • Mathematics 
  • Mechanics of Materials 
  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 
  • Dynamic Systems 
  • Engineering Design 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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600 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A level requirements

  • AAA including Mathematics and at least one from Physics (preferred), Biology, Chemistry or Further Mathematics.
Irish leaving certificate requirements
  • H2H2H3H3H3H3 including Higher Level grade H2 in Mathematics and at least one from Physics (preferred), Biology or Chemistry
International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • 36 points overall, including 6,6,6 at Higher Level, including Mathematics and Physics (preferred), Biology or Chemistry.
  • A minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree, provided any subject requirement is also met.
Access/Foundation Course
  • Not considered. Applicants should apply for the BEng Mechanical Engineering degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22000 GBP per year during 60 months.
  • National

    4630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4630 GBP per year during 60 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) - £4,630
    • Republic of Ireland (ROI) - £4,630
    • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) - £9,250
    • EU Other - £22,000
    • International - £22,000

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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