48 months
22000 GBP/year
4630 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The main objective of this Product Design Engineering - Sandwich degree at Queen's University Belfast is to produce graduates with a broad and balanced set of skills and attributes required for the design and manufacture of innovative technical products.

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This Product Design Engineering - Sandwich degree at Queen's University Belfast  develops the technical, personal, interpersonal and professional skills necessary to do that. It is a variant of the Mechanical Engineering degree, which focuses on design process methodology, materials, manufacturing and analysis.

Career Prospects

Graduates have been successful in gaining high-quality jobs in the discipline of product design engineering. The majority are working in manufacturing companies or design consultancies in the UK and Ireland. Their broad skill sets and experience have enabled them to fit in equally well in both small, dynamic companies and larger organisations.

Graduates have secured jobs in a variety of sectors including automotive, domestic appliances, design consultancy, electronics, packaging, materials handling, polymers, renewables, aerospace and medical devices.

Companies employing recent graduates include Glen Dimplex, Dyson, Lotus, Survitec, Rockwell Collins, Terex, Leckey Design, Seven Technologies, Whale, JLR, Randox, Andor, Kingspan Environmental, Nacco, Intel and Accenture.

Whilst the vast majority of graduates are employed in product design or design engineering, some others have developed careers in other sectors such as management and education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Studies 
  • Mechanics of Materials 
  • Dynamics 
  • Design and Manufacturing 
  • Design & Prototyping Projects 
  • Maths and Computing 
  • Manufacturing Technology 
  • Laboratory Programme 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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480 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A level requirements

  • ABB including Mathematics and at least one from Physics (preferred), Biology, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Technology and Design or Double Life & Health Sciences.
Irish leaving certificate requirements
  • H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3 including Higher Level grade H3 in Mathematics and at least one from Physics (preferred), Biology or Chemistry
Access/Foundation Course
  • Successful completion of Access Course with 80% in each module.
  • Must be a relevant Access Course including two modules in Mathematics (Level 3) and two modules in Physics and/or Chemistry (Level 3).
International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • 33 points overall, including 6,5,5 at Higher Level, including Mathematics and Physics (preferred), Biology or Chemistry

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22000 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4630 GBP per year during 48 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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