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B.Eng. On Campus

Mechanical Engineering Sandwich

Queen's University Belfast

48 months
21400 GBP/year
4530 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Mechanical Engineering Sandwich course 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

A Mechanical Engineering Sandwich course 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.

Although the vast majority of our graduates are interested in pursuing careers in Mechanical Engineering. The following is a list of the major career sectors (and some starting salaries) that have attracted our graduates in recent years:

  • Engineering professionals 
  • Information and communication technology professionals 
  • Teaching professionals (secondary and primary school teachers)
  • Business and finance associated professionals 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 26 January - the 'equal consideration' deadline for this course.


480 alternative credits


On Campus

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 Award 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
BTEC Extended diploma
  • A relevant BTEC Extended Diploma with 100 credits at Distinction and 80 credits at Merit. Distinctions will be required in stipulated relevant units.
Access/Foundation Course
  • Successful completion of Access Course with 80% in each module.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21400 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4530 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £4,530
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,530
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
  • EU Other £21,400
  • International £21,400

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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