Queen's University of Belfast
Aerospace Engineering MEng (Hons)
Queen's University of Belfast

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 30 graduates of Aerospace Engineering MEng (Hons) and other courses in at Queen's University of Belfast for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in .

Overall student satisfaction
63 /100
30 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27597 £32050 £37396
25-75 percentile range £23821 - £30797 £25785 - £37213 £30105 - £44675

Course Description

Aerospace Engineering is at the cutting edge of technology, applying scientific principles to the design, development and service of some of the most technologically advanced engineering products in the world. Aerospace engineers are responsible for not only the development of commercial aeroplanes and helicopters, but also spacecraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Aerospace engineers work in multidisciplinary environments, designing and supporting vehicles which operate in extreme settings. With the ability to succeed in such diverse and challenging situations, aerospace engineers are naturally versatile, opening up a wide range of career opportunities, and our graduates can be found in leading private and public sector companies worldwide. The School has an international reputation for its contributions to the development of engineering education. For example, it is currently playing a leading role in the CDIO initiative (www.cdio.org) to enhance engineering education, involving universities from around the world.

Accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Aerospace Engineering, MEng (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Aerospace Engineering MEng (Hons) at Queen's University of Belfast

35% Engineering professionals
10% Elementary occupations
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
10% Information Technology Professionals
10% Quality and Regulatory Professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Finance Professionals
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Business and public service associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering

Qualification requirements

Including A-level Mathematics + one from Physics (preferred), Further Mathematics, Biology or Chemistry. A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.

Including Advanced Highers in Mathematics + one from Physics (preferred), Biology or Chemistry. Offers are normally made on the basis of a combination of the two Advanced Highers and two Highers.

Successful completion of IB Diploma Programme with 36 points overall including 6,6,6 at Higher Level including Mathematics + Physics (preferred)/Biology/Chemistry.

H2H2 Mathematics + one from Physics (preferred|), Biology or Chemistry + H3H3H3H3 including English. Joint Physics and Chemistry Higher Level is acceptable.

GCSE Mathematics at grade B or better. Scottish National 5 Mathematics at grade B or better. In all cases where Physics is not offered at A-level or at Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher, applicants must have a minimum of grade B in GCSE Physics/grades BB in Double Award Science (not Applied), or grade B in National 5 Physics.

For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/Your-Country/

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Aerospace Engineering, MEng (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Aerospace Engineering MEng (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £4530 year 1
Ireland £4530 year 1
EU £21400 year 1
International £21400 year 1

Additional fee information

Fees listed are for 2021-22. The tuition fees for 2022-23 are not yet available.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Queen's University of Belfast in top UK and global rankings.

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About Queen's University of Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) is a public institution that has enjoyed international repute for the majority of the institution’s time as an educational centre, and this is reflected today in their impressive University Rankings from Times Higher Education and QS. With the university’s significant reputation for research prominence and academic results, and the city life on offer from Ireland’s capital, QUB deserves the consideration of any student hoping to excel in their field while also creating fond memories while they do it.

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