Broad Based Engineering in Northern Ireland

Broad Based Engineering in Northern Ireland

Queen's University

Queen’s University Belfast is a modern campus university 20minutes walk from the heart of Belfast and only an hour’s flight from all major airports in England, Scotland and Wales and usually cheaper than a train ticket.

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast spans disciplines that affect lives today and will shape our future. With strength in traditional engineering disciplines, the Faculty brings together diverse topics to create a dynamic multidisciplinary setting for students and academics to thrive. The Broad based Engineering programme at Queen’s will provide students the opportunity to use the information they learn in lectures and engage with industry on real-world projects.

What’s it all about?

Headstart at Queen’s will look at different disciplines of Engineering giving you an opportunity to experience undergraduate projects at University.

You will take part in practical activities working with academics, industry leaders and students. You will stay in our newly refurbished halls of residence, Elms Village and have the opportunity to find out why more and more British students make the move to Belfast to study.

Subjects that will be covered include:

  • Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Product Design Engineering
  • Audio Engineering
  • Environmental, Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

What will I be doing?

You will spend some time in each of our Engineering disciplines, taking part in challenging lectures, experiencing demonstrations and learning about some of the students’ design projects. You will use what you have learnt to develop a solution to an engineering problem, through a team project of your own. You will get a chance to meet some of our graduates and employers who work in industry to learn about career opportunities. They will also help you develop some ideas for your project.

You will also get to experience the social side of university, and have the opportunity to use our £20million refurbished sports centre and explore Belfast - one of the top tourist destinations in Europe.

Listen to a student from a previous Headstart talking about his experience:

Would this course suit me?

If you are interested in engineering but not yet sure which discipline is for you then this broad based course could well be of interest. You will need to be interested in solving real world problems and have an aptitude for mathematics and the sciences. Queen’s University Belfast is a well-regarded and established University that is centrally located within an attractive and cosmopolitan city but within a campus environment.

Course code: 
Course dates: 
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 18:30 to Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 12:00
(4 nights residential)