Queen's University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history.

Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, we became an independent university in 1908. Today, we are ranked in the top 180 universities in the world (QS World Rankings 2019), and a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

The comfort and security of our modern world are provided by amazing advances in science and technology, focused on improving our lives.

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences spans disciplines that impact lives today and will shape our future. Our international mix of staff and students make up a vibrant community that is home to some of the most innovative and globally significant research and teaching. It works where industry and research meet, providing the platform to spin out research into commercial opportunities and engage with industry on cutting-edge research with real-world projects such as the work with Wrightbus to produce the cleanest hybrid bus technology that powers the London Routemaster, or the pioneering work in The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology, securing our digital future through their Centre for Secure Information Technologies.

With strength in traditional engineering disciplines, the Faculty brings together diverse topics, such as carbon dating and astrophysics, to create a dynamic multidisciplinary setting for students and academics to thrive. Underpinning our research is the drive to solve the big challenges that society faces, whether it is understanding the human brain’s perception to aid Parkinson’s sufferers, or clean energy production through CenTACat, our research is leading the world in an environment rooted in the ideals of Athena SWAN where we actively promote Women in Science and Engineering.

The leadership provided by our academics creates opportunities for all students to satisfy their ambitions through taught and research programmes. Come and join us, and help change the world!

Professor Mark Price

Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

A World Class Education and Student Experience

Our inspiring alumni comprises outstanding scholars, Nobel Prize winners - such as Seamus Heaney and David Trimble - and influential leaders who are making an impact in Northern Ireland and across the globe.

Our students enjoy being educated by world-leading academics working at the forefront of their disciplines and a significant investment in the student experience has resulted in high levels of student satisfaction.

Over 94% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation; our graduates are dominating senior leadership positions in 80 of Northern Ireland's top 100 companies and making a difference in over 120 countries.

Leaders in Innovation and Impact

We are leaders in commercial impact and are in the top five UK universities for revenue generated from research commercialisation - £71 million. Through QUBIS Ltd, our commercial arm, we have created over 70 spin-out companies, resulting in some 1,880 knowledge-based private sector jobs. Three of these companies (Kainos, Andor Technology and Fusion Antibodies) have been publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange.

We are number one in the UK for our participation in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP). Since 1993, we have supported 100 businesses throughout Northern Ireland, helping them to generate an increase in annual profits of £65 million.

A Global and Inclusive University Community

We currently have staff and students from over 80 countries, helping to create a multicultural and vibrant campus. They are joining a university that is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

An innovative, welcoming and inclusive place to work and study, Queen’s is a leader in gender equality and diversity. We are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. We currently have two Gold, eight Silver and five Bronze departmental awards, as well as an Institutional Silver.

Investing in the Future

Our £700m investment in facilities is transforming the University campus, expanding an environment that stimulates, enables and supports world-class education and research.

This has included the development of a state-of-the-art Graduate School, which is home to a thriving postgraduate community; the award-winning McClay Library; a new Computer Science Building; a School of Law; and the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine.

The University has also invested in sporting facilities, new purpose-built student accommodation in Belfast City Centre and has announced plans for the development of a world-class Student Centre, including a new Students’ Union facility.

At the Forefront of Tackling Global Challenges

Together, we are changing lives across Northern Ireland and further afield: our discovery of a new molecule has the potential to prolong the life of people living with cystic fibrosis; we are at the forefront of a major breakthrough in the fight against bowel cancer, and we’re striving to help people with MS recover nerve function.

We are at the forefront of developing new thinking and technologies in key areas such as Health, Reconciliation, Peace and Justice, Information Technology, Food Security, and Energy.

Ranked 8th in the UK for Research Intensity

The total value of new research grants and contracts awarded to Queen's during 2016-17 was £101.6m, the first time the annual figure has topped £100 million. Queen's was also the No 1 AHRC-funded university in the UK.

We are ranked 8th in the UK for Research Intensity with over 75% of our research assessed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014).

Northern Ireland's Legendary Beauty

A city with innovation at its heart, technological advances infiltrate every sector helping to build our competitiveness on the global stage. There are almost 900 international companies located in Northern Ireland, making Belfast the second most successful city in the UK (after London) for attracting US trade.

There’s plenty happening outside the city, including the famous filming locations for the HBO series Game of Thrones, the awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, voted the UK’s best Heritage Attraction, and the Mourne Mountains, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty canonised as CS Lewis’ Narnia.

*Lonely Planet, 2017

Programs taught in:
English

This school also offers:

MSc

QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

The world’s online security depends on you. Step up to the plate with this fascinating Master’s course, taught by experts at one of the world’s leading cybersecurity hubs ... [+]

Overview

The world’s online security depends on you. Step up to the plate with this fascinating Master’s course, taught by experts at one of the world’s leading cybersecurity hubs.

About you

You’ll be analytical, technical and a modern-day codebreaker. Cybersecurity is a challenge that will not go away, affecting companies, individuals and even governments. You could be:

A recent graduate – possibly a maths or engineering graduate with good programming skills, or you might be a good developer but have little knowledge of cybersecurity.

Already working in the industry – experienced in technical software development, and looking to upskill and enhance your professional development.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
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1 - 2 years
Campus
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

The course’s primary focus is on project management using the building information modelling process. This will give you the chance to take your career forward - from a m ... [+]

Overview

This course is taught by industrial practitioners, bringing real-world experiences into the classroom.

Course content

The course’s primary focus is on project management using the building information modelling process. This will give you the chance to take your career forward - from a management viewpoint, not just in construction, but in other sectors as well. We teach the principles of project management while using building information modelling.

The environment

You’ll be in a class of around 50 if you’re a full-time student, alongside people from places like India, China, Vietnam and Egypt. Our teaching starts in the afternoon as we know some of you will need to take time off work to attend classes. You’ll have the beautiful new Graduate School at your disposal as well as the facilities within the School.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
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1 - 2 years
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QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

In practice, there is a common tension between those developing and interpreting planning policy on the one hand, and the designers of cities on the other. This programme ... [+]

Overview

In practice, there is a common tension between those developing and interpreting planning policy on the one hand, and the designers of cities on the other. This programme brings these groups together to engage in project-based learning. You will develop planning research, urban analysis and design skills before deciding whether to complete an urban design thesis or dissertation. Both of these options can be completed as work-based studies with opportunities for summer placements.

City Planning And Design Highlights

This course is unique having been driven by engagement with practice rather than adhering to traditional academic subject areas. The core skills that urban designers and planners need have been clearly defined and form the basis for the course.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

You’ll learn to apply management methods to design, engineering and construction problems, and be able to be plan, monitor and control construction projects by integratin ... [+]

Overview

You’ll learn to apply management methods to design, engineering and construction problems, and be able to be plan, monitor and control construction projects by integrating technical knowledge with leadership, commercial and managerial skills.

About You

You could be: a civil engineer, an architect, a planner, a manager, a lawyer, or an archaeologist.

You could have been in work for a while already: some of our previous students have been many years into their career when they join us.

Or you may be a recent graduate, for example with a BEng. This Master’s gives you the opportunity to acquire a management ‘bolt-on’ on top of your engineering degree.

What Will You Learn? ... [-]
United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
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1 - 2 years
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QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

Data Analytics is an exciting field of rapid developments. Data is everywhere and continuing to grow massively, creating huge growth in demand for qualified experts to be ... [+]

Overview

Data Analytics is an exciting field of rapid developments. Data is everywhere and continuing to grow massively, creating huge growth in demand for qualified experts to be able to extract the real benefit from the data.

The role of a data scientist is highly diverse overlapping many areas from computer science, to the fundamentals of mathematics, statistics, modelling and analytics while also requiring the right skills to be able to see the detail, solve the problem (having specified the problem!), and communicate effectively the findings to colleagues to empower them to make decisions.

The diversity of data analytics opens up many job opportunities from working in software companies, healthcare, banking, insurance, policing, tech companies to applying your knowledge to intelligent buildings and behaviour analytics of customers.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
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Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

This programme is designed as a specialised extension to the study of Electronics at the undergraduate level. The programme provides students with the opportunity to deep ... [+]

Overview

This programme is designed as a specialised extension to the study of Electronics at the undergraduate level. The programme provides students with the opportunity to deepen their understanding and develop specialist expertise in a range of advanced electronics subjects including microelectronics, sensors, signal processing, hardware and software design, communications, and digital systems.

Electronics Highlights

Please note: Applications for this course, received after 30th June may not be accepted. A deposit will be required to secure a place.

World Class Facilities

Our facilities have recently undergone a £10m refurbishment and include laboratories for Microengineering, Electronics, Communications, Circuits, Instrumentation, Virtual Reality, Software Engineering, Renewable Energy, Power and Machines. The Queen's Advanced Micro-engineering Centre (QAMEC) is a Centre of Excellence for research and development employing silicon technology and MEMS technology.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

The aims of the programme include to develop the intellectual, practical, and professional skills of students in the critical acquisition, analysis, interpretation and un ... [+]

Overview

The aims of the programme include to develop the intellectual, practical, and professional skills of students in the critical acquisition, analysis, interpretation and understanding of environmental engineering principles and issues in preparation for:

a career in the environmental, consultancy, regulatory, management, and engineering industry, a position of leadership early in that career, further study, life-long learning and an appreciation of the value of Environmental Engineering to a sustainable society.

Environmental Engineering Highlights

Please note: A deposit will be required to secure a place.

Professional Accreditations

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) undergraduate first degree.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
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1 - 2 years
Campus
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

The primary mission of the course is to develop a strong technical understanding of materials science and engineering, preparing you for a career in either materials-rela ... [+]

Overview

The primary mission of the course is to develop a strong technical understanding of materials science and engineering, preparing you for a career in either materials-related industry or in academic research. Technical lecture information will be consolidated, using data analysis and problem-solving classes, to build critical investigative capability, badly needed in the workplace. Project management skills will also be honed through taught material, research projects and industrial placements, where appropriate.

Materials Science And Engineering Highlights Professional Accreditations

The course will seek relevant professional accreditation once the first year of the course has been delivered.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
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1 - 2 years
Campus
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

This course has been developed in close partnership with employers, focused on developing skills that employers specifically demand. ... [+]

Overview

This course has been developed in close partnership with employers, focused on developing skills that employers specifically demand.

Why might you want to do this course?

You love engineering! You’ll be looking to advance your managerial skills, alongside your technical ability.

But more than that, you want to know how to apply this in the industrial world.

Course Content

You will develop competency and skills that include the latest advances in engineering disciplines of energy and power, manufacture and design. In addition to covering the latest engineering technology, you will be equipped with the creative, commercial, business and management skills that are necessary to be an innovator, entrepreneur and industry leader.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

Study for your Masters (MSc) in Planning and Development from the School of Natural and Built Environment at Queen's University, Belfast and engage with a degree which is ... [+]

Overview

Become an accredited planner in one year from any undergraduate degree

Course Content

The course’s primary focus is on attaining a professional qualification.

It is designed to take your broad knowledge of planning and provide the detail that will give you the professional skills and experience you’ll need to forge a career in this area.

Your dissertation may be a work based project, working for a client organisation on a brief that they commission.

You will learn the use of techniques (GIS, design software, statistical analysis) but more importantly, how to apply them to solve problems, create new solutions for the built environment and understand the complexity of environmental management.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
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1 - 2 years
Campus
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

An intensive one-year Masters (MSc) course with accreditation from the British Psychological Society, enabling you to pursue a career in this area even if your background ... [+]

Overview

An intensive one year Master’s course with accreditation from the British Psychological Society, enabling you to pursue a career in this area even if your background is in another discipline.

Why This Course?

This conversion course will appeal to you if you do not already have a psychology degree.

It is approved and accredited by the British Psychological Society, (it confers the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership), which means you’ll have the essential knowledge to undertake professional training.

If you’re from overseas, this is your passport to practise in the UK.

This intensive programme means with focused work and preparation, you will get a fully-accredited course in the space of 12 rewarding months.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

Childhood adversity refers to factors extrinsic to the child such as growing up in contexts of parental psychopathology, economic deprivation and community conflict. Psyc ... [+]

Overview

The programme provides advanced study of topics in developmental psychology, with a specific focus on development in the context of adversity.

Childhood adversity refers to factors extrinsic to the child such as growing up in contexts of parental psychopathology, economic deprivation and community conflict. Psychological, educational and behavioural outcomes of adversity will be explored as well as the predictors, mediators and moderators of outcome.

We address questions such as:

What aspects of childhood adversity impact of child and adolescent development?

How do intrinsic (eg child's personality) and extrinsic (eg parenting) factors interact to moderate outcomes of adversity?... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

Study for your Masters (MSc) in Software Engineering from the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Queen's University, Belfast and develo ... [+]

Overview

This MSc provides a year of intensive education in software engineering and is specifically designed for graduates of non-computing disciplines.

Course Content

You will learn how to design and create web applications, mobile apps and large data-driven computer systems. You need no computing background at all to do this course, but when you leave, you will be equipped with the technical, analytical and professional skills required to take on a range of roles in the IT industry.

The curriculum was designed in collaboration with significant industrial partners who helped ensure the most relevant module content. This has helped ensure that graduates are highly trained and much sought after by employers.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus

Master

QUB Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

An exciting, creative Master’s degree with accreditation from the ARB and RIBA, for students with a first degree in architecture who wish to progress their studies to fin ... [+]

Overview

An exciting, creative Master’s degree with accreditation from the ARB and RIBA, for students with a first degree in architecture who wish to progress their studies to final qualification as a practising architect.

Course content

Your focus will be to investigate the relationships between critical practice, design and research in the making of architectural proposals. The work produced throughout this two year Master’s is a collaborative effort between you, our academics and practising architects.

Our studio is divided up into five thematic studio groups, each led by a pair of tutors. Each of the groups also features an external ‘consultant’ who will contribute to teaching throughout the year.... [-]

United Kingdom Belfast
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Address
University Road, Belfast, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom