MEng (HK00), BEng (H401), MEng (H400), BEng (H421)
The MEng project of a small jet aircraft design is in the final stage of an international student contest
Small Jet Aircraft Design (Qu-Jet 128 D )
Thursday 25th April 2013
The Qu-Jet 128 D design produced by the MEng project of a small jet
aircraft has reached the final stage of an international student
competition along with ten other student designs from Brazil,
Philippines, UK and USA,. All designs used the DGEN turbo-fan engines of
Price Induction which organizes this event. The competition's final
stage is opened for vote by the public.
Follow the link below to view the Qu-Jet 128 D design and cast your vote:
New BBC programme meets top engineers working who are shaping tomorrow's world.
Saturday 13th April 2013
A new BBC programme delves in to the world of invention, revealing the people and technologies set to transform all our lives. The programme "Horizon: Tomorrow's World" examines the conditions that are promising to make the 21st century a golden age of innovation and meets some of the world's foremost visionaries, mavericks and dreamers.'
Peter Diamandis (Nasa): Physician / aerospace engineer who is developing the first robot to send data images from the moon to earth (google lunar X prize)
Andre Geim (Manchester): Nobel prize winner and inventor of Gratin using materials science nanotechnology. The material has the strongest properties, is highly conductive and impermeable.
Robert Langer (MIT, biomedical engineering): Had the bold vision and drive to implant materials into human tissues more than 30 yrs ago
Cesar Horada: Created a remote controlled sailing vessel to collect oil from shipping disasters. Used the internet to open source / exchange ideas, explore, attract funds and build the prototype
Nobar Afeyan (Joule, energy): Re-engineered nature by genetically modifying cyanobacteria to use sunlight and CO2 to synthesise ethanol as a novel renewable fuel
Michael Pritchard: Developed nanoscale hollow fibre membrane mesh for purifying water in 3rd World
Watch the Horizon programme on the BBC iplayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01rwgt6/Horizon_Tomorr...
CRASH TEST of a Boeing 727 jet
Friday 12th October 2012
Aerospace engineering experts tested how a Boeing 727 jet survives a crash-landing. The engineers and a TV documentary crew tested a real plane by crashing it into the Mexican desert, ripping its fuselage in half. The explosive sequence was screened in the Channel 4 documentary The Plane Crash, but provided valuable data to aerospace engineers and materials scientists.
Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/planecrash-...
ADS NEWS: Exciting job opportunities in UK Aerospace Sector
Monday 28th May 2012
[ Source: http://www.adsgroup.org.uk/pages/62968081.asp ]
The UK aerospace sector is a successful, vibrant, high value high technology engineering, manufacturing and service industry that generates good returns to all its stakeholders. With over £20 billion per annum in value added revenue and employing over 100,000 directly, and over 220,000 indirectly, the industry is one of the UK’s largest exporters adding around £2.8 billion annually to the UK balance of trade and involves around 2600 companies across all regions of the UK. A characteristic of the industry is its large scale need for a broad range of high value skills and disciplines, from engineering and science, production, service, training and financial skills at all levels. As an industry, it has proved resilient through numerous cycles and has proved so again as it maintained deliveries and revenues as a sector through the recent global economic recession.
There are significant opportunities ahead for the UK civil aerospace sector, in the medium term with the A320 / 737 series New Short Range (NSR) replacement programmes and the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) market emergence offering future growth prospects, whilst in the shorter term, new programmes such as the Airbus A350XWB and A400M, Boeing 787, Bombardier C Series and possible Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 re-engining offer a substantial workload to the UK sector.
Environmental regulations and considerations are key drivers for the latest technology developments, with the UK particularly well-placed to exploit this trend, having strong capabilities in all relevant areas such as technology, manufacturing and regulatory frameworks.
Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary ranked as World Class
Wednesday 25th April 2012
In the latest World University Rankings, Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary, University of London were both ranked in the top 100 in the world. This corresponds to a national ranking of 11th in the UK for both engineering and materials science. This reflects a combination of factors including research citations for which Engineering was number 1 in the UK (13th in the World) and Materials Science was number 2 in UK (37th in the World), just behind University of Cambridge.
These latest league tables, along with excellent results in the National Students Survey, confirms QMUL as one of the top UK universities to study engineering and materials science.
Full world rankings:
materials science: http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-uni...
National Students Survey: http://www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/news/?eid=2526