Aeronautical Engineering

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September – October

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Rate: From 16,465 € / year

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The University’s School of Aeronautical Engineering opens the door to the exciting aerospace industry. This elite field is one of the most respected in Europe and is backed by excellent facilities, including wind tunnels and composite manufacturing equipment. Right now, job prospects have never been better for aerospace engineers, with a major shortage in Europe. Over 70% of our graduates work in the aerospace industry and 63% live in the Republic of Ireland.

Program description

This program provides training to Our graduates who have reached the highest levels in the aerospace industry and job prospects have never been brighter for aerospace engineers. In the third year, high-achieving students can spend a semester at the world-renowned Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, USA, or the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA, which currently is in the top 5 engineering schools in the US.

Employability skills for this grade are:

  • Develop specialized knowledge in areas including aerodynamics, stress engineering, materials and structures, and sustainable aircraft design.
  • Working effectively in multinational teams.
  • Use creativity to establish innovative solutions.
  • Manage the design process and evaluate the results.
  • Meet the changing needs of customers.
  • Arithmetic, computer skills and attention to detail.
  • Teamwork.
  • Leadership.
  • Project management.
  • Communication (written and verbal).
  • Development of economically viable, ethically sound and sustainable solutions.

Program structure

The Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Master of Engineering (ME) programs have a duration of 4 years and 5 years, respectively. Both include an eight-month period of cooperative education in a suitable industrial setting. The course provides a broad and practical study program, giving you a good understanding of aircraft design, aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, control, materials, avionics, business and maintenance, and allows you to work in all sectors of the aerospace industry. .

The program is fully ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) compliant, allowing student mobility throughout Europe. Additionally, students wishing to transfer from Level 6 or Level 7 Engineering programs can access the second or third year of the program.

The first two years provide you with a foundation in the fundamental disciplines of engineering, and the subjects taught include:

  • Air transport management
  • Mathematics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Materials Science
  • Introduction to engineering
  • Technological production
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • CAD (computer-aided design)
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemistry

The eight-month industry placement occurs at the end of the second year. The University has links throughout the aviation industry, which has allowed students to be placed in prestigious aerospace companies such as Boeing and Airbus.

During the third and last year, all students take fundamental subjects of aeronautical engineering such as:

  • Flight mechanics
  • Aircraft design
  • Aircraft stability and control
  • Aircraft propulsion
  • Aircraft structures

The Flight Mechanics module deserves a special mention as the laboratory element of this course takes place in flight. A series of flight exercises are carried out over a week, in a twin-engine turboprop aircraft, in which students have individual consoles to monitor the performance of the aircraft.

In fourth year, ME students will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge of aircraft design in the Design, Build and Fly project. Over two semesters, students must design, build, and fly a model airplane that must meet the specifications established annually by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

* The availability of the module may change from year to year

Admission requirements

  • Applicants must possess at the time of registration the established Certificate of Completion (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects that must include: two grades H5 (upper level) and four grades O6 (ordinary level) or four grades H7 (upper level) Level) grades. Subjects must include math, Irish or other language, and English.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an officially translated degree will be required.
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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