BEng (with Honors) in Aerospace Engineering

Key points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Starting dates: September

  • Duration: 4 years
  • Level 8 Degree

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Fee: From € 10,250 / year

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Aerospace Engineering covers the design and development of all types of aircraft, including: airplanes, helicopters, satellites, and spacecraft. Aerospace engineers bring concepts to life by applying engineering principles to the design, manufacture, and operation of highly sophisticated technologies for use in aviation and space exploration. Aircraft systems refer to the ‘subsystems’ necessary to maintain the airworthiness of an aircraft, including flight controls, landing gear, electrical systems, hydraulics, avionics, navigation, communications, and instrumentation.

This course provides graduates with real-life problem solving skills. The Carlow Institute of Technology is the only tertiary institute in Ireland to have its own aerospace center on campus, comprising a range of aircraft, a wind tunnel and an avionics / UAV laboratory. These unique facilities ensure that students have the best learning environment, combining theory with practical experience. Students use industry-standard design tools such as CATIA, ANSYS, and MATLAB to design, analyze, and simulate air vehicle (AV) flights. Courses provide students with skill sets in the areas of aerodynamics, propulsion, aircraft networks, flight dynamics, control systems, aircraft leasing, integrated systems, and project design.

Program results

Many aerospace engineers work directly within the aerospace industry in roles with major aircraft manufacturers and airlines, as well as government agencies. The role of an aerospace engineer can vary wildly, from aircraft design to research, design and development, field service, marketing, and software development.

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Compulsory math 1 (part 1)
  • Basic aerodynamics
  • Introduction to aircraft design (part 1)
  • Electrical fundamentals (part 1)
  • Electronic fundamentals (part 1)
  • Technical communications (part 1)
  • Physics (part 1)
  • Workshop practice (part 1)

Semester 2

  • Compulsory math 1 (part 2)
  • Introduction to aircraft design (part 2)
  • Electrical fundamentals (part 2)
  • Electronic fundamentals (part 2)
  • Technical communications (part 2)
  • Physics (part 2)
  • Workshop practice (part 2)

Semester 1

  • Mandatory digital techniques (part 1)
  • Instrument systems (part 1)
  • Math 2 (part 1)
  • Project 2 (Digital) (part 1)
  • Computer applications (part 1)
  • Human factors (part 1)
  • Materials and hardware (part 1)
  • Fundamentals of aircraft structures (part 1)
  • Maintenance practices (part 1)
  • Project 2 (Mechanics) (part 1)

Semester 2

  • Mandatory digital techniques (part 2)
  • Instrument systems (part 2)
  • Math 2 (part 2)
  • Project 2 (Digital) (part 2)
  • Computer applications (part 2)
  • Human factors (part 2)
  • Materials and hardware (part 2)
  • Fundamentals of aircraft structures (part 2)
  • Maintenance practices (part 2)
  • Project 2 (Mechanics) (part 2)

Semester 1

  • Mandatory aviation legislation (part 1)
  • Propellers (part 1)
  • Mathematics 3 (part 1)
  • Industrial studies (part 1)
  • Electric power systems (part 1)
  • Aerodynamics and flight control systems (part 1)

Group Elective 1

  • Aircraft systems (part 1)
  • Aircraft structures (part 1)
  • Piston engine (part 1)
  • Project 3 (Mechanic) (part 1)
  • Gas turbine engine (part 1)

Elective Group 2

  • Radio communications and navigation system (part 1)
  • Instruments and autopilot systems (part 1)
  • Project 3 (avionics) (part 1)
  • Power plant (part 1)
  • Aircraft structures and systems (part 1)

Group Elective 3

  • Helicopter aerodynamics, structures and systems (part 1)

Semester 2

  • Mandatory aeronautical legislation (part 2)
  • Propellers (part 2)
  • Math 3 (part 2)
  • Industrial studies (part 2)
  • Electric power systems (part 2)
  • Aerodynamics and flight control systems (part 2)

Elective Group 1

  • Aircraft systems (part 2)
  • Aircraft structures (part 2)
  • Piston engine (part 2)
  • Project 3 (Mechanic) (part 2)
  • Gas turbine engine (part 2)

Elective Group 2

  • Radio communications and navigation system (part 2)
  • Instruments and autopilot systems (part 2)
  • Project 3 (avionics) (part 2)
  • Power plant (part 2)
  • Aircraft structures and systems (part 2)

Group Elective 3

  • Helicopter aerodynamics, structures and systems (part 2)

Semester 1

  • Mandatory aerodynamics and CAD (part 1)
  • Flight control and dynamics (part 1)
  • Individual research project (part 1)
  • Aircraft structures (part 1)
  • Integrated systems aircraft technical leasing (part 1)
  • Computer networks for aircraft (part 1)
  • Development project (part 1)
  • Professional Studies

Electives (part 1)

  • Industrial placement (part 1)

Semester 2

  • Mandatory aerodynamics and CAD (part 2)
  • Flight dynamics and control (part 2)
  • Flight dynamics and control (part 2)
  • Aircraft structures (part 2)
  • Aircraft technical leasing (part 2)
  • Computer networks for aircraft (part 2)
  • Project Development (part 2)
  • Professional Studies

Electives (part 2)

  • Industrial placement (part 2)

Admission requirements

  • Students must demonstrate that they have achieved a level of education in their home country that is equivalent to a High School Diploma (High School Diploma) with good grades in an appropriate language, mathematics and at least 4 other subjects.
  • Students must also have an IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent.

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