The course meets technical education needs which have been
recognised by the aviation industry, covering:

• Initial airworthiness; design and certification of aircraft materials, structures and systems, and

• Continuing airworthiness; aircraft maintenance, reliability,
airworthiness management, aviation human factors and safety.

The course comprises of five modules, delivered part-time over one year in fully online mode, via the UL's Learning Management System (LMS), suiting the needs of working professionals in Ireland and overseas.

Students gain invaluable advanced technical knowledge and insights via modules taught by experienced UL academics and a PhD-qualified external tutor. On successful completion of the programme, graduates will demonstrate knowledge and skill in aviation maintenance, continuing airworthiness and the different mechanisms, models and processes available to efficiently manage aircraft maintenance and airworthiness in the Aviation technical services/MRO sector.

Graduates of the Professional Diploma in Airworthiness can pursue a Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering Practice. The Professional Diploma in Airworthiness programme starts in January each year (Spring semester start).

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Spring Semester
• Aircraft Systems Engineering
• Aviation Human Factors and Safety
• Aircraft Materials and Structural Integrity

Autumn Semester
• Reliability Engineering
• Airworthiness Management

Entry requirements

A 2.2 honours primary degree and 3 to 5 years' experience in the aviation and related industries.

For applicants who cannot satisfy the minimum entry requirement the course board may, at its discretion, accept a level lower qualification with stronger evidence of prior learning and experience.

Applicants must meet UL's English language requirements:

If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice

If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

• English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
• English language competency certificate

Application dates

What to include with your application

Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)

A copy of your most recent CV

A copy of your passport or birth certificate (long version)
Proof of Status, e.g. unemployed, employed, self employed, returners.

Acceptable documents for proof of status can be found here


1 Year Part Time

The programme is delivered in flexible mode

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  • Qualifications

    Minor Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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