Key programme benefits to future students
The programme meets technical education needs which have been recognised by the aviation industry internationally. It covers comprehensively: (a) Initial Airworthiness; design and certification of aircraft and aeronautical products, aircraft metallic and composite materials, structures, systems and design human factors, (b) Continuing Airworthiness; aircraft maintenance and sustainment, reliability engineering, airworthiness regulation and management, maintenance human factors and safety.

Students gain invaluable advanced technical knowledge and insights via modules taught by experienced UL academics.

The programme comprises of five modules spread over two semesters. The programme is delivered part-time in fully online mode, via the University’s learning management system, meeting the needs of working professionals in Ireland and overseas.

Subjects taught

Autumn Modules
• Airworthiness Management
• Reliability Engineering

Optional Modules
Springboard funded students can avail of the following optional modules: Learning How to Learn | Career Development | Industry Case Study Project

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

Entry requirements

A 2.2 honours primary degree in Engineering or a relevant area 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.

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)
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

Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


1 year part-time, online.

Enrolment dates

Spring 2024

Post Course Info

Graduate careers
The programme will equip graduates for careers in aviation organisations primarily concerned with the management and sustainment of initial and continuing airworthiness.

More details
  • Qualifications

    Minor Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

  • Apply to

    Course provider