Engineering - Aeronautical Engineering

The program will enable our graduates to have the ability to develop creative and innovative solutions to technical problems using their engineering expertise. Using their aeronautical engineering knowledge they will be able to apply new technological developments to the design, manufacture, testing, operation and maintenance of aircraft.

Key Facts
The programme produces technically-competent, well-rounded engineering graduates that have a good understanding of the aviation industry. 86% of 2019 graduates are employed in companies such as Airbus Helicopters, ABL Aviation, Ryanair, Lufthansa Technik, Cityjet and UTC Aerospace Systems.

Subjects taught

Semester 1
•Research Project (3 credits)
•Advanced Technical Communication for Engineers (3 credits)

Four electives* to be chosen from:
•Boundary Layer Theory
•Computational Fluid Dynamics
•Fundamentals of Continuum Mechanics
•Finite Element Analysis
•Aerospace Metallic Materials
•Composite Aircraft Structures
•Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Simulation
•Aerodynamics 2
•Airworthiness and Spaceworthiness
•Space System Design

Semester 2
•Research project (12 credits)

Four electives* to be chosen from:
•Introduction to Heat Transfer
•Propulsion Systems
•Advanced CFD
•Aircraft Control Systems
•Engineering Mechanics of Plastics & Composites
•Fracture Mechanics
•Advanced Aircraft Structures
•Non-Linear FEA
•Foundations of Aircraft Leasing
• Plasticity of Conventional and 3D Printed Metals

Semester 3
Research Project

*An elective module may not run if there are insufficient numbers.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement to the programme is a 2:2, (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Aeronautical Engineering, or closely related field. For international students, the entry equivalent will be accepted as determined by the Course Director in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions. Where applicants are non-native English language speakers, certified achievement in TOEFL or IELTS Standard English Language Competency Test will be required. An interview may be part of the admission process.

Application dates


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

A copy of your birth certificate/passport

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


1 year full time

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

Prospective careers for graduates are very broad including all elements of aerospace, automotive, engineering design, advanced manufacturing and construction.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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