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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.

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.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English - Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice

Duration

1 year full time

Careers or further progression

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

Further enquiries

Course Director
Dr Patrick Frawley
Tel: +353 (0) 61 202178
Email: patrick.frawley@ul.ie

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

Semester 2
•Research project (12 credits)

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

Semester 3
Research Project

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

Comment

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.

Application date

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION:

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

•English language qualification(s) (if English is not your first language)

•A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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