Continued Airworthiness & Maintenance

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.

Postgraduate Education in Aviation Maintenance Management

(Specialist Diploma, NFQ Level 9, Minor Award)

• Blended, part-time delivery to suit working professionals, the Specialist Diploma in Continued Airworthiness and Maintenance Management is the first of its kind nationally;
• Developed in partnership with the Aviation and Aerospace Skillnet and Aviation MRO/Technical Services sector;
• Students gain invaluable sectoral knowledge and insights via modules taught by leading Aviation sector practitioners.

With global commercial fleets projected to double over the next 20 years, the Irish aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and technical services sector, including EASA Part-21 Design Organisations and Part-M Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMO), is entering a phase with significant international growth opportunities – this programme is focused on meeting this vibrant sector's specific technical education needs.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 honours primary degree plus 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.

An interview may form part of the application process.


1 year part-time

This nine-month, part-time, specialist diploma programme will be delivered via blended learning, with a number of face-to-face workshops on-campus in both semesters, supported by UL's online Learning Management System and online tutor interaction. Participants are expected to attend:

• Autumn Semester: five separate on-campus workshops in the Autumn semester (4.5 days in total)

• Spring Semester: four x two-day workshops (8 days in total)

Further enquiries

For details please contact Maeve O'Neill by email: or by phone: 061 423 622

Graduate and Professional Studies
Tel: +353 (0) 61 202530

Subjects taught

Semester 1
• Structure of Materials
• Advanced Characterisation of Materials 1
• Advanced Materials Processing
• Management Systems Standards Electives (Choose One)
• Biomaterials Science
• Polymers for Biomedical Devices

Semester 2
• Advanced Characterisation of Materials 2
• Research Challenges in Materials Science
• Materials Project 1

Electives (Choose One)
• Biomaterials 2
• Biomaterials Science: Polymer Therapeutics

Application date

Closing Date: Sunday 30th June, 2019

Application Deadlines

Taught Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basies but specific programmes have individual closing dates which can be found on our on-line prospectus

Research Programmes
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for research programmes. The applications for Research programmes are review each month by the Postgraduate Research Committee.

Course fee

Fees: €6,286 per student.

On a limited basis, partial funding is available to eligible member companies of Aviation Finance Finuas Network, once prospective students meet the eligibility criteria set out for this programme. For details contact Linda Barron 061 423622

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