Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Aerospace Engineering CW568

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW568
  • 15
  • 395
  • 4 Years
  • Overview
  • Further Studies
  • Career Prospects
  • Entry Requirements
  • Subjects
  • Enquiries

What is the Course about?

Aerospace Engineering is an exciting discipline covering the design and development of all types of aircraft including: airplanes, helicopters, satellites and spacecraft. Aerospace engineers bring concepts to reality by applying the principles of engineering to the design, manufacture and operation of highly sophisticated technologies for use in aviation and space exploration. They ensure that aircraft and spacecraft meet safety requirements by creating new and more environmentally-friendly designs and manufacturing methods.

This course provides graduates with real-life problem solving skills. Institute of Technology Carlow is the only third-level institute in Ireland to have its own on-campus aerospace centre, comprising a range of aircraft, a wind tunnel and an avionics/UAV laboratory. These unique facilities ensure students have the very best learning environment, combining theory with practical hands-on experience. Students will use industry standard design tools such as CATIA, ANSYS and MATLAB to design, analyse and simulate flight of aerial vehicles (AVs). The course provides students with the skill sets in the areas of aerodynamics, propulsion, aircraft networks, flight dynamics, control systems, aircraft leasing, embedded systems and project design.

Special Features:

  • Access to the Institute’s Centre for Aerospace Engineering on campus grounds with facilities including a fleet of aircraft and an avionics workshop.
  • Institute of Technology Carlow has been recognised as a leading aerospace education facility in the country by an independent panel and won the Aviation Education Industry Award in 2015.
  • Two Exit Awards – Higher Certificate in Aircraft Systems after Year 2 or a Bachelor of Engineering in Aircraft Systems after Year 3.

What follow-on study opportunities are available?

Graduates may apply to undertake either a taught or research Masters at Institute of Technology Carlow or other universities.

What exemptions will I receive?

-

Notes

-

What will I be able to do when I finish the course?

Many aerospace engineers work directly within the aerospace industry in roles with leading aircraft manufacturers and airline companies as well as Government Agencies. The role of an aerospace engineer can vary hugely from aircraft design to research, design and development, field service, marketing and software development.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

H5 & 4O6/H7

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish at O6/H7
  • Mathematics at O6/H7

Subjects

For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Gerard Gibbs, MEng
E:gerard.gibbs@itcarlow.ie