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O que eu aprenderei?

Why Study Aeronautical Engineering At UL?

The Aeronautical Engineering course at UL is your gateway into the hugely exciting aerospace industry. This elite course is one of the most respected in Europe, and is supported by outstanding facilities, including wind tunnels and composites manufacturing equipment. Right now, job prospects have never been brighter for Aerospace Engineers, with a major shortage in Europe. More than 70% of our graduates work in the Aerospace industry and 63% live in the Republic of Ireland.

The course is accredited by Engineers Ireland and is the only NFQ Level 8 degree course in Aeronautical Engineering in the Republic of Ireland. In 3rd year, top- performing students can spend a semester at the world-renowned Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, USA, or at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA which is currently ranked in the top 5 US engineering schools.

What You Will Study

The programme is of four years duration, and includes an eight month period of Cooperative Education spent in an appropriate industrial environment. The course provides a broad and practical programme of study, which gives you a good understanding of aircraft design, aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, control, materials, avionics, business and maintenance, and enables you to work in all sectors of the aerospace industry. The programme is fully ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) compliant, allowing student mobility across Europe.

The first year is identical to the programmes in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, allowing students to transfer between these programmes if desired, depending on the availability of places.

The first two years provide you with a foundation in the fundamental engineering disciplines, and subjects taught include:

  • Avionics
  • Air Transportation Management
  • Mathematics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Materials Science
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Production Technology
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • CAD (Computer Aided Design)
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemistry

The eight-month industry placement occurs at the end of year two. The University has links throughout the aviation industry, which has enabled students to be placed in prestigious aerospace companies such as Boeing and Airbus.

During the third and final years, all students study fundamental aeronautical engineering subjects such as:

  • Flight Mechanics
  • Aircraft Design
  • Aircraft Stability and Control
  • Aircraft Propulsion
  • Aircraft Structures

Career Prospects

Our graduates have reached the highest echelons of the industry and include Boeing Engineer of the Year 2011, Wing Architect for the Airbus A350, the Rolls Royce Customer Fleet Director, Aviation Authority Inspectors, Commercial Pilots, Air Force Pilots, Flight Instructors, Chief Engineers, Aerodynamicist for the Lotus Formula 1 team, Energy Recovery Systems Engineer for Mercedes Formula 1 engines, and many, many more people in highly senior roles. Some of the areas our graduates are currently pursuing careers in are:

  • Aircraft Aerodynamic Design and Analysis
  • Aircraft Structural Design and Analysis
  • Aircraft Engine Design and Analysis
  • Aircraft Manufacturing
  • Aircraft Leasing and Financial Services
  • Aircraft Engine Maintenance
  • Computer Aided Engineering Software Development
  • Pneumatics and Cabin Systems
  • Aircraft Flight Testing
  • Flight Simulator Design
  • Industrial Fluid Flow Simulation
  • Automobile Aerodynamic and
  • Structural Analysis

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Opções de estudo

Período integral (4 anos)

€16.465,00 (R$ 105.137) por ano

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Data de início

Esperado Setembro 2021


University of Limerick


Republic of Ireland

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Brasil

Non-EU Undergraduate Entry Requirements: A-Level (+GCSE O Level). Students are required to take a Foundation Programme. For entry to Foundation, students must hold the Certificado de Ensino Médi with good grades which must include English, Maths, another language for entry to UL Foundation Programme. Specific subject requirements may apply and normal. IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5 (Please note some programmes have a higher IELTS requirement.) with no less than 6.0 in any component. TOEFL: 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based). Please note, we can only accept Academic IELTS. General IELTS will not be accepted. University of Cambridge ESOL: Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English - Grade B. Pearson Test Of English (ACADEMIC) - PTE ACADEMIC: a minimum score of 61 (with no section score below 59); ETAPP: English Test For Academic And Professional Purposes: Grade C1.

Para estudantes internacionais

Applicants must hold an equivalent qualification to the Irish Leaving Certificate or A level qualification (UK system).

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

A-Level (+GCSE O Level)

English Language Requirements

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5 with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.

TOEFL: Minimum score of 90 or above in TOEFL IBT examination.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59)

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.


Sobre a universidade

A University of Limerick, localizada no coração da Irlanda, é uma importante instituição reconhecida por suas pesquisas de relevância.

  • Eleita a Universidade Irlandesa do Ano 2019 pelo Sunday Times
  • Eleita uma das 100 melhores Universidades Jovens do Mundo
  • Recebe 2.500 estudantes internacionais
  • Maior média de empregabilidade entre graduados da Irlanda