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BSc Aerospace Engineering

3 years

€2530 pa

Programme profile

From the day you start this programme, you are involved in aerospace engineering. Aircraft, rockets and satellites are core study objects. with which you learn basic technical knowledge. And you really need this technical foundation, because the material is difficult and so you will need to work hard to graduate. In the course of the programme the emphasis increasingly shifts from theory to practice.

Practical highlights of the programme include team-based IT assignments in Year1, air measurements in the faculty's Cessna Citation II business jet in Year 2 and your own Design-Synthesis Exercise in Year 3. This is an exercise carried out in a group in which you apply all the knowledge you have acquired in the previous years. This assignment can range from designing an aircraft to planning a satellite mission to Mars.

Programme content

Year 1: Sustainable Development; Introduction to Aerospace Engineering; Introduction to Aerodynamics; Introduction to Flight Mechanics & Orbits; Design & Construction; Aerospace Design; Introduction to Structures & Materials; Materials & Structures for Aircraft & Spacecraft; Programming; CAD; Statics; Dynamics; Physics; Calculus; Algebra

Year 2: System Design; Test, Analysis & Validation; Aerospace Design & Systems; Aerodynamics; Flight & Orbital Mechanics; Structural Analysis & Design; Earth & Planetary Science; Propulsion & Power; Instrumentation & Signals; Aerospace Systems & Control Theory; Experimental Research & Data Analysis; Production of Aerospace Systems; Computational Modelling; numerical Maths & Programming: Vibrations; Differential Equations; Probability & Statistics

Year 3: Systems Engineering & Aerospace Design; Aerospace Flight Dynamics & Simulation; Earth & Planetary Observation; Business Economics; Simulation, Verification & Validation; Minor: Airport of the Future [Air Transportation; Airport Planning, Design & Operation; Accessibility of airports; Policy Analysis; Baggage Handling System Technology and Operation; Strategic Planning for Airport Systems]; Design/Synthesis Exercise.


The university offers a related Masters programme, taught through English, in the following area:

- Aerospace Engineering
- Geomatics


Entry Requirements

3 A Levels, to include Maths [Grade A-C] and Physics [Grade A-C]

Six subjects at Leaving Certificate, at Higher level, including at least three at H4. Subjects to include H4 Maths and Physics.



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