BEng in Aerospace Engineering

Institute of Technology Carlow
UniHaven Pathway Access

The Foundation in Business, Management and Study Skills is run online and provides direct entry to the BEng (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering.

Programme Overview

Aerospace Engineering covers 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.

Aircraft Systems refer to the ‘sub systems’ required to maintain the airworthiness of an aircraft, including flight controls, landing gear, electrical systems, hydraulics, avionics, navigation, communications and instrumentation. 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 use industry standard design tools such as CATIA, ANSYS and MATLAB to design, analyse and simulate flights of aerial vehicles (AVs). The courses provide students with skill sets in the areas of aerodynamics, propulsion, aircraft networks, flight dynamics, control systems, aircraft leasing, embedded systems and project design.

“Math is my Passion. Engineering is my Profession.” – Wilfred James Dolor

Why do this Programme?

Two Exit Awards – Higher Certificate in Aircraft Systems (NFQ Level 6) after Year 2 or a Bachelor of Engineering in Aircraft Systems (NFQ Level 7) after Year 3.

Career Prospects

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.