MSc in Aeronautical Engineering

General

Program Description

The program will enable our graduates to have the ability to develop creative and innovative solutions to technical problems using their engineering expertise.

Using their aeronautical engineering knowledge they will be able to apply new technological developments to the design, manufacture, testing, operation and maintenance of aircraft.

Overview

The program will enable our graduates to have the ability to develop creative and innovative solutions to technical problems using their engineering expertise.   Using their aeronautical engineering knowledge they will be able to apply new technological developments to the design, manufacture, testing, operation and maintenance of aircraft.

Programme Aims:

  • To equip graduates with a detailed knowledge of advanced methods in aeronautical engineering, including theoretical foundations, computational and experimental methods and engineering applications.
  • To meet the industrial need for graduates with the above qualities at a Master's level.
  • To increase awareness of the opportunities offered by current research in Aeronautical Engineering and its application to current practice.
  • To fulfil the Engineers Ireland requirements for a Master's degree in an engineering discipline as a minimum educational standard for Chartered Engineer status.
  • To enhance graduates' existing educational base and employment prospects.

Programme Content

The MSc. Programme is offered with four core modules, three of which represent the research project for the programme and Advanced Technical Communication for Engineers. Based on the electives chosen, students will be awarded a Masters in a specialist area,  Aerodynamics & Fluid Dynamics, Aerostructures,  Aerospace Computational Methods or a general Aeronautical Engineering degree.

Based on the electives chosen, students will be awarded a Masters in a specialist area,  Aerodynamics & Fluid Dynamics,  Aerostructures,  Aerospace Computational Methods or a general Aeronautical Engineering degree.

Autumn

  • Research Project (3 credits)
  • Advanced Technical Communication for Engineers (3 credits)

Four electives* to be chosen from:

  • Boundary-Layer Theory
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics 
  • Fundamentals of  Continuum Mechanics
  • Finite Element Analysis 
  • Aerospace Metallic Materials
  • Composite Aircraft Structures 
  • Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Simulation
  • Aerodynamics 2

Spring

  • Research project (12 credits)

Four electives* to be chosen from:

  • Introduction to Heat Transfer
  • Propulsion Systems
  • Microfluidics 
  • Advanced CFD
  • Aircraft Control Systems
  • Engineering Mechanics of Plastics & Composites
  • Fracture Mechanics 
  • Advanced Aircraft Structures
  • Non-Linear FEA
  • Foundations of Aircraft Leasing

Summer

  • Research Project (30 credits)

*An elective module may not run if there are insufficient numbers

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement to the programme is a 2:2, (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Aeronautical Engineering or closely related field. For international students, the entry equivalent will be accepted as determined by the Course Director in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions. Where applicants are non-native English language speakers, certified achievement in TOEFL or IELTS Standard English Language Competency Test will be required. An interview may be part of the admission process.

What to include with your application:

  • Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable).
  • English language qualification(s) (if English is not your first language).
  • A copy of your birth certificate (long document).

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

  • Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level are achieved.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above.
  • TOEFL – 580 (paper-based) or 90 (internet-based).
  • IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
  • English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1.
  • GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above.
  • University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English - Grade A.
  • GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / the University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6.

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice. 

Graduate Profile

Prospective careers for graduates are very broad including all elements of aerospace, automotive, engineering design, advanced manufacturing and construction.

Last updated Nov 2020

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