What will I learn?

1st Years students start on 28th Sept - Overseas students may be subject to 2-week self-isolation period before they start their programme.

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 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.

Which department am I in?

Department of Aerospace, Mechanical and Electronic Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€10,250.00 (US$ 12,159) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 September 2020, 11 January 2021

Venue

Institute of Technology Carlow

Kilkenny Road,

Carlow,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must demonstrate that they have reached a level of education in their country of origin that is the equivalent of a Secondary School Diploma (High School Diploma) with good grades in an appropriate language, mathematics and at least 4 other subjects. Students must also have an IELTS of 5.5 or equivalent; TOEFL Internet Based Test: 79; TOEFL Computer Based Test: 213; TOEFL Paper Based Test: 550; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 50-57; GCE O-Level English Language: Grade C; Test of Interactive English (TIE): B2+; TOEIC: 700; GCSE English: Grade C; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: Grade C; English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes (ETAPP) B2+; Irish Leaving Certificate: Ordinary Level Grade D

For international students

Students must demonstrate that they have reached a level of education in their country of origin that is the equivalent of a Secondary School Diploma (High School Diploma) with good grades in an appropriate language, mathematics and at least 4 other subjects.

English language requirements: TOEFL paper based 550; TOEFL computer based 213; TOEFL internet based (iBT) 79; IELTS 5.5; GCE O level English language – grade C; Test of Interactive English (TIE) – B2+; TOEIC – 700; GCSE English – Grade C; Cambridge certificate in advanced English – Grade C; English test for academic and professional purposes (ETAPP) – B2+; Irish leaving certificate – ordinary level grade D.

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About this uni

IT Carlow offers an inclusive campus environment where students make lifelong friends while reaching academic goals.

  • Undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation programmes
  • Programmes in business, law, humanities, sport and science
  • In Carlow, South East Ireland, near Dublin
  • Known for student sporting excellence