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LM120 - Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Maintenance and Airworthiness Engineering

Course Details

Course Code: LM120

Level: NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree
Length: 4 Years
CAO Minimum Points Entry 2017: 402
Course Leader: Dr. Kyriakos Kourousis
Phone: 00 353 61 202217
Email: kyriakos.kourousis@ul.ie

Admissions
Tel: 00 353 61 202015
Email: www.ul.ie/admissions-askus

About you

Are you attracted to the world of aircraft and aviation? Would you like to work in the booming Aircraft industry with outstanding opportunities for travel and career advancement? Are you excited by the prospect of being part of Ireland’s huge success story in aircraft leasing? Do you have an aptitude for technology and science? And would you like to gain not only a degree but also internationally recognised European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) qualifications? Then the Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Maintenance and Airworthiness Engineering at UL could be the right choice for you.

Why Study Aircraft Maintenance And Airworthiness At UL?

The aircraft maintenance, technical operations and continuing airworthiness sectors are vital parts of the global aviation industry. The new Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Maintenance and Airworthiness Engineering has been developed in response to growing demand from these sectors, and is jointly delivered by UL and Lufthansa Technik Shannon Ltd, a leading multinational maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO) and modifications’ services provider for civil operated aircraft.

The programme provides the opportunity for graduates to BOTH obtain their degree AND satisfy the knowledge requirements for the EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License (Category C) in just four years. Delivering a unique blend of academic and industry-focused content, the programme is designed to equip students for senior positions in the aviation industry.

What You Will Study

The programme is of four years duration divided into eight academic semesters. Year 1 provides students with fundamental subjects which are part of any University Engineering degree, such as Mathematics, Engineering Science, CAD, Materials, and Computing. In Year 2, the focus is on six of the EASA modules, covering topics like Electrical Fundamentals, Instrumentation Systems, Materials and Hardware, Aerodynamics and Maintenance Practices. Year 3 completes the remaining 7 EASA modules.

A highlight of the programme is the On-Aircraft Practical Training module in the summer after Year 3, which is a structured programme at the Lufthansa Technik Shannon Ltd base maintenance facility, introducing the Part 145 Aircraft Maintenance environment, its practices, procedures and integrated engineering support functions. In Year 4 students study advanced aircraft maintenance and engineering modules, as well as international Business Aviation management modules and focus on a major Final Year research Project. To find out more about this new degree, go to www.mabe.ul.ie or www.ul.ie/courses or www.facebook.com/ULaircraftMaintenance

Course Structure

  • Four year course divided into eight academic semesters
  • On-Aircraft Practical Training module is in the summer after Year 3 and is conducted in a live maintenance environment at Shannon Aerospace.
  • 13 EASA modules delivered by Lufthansa Technik Shannon Ltd aviation industry tutors
  • All teaching (except the On-Aircraft Practical Training module) is delivered on the UL campus

The programme is of four years duration divided into eight academic semesters. In Year 1 you will study fundamental subjects which are part of any University Engineering degree, such as Mathematics, Engineering Science, CAD, Materials, and Computing. The 13 EASA modules are primarily delivered in Years 2 and 3, by aviation tutors from Lufthansa Technik, covering the full Aviation Maintenance knowledge required by the EASA B1.1 standard.

A highlight of the programme is the On-Aircraft Practical Training module in the summer after Year 3, based at Shannon Aerospace. In the final year you will explore specialised subjects such asAirworthiness and Aircraft Maintenance Management, Aerospace Materials, Structural Integrity & Repair, Reliability Technology and Air Transportation & Management. A significant part of 4th year will be spent on a capstone research project enabling students’ specialisation in primary areas of aviation maintenance engineering.

To find out more about this new degree, go to the MABE website

Normal Entry (school leavers):

*The On-Aircraft Practical Training in the summer of Year 3 is a structured programme at the Lufthansa Technik Shannon 6-bay Base Maintenance facility, introducing the Part 145 Aircraft Maintenance environment, its practices, procedures and integrated engineering support functions.

Advanced Entry (holders of EASA B1.1 Aircraft Maintenance License or EASA B1.1 Modules)

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

In addition, applicants must hold a minimum grade O3/H7 in Mathematics and a grade O4/H7 in one of the following: Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Physics with Chemistry, Engineering, Design & Communication Graphics/Technical Drawing, Technology, Construction Studies, Agricultural Science, Biology.

The University provides reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities or medical/other conditions (e.g. exams supports, etc). However, due to the nature and content of the BSc Aircraft Maintenance & Airworthiness Engineering (LM120), namely the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part-66 modules on the programme (approx. 45% of the modules) individuals with disabilities or medical/other conditions interested in applying for this programme should contact the University (Course Director or Disability Support Office) before applying for this programme to ensure they are fully informed on the EASA and Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) legislative/licensing requirements.

LM120 Aircraft Maintenance & Airworthiness Engineering

Course Director: Kyriakos Kourousis

Email: Kyriakos.Kourousis@ul.ie

Phone: 061 202217


Disability Support Office

Email: disabilityservices@ul.ie

Phone: 061 213098


A Special Mathematics Examination will be offered at UL following the Leaving Certificate results for those students who did not achieve the Mathematics requirement. We welcome applications from mature students. Mature applicants must apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1 February.

† Indicates that students admitted to the programme are required to undergo a Garda Vetting process.

Mature Students

We welcome applications from mature students. Mature applicants must apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) (www.cao.ie) by 1 February. Full details on how to submit an application are available through the UL Mature Students Offi ce online at www.ul.ie/mso or by telephoning 061-202735. The Department would encourage interested candidates to contact the course director by e-mail or telephone to discuss suitability.

Career Prospects

There are countless opportunities for engineers in organisations involved in maintenance, leasing/financing, flying (airlines), and regulating aircraft. There is currently a huge worldwide shortage of engineers in the aviation industry, which is projected to continue for years to come. The industry is expanding at the rate of over 5.6% per annum and through to 2020 there will be a need for 150,000 new Aviation Engineers across the globe. This degree will give you a vast skillset, much valued by aviation employers. The aircraft operations industry opens doors to some of the most exciting careers imaginable, with extensive opportunities for travel and a different challenge every day.

More specifically graduates can expect to pursue careers in the following aviation sectors:

Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Organisations: Engineering; Planning; Quality Assurance; Sales & Marketing

Airlines: Engineering; Planning, Quality Assurance; Operations Engineering

Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMO): Quality Assurance; Planning; Technical Services

Aircraft Leasing companies: Technical Services; Financial and Asset Management

Aviation Safety Regulating Authorities: Airworthiness Inspection; Safety Regulation Oversight; Rulemaking

Maintenance Training Organisations and Aviation Education Institutions: Technical Instruction and Lecturing

Aircraft Manufacturers (with an Aeronautical Engineering Masters): Aircraft and engine design and manufacturing.

Follow On Study

Graduates who wish to follow a career in aircraft design and manufacturing, or progress to a Ph.D. can apply to undertake a master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering, which will enhance your knowledge and capabilities in key areas of aeronautical technology

Click here; for a list of programmes offered by the MABE Dept.