Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Aerospace Engineering CW568

  • NFQ Level 8
  • CW568
  • 15
  • 380
  • 4 Years
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What is the Course about?

This four-year honours programme equips graduates with real-life problem solving skills. IT Carlow is the only third-level institute in Ireland to have its own aerospace centre with an avionics workshop and a fleet of aircraft inside its own hangar. These unique facilities ensure IT Carlow students have the very best learning environment combining theory with practical, hands-on experience. IT Carlow has officially been recognised as a leading aerospace education facility in the country by a panel of independent aviation experts and was recently awarded the 2015 Aviation Academic Education Award by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA).    

During this four-year programme, students will use first-class design tools such as CATIA and ANSYS to design, build and fly light aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The programme provides students with an understanding of: aerodynamics and propulsion, technical communication, aerodynamics, instrument systems, computer applications, maintenance practices, engineering practices, aircraft leasing, aircraft structures, aircraft system design and operation. 

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.
  • IT 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 IT Carlow or other Universities.

What exemptions will I receive?




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, 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.

What are the minimum entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate:

  • 6 subjects with at least 2 subjects at Higher Level Grade H5 or better.
  • 4 subjects at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7.

Subjects required:

  • English or Irish at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.
  • Mathematics at Ordinary Level Grade O6 or Higher Level Grade H7 or better.

Graduates with a relevant Ordinary Degree are eligible to enter Year 4 and graduates with a relevant Higher Certificate are eligible to enter Year 3.

Mature applicants will be assessed on an individual basis and may be interviewed.


For Further Information Contact

Programme Director
Gerard Gibbs , MEng