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Aircraft Maintenance and Airworthiness Engineering

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
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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. 

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.

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From College Website...
LM120 - Aircraft Maintenance and Airworthiness Engineering
University of Limerick

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LM120 - Aircraft Maintenance and Airworthiness Engineering
Qualifax - The National Courses Database
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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. 

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.

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