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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

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Degree - Ordinary Bachelor

Aircraft Systems

Institute of Technology Carlow
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Course Code
CW507
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
3 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points
281
Points Change
-27

Course Summary

Aircraft Engineering
Aircraft Engineering

Aircraft Systems refers to all the ‘subsystems’ required to maintain the airworthiness of an aircraft. These systems straddle flight controls, landing gear, electrical systems, hydraulics, avionics, navigation, communications and instrumentation, amongst others. An aircraft systems engineer can work as a development engineer, developing and testing aircraft systems or components, or can work as a maintenance engineer, testing, calibrating, maintaining and upgrading aircraft systems.

This three-year programme provides an overview of all aspects of aircraft systems. Modules include: Electrical Systems, Instrument Systems, Technical Communications, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design, Computer Applications, Maintenance Practice, Propellers, Legislation and Aircraft Structure. In third year, students have a choice of specialising in Mechanical Systems (aircraft structure and engines) or in Avionics Systems (autopilot, communications, navigation and radar systems).

Aircraft Systems refers to all the ‘subsystems’ required to maintain the airworthiness of an aircraft. These systems straddle flight controls, landing gear, electrical systems, hydraulics, avionics, navigation, communications and instrumentation, amongst others. An aircraft systems engineer can work as a development engineer, developing and testing aircraft systems or components, or can work as a maintenance engineer, testing, calibrating, maintaining and upgrading aircraft systems. This three-year programme provides an overview of all aspects of aircraft systems. Modules include: Electrical Systems, Instrument Systems, Technical Communications, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Design, Computer Applications, Maintenance Practice, Propellers, Legislation and Aircraft Structure. In third year, students have a choice of specialising in Mechanical Systems (aircraft structure and engines) or in Avionics Systems (autopilot, communications, navigation and radar systems).

Course Details

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Career Sectors

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Entry Requirements

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Career Progression

This course offers excellent training which makes graduates very attractive across the entire electronics industry. Graduates may progress to Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Limerick. Aircraft Systems Engineers are employed in every country in management, maintenance, design, flight crew, air traffic control, crash investigation, flight dispatching and ground crew staff.

Further Research

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