B.Eng. Aircraft Systems 

IT Carlow 


About the Course 

CAO CODE  MINIMUM POINTS  NFQ Level  Delivery Mode  Duration 
CW507  281  7  Full Time  3 Years 



This B.Eng. degree provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of aircraft systems. Aircraft systems range from landing gear, to avionics and all in between. In studying this course, students will graduate with a solid foundation of aircraft systems, having availed of IT Carlow’s multi-million euro aerospace facilities. The course itself is accredited by Engineers Ireland and the Royal Aeronautical Society.  

 Other Minimum Requirements 

Mathematics  O6 or higher /H7 or higher 
English or Irish   06 or higher/H7 or higher 
5 LC Subjects   06 or higher/H7 or higher 

Structure/Content of the Course 

Year One  

Students study Mathematics, Basic Aerodynamics, Introduction to Aircraft Design, Electrical Fundamentals, Technical Communications, Physics and workshop practice.  

Year Two 

Students study Digital Techniques, Instrument Systems, Mathematics, Computer Applications, Human Factors, Materials & Hardware, Aircraft Structures Fundamentals and Maintenance Practices.  

Year Three 

Students study Mathematics, Aviation Legislation, Propellers, Industrial Studies, Electrical Power Systems and Aerodynamics & Flight Control Systems.  

 The final year allows students to specialise fields, in conjunction with picking their respective electives.  

Career Opportunities 

Upon completion of the degree, graduates can enrol in further courses at IT Carlow, extending their qualifications. A memorandum of understanding between IT Carlow and Cranfield University giving graduates the opportunity to progress to a premasters course at their respective university.  

 Employment prospects are endless for aircraft systems engineers, both in Ireland and abroad. Career prospects range from air crash investigation, to maintenance and design. IT Carlow’s Alumni have secured employment in companies such as Aer Lingus, CityJet and Eirtech Aviation.