Certificate in Aviation: Special Purpose Award
Limerick Institute of Technology
About the Course
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|6||Part Time||10 weeks|
This course is ideal for those interested in having a foundation knowledge of flight and some of the engineering that makes it possible. Ideal for those considering an aviation career, and also those currently engaged in the industry in non-technical roles, particularly in the aircraft leasing sector.
The course is delivered by industry professionals and instructors. As part of the course, students will have the opportunity to visit a live aircraft maintenance facility and experience a simulated flying lesson.
Certificate in Aviation is a Level 6 Special Purpose Award with 10 ECT awarded on successful completion of the programme. Students are required to submit one assignment weekly for each topic covered.
Applicants must satisfy a minimum entry requirement of Grade O6 or higher at Ordinary Level in five Leaving Certificate Subjects, or equivalent. Two of these subjects must include Mathematics and a Language (Irish or English).
Structure/Content of the Course
Course topics include;
- Basic Aerodynamics
- Aircraft Instrumentation
- The Jet Engine
- Aircraft Composite Technology
- Aircraft structures
- Aviation Meteorology
- Human Factors in Aviation
- The Air Traffic Control System
- Flight Theory
- Flight Control
This course gives a students good understanding technical understanding of flight operations and can aid successful students in their pursuit of a technical role in the industry. Furthermore, the course seeks to deliver a technical understanding of flight to those already engaged in non-technical roles throughout the aviation industry.