Aeronautical Engineering MSc From University of Limerick

Program Overview

The program will enable our graduates to have the ability to develop creative and innovative solutions to technical problems using their engineering expertise.   Using their aeronautical engineering knowledge they will be able to apply new technological developments to the design, manufacture, testing, operation and maintenance of aircraft.

Programme Aims:

  • To equip graduates with a detailed knowledge of advanced methods in aeronautical engineering, including theoretical foundations, computational and experimental methods and engineering applications.
  • To meet industrial need for graduates with the above qualities at a Master's level.
  • To increase awareness of the opportunities offered by current research in Aeronautical Engineering and its application to current practice.
  • To fulfil the Engineers Ireland requirements for a Master's degree in an engineering discipline as a minimum educational standard for Chartered Engineer status.
  • To enhance graduates' existing educational base and employment prospects.


  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee



IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90


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The MSc. Programme is offered with four core modules, three of which represent the research  project for the programme and Advanced Technical Communication for Engineers. Based on the electives chosen, students will be awarded a Masters in a specialist area,  Aerodynamics & Fluid Dynamics, Aerostructures,  Aerospace Computational Methods or a general Aeronautical Engineering degree.

Based on the electives chosen, students will be awarded a Masters in a specialist area,  Aerodynamics & Fluid Dynamics,  Aerostructures,  Aerospace Computational Methods or a general Aeronautical Engineering degree.


  • Research Project (3 credits)
  • Advanced Technical Communication for Engineers (3 credits)

Four electives* to be chosen from:

  • Boundary Layer Theory
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics 
  • Fundamentals of  Continuum Mechanics
  • Finite Element Analysis 
  • Aerospace Metallic Materials
  • Composite Aircraft Structures 
  • Aircraft Flight Dynamics and Simulation
  • Aerodynamics 2
  • Airworthiness and Spaceworthiness
  • Space Systems Design


  • Research project (12 credits)

Four electives* to be chosen from:

  • Introduction to Heat Transfer
  • Propulsion Systems
  • Microfluidics 
  • Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Aircraft Control Systems
  • Engineering Mechanics of Plastics & Composites
  • Fracture Mechanics 
  • Advanced Aerospace Structures
  • Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis
  • Foundations of Aircraft Leasing
  • Engineering Alloys
  • Plasticity of Conventional and 3D Printed Metals


  •  Research Project (30 credits)

The minimum entry requirement to the programme is a 2:2, (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Aeronautical Engineering, or closely related field.  For international students, the entry equivalent will be accepted as determined by the Course Director in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions. Where applicants are non-native English language speakers, certified achievement in TOEFL or IELTS Standard English Language Competency Test will be required. An interview may be part of the admission process.

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows

  1. Residency
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
  2. Citizenship
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

Prospective careers for graduates are very broad including all elements of aerospace, automotive, engineering design, advanced manufacturing and construction.


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