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CW507
Aircraft Systems

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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.

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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).

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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.



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