From Carlows website;
Graduates of this course can expect to find employment as a:
• Development Engineer: working as part of a design team developing and testing aircraft systems or components.
• Maintenance Engineer: testing, calibrating, maintaining and upgrading aircraft systems. Maintenance Engineers are typically employed by the airlines or by specialist aircraft maintenance organisations.
This is a loud of rubbish. Unless, you count the guy making the tea and sharping the pencils as part of the team, maybe the guys from the top of the UL class will get these jobs.
You won't have any experience so no one will hire you as a maintenance engineer.
In the course of their studies, students will be also encouraged to take the EASA examinations so as to satisfy the knowledge requirements for an European Aviation Safety Agency EASA licence (A, B1.1 or B2).
Thanks Carlow for explaining what A, B1.1, and B2 means.
Also thanks for failing to tell us how you'll need to have another 5 years’ experience working on aircraft before the IAA will give you a license.
Unless, that is, if someone can prove to you that the COURSE
not the collage is a EASA Part 147 approved, in which case, then it's just 2 years on the job experience you'll need.
If they say they have course approval then ask them if you can see there Maintenance Training Organisation Exposition.
One thing that will probably take up a great proportion of your practical work in Carlow is the building of their new RV homebuilt aircraft. The irony of this if you ask me is that these things are designed to be built by the guy off the street. It seems to me that it is more in the interest of a lecturer who likes to do his bit of flying than in the educational value of the student.
This is definitely is not a dig at the guys who have built home-built aircraft, I'm sure the commitment and challenges are great but when you've 100 young lads given a plane to build. Come on, what are they really going to learn?
Collage should be about learning to think outside the box not about building something that comes in a box.
I think if anything DIT is probably more on the ball at least it's broad course across the aviation sector. If you aren't, as quoted on the ITCarlow site, a "Matamatics"
genius then I recommend this course out of the two.