just wondering if anyone would be able to tell me if the B Eng in Aeronautical Engineering at University of Limerick is good? Is it hard and is there loads of maths in it? And what are the good and bad points of the course?
I'm trying to decide if I should do this or go a totally different route with my college course choice, so I'm gathering as much info as possible, any comments on it would be appreciated!
My guess is that you need strong maths skills judging by the modules:
Did you get on okay with your results today???
Year 1 MA4001 Engineering Maths 1 MA4002 Engineering Maths 2 Vacation
ME4111 Eng. Mechanics 1 ME4112 Engineering Mechanics. 2
CH4701 Chemistry MT4922 Eng. Materials 1
ME4611 Computing ME4412 Fluid Mechanics 1
EE4011 Electrical Eng. 1 PE4112 Production Technology 1
French, German: for beginners, for Engineers; or Law Elective
French, German: for beginners, for Engineers; or Law
At the end of Part 1 the Student's Grades are zeroed and start again at beginning of Part 2
MA4003 Engineering Maths 3 MA4004 Engineering Maths 4
ME4213 Mechanics of Solids 1 ME4814 CAD 1
ME4223 Fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering MG4604 Air Transportation
ME4523 Thermodynamics 1 IE4214 Industrial Organisation
ME4113 Applied Mechanics EE4004 Electrical Eng. 2
MT4903 Eng. Materials 2 ME4424 Aerodynamics 1
Cooperative Education MA4006 Engineering Maths 5 Project Reading
ME4116 Aircraft Vibrations
ME4216 Aircraft Structures 1
ME4616 Finite Element Analysis
ME4826 Aircraft Design
ME4726 Flight Mechanics
ME4727 Stability & Control EE4008 Avionics Graduation
ME4817 Aircraft Systems Design IE4328 Aircraft Reliability & Maintenance
ME4227 Aircraft Structures 2 IE4248 Project Planning & Control
ME4528 Propulsion Systems ME4038 Project 2
ME4027 Project 1 (6 credits) ME4048 Project 3
One elective in each Semester from the following:
MT4717 Aircraft Materials ME4438 Computational Fluid Dynamics
ME4737 Astrodynamics IE4238 Operations Analysis
If you want to work on aircraft as an engineer, mechanical or avionic forget that course,it aint the way to go.
The course Itself may get you a job in planning,design and other management areas etc. and it's handy to have something to fall back on if your gona do flight training.
good point --go on work experience in 3rd year for 8 months or so.even abroad to france.
good/bad point whatever way you look.--Its in limerick which has a great night life !!!!
As regards the maths. Dont let it put you off. There is a lot of maths alright but you wont get in without honours leaving maths so you shouldnt have a problem. But you do have to work hard. Alot harder than some other courses. But take my word for it...do Aero its worth it in the end
Oh yea and most of the maths module in 2nd semester 2nd year is total bollox aswel. Other than that......enjoy!
P.S. I know its a long way in the future, but try and go away for co-op, the further the better. My main regret is that I didnt go to France or the States
What are you doing for your year out daryl?
Flygirl, Im planning on working for the year and getting my PPL next summer, probably in Florida.. how about you?
How many do the course too? In general is it a small group? The points went up this year for the course so more people probably applied.
From my year 3 went to Airbus in Toulouse, and 2 went to Boeing in Seattle. If you express an interest in going out foreign, you will just do an interview along with your other classmates and its just like applying for a job really. Its not the people with the best grades that get to go, you have to impress at the interview, which is good for the average students like me. However, the other jobs on offer are just as good. I got one of the best in placements going when I went to the Air Corps. But you'll have to do an interview for any placement, not just the foreign ones.
When I started there were 4 girls in a class of about 30. One or two dropped out and we had a couple of transferees over the years. We finished with 3 girls in the class, out of I think 24 altogether. But dont let it put you off, more and more girls are doing engineering and usually end up better then the lads at it!
As I said, the class was max 30, min 24 over the 4 years. The demand seems to fluctuate year to year, hence the change in points needed. In 1st and 2nd year, most of your modules are in with the Mechanical engineering courses. Thats why you'll be in a maths class with 200 other people. Are you thinking of anywhere in particular in Florida to do the PPL?
If you have any questions, send 'em my way, Id be happy to help a fellow aviator
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