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Post by flygirl88 » Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:52 pm

hey

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!

thanks

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Post by ceatach » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:16 pm

I don't know anything about it.
My guess is that you need strong maths skills judging by the modules:

Did you get on okay with your results today???







YEAR 1

Semester 1

Semester 2
Summer
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
Elective
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
PART 2
YEAR 2
Year 2
Semester 3

Semester 4


Summer
MA4003 Engineering Maths 3 MA4004 Engineering Maths 4

Cooperative

Education
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
Year 3
YEAR 3
Semester 5

Semester 6
Summer
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
Year 4



YEAR 4
Semester 7

Semester 8
Summer
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

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Post by Dutch Roll » Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:04 pm

iv'e some friends in that course.They like it because they are into it.
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 !!!!
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Post by ei6265 » Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:53 pm

I have been told it is very intensive on maths, and they apparently use alot of applied maths. I was told they go through the whole basics of the Leaving Cert Applied Maths course in about 2/3 weeks so is quite demanding!

I'm going to wait until Monday and see what I do from there! :)

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Post by Kal » Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:43 pm

I graduated from Aero at UL last year. Its a great course, and a very powerful degree. Im currently doing my Masters in the UK and many B.Eng courses here are 3 years, but with UL you get the co-op work experience that helps massively. The American system used at UL is better in my opinion also. And Limerick is a fantastic city and great place to spend 4 years of your life. I miss it terribly but life goes on.

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

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Post by flygirl88 » Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:50 pm

hey

thanks for the advice and information and stuff, it really helped make my mind up! i got offered the course but I'm deferring it until next year. woohoo!

Thanks again!

flygirl :)

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Post by ei6265 » Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:35 am

Same as myself flygirl! Im deferring until next year!

Might see you down there next year! :lol:

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Post by Nanolight » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:23 pm

Best o' luck kids.

I hope ye like maths. And more maths. Any physics... with some maths thrown in for fun.
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Post by Kal » Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:28 pm

Yea and when ye do the wave equation in 3rd year - dont bother with it, you'll never need it. And besides, it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever!

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

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Post by flygirl88 » Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:55 pm

cool, thanks for all the advice everyone! i want to go to france for the co op anyway, how many people from the course get to go foreign? and how is co op placement chosen - is it like only those who are really good that get to go cool places? Are there many girls that do the course?

What are you doing for your year out daryl?

thanks

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Post by ei6265 » Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:33 pm

Yeah, Id like to know about the placement abroad.. Id love to go over to France to Airbus for it. Suppose Seattle would be great fun too! :lol:

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.

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Post by Kal » Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:55 pm

Flygirl,

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!


EI6265,

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?

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Post by ei6265 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:22 am

Hiya Kal,

I had been thinking of going to OBA, or Naples. At the moment however, Im favouring OBA more, as its cheaper and includes a night rating in the package.

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Post by Kal » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:54 pm

Cool. I went to OBA a few years ago. But I chose to take solo time instead of the night rating. I just didnt see the need for a night rating unless you're planning on moving up the licence ladder. Which Im not. Not yet anyway.

If you have any questions, send 'em my way, Id be happy to help a fellow aviator

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