University of Limerick launches unique Aviation undergraduate programme in India

The University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, is launching its innovative Bachelor of Technology in Aircraft Maintenance and Operations at the Chennai Education Fair on the 16th November for the Indian undergraduate market. The Bachelor of Technology is a four-year honours degree programme offering a unique blend of academic and on-aircraft, industry-focused content, designed to equip students for senior positions in the aircraft industry. Student intake will commence in September 2014.

Graduates will gain an unrivalled exposure to the aircraft industry, satisfy the basic knowledge requirements for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance License (AML) in category C, and gain an honours Bachelor of Technology degree from one of the most respected Aeronautical Engineering departments in Europe.

The programme is a unique collaboration between UL and the Lufthansa Technik AG subsidiary, Shannon Aerospace, a certified EASA Part 147 Maintenance Training Organisation.  According to Professor Michael McCarthy, Chair of Aeronautical Engineering at UL, “Our highly successful Aeronautical Engineering degree has been running for over 20 years, and our graduates include the Boeing Engineer of the Year in 2011. We are really excited to branch into the Maintenance and Operations sector, which we believe has huge growth potential. By teaming up with Shannon Aerospace (Lufthansa Technik AG), an EASA-certified Maintenance training organisation for over 20 years, with a large base maintenance facility just 30 minutes from the University, we can offer on-aircraft experience in a “live” maintenance environment, and EASA qualifications in addition to the degree. Unlike many other degrees offering the EASA modules, we’ve also included high-level engineering modules so students can go on and do a masters in Aeronautical Engineering if they wish. This allows maximum flexibility upon graduation.”

Head of Aviation Services in Shannon Aerospace, Mr. Pat Foley, believes there will be great demand for graduates of the new Aircraft Maintenance and Operations degree. “The aviation industry is expanding worldwide and I think graduates of the programme will be very attractive to employers in our own industry, the aircraft maintenance business, as well as the aircraft operations and leasing businesses. We are excited to work with the UL Aeronautical Engineering department on this new and innovative degree programme and believe it will be a very successful partnership”.

Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at UL, Professor Kieran Hodnett added, “we are very pleased to launch the new Bachelor of Technology in Aircraft Maintenance and Operations programme and we welcome students from India to study at the University of Limerick and join our growing number of international students.”

For full details on the Bachelor of Technology in Aircraft Maintenance and Operations programme, the University of Limerick and how to apply see

Scholarships available for new Bachelor of Technology in Aircraft Maintenance and Operations at the University of Limerick. The annual tuition fee is approximately €15,000. Scholarships worth 25% of fees (around €3,800)are available for this programme and are based on academic merit. Students do not apply for the scholarship, once they are in receipt of an offer letter for this programme they will automatically be considered for a scholarship.

Meet the University of Limerick at the following Education fairs during November:

16th November Chennai – Taj Coromandel, Chennai

17th November Bangalore – Oberoi MG Road, Bangalore

20th November Mumbai – Trident Nariman Point

23rd November Delhi – Park Hotel, Parliament Street, CP

 To register for the Education in Ireland fairs SMS Ireland to 57272


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