Duration: Course starts 23rd February 2016
10 weeks, 4 hours per week, plus field trips.
Tuesdays from 6.00pm to 10.00pm.
Subsidised cost: €395pp
Call the LIT Flexible Learning Office on +353 (0)61 293802
The programme covers nine topics from an aerodynamic, engineering, and operations perspective. Students will gain an insight into each aspect. Topics are delivered by industry professionals and instructors, providing the student with first hand information and an overview of the broad picture.
The aim of this programme is to provide an introduction to the topic of Aviation. On successful completion of the programme, students will have an appreciation of some of the essential aspects of flight and aircraft. They will be capable of explaining the physical laws that govern flight, some of the engineering utilised to achieve it and the practical application of how aircraft are flown, controlled and separated.
The programme aims to give students an understanding of the various pathways and career opportunities available.
Participants currently work within the aviation industry in an Aircraft Leasing, Legal, Financial, Records or Marketing role without formal training in aviation, a clear understanding of the fundamentals and associated terminology will improve your knowledge and confidence, particularly when interacting with technical teams and clients.
Applicants must satisfy a minimum entry requirement of Grade D3 or higher at Ordinary Level in five Leaving Certificate Subjects, or equivalent. Two of these subjects must include Mathematics and a Language (Irish or English).
Topics include basic Aerodynamics, Theory of Flight and Aircraft Control, Aircraft Structures, Composites and Instrumentation. The course looks at Air Traffic Control, Weather and the Human Factor involved in aviation.
Week 1: Basic Aerodynamics
Week 2: Aircraft Instruments – Flight Engine & Navigation Instruments
Week 3: Introduction to Aircraft Engines, Piston and Jet
Week 4: Aircraft Structures
Week 5: Aircraft Composite Technology
Week 6: Aviation Meteorology
Week 7: Human Factors Decision Making and Physiology in Flight
Week 8: Understanding the Air Traffic Control System
Week 9: Aircraft Control Theory
Week 10: Simulated Flight Lesson
During the 10 weeks we include 2 x Field Trips to Aviation Facilities in Shannon
Trainer Profile Qualification & Relevant Experience
Trainers are industry experts who have vast experience of the aviation industry and relevant engineering, aerodynamic and operations aspects. The programme is validated by Limerick Institute of Technology as a Special Purpose Award and carries 10 ECTS.