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UL building strong links with many of the world’s leading aerospace companies

Written by Robert McHugh, on 9th Apr 2015. Posted in General

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University of Limerick is the only institution in Ireland that offers a Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering according to a press release issued today. Furthermore, it has developed strong links with many of the world’s leading aerospace companies, including Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier Aerospace.

At the University today, fourth year Aeronautical Engineering students conducted flight tests of models aircraft, which were designed to carry sensors and drop payload onto a target. Two teams of students designed and constructed remotely-controlled subscale aircraft, to meet a defined specifications. 

Dr Trevor Young, Senior Lecturer in Aeronautical Engineering, UL said "This challenge requires our students to design, build and fly complex air vehicles designed to a demanding set of requirements.

The students need to use the knowledge and engineering skills acquired over the entire engineering programme to create an aircraft that is strong enough to support the loads, yet light enough to fly with small electric motors. Good teamwork and good project management are essential ingredients for success. These attributes are highly valued in industry, but are often ignored in engineering courses.”

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