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The Faculty of Science + Engineering (S+E) is organised administratively into ten academic departments with a number of associated units and centres, in addition to three world-class research institutes. Faculty activities are supported by 250 faculty and staff.

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Graduate Profile, Aeronautical Engineering, University of Limerick

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Mr. Martin Houston

Mechanical Design Engineer AMPAC In-space Propulsion  

Dublin

Ireland

                                             

www.ampacisp.com

MartinHouston

 

 

Education and Training

  1. B. Eng. (Hons) Aeronautical Eng, University of Limerick, Ireland, 2000
  2. Diploma in Space Studies, International Space University, 2003
  3. MSc Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Washington, Seattle, 2004
  4. Private Pilot License, 1998

 

Current Position

Title

Dates

Employer

Mechanical Design Engineer

2009-Present

AMPAC ISP, Dublin, Ireland

 

 

Previous Positions

Title

Dates

Employer

Space Mechanisms Design Engineer

2006-2009

EADS1 Astrium, UK

Spacecraft Operator

2003-2006

LSE2 Gmbh (Lightweight Structures Engineering), Germany

Young Graduate Trainee

2000-2001

ESA3, Netherlands

 

1EADS - European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company

2LSE - Lightweight Structures Engineering

3ESA - European Space Agency

 

"Home" Town(s)/County(s)

Stranorlar, Co. Donegal                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

Please describe your current job

My day to day job involves designing and test of components and assemblies for Rocket engines, for both launchers and in-space propulsion. The job is based just outside Dublin and I was happy such a job opportunity existed in Ireland. The most interesting part of the job is coming up with creative ideas for new designs for rocket engine parts and then seeing your designs being made and tested, and hopefully working!

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

Please describe your career path since graduating with your B.Eng. Aeronautical Eng. 

My career path was kicked off well with my Co-op with Boeing in Seattle while in my 3rd year at UL. This opened doors for all future jobs really. I was able to do a young graduate trainee job at the European Space Agency straight after the B.Eng. and this helped a lot also. My passion was always for Space studies so I went for a Masters in the US where I could learn more about that. From then on I would have taken any space job but was happy to work in spacecraft operations in Germany where I got to control satellites orbiting the Earth which was lots of fun. After a few years of that I wanted to get back into old school engineering so I was lucky enough to get a job working in the Cryogenics Systems Group in Astrium-UK. This was also an eye opener of a job which helped convince me that mechanical design in space systems was the road for me. After a few years of that I wanted to get back to Ireland and was lucky enough to get the job in Dublin working on Rocket engines which was my main goal from when I was studying in UL, so it all worked out pretty well!

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

What made you decide to study Aeronautical Engineering at UL?

It was by accident, I actually chose mechanical initially as i wasn't sure what to do.

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

Are you glad you did?

Yes, see above.

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

What did you most enjoy about studying at UL - academically, and also non-academically?

The Co-op in Seattle was the highlight. My final year project was also enjoyable, as it was on a rocket engine!

 

I was very involved with a student society interested in all things space, and that was very enjoyable.

                                                                                            

 

 

Where did you do your COOP? 

See above.

                                                                                            

 

 

What advice would you give school-goers considering choosing Aeronautical Engineering?

Take some flying lessons

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

What advice would you give future graduates of Aeronautical Engineering?

Take any engineering job that sounds interesting, most engineering basics are the same. Also try to work for a small company as well as in a large company, see which works best for you. Don't stay in the same place for too long, especially in your early career.

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

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Graduate Profile, Aeronautical Engineering, University of Limerick

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Mr. Ian Devine
Managing Director
Sirius Aerospace
Waterford, Ireland
www.sirius-aerospace.com
Ian Devine

 

 

Education and Training

 

 

Current Position

 

Title

Dates

Employer

Managing Director

Feb 2007 - Current

Sirius Aerospace, Waterford, Ireland

 

Previous Positions

 

Title

Dates

Employer

Design Engineer (Coop Placement)

June 2006 - Feb 2007

Lufthansa Technik, Hamburg, Germany

 

"Home" Town(s)/County(s)

 

Waterford, Ireland

Hamburg, Germany

                                                                                            

 

Please describe your current job

 

I am the Managing Director with Sirius Aerospace, an Engineering Contracting Company based primarily in Hamburg, Germany. We specialise in Interior Aircraft Modifications on all types of commercial aircraft, from changing Passenger Seats on an A319, to installing a new TV System on a privately owned VIP A340, or helping a manufacturer develop a new technology for installation on a complete fleet of an airline's aircraft.

 

We deal with bigger companies and airlines, such as Lufthansa, Airbus, Ryanair, who prefer using contractors as it allows them to stay more flexible with their projects and schedules. Every change that is done to an aircraft after it is sold to an airline must be designed and certified by certain firms which the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) give a special approval to (called EASA 21J Approval). Airlines can then approach these EASA 21J companies and request their help in changing their aircraft.

 

Due to the fact that all airlines operating in Europe must comply with the Safety Requirements of EASA, the borders between countries all but disappear. It makes no difference if the aircraft flies for a Russian Airline, a Turkish Airline, or an Irish Airline, the same EASA 21J Company can design a change for them. Therefore the chances for dealing with many different customers across the whole of Europe, and beyond, are amazing. Sirius Aerospace has offices in Ireland and Germany at the moment, but also deals with customers from Russia, England, Scandinavia, and even the Middle East. This also makes for really interesting customer visits and meetings.

 

A standard project lasts 3 or 4 months, and we usually have a number of projects running simultaneously. Because of this, the work is always interesting and something new comes up every few months.

 

The most interesting aspect of the job however, is the contact with the aircraft. It is a big bonus to be able to see the project you designed being carried out on an aircraft, and being able to see the final product roll out of the hanger afterwards.

                                                                                                                                 

 

Please describe your career path since graduating with your B.Eng. Aeronautical Eng.

 

A brilliant part of the Aeronautical Engineering course in the University of Limerick is the Co Operative Education Placement Program. It allows students the chance to get out into the real world and see the opportunities that their university qualification will give them.

 

I travelled to Hamburg, Germany in June 2006 to do my Co-Op Placement with Lufthansa Technik. While working as a Design Engineer for VIP Entertainment Systems, I made a number of contacts with the company. After I returned to UL to complete my studies, I kept in contact with a number of these contacts. After I graduated, I founded my own company and through these contacts found work very easily in Hamburg.

 

After a year contracting in Hamburg, I saw the opportunity to expand the company and offered a position to one of my class-mates from UL who I had worked with throughout the Aeronautical Engineering Course. Since then, I have continued to grow the company and developed every opportunity that comes along, using UL Students / Graduates as a major source of my workforce. I am currently in contact with a number companies in Ireland and looking to expand our customer base also.

 

A big advantage to UL Graduates working throughout Europe is how well renowned and extensive the course from the University of Limerick is. Due to the fact it covers a wide range of topics, it allows graduates the chance to work in a massive variety of career paths. Also due to the fact English is the language of the Aviation Industry, Irish Graduates have a natural advantage in all countries throughout the world.

                                                                                                                                 

 

What made you decide to study Aeronautical Engineering at UL?

 

My fascination and interest in aircraft and aviation in general. Another factor was how wide ranging the course is, allowing for a wealth of knowledge to be brought into industry after graduation.

                                                                                                                                 

 

Are you glad you did?

 

A resounding yes, due to the friends, contacts and opportunities that the course provided.

                                                                                                                                 

 

What did you most enjoy about studying at UL - academically, and also non-academically?

 

The mix of everything; the campus itself, the course, the clubs / socs, the diversity. Due to the fact UL is a proper campus, the sense of family (especially within a small course such as Aero Eng) really makes the studying experience much more than 9 to 5 lecture timetables.

                                                                                                                                 

 

Where did you do your COOP?

 

I was a Design Engineer for Entertainment Systems on VIP Aircraft at Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg Germany. The Co-Op was my first real experience into the Aviation Industry, and had a massive impact on everything that I have done since graduating.

 

The job itself was incredibly interesting, and my responsibility was limited to where I felt my own limits were. The job consisted of designing new In-Flight Entertainment Systems (Playstation Installations, Plasma Screens, etc.) onto privately owned VIP Commercial Aircraft (B747s, A340s, etc.). The contact with aircraft under modification was a real bonus as it allowed me to see how the aircraft is put together, changed, and completed.

                                                                                                                                 

 

What advice would you give school-goers considering choosing Aeronautical Engineering?

 

For anyone with an interest in aircraft, aviation, or general engineering, Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Limerick provides the most comprehensive path into the most interesting industry worldwide.

 

You will be more fascinated after four years of the course than you were at day 1.

                                                                                                                                 

 

What advice would you give future graduates of Aeronautical Engineering?

 

Truthfully, I would say that the best chances to properly fulfil your potential would be to look at the worldwide Engineering / Aviation Industry and not just Ireland.

 

The knowledge you have from Aeronautical Engineering at UL, ability with the English Language, and freedom of travel provided by an EU Passport means you would be a highly valuable asset to any company involved in either Engineering or the Aviation Industry.

                                                                                                                                 

 

 

IanDeva 

 

A340 Door 1 RH Deployed           

 

IanDevb

A340 First Class Overhead Stowage Compartment Support Structure

Graduate Profile, Aeronautical Engineering, University of Limerick

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Mr. Jonathan Fahey
Principal
Boston Consulting Group (BCG), UK
www.bcg.com
Jonathan Fahy

 

 

Education and Training

  1. B. Eng. (Hons) Aeronautical Eng, University of Limerick, Ireland, 1998
  2. Grad. Dip. (High Distinction) Business and IT, Smurfit School of Business, Ireland, 1999
  3. MBA (Distinction), Harvard Business School, USA, 2004

 

Current Position

Title

Dates

Employer

Principal

2008 - 2010

Boston Consulting Group (BCG), UK

 

 

Previous Positions

Title

Dates

Employer

Project Manager

2006 - 2008

BCG, London, UK

Consultant

2004 - 2008

BCG, London, UK

Strategy Analyst

2001 - 2002

Vodafone, Newbury, UK

Associate

1999 - 2001

BCG, London, UK

 

 

"Home" Town(s)/County(s)

Sligo, Ireland

 

 

Please describe your current job

I work as a Consultant to large UK and Global companies. I typically lead joint Consultant and Client teams to help them improve the performance of their business or answer big strategic questions.

 

Examples of the types of things I work on include "Which companies should I buy or sell?, What new countries should I enter?, How do I sell more product?, or How do I reduce my costs?". My work is very enjoyable as I get to work on many different types of projects in different industries and teams.

 

Each project lasts 3-6 months and I work closely with clients as a single team and we use analysis, expertise and insight to ensure we make good decisions. I frequently get exposure to CEOs and their senior team in some of the largest and most successful businesses in the UK. I am based mainly in London, but I have helped clients in Germany, Switzerland and the US, among others. It is very satisfying, as working with the client we can have a huge impact on their profitability and growth performance.

 

 

Please describe your career path since graduating with your B.Eng. Aeronautical Eng.

While I found the Aero Eng course valuable and enjoyable, my work experience (Airbus and Alstom) convinced me that while the real world of engineering was enjoyable, it is difficult to have a big impact - for example, you will typically design a small part of a very big system.  In addition, I found engineering companies to be less meritocratic than I hoped. 

 

So, on graduation I started a one-year Grad Dip (in Business and IT) at the Smurfit School of Business.  Engineering gives you great quantitative skills and a good business course will give you strong commercial skills. Both skills are useful in any job. 

 

After Smurfit I joined the Boston Consulting Group. This firm is considered the founder of modern business strategy thinking. As an analyst there I used my quantitative skills to help understand and size different markets and business growth options. I then worked with Vodafone for a year to experience life in a big business and help them figure out what business practices they could take from their operations in one country to improve performance in another. I worked mainly in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Italy. 

 

I then decided to go to Harvard Business School to study for an MBA. This course is great for building business leadership skills, and BCG kindly offered to pay for my studies. I re-joined BCG afterwards and have subsequently worked with clients in a variety of businesses to improve performance. I enjoy the variety of my work, the insight I can bring to bear working with great clients, and the real measurable impact we have on business performance.

 

 

What made you decide to study Aeronautical Engineering at UL?

As a child I had a passion for mechanical things; I would disassemble the clock, lawnmower and many other things, reassembling them with parts left over. I was particularly interested in aircraft and racing cars, and by extension Aerodynamics. UL appealed to me because it was an opportunity to study something I was passionate about and offered hands-on lab work and work experience. The campus facilities and lifestyle were the icing on the cake.

 

 

Are you glad you did?

I am very happy to have Aeronautical Engineering. Firstly, I enjoyed the course immensely and that makes it easy to learn. I learned a lot in the 4 years.

 

Secondly, the work placement gave me exposure to real-life engineering jobs and it made it easy for me to subsequently arrange a summer job in engineering.

 

Finally, while I do not work in the engineering sector, the course gave me a strong analytical grounding, a skill in problem-solving and complexity, and a confidence that I can crack any problem analytically; this is valuable in pretty much any job environment.

 

 

What did you most enjoy about studying at UL - academically, and

also non-academically?

Three things;

  1. Interesting course content with practical lab and coursework and good teaching staff
  2. My work placement; which helped me understand how to put what I learned to work in real-life, and
  3. The campus environment; because everyone lives in close proximity to the college there is much more of a social buzz than in most other colleges in Ireland

 

 

Where did you do your COOP? 

I did my COOP with Airbus Industrie in Toulouse. It was a fantastic experience. I was responsible for identifying what modifications were required to aircraft in response to customers' requests. For example, if a customer wanted the aircraft to fly with heavier loads, I would figure out what changes were needed to the landing gear, wheels, instrumentation etc, and how it would impact how far the plane could fly.

 

The experience was useful in my career because it gave me experience of working in a real professional environment, which meant I not only found it easier to get a job, but also hit the ground running much more quickly when I started that job. It also introduced me to work and travel in a foreign country which is very rewarding.

 

 

What advice would you give school-goers considering choosing Aeronautical Engineering?

If you are passionate about the engineering then you will enjoy this course. Don't get worked-up about job prospects; if you're passionate about your work you will do well. The course is very well regarded because it is seen as challenging, so if you do well on the course you will be well positioned for a job in not only the Aerospace sector, but in any sector.

 

 

What advice would you give future graduates of Aeronautical Engineering?

The jobs are out there, but you need to make yourself as sellable as possible on graduation, especially if you want to compete for the very best jobs. This is particularly true if you want to go overseas.

 

This goes beyond academics; get additional real work experience if you can (engineering companies, large businesses), and demonstrate achievements outside of academic life. Volunteer, undertake leadership roles (clubs, societies, teams), anything to demonstrate you go above and beyond; that you have drive and take responsibility, not just follow the academic programme. This is what employers look for.

 

Graduate Profiles - Aeronautical Engineering

Want to know what Aeronautical Engineers do? Find out from the Engineers themselves!!

The following profiles are from graduates of the University of Limerick's Aeronautical Engineering programme.

NOTE 1:  Profiles were provided by the graduates and have not been edited (barring formatting checks etc) 
NOTE 2:  The page is under construction. More profiles will appear soon. 
NOTE 3:  The profiles are grouped by job sector, and ordered by graduation year (most recent last)

Job Sectors listed below (in order of appearance) are:

1:  Aircraft Leasing 2:  Aircraft Manufacturing 3:  Formula 1 Racing
4:  Aircraft Engine Manufacturing 5: Aircraft Certification 6: Space Engineering
7: Aircraft Maintenance and Modification 8: Research and Development 9: Engineering (non-Aerospace)
10: Finance 11: Aircraft Pilot  

These are just the sectors for which we have received profiles. Our graduates work in many other sectors as well. Note that though most of our graduates work in the aerospace industry, many have forged highly successful careers in other fields; either straight from University or after a period in the aerospace industry (see some examples below).

Click on the links to go to the full-length (4-5 page!) profiles (check out their advice to school-leavers! find out how they got their first job, and how they got to where they are today!)

Want to get the big picture? See the Employment Statistics for our Aeronautical Engineering graduates.

 

 Aircraft Leasing

RobDownesCold
 ROBERT DOWNES
 Graduation Year:    2001
 Current Position:    Corporate Finance Manager
 Current Employer:  AWAS (Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services), Dublin, Ireland
 
 "...was sent to Toulouse to work as a landing gear engineer on the A380 Flight Test Programme...best part was travelling with the A380 on test missions - especially to the Arctic, where we had to make sure that everything worked at -40oC!...At the end of the A380 programme, I was made manager of the Landing Gear team for Flight test - looking after a fleet of 8 test aircraft from the A320, to the A380. Then, in mid-2010, I decided it was time to leave Airbus, and move back home.
 
...I wanted to be a pilot...also quite good a maths and science subjects in school..parents convinced me to go and get a degree first, before I went to fly...probably the best advice they ever gave me...once I got started at the engineering, I knew I was in the right place! Imagine the feeling of a dream come true; from a nervous young student starting out in UL, to sitting in the cockpit of the A380 as we landed in the Canadian Arctic, telling the pilots what was going wrong with the landing gear, and why!
 
To me, UL is the best campus in the country. And I say that after spending the last year at UCD (2nd best?!). Combine this with great people, top class modern facilities and the best engineering school in the country, and you can't go wrong. Go for it!! It really is a super course, and a super industry. There are lots of opportunities at home too, and you can always come back home after being away for years (as I have done). I can't say it was easy - It took a lot of hard work, but then if you love what you are doing, that doesn't matter! There are 100s of UL Aero grads out there, and all will be willing to help - get in touch with us!"
 

 RUTH BAGNELL
 Graduation Year:    2003
 Current Position:    Quality Manager 
 Current Employer:  SGI Aviation, Santry, Dublin, Ireland 
 

"There are hundreds of companies in aviation in Ireland, and lots of airfields...It's important to realise the range of opportunities that exist in Ireland alone - production organisations, design, maintenance, spares, leasing, general aviation (light aircraft), engine overhaul, engine inspection, airlines, helicopter operators and search and rescue to name a few."

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 Aircraft Manufacturing
 
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 COLIN THOMPSON 
 Graduation Year:       1998
 Current Position:       A350-1000 Wing Architect 
 Current Employer:     AIRBUS, Filton, Bristol, United Kingdom
 
"Through my school years I had always wanted to be an architect (in the traditional building sense)...Fifteen years after not going down the route of being a traditional architect, I have become an aircraft architect which is a far more challenging environment...Aeronautical Engineering is such a rewarding career...Aeronautical Engineering also provides a secure grounding for many other careers as the depth of knowledge you gain is regarded highly in other industries providing good flexibility."
 
BrianMartin
 BRIAN MARTIN
 Graduation Year:    1998
 Current Position:    Structures Repair Engineer
 Current Employer:  AIRBUS, Toulouse, France
 
 "My role is to respond to the airlines.  I am the technical expert who responds to the questions from the airline.  Normally, I am based in Toulouse, France, but I deal with queries from around the world... Sometimes due to type of damage or the amount of assistance needed by the airline, I will travel to the airport where the aircraft is located.  This can be anywhere in the world and we generally try to be at the aircraft within 24 hours of being requested by an airline"   
 
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LaurenceQueeney2
 LAURENCE QUEENEY
 Graduation Year:    1999
 Current Position:    A350-1000 Wing Design Integrator
 Current Employer:  AIRBUS, Bristol, UK
 
 "I currently work as part of the Wing Architects and Integrators team on the A350XWB-1000. We're responsible for the overall structural design and integration of the wing...The original A350 was based on the A330 wing, but replacing the spars and wing covers with Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP). It soon became apparent that this approach was not going to achieve the performance required to beat our competitor's aircraft so we started with a blank sheet of paper on a new family of aircraft known as A350XWB. On this project I was made Lead Designer of the Main Landing Gear Support Structure (MLGSS), where I managed numerous trade-offs to define the optimum MLGSS geometry and was responsible for the day to day design of the Structure...Things I learned (at UL) I use on a daily basis. I still keep a copy of some of my course notes in my drawer at work for reference."
 
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Pio Fitz2
 PIO FITZGERALD
 Graduation Year: 1999
 Current Position: Programme Integration Manager, 747-8
 Current Employer: Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Company, Seattle, WA, USA
 
"In February 2011, I was named Boeing Commercial Airplanes Engineer of the Year for 2010 for my work leading a multi-disciplinary engineering team through the development of a control law solution to a very subtle vibration which was detected while flight testing the 747-8F. Without the excellent education I received at UL...I would not be where I am today."'
 
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Keith Boh

 KEITH BOHANNON
 Graduation Year:    1999
 Current Position:    Research Partnerships Manager for Flight Physics
 Current Employer:  AIRBUS, Bristol, UK
 
 "I am currently responsible for managing a team of 7 people with the aim of building long-term collaborative partnerships with the world's best researchers to deliver value to the Airbus 'Flight Physics'* research strategy... Yes (I'm glad I studied Aeronautical Engineering at UL). Really excellent course with a good balance between theory and application. Our year was a small group (~20) so we all knew each other well. Also the Aero Eng department staff were very approachable."
 
*The Flight Physics department covers Aerodynamics, Loads & Aeroelastics, Mass Estimation, Aircraft Performance and Flight Dynamics. 
 
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RobGalvin2
 ROBERT GALVIN
 Graduation Year:     1999
 Current Position:    Business Development Manager
 Current Employer:  BAE Systems, Bristol, UK
 
 "I really enjoyed my time at UL...the flight dynamics modules were really good also (especially the actual flights). (What advice would you give school-goers considering choosing Aeronautical Engineering?): Do it ...it's interesting, and you can always get a job in other engineering areas if you don't like the aerospace side afterwards."
 
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Wesley3
 WESLEY COUGHLAN
 Graduation Year:       2003
 Current Position:    Fuel Control SystemsEngineer
 Current Employer:  AIRBUS, Bristol, UK
 
 "My other responsibility is to provide support during ground testing of the aircraft. This happens at the FAL (Final Assembly Line) in Seville, Spain...so I've been to Seville quite a few times now...I thoroughly enjoyed the week we spent at Shannon Airport flying in the BAe Jetstream 31 during our Flight Laboratory course...If your passion (or obsession) lies within aviation then you will not go wrong by choosing to study Aeronautical Engineering at UL."
 
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DermotCahalan
 DERMOT CAHALAN
 Graduation Year:    2004
 Current Position:    Systems Engineer
 Current Employer:  Parker Aerospace, Bristol, UK
 Previous Employer: AIRBUS, Bristol, UK
 
"Aerospace can be a fantastically satisfying place to work. It gives a tremendous sense of pride to be involved in an aircraft development and then see the fruits of your labour hurtling down a runway. Very few professions can give that. In addition, it does offer an excellent work-life balance. Most engineers will work 37 hours and have a completely free weekend. I joined the Airbus Graduate Development Program after graduation.. The highlight was the 2006 Farnborough Airshow, where I had the honour of escorting Prime Minister Tony Blair on a tour of the A380 flight test aircraft."
 
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DavidODowd

 DAVID O'DOWD
 Graduation Year:    2007
 Current Position:    Technical Engineer
 Current Employer:  Bombardier Aerospace Shorts, Belfast, Northern Ireland


"This is an internationally recognised degree that will not only give you access to top jobs with aerospace employers, but it is also a great engineering degree that will be easily recognised by other engineering disciplines and their employers (like mechanical and manufacturing companies) within Ireland."


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JamesDrudy4
 JAMES DRUDY
 Graduation Year:     2007
 Current Position:    Stress Engineer
 Current Employer:  AIRBUS, Filton, Bristol, UK
 
 "Overall, while I'd prefer to be a professional sportsman, I'll settle for doing something I enjoy!...The solids and structures modules, which I studied in UL, formed the basis for a lot of the more detailed work I now complete on a day-to-day basis...the only things in life you'll regret are the things you don't do! There is little point in waking up at the age of 80 asking yourself why you didn't do this or that."
 
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Niall Madden
 NIALL MADDEN
 Graduation Year:    2009
 Current Position:    Stress Engineer
 Current Employer:  Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast, UK                                                                      

 "I am currently based in Belfast, Northern Ireland but will eventually get opportunities to work abroad in other Bombardier sites around the world. One of my favourite parts of the job is that we get a half day on Fridays J!! It is exciting to be involved in the design of such impressive machines and I am thankful that I am able to do my dream job."   

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 Formula 1 Racing
 

IanDooley
 IAN DOOLEY
 Graduation Year:   2004
 Current Position:   Test Engineer
 Current Employer: Mercedes Benz High Performance Engines (Formula 1),  Northamps, UK
 Previous Employer:   Goodrich Engine Control Systems, Birmingham, UK
 
 "Working for a Formula 1 team presents many varied and interesting challenges... My first two years at MBHPE were spent dedicated to the KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems) project... After much hard work (and late nights!)... the company succeeded in delivering a fully functioning system to Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen for the first GP of the year at Melbourne... By the end of the season our KERS system was acknowledged as the best on the grid...One of the really good aspects of the job is feeling part of a team... Over the last couple of years I have met drivers such as Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Michael Schumacher. Playing a part in the world championship successes of Lewis Hamilton in 2008 and Jenson Button in 2009 particularly stand out...Working for Goodrich...was a great introduction to the aviation industry."
 
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 Aircraft Engine Manufacturing
 

AlanGleeson

 
 ALAN GLEESON
 Graduation Year:    1997
 Current Position:    Fluid System Consultant
 Current Employer:  ITP, Madrid, Spain
 Previous Employer: Rolls Royce Deutschland
 
"I work in Madrid as an independent consultant and my principal client is a company called ITP. They specialise in design and development of aircraft engines...I am responsible for fluid systems across multiple gas turbine platforms. I also provide training throughout the company... The prediction and fault isolation tools we use are similar to those which are used in C.S.I...I generally have to travel once a month to observe tests and many of the test facilities are spread all over Europe...Aero engineering may seem like a narrow discipline but it is a platform to work in all industries from F1 to ship design."
 
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SteveMason
 STEVE MASON
 Graduation Year:    2000
 Current Position:    Sales Director - Global Leasing
 Current Employer:  Rolls-Royce, Connecticut, USA
 
"I am responsible for sales and commercial negotiation with many of the world's major aircraft leasing companies...I travel worldwide about 30-40% of the time...I secured a role as the Fleet Business Manager for the Rolls-Royce engines powering the Airbus A340, Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft. I fully managed several high profile corporate level accounts generating circa US revenue per annum (including airlines such as Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and Singapore Airlines). I had full profit and loss responsibility including responsibility for asset exposure and financial risk...UL is very highly regarded in Rolls-Royce and UL is well known for producing high calibre individuals."
 
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PaulDevaney
 PAUL DEVANEY
 Graduation Year:    2001
 Current Position:    Customer Fleet Director
 Current Employer:  Intl Aero Engines (with Rolls Royce), Connecticut, USA
 
"I am responsible for management of technical, financial & customer support issues for IAE V2500 engine powered Airbus A319, A320, A321 & Boeing MD90 fleets in Middle East & India. In October 2005 I joined the RR management team as Customer Readiness Manager for the new Trent 900 engine which was due to deliver on the A380 Superjumbo to launch customer Singapore Airlines. This role was a fantastic opportunity to be part of a historic program with a very high profile customer. I took the opportunity thereafter to produce a coffee-table styled book on the program entitled 'Powering the Whispering Giant' which is currently on general sale."

Editors Note: In his "spare" time Paul climbs mountains (rather big ones). 
See www.irishsevensummits.com for details.

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 Aircraft Certification
 

Olum Hanifan 1
 COLUM HANIFAN
 Graduation Year:    1997
 Current Position:    Aeronautical Inspector
 Current Employer:  Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Dublin, Ireland
 
"My career path coupled with 5 years in senior management gave me the knowledge and experience to qualify for selection as an Aeronautical Inspector with the IAA... A degree in Aeronautical Engineering provides several career paths... The obvious career path is in the field of aircraft / aircraft component / Engine design by working for original equipment manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing, GE or Pratt & Whitney. However there are several more options available, working with for example EASA Part-21 design/production organisations..., airline operators in technical services..., airline maintenance planning, aircraft leasing organisations' technical staff etc."
 
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 Space Engineering
 

AislingShannon
 AISLING SHANNON
 Graduation Year:    1998
 Current Position:    Structures Engineer
 Current Employer:  European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
 
"My current role is on a spacecraft project called EarthCare... This involves ensuring that the end product (satellite) will be structurally sufficient to survive the launch into orbit. Critical aspects from a structural perspective are strength and stiffness (to survive the launch) and also in-orbit effects such as thermo-elastic distortion and micro-vibration... The year and a half that I spent at Surrey Satellites was among the most interesting, diverse, challenging and satisfying of my career to date. Being a small company, I supported design, testing, manufacturing, and actually was involved in building a test satellite, all whilst doing my nominal job of lead structures engineer."
 
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MartinHouston
 MARTIN HOUSTON 
 Graduation Year:     
2000
 Current Position:      Mechanical Design Engineer
 Current Employer:   AMPAC In-Space Propulsion, Dublin, Rep. of Ireland 
 Previous Employer: 
European Space Agency
 
"My day to day job involves design and test of components and assemblies for Rocket engines, for both launchers and in-space propulsion."
 
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Alison1
 ALISON O'CONNOR
 Graduation Year:    2008
 Current Position:    Young Graduate Trainee
 Current Employer:  European Space Agency (ESA), Noordwijk, Netherlands
 
 "I work as a graduate engineer at the European Space Agency. My work is based on titanium. Titanium doesn't like hydrogen and this is a problem for the space industry because we use hydrogen as a fuel. I get to spend 50% of my time in the laboratory and 50% of my time analysing the results. It's very exciting to think that my work contributes to the design of the next spacecraft... For me the project work at UL was amazing... The group projects really taught me a lot about how the dynamic of the group can affect the project and how to work well with others; these are things that I still use every day in my career."
 
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 Aircraft Maintenance and Modification
 

RichardAnslow

 
 RICHARD ANSLOW
 Graduation Year:     2005
 Current Position:    Aircraft Engineer / Design Engineer
 Current Employer:  Shannon Aerospace, Shannon, Ireland
 
 "When you buy a car you get some basic ownership manuals, which show how to check the oil level and so on. When you buy an airplane you receive enough paperwork to fill a small house!...Travel locations have included Britain, Norway, Germany, and South America...The lecturers are renowned in their fields, so the quality and relevance of the academic portion for this course is highly recommended..."
 
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Deva
 DEVA O'DOHERTY
 Graduation Year:    2006
 Current Position:    Senior Design Engineer
 Current Employer:  SR Technics, Dublin
 
"I design aircraft interiors, which basically means I'm the one responsible for your legroom!...No two projects are ever the same. One month you're preparing a design to install seats and the next...new soap dispensers in lavatories...I joined the Design Group once I graduated from UL...I moved from Graduate Design Engineer to Design Engineer and then onto Senior Design Engineer...I loved the small class sizes...It was like we were all in it together...The second half of third year has a module where you get to go up in an aircraft - better than any rollercoaster you'll ever go on! By fourth year you won't want to leave!"
 
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RonanLaffey
 RONAN LAFFEY
 Graduation Year:     2006
 Current Position:    Technical Services Engineer
 Current Employer:  Shannon Aerospace Ltd, Shannon, Ireland
 
 "A lot of aircraft today are owned by banks who lease them to the airlines. The banks hire us when they want to evaluate the current status of the aircraft. The work is very often at short notice and so I always must be prepared for a phone call informing me that I have to go somewhere (usually in Europe)...My 17th birthday present was a flying lesson at Abbeyshrule...from that moment on I was completely hooked."
 
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Ian Devine
 IAN DEVINE
 Graduation Year:    2008
 Current Position:    Managing Director
 Current Employer:  Sirius Aerospace, Waterford, Ireland
 
"A brilliant part of the Aeronautical Engineering course in the University of Limerick is the Co Operative Education Placement Program... I travelled to Hamburg, Germany in June 2006 to do my Co-Op Placement with Lufthansa Technik... I made a number of contacts with the company... After I graduated, I founded my own company and through these contacts found work very easily in Hamburg... After a year contracting in Hamburg, I saw the opportunity to expand the company and offered a position to one of my class-mates from UL who I had worked with throughout the Aeronautical Engineering Course. Since then, I have continued to grow the company and developed every opportunity that comes along, using UL Students/Graduates as a major source of my workforce."
 
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BrianCullen
 BRIAN CULLEN
 Graduation Year:    2009
 Current Position:    Systems Engineer
 Current Employer:  Ryanair Ltd, Dublin, Ireland
 
 "...at present I am in Seattle, Washington State, working on behalf of Ryanair for Boeing. This experience is part of the graduate scheme Ryanair operate. The duration is 3 months and the responsibility is to study an Air Transport Association (ATA) chapter, chosen by Ryanair, in order to gain a more in-depth understanding of common problems associated with the B737-800... Yes, the job is enjoyable as no day is ever the same. This is an aspect of the job that really appeals to me as every day is a school day in this industry!...(are you glad you studied Aeronautical Engineering at UL) - Yes!!!!"
 
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DarraghOCoiligh

 DARRAGH Ó COILIGH
 Graduation Year:    2009
 Current Position:    Technical Services Engineer
 Current Employer:  Ryanair Ltd, Dublin, Ireland

"Worked in Airbus in Toulouse, France for my co-op. Had a great time over there... It's a great four years, I'd recommend it to anyone. I loved it. We built a little plane and dropped a missile - who doesn't want to do that?"

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 Research and Development
 

David Fog
 DAVID FOGARTY (Dr.)
 Graduation Year:          1999
 PhD Graduation Year:  2004
 Current Position:        Senior Research Engineer
 Current Employer:      National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), Hampton, VA, USA
 Previous Employer:     NASA, Hampton, VA, USA
 
"My office is on the Air Force Base at The NASA Langley Research Center...I think how lucky I am to have this opportunity. I drive by the runways where the fighter jets take off every day and what a sight it is, incredible!...I spent 3 and a half years in the NASA Postdoctoral Program...Aeronautical Engineering has allowed me to make my dreams a reality!...It's an amazing course! ...Academically, well what can I say...the lecturers in the engineering department are the life and soul of it all!! Without their knowledge and expertise, neither I nor my former class mates would have achieved what we have!...One of the major misconceptions...future students may have is thinking they will end up doing something with planes...Although it certainly is an option...it's not the only option, remember there are thousands of companies worldwide looking for aeronautical engineers to work in a wide variety of disciplines...I work at NASA who most would associate with space, but my research is based around helicopters."
 
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Domhnaill3
 DOMHNAILL HERNON (Dr.)
 Graduation Year:          2003
 PhD Graduation Year:  2007
 Current Position:        Member of Technical Staff (Research)
 Current Employer:      Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, Dublin, Ireland
 
 "UL has the strongest engineering school in the country and my education at UL allowed me to work for one of the most prestigious research organisations in the world in a different field to the one I initially studied...the Aeronautical Engineering undergraduate degree can provide a gateway into many different and truly interesting things."
 
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ConorONeill
 CONOR O'NEILL
 Graduation Year:    1999
 Current Position:    Research Associate
 Current Employer:  NewRail, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
 Previous Employer: AIRBUS, Bristol, UK
 
"...I have developed award winning products from recycled materials, hold a patent for a novel impact absorbing device for trains and currently I lead a project helping to improve the resilience of metro vehicles to terrorist attacks...I decided that it would be of benefit to my career to experience engineering environments outside the aviation industry...Designing, developing and building aircraft is, for me, the pinnacle of modern technology. The industry is continually pushing the boundaries... And there is nothing like the feeling you get while sitting on an aircraft you helped design... Yes (I am glad I studied Aeronautical Engineering at UL) - it is a fantastic learning environment and the key engineering skills you come away with are applicable not only to the aviation industry, but across all engineering disciplines."  
 
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 Engineering (non-Aerospace)
 

ConorGallgher
 CONOR GALLAGHER
 Graduation Year:    2002
 Current Position:    Project Engineer - Subsea Design
 Current Employer:  MCS Kenny Ltd, Galway, Ireland
 Previous Employer: AIRBUS, Bristol, UK
 
"I left Airbus because I felt it was time to move back to Ireland. But the skills that I had developed both in University and with Airbus meant that I could immediately find a job within a different sector of engineering."
 
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 Finance
 

Jonathan Fahy
 JONATHAN FAHEY
 Graduation Year:     1998
 Current Position:    Principal
 Current Employer:  Boston Consulting Group (BCG), UK
 
 "I work as a Consultant to large UK and Global companies. I typically lead joint Consultant and Client teams to help them improve the performance of their business or answer big strategic questions... I...decided to go to Harvard Business School to study for an MBA...I am very happy to have Aeronautical Engineering...while I do not work in the engineering sector, the course gave me a strong analytical grounding, a skill in problem-solving and complexity, and a confidence that I can crack any problem analytically."
 
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 Aircraft Pilot
 

PatMcC
 PATRICK McCARTHY
 Graduation Year:    1999
 Current Position:    Senior First Officer
 Current Employer:  British Airways, London, UK
 
"I currently work as a long haul pilot with British Airways flying Boeing 777s and am based out of London Heathrow... It's a fantastic job and I get to see some amazing places around the world while flying one of the most modern commercial aircraft in the air today... With two new types of aircraft (787 & A380) on the way to British Airways I don't envisage moving to another airline for the rest of my career... I'm very glad I did (study Aeronautical Engineering), not only for the knowledge and qualification I gained in Aeronautical Engineering, but also for the experience of university life in general."
 
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DerekPower2

 DEREK POWER
 Graduation Year:     2002
 Current Position:    First Officer (co-Pilot)
 Current Employer:  Ryanair Ltd, Trapani, Sicily, Italy
 
 "There is no better feeling than carrying out an accurate and safe landing in challenging conditions...For me it's the dream job...The degree programme at UL is taught by professionals in their respective fields and the University has an excellent international reputation. The balance between academic and practical subjects/projects makes Aeronautical Engineering at UL a very exciting course, and if I had my time over I would definitely do it again!"
 
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JohnGibbons1

 JOHN GIBBONS
 Graduation Year:     2008
 Current Position:    Student Pilot
 Current Employer:  Flybe, Exeter, United Kingdom
 
 "I am currently on the Flybe part-sponsored cadet scheme and undertaking my training in Melbourne, Florida. Approximately 600 people applied for the cadet scheme of which six of us were offered a place. It was evident that a degree in engineering was looked quite favourably upon...Once I receive my ATPL I will begin my training on the aircraft I will be flying for Flybe, which is the Bombardier Q400...Once this stage is complete I will be a first officer...I do hope to become a Captain someday...I've always had a huge interest in aircraft since a very young age and hoped that someday I'd be a pilot. I decided to study Aeronautical Engineering at UL as it's a very well recognised degree, and it is something I can always fall back on someday if for some reason my pilot career doesn't work out."
 
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 Summary of Graduate Profiles Received to Date

Job Sector Name  Grad
Year 
Job Title  Company 
Aircraft Leasing Liam Murphy 1997 Vice President - Technical GECAS
Aircraft Leasing David Houlihan 2000 Vice President Orix Aviation
Aircraft Leasing Robert Downes 2001 Commercial Manager AWAS
Aircraft Leasing Ruth Bagnell 2003 Quality Manager SGI Aviation
Aircraft Manufacturing Colin Thompson 1998 A350-1000 Wing Architect  AIRBUS 
Aircraft Manufacturing Brian Martin 1998 Structures Repair Engineer  AIRBUS 
Aircraft Manufacturing Laurence Queeney 1999 A350-1000 Wing Design Integrator  AIRBUS 
Aircraft Manufacturing Pio Fitzgerald 1999 Programme Integration Manager, 747-8  Boeing
Aircraft Manufacturing  Keith Bohannon 1999 Flight Physics Research Partnerships Manager  AIRBUS 
Aircraft Manufacturing  Robert Galvin 1999 Business Development Manager  BAE Systems 
Aircraft Manufacturing  Wesley Coughlan  2003 Fuel Control Systems Engineer  AIRBUS 
Aircraft Manufacturing  Dermot Cahalan 2004 Systems Engineer  Parker Aerospace 
Aircraft Manufacturing  David O'Dowd 2007 Technical Engineer  Bombardier Aerospace 
Aircraft Manufacturing  James Drudy 2007 Stress Engineer  AIRBUS 
Aircraft Manufacturing  Niall Madden 2009 Stress Engineer  Bombardier Aerospace 
Formula 1 Racing Ian Dooley 2004 Test Engineer Mercedez Benz
Aircraft Engine Manufacturing  Alan Gleeson  1997 Fluid Systems Consultant  ITP 
Aircraft Engine Manufacturing  Steve Mason 2000 Sales Director - Global Leasing Rolls Royce
Aircraft Engine Manufacturing Paul Devaney  2001 Customer Fleet Director  Rolls Royce 
Aircraft Certification Colum Hanifan 1997 Aeronautical Inspector  IAA 
Space Engineering Aisling Shannon 1998  Structures Engineer  ESA 
Space Engineering  Martin Houston 2000  Mechanical Design Engineer  AMPAC 
Space Engineering Alison O'Connor 2008  Young Graduate Trainee  ESA 
Aircraft Maintenance/Modification Richard Anslow 2005  Aircraft Engineer / Design Engineer  Shannon Aerospace 
Aircraft Maintenance/Modification Deva O'Doherty 2006  Senior Design Engineer  SR Technics 
Aircraft Maintenance/Modification Ronan Laffey 2006 Technical Services Engineer  Shannon Aerospace 
Aircraft Maintenance/Modification Ian Devine 2008  Managing Director  Sirius Aerospace 
Aircraft Maintenance/Modification Brian Cullen 2009  Systems Engineer  Ryanair 
Aircraft Maintenance/Modification Darragh O'Coilligh 2009  Technical Services Engineer  Ryanair 
Research and Development David Fogarty 1999  Senior Research Engineer  NIA
Research and Development Domhnaill Hernon 2003 Member Technical Staff (Research)  Bell Labs 

 

 

Graduate Employment Statistics - Aeronautical Engineering



(see also: Aeronautical Engineering Graduate Career profiles)

 

In October 2010, a major survey was undertaken of graduates of the Aeronautical Engineering programme at the University of Limerick. We were able to track down over 240 of the approximately 390 people that have graduated from the course since it began in 1993.


The summary results from the survey are shown below. Overall, a quite remarkable picture emerges. Almost 70% of our graduates are working in the aerospace industry. A surprising 63% are living in the Republic of Ireland. Many have already gone on to reach the very highest echelons of the aerospace industry (see some of the job titles below). Other graduates have successfully forged careers in other engineering fields, either straight from University or after a period in the aerospace sector. A few have founded their own companies (one - Ian Devine - immediately upon leaving UL in 2008!). Some have forged highly successful careers outside of engineering (e.g. see Jonathan Fahey's profile), but even among these, none (so far!) say they regret having done the course.


Our graduates include Vice Presidents, Managing Directors, the Wing, Cabin, AND Fuel Systems Architects for the Airbus A350, the Lead Engineer for the Boeing 747-8 Control Systems, Fleet Directors, Aviation Authority Inspectors, Commercial Pilots, Air Force Pilots, Flight Instructors, Chief Engineers, Chief of Capability Acquisition for Turbines (Rolls-Royce), Design Leaders, Senior Manager for Flight Operations (Qatar Airways), Aerodynamicist for the Lotus Formula 1 team, Energy Recovery Systems Engineer for Mercedes Formula 1 team, and many, many more hugely impressive roles. 

The success of our graduates is a source of great pride to the staff members involved in the Aeronautical Engineering programme. First and foremost it is a measure of the tremendous people we have been lucky enough to attract onto the course. We also like to think it reflects well on the quality of our course and the dedication of our staff.


Statistics are one thing, but what they cannot get across is the huge enthusiasm and job satisfaction most of our graduates report. There are few more exciting industries than the aerospace industry, and if you wish to get a taste of this excitement, please read some of the full-length Career Profiles provided by our graduates. Each 4-5 page profile documents what our graduates actually do in their day-to-day jobs, how their career has developed since graduation, whether they are glad they did our Aeronautical Engineering course (so far the answer has been a resounding "yes", but we will report negative answers too!), and what advice they would give people considering a career in this field.


The final aspect to comment on before presenting the statistics, is how loyal our graduates are. The fact that we could track down such a high percentage of our graduates is a measure of the enthusiasm with which people helped us in this endeavour and the close ties many had with their classmates even after many years. The staff of the Aeronautical Engineering programme would like to thank all of our graduates wholeheartedly for this assistance.


Q. Country currently living in (Figure 1)?
AeroCountry1

Figure 1 Countries in which graduates of the UL Aeronautical Engineering programme live


Comments: The results for this question are quite remarkable and certainly put paid to any suggestion that there are not jobs for the graduates of the Aeronautical Engineering programme in the Republic of Ireland. While most of our graduates travel a great deal as part of their jobs, 154 out of the 245 graduates surveyed live in the Republic of Ireland.

 

 

Company currently working for (Figures 2, 3 and 4)?


The spread of companies employing our graduates is extraordinarily wide - over 125 companies!


For this reason the answer to this question is split in two. First we show the companies employing two or more of our graduates (Figure 2), then we show the companies employing one of our graduates (Figure 3). Finally, we show the number of graduates that have worked for one of the big aircraft manufacturers and then moved on (Figure 4).

AeroMoreThanTwo
Figure 2 Companies employing more than one UL aeronautical engineering graduate, showing number of graduates employed by each company

 

 

AeroOneGrad
Figure 3 Companies employing one graduate from the UL aeronautical engineering programme


AeroPrevEmpl

Figure 4 Number of graduates that previously worked for the three largest aircraft manufacturers in the world (Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier), as well as one of the leading aircraft engine manufacturers in the world (Rolls Royce) and have since moved on. NOTE: CO-OP education placements (which are part of the UL Aeronautical Engineering degree course) are NOT included in this chart

 

Comments: Figures 2 and 4 show that 36 graduates (a remarkable 15% of those surveyed) have worked for Airbus at some point in their career. A further 22 have worked for Boeing, Bombardier Aerospace or Rolls Royce (so 24% of surveyed graduates have worked for one of these four companies). Interestingly, quite a number of these have used the experience gained at these companies to leverage improved positions at other companies, including suppliers of these companies and aircraft maintenance and leasing companies.

 


Q. Job Sector Currently Working in

AeroJobSect2
Figure 5 Number of graduates working in different Job Sectors

Comment: We see that nearly 70% of our graduates are working in the Aerospace sector. Given that many graduates have worked in the aerospace sector and then moved on to other sectors, the number that HAVE worked in the aerospace sector is even higher. This is an outstanding result on a par with any Aerospace Engineering programme in Europe. Most of the remaining graduates are working in another sector of engineering or in other high-technology fields such as Information Technology or Biotechnology.

 

 

Q. Aerospace Sub-Sector?

AeroGradAeroSubSector
Figure 6 Number of graduates working in each sub-sector of the aerospace industry

Comments: Figure 6 is particularly interesting. It shows that Aircraft Maintenance, Aircraft Manufacturing and Aircraft Leasing are the three main areas in which our graduates are employed.

If Aircraft Engine Manufacturing is added to Aerospace Manufacturing (mostly in the "big three", Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier Aerospace), then Manufacturing becomes marginally the biggest sector. The figure for Aircraft Leasing is remarkably high, illustrating the level of engineering expertise required on the part of companies that lease aircraft. Ireland remains one of the principal countries in the world for Aircraft Leasing.

It might be thought that the maintenance and leasing jobs were all in Ireland, while the design and manufacturing jobs were overseas but this is not true. We have graduates working for Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong, and Qatar Airways (in Qatar). There are also people working in the Republic of Ireland for companies making parts for Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier.

Furthermore it might be thought that all the exciting jobs are with the big Aerospace manufacturers, but this doesn't turn out to be the case at all if you read the Career Profiles, which describe the high technology and complex design skills needed in the maintenance and leasing sectors. As noted in Figure 5, a lot of people have started with one of the big manufacturers and moved on to more exciting and responsible positions in maintenance and leasing.


We have 10 pilots (5 commercial, 2 Air Corps and 3 Instructors), with 4 more in training. The Aeronautical Engineering course does not train people to become pilots, but evidently it is not a bad background to have for those wishing to go on and become pilots.

Three graduates are working in the Space Industry - two with the European Space Agency in The Netherlands and one (remarkably!) designing and testing components for rocket engines (see Martin Houston's Career Profile) in Dublin!

 

Entrance requirements for B.E. programs in Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at UL

 

There are at least FIVE ways to join the BE courses:

 

  1. From school, through the CAO, into Year 1
  2. As a Mature Student, by direct application, into Year 1 or above
  3. As a transferee from another National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 8 degree course in a similar field either at UL or elsewhere
  4. As a transferee into year 2 of the programme (usually), for students who have undertaken two years of a National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 7 degree programme, or equivalent
  5. As a transferee into year 3 of the program (usually), for students with an National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 7 degree, or equivalent

 

1. Students entering from School
The rules for students in category 1 are quite strict and a points system based on Leaving Certificate results gives priority to students with the better performance.

 

At this time these requirements are:

 

  • Leaving Certificate (or approved equivalent ) with at least:

 

  • Grade C3 in Higher Level Maths
  • Grade C3 in another Higher level subject
  • Grade D3 in four Ordinary level subjects 

 

  • Subject studied MUST include Maths (at least C3 Higher Level); Irish (or another language ), English and a Science/Technology subject, with minimum D3 Ordinary Level, from the following list: 
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics with Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Technical Drawing
  • Biology
  • Agricultural Science
  • Applied Maths


The number of points required over the past few years has been reasonably stable and ranges between 400 and 440. Note that bonus points are awarded by UL for Mathematics at Leaving Certificate. Up to date information is provided on the CAO web page, www.cao.ie.  

 

2. Mature Students 
The Department is always pleased to hear from mature students (over 23 years of age) who are interested to study one of our BE programs.The Admissions Department will provide prospective candidates with appropriate forms which the student can use to illustrate the most important aspects of his/her previous education and work experience. Alternatively, interested candidates can contact the Course Director concerned by e-mail or telephone to discuss suitability. We almost always want to interview the applicant, as much for their own benefit as ours, as this gives us a chance to explain the challenges to be faced and the workload involved.  

 

3. Transferees who have partially completed another Level 8 Degree Course 
We usually only consider students in good standing - not those that have failed elsewhere. We will always look carefully at the student's previous syllabi and exam performance to establish a suitable point of entry to the program. Individuals interested should apply in writing giving a full CV including Leaving Cert. Results, and all third level study details to date including details of college, course, modules, results etc.

 

Internal Applicants apply through Student Academic Administration, External Applicants through the Admissions office. 

 

4. Transferees who have undertaken two years of a National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 7 degree programme, or equivalent
We are always pleased to accept students who have undertaken two years of a National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 7 degree programme, or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering at Distinction, into Year 2. Under some circumstances we will accept students with Merit 1 but only where the numerate subjects show good results and where there is available space on the program.

We also consider students from other subject areas such as Production or Manufacturing Engineering and under some circumstances may offer a place in Year 1 only. 

 

5. Transferees with an National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 7 degree, or equivalent
Students with Level 7 BEng degrees with Distinction may enter into Year 3 of the Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering programmes. Students with Merit 1 may also be accepted according to available space and individual performance in numerate subjects. 

For Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering, a special transition term is run at the start of Year 3 in which students take modules to allow them to bridge the gap between their previous education and the programme they are joining.

Engineering Choice

By selecting Engineering Choice (code LM116 on the CAO application) students have access to a number of engineering programmes in the faculty of Science and Engineering. Students spend the first month of their time on campus familiarising themselves with the programmes on offer. After this period students must choose a 'Stream'. Students who choose Stream 1 will take programmes from the Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical & Biomedical Engineering (further details below). Students who choose Stream 2 will take programmes from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, for further details on Stream 2, click here.


B.E. Engineering Choice

Have you good analytical and mathematical skills? Do you want to know 'how stuff works'? Are you interested in developing your communications and team work skills? Are you interested in engineering, but not sure if you want to do the broad-based Mechanical Engineering, or specialise in the biomedical or aeronautical fields, or focus on analysis of engineering problems using computational techniques? Do you wish to study on a course accredited by Engineers Ireland?

 

Then the LM116 BE Engineering Choice programme may be for you. 


Stream 1 of the BE Engineering Choice programme allows you to choose any one of the four engineering courses delivered by the Mechanical, Aeronautical & Biomedical Engineering Department. These courses have a common first year and at any stage up to the end of your first year you can transfer between the courses. On completion of these courses you can opt to do another year to get a Masters award (M.Eng.) in Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering. Graduates from 2013 will need a M.Eng. to apply to become a Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland.


The four degree courses are as follows:
 


Note:

If you directly enter any one of the above four engineering courses, instead of entering by the Engineering Choice route, you still have the freedom to transfer between the courses up to the end of first year as the degrees share a common first year. The B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and B.E. in Computer Aided Engineering and Design also have a common second year, so it is possible to transfer within these courses up until the end of second year.


Help with the decision-making process

During the first year of your course you will study fundamental engineering topics, which will form the basis of what you learn for the next 3 years. You will also take the unique Introduction to Engineering modules which will demonstrate how to communicate as an engineer, both in technical reports and in giving presentations; but will also get you working in teams from the start of your college career. The following three years will build on the technical content to form you into a technically competent engineer. You will experience working as an engineer, going on Cooperative Education for the summer of second year and Autumn semester of third year.


You can talk with the 1st year tutor, to establish which course you would be most interested in. Also, you will be assigned an individual academic adviser with whom you can discuss your future career interests, and lecturers in the various specialist subject areas will be continuously available for help and offer advice if needed.


Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with at least Grade C3 in two Higher Level subjects and Grade D3 in four Ordinary or Higher Level subjects (including Mathematics; Irish or another language; and English).


In addition, applicants are required to hold at least the following in the Leaving Certificate, or an approved equivalent: Grade C3 in Higher level Mathematics and a grade D3 in a Higher, Common or Ordinary Level paper in any one of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Physics with Chemistry, Engineering, Technology, Technical Drawing/Design & Communication Graphics, Biology, Agricultural Science.

Other routes to entry are described here.


A Special Mathematics Examination will be offered at UL following the Leaving Certificate results for those students who did not achieve the Mathematics requirement.

 

Further Information

Mechanical, Aeronautical & Biomedical Engineering Department 1st year Tutor:  Dr. Reena Cole
Email:  reena.cole@ul.ie

Phone: 061213069


For further information on individual courses please contact:


Course Code: LM071
Degree Title: Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering
Course Director: Dr. Michael Walsh
Email: michael.walsh@ul.ie


Course Code: LM073
Degree Title: Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Course Director: Dr. David Newport
Email: david.newport@ul.ie

 

Course Code: LM074
Degree Title: Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Aided Engineering & Design
Course Director: Dr. Philip Griffin
Email: philip.griffin@ul.ie


Course Code: LM077
Degree Title:  Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering
Course Director: Prof. Michael McCarthy
Email: michael.mccarthy@ul.ie


For further information on overall Engineering Choice course please contact:

Course Code: LM116
Degree Title: Engineering Choice
Course Director: Dr. Michael Connelly
Email: michael.connelly@ul.ie
Phone: 061 202173

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Administrative Staff

Name Email Telephone Number
     
Ber Norris ber.norris@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202880
     

 

Technical Staff

Name Email Telephone
     
Mary Barrett mary.barrett@ul.ie +353 (0)61 213068
     
Stephanie Brosnan stephanie.brosnan@ul.ie +353 (0)61 213068
     
Dr Valerie Cliffe valerie.cliffe@ul.ie   +353 (0)61 202879
     
Jacqueline Kennedy jacqueline.kennedy@ul.ie +353 (0)61 213592
     
Joan Leahy joan.leahy@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202879

 

Teaching Staff and Senior Research Fellows

Name Email Telephone
     
Senan Behan senan.behan@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202886
     
Amy Fitzgerald amy.fitzgerald@ul.ie     +353 (0)61 202886
     
Soraya Morscher soraya.morscher@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202886
     
Bryony Perceval bryony.perceval@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202904
     
Aisling Walsh aisling.walsh@ul.ie  +353 (0)61 202886
     
     


 

Department Coordinator Grainne Geary:
Grainne Geary, Room B3-027, Main Building, University Of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
E-mail: grainne.geary@ul.ie | Tel: +353 (0) 61 202301 | Fax: +353 (0) 61 33817

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Research

A major goal of the Department of Civil Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS) is to conduct innovative and substantive research in civil engineering, management of the built environment, wood technology and materials science.

The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS) is to provide a world-class learning and research environment in civil engineering, management of the built environment, wood technology and materials science.

Our mission embodies the goals of:

  • Recruiting enthusiastic students
  • Enthusing and motivating students to think critically
  • Equipping students with the analytical skills to question accepted wisdom
  • Engaging in world-class innovative research in niche areas
  • Integrating effective strategies in engineering and science education

The department offers three courses at undergraduate level and one at post graduate level:

  • BE Civil Engineering (LM085): click here to visit the Civil Engineering @ University of Limerick course website to experience the innovative teaching and learning processes which make our degree programme so unique
  • BSc Construction Management + Engineering (LM082): the degree for leaders of construction, fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building, the international voice for the construction industry with 46,000 members worldwide
  • BSC Wood Science and Technology (LM067): well-established as a popular degree course with students finding employment in the Irish timber and furniture industries
  • Grad Dip/Msc (LM351): designed to equip scientists, engineers and technologists with the necessary skills to actively contribute to the development of the fieldof advanced materials

The CEMS faculty also provide many service modules to other courses and have a significant commitment to the Materials and Design option in BEng Mechanical Engineering offered by the Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering.

Research and development activity is strongly promoted within the department which has a good record in attracting funding for postgraduate research for both the EU and Industry. The Department makes a major contribution to the international reputation of the University and has an excellent publication record

The department is one of the ten constituent Departments that make up the Faculty of Science & Engineering. The Department has a compliment of 17 academics, 7 technicians and 2 administrative staff.

The mission of the Department of Civil Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS) is to provide a world-class learning and research environment in civil engineering, management of the built environment, wood technology and materials science.

Our mission embodies the goals of: Recruiting enthusiastic students, Enthusing and motivating students to think critically, Equipping students with the analytical skills to question accepted wisdom...read more

Food Science and Health

Name Email Telephone Number
     
Prof Dick FitzGerald Dick.Fitzgerald@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202589
     
Prof David O’Beirne David.OBeirne@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202845
     
Dr Martin Wilkinson Martin.Wilkinson@ul.ie +353 (0)61 213440

 

Equine Science

Name  Email Telephone Number
     
Prof Sean Arkins Sean.Arkins@ul.ie +353 (0)61 213101
     
Prof Tom Buckley tbuckley@equine-centre.ie +353 (0)45 866266
     
Prof Anne Cullinan acullinane@equine-centre.ie +353 (0)45 866266
     
Dr Sean Fair sean.fair@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202548
     
Alistair Sutherland a.sutherland@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202880
     
Dr Bridget Young Bridget.Young@ul.ie +353 (0)61 213447

 

Ecology and Environmental Biology

Name Email Telephone Number
     
Dr Ken Byrne Ken.Byrne@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202878
     
Dr Ronan Courtney ronan.courtney@ul.ie +353 (0)61202427
     
Dr Thomas Harrington Thomas.Harrington@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202906
     
Dr Audrey O’Grady Audrey.OGrady@ul.ie +353 (0)61 204245
     
Dr Caitriona O’Leary Caitriona.OLeary@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202880
     
Dr Achim Schmalenberger Achim.Schmalenberger@ul.ie +353 (0)61 233775
     
Cornelius Traas Con.Traas@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202905

 

Science Education

Name Email Telephone Number
     
Dr Audrey O’Grady Audrey.OGrady@ul.ie +353 (0)61 204245

 

Cellular and Molecular Biology

Name  Email Telephone Number
     
Dr Jakki Cooney Jakki.Cooney@ul.ie +353 (0)61 234202
     
Dr Patrick Kiely Patrick.Kiely@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202811

 

 

Mechanical, Aeronautical & Biomedical Engineering,
Department Office L1-034,
Lonsdale Building,
University of Limerick,
Limerick,
Ireland
Phone : 061 20 2544


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Department Office is located in Room L1-034 in the Londsdale Building (Number 17 on the map)
 

Permits are required to park on campus. If travelling by car please arrange for your host to book a space in the visitors' car park.

Travelling to the University of Limerick

Travelling by air

Shannon Airport, located some 24 km from the University campus, provides direct scheduled air services to Dublin, Paris, London (excl. Heathrow) and a number of US cities. Taxi services from Shannon Airport take about 40 minutes and cost about € 25.

A wider number of airlines fly to Dublin Airport. A bus/taxi should be taken to Heuston station (approx 1 hour) from where there are regular train services (approx 2.5 hours) to Limerick (train timetable).

Travelling by train

Regular rail services connect Limerick with Dublin, Cork, Tralee, Killarney, and (via Dublin) with Belfast, Sligo and Westport (train timetable).

Undergraduate Laboratories:

  

Anatomy and Physiology:    Lab Room No SR 1020

Biology Laboratories:           Lab Room No SR 1010

                                                   Lab Room No SR 1014

                                                   Lab Room No HS 1014

 

Food Science and Project:     Lab Room No SR 1017

 

Microbiology Laboratory:     Lab Room No HS 1006:

 

Field Biology Laboratory:     Field Biology Unit  

 

 

Research Laboratories:

 

Cell Biology and Physiology: Lab Room No SR 1004

 

Class 11 Micro Containment Laboratory:  Lab Room No SR 3014a 

 

Ecology and Biodiversity:  Lab Room No SR 1006 

 

Food and Equine Nutrition:  Lab Room No SR 1022

 

Food Research - Bioactive Peptides: Lab Room No SR 3009

 

Microbiology:  Lab Room No SR 3014  

 

PCR and Electrophoresis Suite: Lab Room No SR 1009 

 

Tissue Culture:  Lab Room No SR 1009a

 

 

Equine Facilities:

 

Clonshire, Adare, Co. Limerick is the Equestrian Centre used by UL. Facilities include:

Indoor School

Outdoor School

Lecture Rooms         

Changing Rooms

Fields with a wide variety of safe, well-maintained XC fences

Stable Management Teaching Resources

Covered, securable areas for siting of exercise treadmill and examination stocks. 

 

 

 

Final Year Projects Presentation Day

Final Year Projects Presentation Day - April 2013 - exact date to be confirmed.

Final Year Projects Presentation Day

Final Year Projects Presentation Day - April 2013 - exact date to be confirmed.

The Statistical Consulting Unit (SCU) is based in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Limerick. Its satellite centre the Applied Biostatistics Consulting Centre (ABCc) concentrates on offering advice solely to the Health Sector, both externally (HSE) and internally (Health Sciences). Both aim to provide a professional statistical consulting service and to promote good statistical practice amongst researchers in the University, Industry and also within the Shannon Consortium Institutions. The services provided by the SCU/ABCc include both one-to-one consultation and the running of courses for larger groups.

Statistical Consulting Unit

 

Centre of Biostatistics

Department of Mathematics & Statistics

The University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

Tel:  00 353 (0)61 213499 
Fax: 00 353 (0)61 334927

Email: biostatistics@ul.ie

 

The Mathematics Learning Centre is a special initiative of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

The purpose of the centre is to support students' mathematics learning across all programmes in UL by:

  • providing a dedicated area with supervised access to help and resources in a relaxed enviroment,
  • delivering appropriate support services for students on service mathematics courses,
  • addressing the mathematics needs of special groups e.g. mature students, adult returners, transfer students,
  • researching the needs of learners in terms of materials, pedagogy, delivery systems and other supports.

For further information please contact Ms. Olivia Gill by email to olivia.gill@ul.ie or see the Mathematics Learning Centre website Mathematics Learning Centre

 

 OLIVIAGILL Gill, Olivia - Manager - Mathematics Learning Centre
Personal Homepage: /~mlc/
E-mail:olivia.gill@ul.ie
Tel:+353-61-202512 
Room:A2018a

 

PhD Positions 2009

PhD Positions
Mathematics Application Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI) at the University of Limerick

Description 
Applications are invited for a number of postgraduate PhD positions in MACSI (www.macsi.ul.ie) at the University of Limerick. The vacancies are in the broad area of applied mathematics.
MACSI have active research groups in many areas of mathematical modelling. The successful applicant will be expected to work on one of the following projects: thin film flows, rimming flows, mathematical and numerical modelling of fluid-driven fractures, magma fragmentation of volcanoes, the formation of 3 dimensional drumlins, inverse problems (e.g. Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) in anisotropic media), optimisation (Penalty function methods for constrained NLP's), numerical analysis of singular perturbation problems or one of a number of industrially motivated problems (e.g. modelling of bubble nucleation, models for blowing of polysilicon fuses, pharmaceutical problems).
Candidate Profile 
The candidate should hold an honours degree (1 or 2.1) in Applied Mathematics/Mathematics/Engineering/Physics or a related numerate discipline and have a genuine interest in applied mathematical modelling. In addition, the candidate should be a team player who is capable of working with a minimum of supervision.
Stipend 
University fees will be covered and the position carries a stipend of €18,000 (tax free). Appointment commencing in Autumn 2009 is highly desirable. MACSI at UL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and a stimulating research environment. 
To apply, candidates should submit a detailed CV, transcripts of undergraduate grades, motivation letter and the names and addresses of two referees for letters of recommendation to: macsi@ul.ie.

 

Prizes in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Annual Prizes in Mathematics

1ST YEAR STUDENTS
B.Sc. Mathematical Sciences and B.Sc. Financial Mathematics

THE CRITCHLEY PRIZE
Instituted in honour of the late Dr Robert Critchley, Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics (1977-2007), this prize is awarded to the student who obtains the highest
QCA in first year in either Mathematical Sciences or Financial Mathematics.


3rd YEAR  STUDENTS
B.Sc. Mathematical Sciences and B.Sc. Financial Mathematics

THE HAMILTON  PRIZE
The Royal Irish Academy provides the Hamilton Prize in Mathematics annually to students of mathematics in each of the nine Universities and is worth €1,000 to each student. 
The initiative is part of a range of activities to celebrate Hamilton's life and contribution to mathematics and is usually scheduled on or around October 16th, the day Hamilton scratched his fundamental formula for quaternion multiplication on Broome Bridge in Dublin.
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics nominates the student with the highest cumulative QCA at the end of the third year of the B.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences or Financial Mathematics.

Hamilton Prize 2007

HamiltonPrize

Above: Hamilton Prize Winner, Rory O'Loughlin, along with Nobel Prizewinner Professor Frank Wilczek, MIT; Michael Deeny, Depfa Bank; and Professor J A Slevin, President, Royal Irish Academy

 

Welcome to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Limerick. The Department is repsonsible for teaching all modules in Mathematics and Statistics in the University. 

We have a team of 21 permanent or full-time faculty as well as a growing number of research fellows and postgraduate students.

The Department offers BSc programmes in Mathematical Sciences, Financial Mathematics, Economics and Mathematical Sciences (with the Department of Economics) and Mathematics and Physics (with the Department of Physics & Energy).

Enquiries about any of theses programmes or about postgraduate programmes or research may be directed to

Department Head: Dr Mark Burke
Email: Mark.Burke@ul.ie
Tel: +353-61-202207

Department Co-ordinator: Niamh Dooley
Email: Niamh.Dooley@ul.ie
Tel: +353-61-202384

Faculty

Name Email Telepone Number
     
Prof Sean Arkins Sean.Arkins@ul.ie +353 (0)61 213101
     
Prof Tom Buckley tbuckley@equine-centre.ie +353 (0)45 866266
     
Dr Ken Byrne Ken.Byrne@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202878
     
Dr Jakki Cooney Jakki.Cooney@ul.ie +353 (0)61 234202
     
Dr Ronan Courtney Ronan.Courtney@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202903
     
Prof Anne Cullinane acullinane@equine-centre.ie +353 (0)45 866266
     
Dr Sean Fair sean.fair@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202548
     
Prof Dick FitzGerald Dick.Fitzgerald@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202589
     
Dr Thomas Harrington Thomas.Harrington@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202906
     
Dr Patrick Kiely Patrick.Kiely@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202811
     
Prof David O’Beirne David.OBeirne@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202845
     
Dr Eibhlis O'Connor Eibhlis.OConnor@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202890
     
Dr Audrey O’Grady Audrey.OGrady@ul.ie +353 (0)61 204245
     
Dr Caitriona O’Leary Caitriona.OLeary@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202880
     
Dr Achim Schmalenberger Achim.Schmalenberger@ul.ie +353 (0)61 233775
     
Alistair Sutherland a.sutherland@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202880
     
Cornelius Traas Con.Traas@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202905
     
Dr Martin Wilkinson Martin.Wilkinson@ul.ie +353 (0)61 213440
     
Dr Bridget Young Bridget.Young@ul.ie +353 (0)61 213447
     
Prof John Breen john.breen@ul.ie +353 (0)61 202853
     

 


 

Head of Department Seamus Gordon
Course Leader - LM076 Muireann McMahon
Course Leader - LM094 Anthony Rynne
Course Leader - LM119 David Tanner
Course Leader - LM095 Niall Seery
Course Leader - LM063 Alan Ryan
Chief Technical Officer Vincent Warfield
Adminstrator Rose Costelloe

 

MACSI

MACSI, the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry, is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland's Mathematics Initiative to

  • carry out high quality research in industrial applied mathematics
  • raise the profile of mathematics as a science that is a vital tool in modern industry
  • support advanced training in mathematical modelling and scientific computation
  • support the teaching of applied mathematics at school level via a programme of outreach activities. 

MACSI uses cutting-edge mathematical techniques to bring insight and provide innovative solutions to problems throughout science, engineering and industry. A funded group of research fellows and postgraduates work on a research programme arising from regular workshops with collaborators from industry and other academic disciplines. For further information please contact the Project Facilitator Jenny Wright by email to jenny.wright@ul.ieor see the MACSI website .

 MACSI

MACSI

Postdoctoral & Postgraduates Researchers

The department has an active postdoctoral and postgraduate student body working in various areas; see Research Staff.

The main research objective of the College is to provide a research driven environment which will undertake both fundamental and applied research, promote the publication of results, attract national and international researchers to join in its research programmes, develop further collaborative links with industry and to enable research groups to be more competitive in seeking funding from EU and National programmes.

 

 

Faculty Research Interests

Faculty research interests/publications may be accessed by clicking the names on the personnel page.

 

Administration Staff

Name Email Telephone

Further Information

Niamh Dooley niamh.dooley@ul.ie +353-61-202207/202384 Department Co-ordinator 
Room D2-034
       
Peg Hanrahan peg.hanrahan@ul.ie +353-61-213013 MACSI Administrator, UL
Room A2-016d
       

 

Technical Staff

 

Name Email Telephone Further Information
PATCUDDY Pat Cuddy pat.cuddy@ul.ie +353-61-202072 Senior Technical Officer
Department IT
Room B-2019

 

     

Academic Staff

 

Name Email Telephone  Further Information
Dr Norma Bargary norma.bargary@ul.ie +353-61-234759 Junior Lecturer, Statistics
B.Sc. (UL), Ph.D.(UL)
Room B3-040
EBenilov Prof Eugene Benilov Eugene.Benilov@ul.ie +353-61-213146 Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Moscow)
Personal Homepage: http://www.staff.ul.ie/eugenebenilov/hpage
Room B2-025
MBurke Dr Mark Burke Mark.Burke@ul.ie +353-61-202083 Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
B.E. (NUI), M.Eng. Sc. (NUI), Ph.D. (Northwestern)
Personal Homepage: http://www.staff.ul.ie/burkem/
Room B2-036
OLIVIAGILL Dr Olivia Fitzmaurice Olivia.Fitzmaurice@ul.ie +353-61-202012 Junior Lecturer, Matthematics Education
B.A. (UL), H. Dip. (NUIM), Ph.D. (UL)
Room D2-036
Prof Andrew Fowler Prof Andrew Fowler andrew.fowler@ul.ie +353-61-234642 Stokes Professor of Applied Mathematics
Personal Homepage: http://www3.ul.ie/fowlera
Room B3-039
Dr Romina Gaburro Dr Romina Gaburro romina.gaburro@ul.ie +353-61-213193 Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
Laurea (Universita’ degli Studi di Trieste)
Ph.D (UMIST, Manchester)
Room B2-035
EGath Dr Eugene Gath Eugene.Gath@ul.ie +353-61-213466 Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
B.Sc. (NUI, 1st hons), M.Sc. (NUI, 1st hons), Ph.D. (MIT)
Room B2-027
JamesGleeson Prof James Gleeson james.gleeson@ul.ie +353-61-202634 Professor of Applied and Industrial Mathematics
B.Sc., M.Sc. (NUI), Ph.D. (Caltech)
Personal Homepage: www.ul.ie/gleesonj
Room B3-051
KHayes Dr Kevin Hayes Kevin.Hayes@ul.ie +353-61-202388 Lecturer, Applied Statistics
B.Sc, Ph.D. (Dublin)
Room B2-040
AHegarty Dr Alan Hegarty Alan.Hegarty@ul.ie +353-61-202291 Department Head
Senior Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
B.A. (Mod), M.Sc., Ph.D (Dublin)
Personal Homepage: http://www3.ul.ie/~ahegarty
Room D2-033
Dr Patrick Johnson Patrick.Johnson@ul.ie +353-61-202208 Junior Lecturer, Mathematics Education
B.Sc. (UL), M.Sc. (UL), Ph.D. (UL)
Room D2-036

 

JKinsella Dr John Kinsella John.Kinsella@ul.ie +353-61-202148 Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (NUI)
Personal Homepage: http://jkcray.maths.ul.ie
Room B3-043
NKopteva Dr Natalia Kopteva natalia.kopteva@ul.ie +353-61-202196 Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
M.Sc., Ph.D. (Moscow)
Personal Homepage: http://www.staff.ul.ie/natalia
Room B2-037
William Lee Dr William Lee william.lee@ul.ie +353-61-23 4798 Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
BA, MSci, PhD
Personal Homepage: http://www.ul.ie/wlee
Room A2-016a
GLessels Gordon S. Lessells Gordon.Lessells@ul.ie +353-61-202018 Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
M.A. (Aberdeen), M.Sc. (Oxon)
Room B3-038
Dr Sarah Mitchell sarah.mitchell@ul.ie +353-61-202012 Deputy Head
Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
MMath, Ph.D. (Bath)
Personal Homepage: http://www.staff.ul.ie/mitchells
Room B3-042
CNolan Dr Clifford J. Nolan Clifford.Nolan@ul.ie +353-61-202766 Lecturer, Applied Mathematics
B.Sc. (NUI), M.Sc. (T.C.D.), Ph.D. (Rice)
Personal Homepage: http://www3.ul.ie/nolanc
Room B2-039
SOBrien Prof. Stephen B.G. O'Brien stephen.obrien@ul.ie +353-61-202644 Director of MACSI
Professor of Applied Mathematics
B.Sc., M.Sc.(NUI), D.Phil. (Oxon)
Personal Homepage: http://www.staff.ul.ie/obriens/index.html
Room B3-041
JODonoghue Prof. John O'Donoghue John.ODonoghue@ul.ie +353-61-202481 Professor Emeritus, Mathematics and Director NCE-MSTL
B.Sc. (St. John Fisher College), M.Sc. (RPI), Ph.D (Loughborough)
Room B2-032
Dr Helen Purtill helen.purtill@ul.ie +353-61-234759 Lecturer, Statistics
BSc (DCU), MSc (Sheffield Hallam University), PhD (DCU)

 

 

Research Staff

Name Email Telephone

Further Information

Dr Davide Cellai davide.cellai@ul.ie +353-61-234682 Postdoctoral Researcher
M.Sc. (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy), Ph.D. (University College Dublin)
Research Topics: Network Science, Statistical Mechanics.
Dr Mel Devine mel.devine@ul.ie   B.Sc. (University of Limerick)
Research interests: mathematical modelling of energy markets, stochastic modelling,
complementarity-based models
Dr Brendan Florio brendan.florio@ul.ie +353-61-233735 Postdoctroral Researcher, MACSI
Dr Adam Hackett adam.hackett@ul.ie +353-61-234682 Postdoctoral Researcher.
Dr Avril Hegarty avril.hegarty@ul.ie +353-61-233725 Postdoctoral researcher
M.A. , M.Sc. (Dublin), PhD (UL)
Research Topics: Bayesian Disease Mapping using Product Partition Models; using Bayesian Analysis to investigate geographical trends in cancer rates in Ireland and to identify cancer hotspots
Dr Joanna Mason joanna.mason@ul.ie +353-61-234643 MACSI Manager
Ph.D. (Bristol)
Leads MACSI's liaison with industry. Please contact Joanna if you are interested in working with MACSI
Dr Sergey Melnik sergey.melnik@ul.ie +353-61-233264 IRC INSPIRE Marie Curie Research Fellow
M.Sc. (Nayanova University, Samara, Russia), Ph.D. (NUI Cork)
Research Topic: Dynamics on Complex Networks.
Dr Tuoi Vo tuoi.vo@ul.ie +353-61-202789 Postdoctoral Researcher
Dr Henry Winstanley henry.winstanley@ul.ie +353-61-233726 Postdoctoral Researcher

Postgraduate Students

Name E-mail Telephone

Further Information

Elaine Berkery elaine.m.berkery@ul.ie   BSc. Mathematical Science with Statistics
Research Topic: Missing Data Analysis
Supervisor: Dr Kevin Hayes                                                                          
Deirdre Branley deirdre.branley@ul.ie +353-61-213329 B.A. (University of Limerick)
Research Topic: Parameter Uniform Numerical Solution of Elliptic Singular Perturbation Problems with Discontinuous and Singular Data
Supervisor: Dr Alan Hegarty
Kevin Burke kevin.burke@ul.ie   B.Sc Mathematical Sciences (Statistics Option), U.L.
Research Topic: Survival Analysis
Supervisor: Prof Gilbert MacKenzie /Prof Eamonn Murphy
Laura Cribbin laura.cribbin@ul.ie +353-61-233736 BSc in Mathematics (NUIG) MSc in Statistics (UCD) MSc in Mathematical Modelling (UL)
Research Topic: Migration and bioremediation of sub-surface contaminent plumes
Supervisors: Prof Andrew Fowler, Dr Sarah Mitchell
Cathal Cummins cathal.cummins@ul.ie +353-61-233736

Supervisor: Prof Eugene Benilov

Joshua Duley     Supervisor: Prof Stephen O'Brien & Prof Andrew Fowler
Ali Faqeeh ali.faqeeh@ul.ie   MSc in Condensed Matter Physics, from Isfahan University of Technology
Research Topic: Modelling Dynamics on Complex Networks
Supervisor: Prof James Gleeson
Peter Fennell peter.fennell@ul.ie   B.Sc. in Mathematical Science, University College Cork
M.Sc. through research in Computational Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin
Research Topic: Complex Networks
Supervisor: Prof James Gleeson
Matthew Haynes matthew.haynes@ul.ie   Supervisors: Prof Stephen O'Brien & Prof Eugene Benilov
Simon Kaar simon.kaar@ul.ie   Supervisors: Dr William Lee & Prof Stephen O'Brien
Ana-Maria Magdalina ana-maria.magdalina@ul.ie +353-61-213329 B.Sc. (University of Bucharest)
Research Topic: Bayesian Approach to Regime Change in Generalized Linear Models
Supervisor: Prof Don Barry
Kevin Moroney kevin.moroney@ul.ie +353-61-233736 Supervisor: Prof Stephen O'Brien  & Dr William Lee
Ellen Murphy ellen.murphy@ul.ie +353-61-233736 B.Sc. Applied Maths & Physics NUIG; M.Sc. Mathematical Modelling UL
Research Topic: Mathematical modelling in science and industry
Supervisor: Dr William Lee
Kevin O' Brien Kevin.Obrien@ul.ie   B.Sc. (DIT)
Research Topic: Method comparison Studies Supervisor: Dr Kevin Hayes
Kevin O'Sullivan kevin.p.osullivan@ul.ie

 

 
Daria Semochkina daria.semochkina@ul.ie  

Supervisors: Dr Kevin Hayes & Dr Norma Bargary

 

Ali Sheikhi ali.sheikhi@ul.ie   MSc in Biostatistics, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran (2008) BSc in Statistics, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran (2006)
Research Topic: Statistical Methods for the Detection of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) Using New Generation Genome Sequencers
Supervisors: Dr. David Ramsey & Prof Gilbert MacKenzie
Catherine Timoney catherine.timoney@ul.ie +353-61-233736

Supervisor: Dr Natalia Kopteva

 

Recent PhD Graduates

Name Email Telephone

Further Information

Michelle Carey  

 

B.A. (University of Limerick)
Brian Carroll   +353-61-233735 B.Sc. (University of Limerick)
Research Topic: Using ICT to Facilitate the Transition from Second-Level to University Mathematics
Supervisor: Prof John O'Donoghue
Vincent Cregan     B.Sc. (University of Limerick)
Research Topic: Kinetic Drug Fusion of Stents.
Supervisor: Prof S O'Brien
Michael Devereux  

 

Research Topic: Avalanche dynamics
Fiona Faulkner fiona.faulkner@ul.ie   B.Sc. (University of Limerick)
Research Topic: Mathematics Education.
Supervisor: Prof John O'Donohue
Andrew Gordon     BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Limerick
Research Topic: Modelling of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells
Supervisors: Dr. Michael Vynnycky and Prof Stephen O’Brien
Adam Hackett adam.hackett@ul.ie   B.Sc. (University of Limerick)
Research Topic: Cascades on random networks,
Supervisor: Prof James Gleeson
Joe Lynch joseph.lynch@ul.ie   B.Sc. (University of Limerick), M.B. B.ch. B.A.O. (U.C.D)
Research Topic: Survival Modelling with Frailty.
Supervisor: Prof Gilbert MacKenzie
Mick O'Brien  

 

Supervisor: Dr Michael Vynnycky
Lisa O'Keefe     Research Topic: Mathematics Education
Supervisor: Prof John O'Donoghue
Niamh O'Meara niamh.omeara@ul.ie   B.Sc. (University of Limerick)
Research Topic: Mathematics Education
Supervisor: Prof John O'Donoghue
Mark Prendergast     B.Sc. (University of Limerick)
Research Topic: Mathematics Education
Supervisor: Prof John O'Donoghue
Niall Ryan niall.ryan@ul.ie +353-61-213329 Research Topic: Maxwell Modelling of Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in RADAR Imaging using Microlocal analysis techniques.
Supervisor: Dr Clifford Nolan
Roman Sedakov    

 

Páraic Treacy Paraic.Treacy@ul.ie   Research Topic: An Investigation into the Integration of Mathematics and Science at Junior Cycle in Irish Post Primary Schools
Supervisors: Prof John O’Donoghue, Dr George McClelland
Richard Walsh     Research Topic: Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers’ Conceptual Understanding of
Trigonometry
Supervisor: Dr Olivia Fitzmaurice

 

Research News

Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (MACSI)

 Supported by the largest single grant ever awarded to mathematics in Ireland (€4.34 million from the Science Foundation Ireland Mathematics Initiative we are establishing MACSI, a network of mathematical modellers and scientific computational analysts, centred at the University of Limerick, who will develop a coherent strategy for the solution of problems which arise in science, engineering and industry (in its widest sense) in Ireland.

Centre of Biostatistics

 A new research Centre of Biostatistics under the Directorship of Prof. G. MacKenzie was set up in 2005 as part of the strategic plan of the University.

 

Research Centres

The current expertise of the Department extends over Industrial Mathematics, Inverse Problems, Mathematical Modelling, Mathematical Education, Numerical Analysis and Statistics (including Statistical Consulting Unit).

Centre of Biostatistics

Centre for Advancement of Mathematical Education in Technology

National Centre for Quality Management

Regional Centre for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching and Learning

 

 

Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical & Biomedical Engineering,
University of Limerick,
Limerick, Ireland

T : +353 61 202544

F : +353 61 202944

Directions to the Department
Full Staff List  

Key Contacts:

Head Of Department:

Prof. Tim McGloughlin

Department Coordinator:  

Sarah Fitzgibbon

Course Director B.E. Aeronautical Engineering:

Prof. Michael McCarthy

Course Director B.E. Biomedical Engineering:

Dr. Michael Walsh

Course Director B.E. Mechanical Engineering:

Dr. Vanessa Egan

Course Director B.E. Computer Aided Engineering & Design:

Dr. Philip Griffin

Course Director GradDip/MTech Computer Aided Product Engineering & Design:

Dr. Hassan Kaghazchi

Course Director M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering:

Dr. Reena Cole

Course Director M.Eng. Aeronautical Engineering:

Dr. Conor McCarthy

Research Contact Point:

Dr. Conor McCarthy

Plassey Bridge

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Information and Application Forms

ResearchDepartment Staff are at the forefront of their research fields and their research is strongly integrated within the teaching programmes. The Department houses expertise in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

The Department has strong links with two of the leading research institutes in the University: the Materials and Surface Science Institute and the Stokes Institute.

The department also houses a number of active Research Centres in Automation Research, Biomedical Engineering Research, Composite Materials, Computational Fluid Mechanics and Wave Energy.


Research Institutes & Centres of the Department of MABE

The postgraduate research application form may be obtained here. This form must be mailed to the address on the form. 
A sample of current research topics in the department is provided below. For further information, please contact the listed person. This list is not complete and more up-to-date information can be found on the various Institute and Centre websites.

New! Structured PhD programme in Biomedical Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Click Here for Further Info and Here for the Prospectus.



Research Field
Contact(s)
Advanced CFD techniques in engineering analysis
Energy from liquid and solid biofuels

Computer based monitoring systems

Automated manufacturing systems

Embedded 3D strain rosettes

Manufacture of composite materials for renewable energy generation

Modelling and experimental studies of cardiovascular biomechanics, tissue engineering and orthopaedic biomechanics

Modelling, testing and assessment of advanced composite materials

Multi-scale modelling of materials

Advanced materials for energy generation and transmission

Leading-edge research challenges in microfluidics, biofluidics and micromechanical engineering

Efficient design and manufacture of turbine technology for wave energy power plant

Aerodynamics and Aircraft Heat Transfer

Biological Mass Transport

Transport mechanisms in NanoFluids

vanessa.egan@ul.ie

 

Undergraduate Courses

The Department currently offers four undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering Degree (B.E.) programmes.

Year 1 is identical in all four programmes, so students can transfer to one of the other BE programmes at the end of Year 1. 

Students on the Engineering Choice programme can choose any of these MABE programmes, or programmes in the ECE department, after their first month at UL.

All B.E. programmes are regularly accredited by Engineers Ireland
Through international agreements with Engineers Ireland, the courses are recognised worldwide as satisfying the educational requirements for Chartered Engineering Status.
ERB

The four undergraduate courses on offer are:

Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Mechanical Engineering (LM073)

Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Aeronautical Engineering (LM077)

Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Biomedical Engineering (LM071)

 

Taught Postgraduate Courses

The Department currently offers four taught postgraduate programmes: 

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Mechanical Engineering

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Aeronautical Engineering

Master of Science (MSc) in Biomedical Engineering

Graduate Diploma/Master of Technology in Computer Aided Engineering Product Design

Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Research

Click Here to access our Research page

Please click here for the Department Mission Statement.

The Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical & Biomedical Engineering is one of three Engineering departments in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

The Department currently has 21 academic staff, 17 research staff, 7 technical staff and 1 administrative staff. There are approximately 430 undergraduate students and 90 postgraduates in the department. Departmental staff have extensive expertise in the fields of Mechanical EngineeringAeronautical EngineeringBiomedical Engineering and Computer Aided Engineering & Design, and undergraduate Bachelors of Engineering (B.E.) programmes are offered in each of these disciplines.

The Department has strong links with two of the leading research institutes in the University:

Materials and Surface Science Institute
Stokes Institute
...and houses a number of Research Centres:
Centre for Applied Biomedical Engineering Research
Irish Centre for Composites Research
Automation Research Centre
Wave Energy Research Team

Department Staff are at the forefront of their research fields and research is strongly integrated within the teaching programmes. All our B.E. programmes have been accredited by Engineers Ireland and are Bologna compatible, allowing free movement to/from other European universities. Our graduates are in high demand by industry due to the high quality of our courses and the experience gained by our students during cooperative education. Graduating students typically enter industries such as the biomedical, energy, aerospace, automotive, electronic, manufacturing and chemical industries. 

Contact Us

The Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical & Biomedical Engineering is one of three Engineering departments in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

The Department currently has 21 academic staff, 17 research staff, 7 technical staff and 1 administrative staff. There are approximately 430 undergraduate students and 90 postgraduates in the department. Departmental staff have extensive expertise in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering...read more

Contacting the Department

The Department of Life Sciences may be contacted directly though the Department Coordinator: Ber Norris

    * Phone: +353 61 202880 (direct line)
    * Internal Extension: 2880
    * Fax: +353 61 331490
    * Email: Ber.Norris@ul.ie

See staff information for contact details of individuals within the Department.


Department Postal Address:

Department of Life Sciences
Faculty of Science & Engineering
University of Limerick
Limerick
Ireland

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You can find a course by clicking one of the 5 themes (Computing, Design, Engineering, Mathematics, Science) or by choosing a keyword related to the course or alternatively by typing a keyword into the "Filter by keyword" textbox provided.
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Course Code Course Title Leaflet Course Director Themes Flexible Department Keywords ThemesSearch
BSc in Engineering Science Ann Ledwith
eng
sci
Yes
Design and Manufacturing Technology;  Mathematics and Statistics;  Physics and Energy;  Electronic and Computer Engineering theme-Engineering theme-Science
MSc Technology Management
comp
No
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing
Specialist Diploma in Technology Commercialisation
comp
Yes
theme-Computing
Specialist Diploma Innovation Management
Yes
MSc in Strategic Quality Management Cathal Heavey
eng
sci
Yes
theme-Engineering theme-Science
MSc Sustainable Resource Management: Policy and Practice Richard Moles
No
Chemical and Environmental Science
Structured PhD in Software Engineering Mike Hinchey
No
Computer Science and Information Systems
MSc Advanced Engineering Materials Michael Pomeroy
eng
No
Civil Engineering and Materials Science theme-Engineering
MSc Biomedical Device Materials Michael Pomeroy
eng
No
Civil Engineering and Materials Science theme-Engineering
LM 346 Graduate Diploma Computer & Communications Systems Ciaran MacNamee
comp
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering theme-Computing
LM023 BSc in Health Informatics Annette McElligott
comp
No
Computer Science and Information Systems medical informatics it in healthcare it in health healthcare it healthcare information systems healthcare computing health it ehealth computing and healthcare computers in health theme-Computing
LM037 BSc in Economics and Mathematical Sciences
No
Mathematics and Statistics
LM051 BSc in Computer Systems Norah Power
comp
No
Computer Science and Information Systems systems software programming programmer it information technology developer computers computer systems computer science theme-Computing
LM058 BSc in Financial Mathematics Eugene Gath
comp
No
Mathematics and Statistics statistics numerical modelling mathematics manager investments finance banking applied actuary theme-Computing
LM060 BSc in Mathematical Sciences Eugene Gath
comp
math
sci
No
Mathematics and Statistics teaching statistics programming postgraduate numerical modelling mathematics management computing applied theme-Computing theme-Mathematics theme-Science
LM061 BSc in Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry Kevin M Ryan
eng
sci
No
Chemical and Environmental Science research chemist process chemist plant chemist pharmaceuticals laboratory analysis drug manufacture chemistry chemical processing theme-Engineering theme-Science
LM063 BSc in Technology Management Alan Ryan
eng
sci
No
Design and Manufacturing Technology technology quality operations management manufacturing management logistics lean and six sigma innovation engineering management business essentials theme-Engineering theme-Science
LM064 BSc in Industrial Biochemistry Tewfik Soulimane
sci
No
Chemical and Environmental Science molecular biology microbiology industrial biochemistry genetic engineering diagnostics biotechnology theme-Science
LM065 BSc in Applied Physics Ian Clancy
math
sci
No
Physics and Energy semiconductors quantum physics physics optoelectronics optics nanotechnology microelectronics medical physics energy applied physics theme-Mathematics theme-Science
LM066 BSc in Environmental Science Tom O’Dwyer
eng
sci
No
Chemical and Environmental Science theme-Engineering theme-Science
LM067 BSc in Wood Science and Technology Murt Redington
sci
No
Civil Engineering and Materials Science theme-Science
LM068 BSc in Food Science and Health Martin Wilkinson
sci
No
Life Sciences human nutrition food safety food research food quality food processing food ingredients food composition food chemistry food biotechnology food and health theme-Science
LM071 BE in Biomedical Engineering
No
Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering
LM073 BE in Mechanical Engineering Vanessa Egan
No
Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering
LM076 BSc in Product Design and Technology Niall Deloughry
des
eng
sci
No
Design and Manufacturing Technology user-centred technology product design innovation inclusive design human factors ergonomics design creative thinking theme-Design theme-Engineering theme-Science
LM077 BE in Aeronautical Engineering Michael McCarthy
des
eng
No
Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering theme-Design theme-Engineering
LM080 BSc in Electronics Kevin Murphy
comp
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering telecommunications smart meters robotics ict entrepreneurship energy management electronics electricity electrical computing theme-Computing
LM082 BSc in Construction Management and Engineering Colm Cryan
eng
sci
No
Civil Engineering and Materials Science sustainability property development project management facilities management estimating and costing contract and procurement construction research construction management civil engineering theme-Engineering theme-Science
LM083 BSc in Mobile Communications and Security Thomas Newe
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering www wireless web software security secure science programming operating systems networks networking mobile java internet hardware forensics encryption embedded systems electronics distributed digital design databases data cryptography computing computers computer architecture computer communications cloud computing c++ artificial intelligence app development ai
LM085 BE in Civil Engineering Declan Phillips
eng
No
Civil Engineering and Materials Science student centred civil engineering education problem based learning in civil engineering learning is fun at civil engineering in ul learning by doing in civil engineering educating civil engineers for the future civil @ ul theme-Engineering
LM087 BSc in Energy Noel Buckley
No
Physics and Energy
LM088 BSc in Mathematics and Physics Clifford Nolan
comp
math
sci
No
Mathematics and Statistics;  Physics and Energy theoretical physics mathematics interdisciplinary energy applied theme-Computing theme-Mathematics theme-Science
LM093 BSc in Equine Science Bridget Younge
sci
No
Life Sciences riding horse equitation equine equestrian distance education animal science animal physiology animal nutrition animal husbandry theme-Science
LM094 Bachelor of Technology (Education) in Materials & Architectural Technology Anthony Rynne
des
No
Architecture theme-Design
LM099 Bachelor of Architecture Peter Carroll
des
No
Architecture planning environment engineering design construction art architecture theme-Design
LM110 BSc in Multimedia and Computer Games Development Chris Exton
comp
des
No
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing theme-Design
LM113 BSc in Digital Media Design Gabriela Avram
comp
des
No
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing theme-Design
LM114 BSc in Music, Media & Performance Technology Giuseppe Torre
comp
des
No
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing theme-Design
LM115 BE in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Ake Rasmuson
No
Chemical and Environmental Science
LM116 BE in Engineering Choice Alan Ryan
comp
des
eng
No
Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering;  Electronic and Computer Engineering robotic engineering mechanical engineering engineering choice engineering electronic engineering electrical energy engineering computer engineering computer aided engineering and design biomedical engineering aeronautical engineering theme-Computing theme-Design theme-Engineering
LM117 BSc in Science - Science Choice Patrick Kiely
comp
des
math
sci
No
Life Sciences technology science courses mathematics make the correct choice food science and health environmental science energy computing chemical and biochemical sciences career in science theme-Computing theme-Design theme-Mathematics theme-Science
LM118 BE in Electronic and Computer Engineering Martin Hayes
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering
LM119 BE in Design and Manufacture Engineering David Tanner
des
eng
No
Design and Manufacturing Technology sustainable technology production and manufacturing engineering problem based learning mechanical design engineering management industrial engineering design products design and build computer aided engineering and design computer aided design engineering accredited engineering degree theme-Design theme-Engineering
LM180 Certificate in Equine Science Bridget Younge
sci
No
Life Sciences two year horse equine equestrian diploma certificate business theme-Science
LM182 Diploma in Science - Equine Science Bridget Younge
sci
No
Life Sciences two year horse equine equestrian diploma certificate business theme-Science
LM330 Graduate Diploma in Computing Nikola Nikolov
comp
No
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing
LM331 M Eng in Computer Engineering Hussain Mahdi
comp
eng
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering theme-Computing theme-Engineering
LM331 Graduate Diploma Computer Engineering Hussain Mahdi
comp
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering theme-Computing
LM338 MSc in Software Engineering Michael English
comp
eng
math
Yes
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing theme-Engineering theme-Mathematics
LM341 MSc/MA in Music Technology Nicholas Ward
comp
No
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing
LM345 MA/Msc Interactive Multimedia Cristiano Storni
No
LM346 MEng Computer and Communication Systems Ciaran MacNamee
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering
LM347 MEng in VLSI Systems Ciaran MacNamee
comp
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering theme-Computing
LM352 Graduate Diploma Computer Aided Engineering Product Design Hassan Kaghazchi
des
comp
No
Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering theme-Design theme-Computing
LM365 MTech Computer Aided Engineering Product Design Hassan Kaghazchi
No
Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering
LM371 MEng Aeronautical Engineering Andrew Niven
eng
math
No
Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering theme-Engineering theme-Mathematics
LM372 MEng in Mechanical Engineering Jeremy Robinson
eng
math
des
No
Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering theme-Engineering theme-Mathematics theme-Design
LM379 Graduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering Erzeng Xue
eng
No
Chemical and Environmental Science pharmaceuticals theme-Engineering
LM459 MSc in Software Engineering and Entrepreneurship Ita Richardson
comp
eng
math
No
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing theme-Engineering theme-Mathematics
LM525 MEng Computer and Communications Systems - Part Time Ciaran MacNamee
comp
Yes
Design and Manufacturing Technology theme-Computing
LM526 MEng in VLSI Systems - Part Time Ciaran MacNamee
comp
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering theme-Computing
LM623 MSc in Applied Physics Ian Clancy
No
Physics and Energy
LM632 MSc in Multilingual Computing and Localisation Reinhard Schaler
comp
Yes
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing
LM634 MEng Information and Network Security Reiner Dojen
comp
No
Electronic and Computer Engineering theme-Computing
LM635 MSc in Health Informatics Annette McElligott
comp
No
Computer Science and Information Systems theme-Computing
LM636 MSc in Mathematical Modelling James Gleeson
math
No
Mathematics and Statistics theme-Mathematics