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Aviation Technology / Eitlíochta Teicneolaíochta

DT011

What is... Aviation Technology?

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Aviation Technology prepares learners for careers in the aviation industry. The programme is aimed at meeting the employment needs of the aviation sector by providing graduates with a degree level qualification. The programme offers an interdisciplinary approach in which the students obtain a mix of technological, business and management skills specifically related to the aviation industry.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Graduates will find employment in a range of areas including airline operations - maintenance planning - scheduling - quality assurance and control - fleet management - technical administration - purchasing - spares trading and provisioning - maintenance repair and overhaul operations.

What other options do I have after completion?

There is an opportunity to progress to DT028 – Transport Operations and Technology (Level 8 Honours Degree) after successful graduation, subject to conditions. Students who have reached the appropriate standard may also have access to other programmes in DIT and elsewhere at third level.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Student learn to develop the following skills:

  • Develop individual skills by enhancing the conceptual and analytical abilities of the graduate for application within the context of the civil aviation industry framework.
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of Training and Education within the Aviation Industry by fostering an ethos within the graduate to be self-motivating and pursue personal development and lifelong learning skills.
  • Develop an intricate technical knowledge and understanding of the Principles of Flight.
  • Develop personal and interpersonal skills to enable managing oneself, and others within the industry.
  • Develop competence in information systems integral to aviation/aircraft operations, management and maintenance.
  • Provide the graduate with an understanding of the complex inter-relationships existing within the various sub-sectors of the Aviation Industry (Legislative design, Manufacturing, Commercial, Operations and Maintenance)

Module Listing 

Year One

Semester 1

  • Maths for Technology
  • Electricity & Electronics
  • Materials Hardware & Maintenance Practices
  • Aerodynamics
  • Structures & Systems
  • Aircraft Engines
  • Aeronautical Workshop Practice

Semester 2

  • Electricity and Electronics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Structures & Systems
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Avionics
  • Thermo-fluids
  • Electricity & Electronics Lab

Year Two

Semester 1

  • Electricity & Electronics
  • Information Technology
  • Electricity & Electronics Lab
  • Avionics
  • Aircraft Engines
  • Aviation Legislation

Semester 2

  • Human Factors
  • Aerodynamics
  • Structures & Systems
  • Aeronautical Workshop Practice
  • Communications
  • Employment Law & Employee Relations
  • Health & Safety

Year Three

Semester 1

  • Financial Management & Accounting
  • Avionics
  • Materials Hardware & Maintenance Practices
  • Commercial Maintenance Management
  • Project Management
  • Group Project

Semester 2

  • Technical Services
  • Planning
  • Spares & Logistics
  • Airline Operations
  • Quality Assurance
  • Professional Development
  • Group Project

Further Information

School of Transport Engineering, Environment and Planning

Dr. Eoin Plant

T: 01 402 2962

F: 01 402 3991

E: Eoin.Plant@dit.ie

W: http://www.dit.ie/schooloftransportengineeringenvironmentandplanning/