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Airworthiness- Professional Diploma

Course Details


Available: Part- Time

Duration: 1 Year

Award: Professional Diploma

Qualification: NFQ Level 9 Minor Award

Faculty: Science and Engineering

Course Type: Taught Professional/Flexible

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.


Dr Kyriakos Kourousis

Brief Description

The Professional Diploma in Airworthiness is a 30 ECTS professional postgraduate qualification (NFQ Level 9) delivered fully online. It is offered by the School of Engineering at the University of Limerick, home of the long-established Aeronautical Engineering Bachelor, Master’s and PhD programmes.

The course meets technical education needs which have been recognised by the aviation industry, covering:

  • Initial airworthiness; design and certification of aircraft materials, structures and systems, and
  • Continuing airworthiness; aircraft maintenance, reliability, airworthiness management, aviation human factors and safety.

The course comprises of five modules, delivered part-time over one year in fully online mode, via the UL’s Learning Management System (LMS), suiting the needs of working professionals in Ireland and overseas.

Students gain invaluable advanced technical knowledge and insights via modules taught by experienced UL academics and a PhD-qualified external tutor.

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Graduates of the Specialist Diploma in Airworthiness can pursue a Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering Practice. More details on the MSc pathway:

This programme has secured Government funding through the July Stimulus Postgraduate Skills package.  Eligible applicants can avail of  90-100% funding.   Please click here for eligibility criteria

What to include with your application

  • Qualification transcripts and/or certificates (including certified English translations if applicable)
  • English language qualifications (if English is not your first language)
  • A copy of your most recent CV
  • A copy of your passport or birth  certificate (long version)
  • Proof of status -  Please click here for more information

A 2.2 honours primary degree and 3 to 5 years’ experience in the aviation and related industries.

For applicants who cannot satisfy the minimum entry requirement the course board may, at its discretion, accept a level lower qualification with stronger evidence of prior learning and experience.

Applicants must meet UL’s English language requirements.

The current fees for this programme are €6,286. Irish and EU applicants may be eligible for reduced fees from the Irish Government under the July Stimulus.

Please click here for eligibility criteria

For fees please click here   

Fees are subject to review