Course Details - Entry Requirements

University of Limerick

Engineering - Aeronautical Engineering

 
Course Name Engineering - Aeronautical Engineering
Course Provider University of Limerick
Course Code LM077
Minimum Subjects 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher Level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

In addition, applicants must hold a minimum grade H4 in Mathematics and grade O6/H7 in any one of the following: Applied Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Physics with Chemistry, Engineering, Design & Communication Graphics/ Technical Drawing, Technology, Biology, Agricultural Science, Construction Studies.

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

2. Irish Leaving Certificate Applicants

2a. Minimum Entry Requirements

Degree
An applicant is expected to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate with a minimum of six subjects which must include:

• Two H5 (Higher Level) grades; and
• Four O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

Certificate/Diploma Equine Science
An applicant is expected to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate with at least five O6 (Ordinary Level) grades or 5 H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English. Candidates wishing to transfer to the follow-on Diploma programme in Equine Science will require at least a Second Class Honours award at Certificate level. Graduates obtaining at least a Second Class Honours in the Diploma will be considered for entry to year 4 of the B.Sc. in Equine Science.

Foundation Mathematics
Fulfilling Minimum Entry Requirements Yes
Fulfilling Specific Subject Requirements No
Included in Calculating Points Scored No

Foundation Irish
Fulfilling Minimum Entry Requirements No
Fulfilling Specific Subject Requirements No
Included in Calculating Points Scored No

Special Mathematics Entrance Examination
The University holds a special mathematics entrance examination in August each year for students who achieve sufficient CAO entry points and satisfy all other entrance requirements, but who do not achieve the requisite grade in Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate for Faculty of Science and Engineering undergraduate degrees. Candidates who pass this special examination are deemed to have satisfied the Mathematics entry requirement for all programmes run by the Faculty of Science & Engineering. Further information and an application form is available from admissions.ul.ie

Computer Studies Course
The University of Limerick is involved, in association with a number of schools, in the delivery of a Computer Studies course. A passing grade in the Computer Studies course is deemed equivalent to a Leaving Certificate subject for eligibility and scoring. Further information from UL Admissions Office.

2b. Specific Subject Requirements for Individual Programmes Specific subject requirements for individual programmes are detailed above. It should be noted that candidates may continue to fulfill minimum and specific subject requirements from more than one sitting of the Leaving Certificate. Foundation Mathematics, Foundation Irish and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) do not satisfy specific subject requirements.

2c. Competitive Entry
Due to the number and calibre of applicants, qualified candidates to all undergraduate degree programmes who satisfy the minimum and specific entry requirements outlined above, are placed in order of merit based on a points system. The system operates as follows:

• Points are awarded for all Leaving Certificate Higher and Ordinary Level Subjects based on the grades achieved in each subject with the exception of the following subjects o Foundation Mathematics o Foundation Irish

• Points are awarded for the best six subjects.

• Where applicable the LCVP can be considered for points purposes provided the minimum entry requirements and specific subject requirements are satisfied.

• The six subjects must be taken at any one sitting of the Leaving Certificate.

• An additional score of 25 points is awarded for grades H1 to H6 in the Higher Leaving Mathematics. The additional scores are only where it is included as one of the applicant’s best 6 subjects.

The following rules apply to combinations of subjects when computing an applicant’s point score. These rules also apply in fulfilling minimum entry requirements:

• Physics, Physics and Chemistry count as one subject;

• Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry count as one subject;

• Physics, Chemistry and Physics, and Chemistry count as two subjects,

• Home Economics (Scientific and Social), Home Economics (General) and Home Economics (Single course), any combination counts as one subject.

• English, English Composition count as one subject.

• Music, Music and Musicianship, Music and Musicianship A, Music and Musicianship B, any combination counts as one subject.

• Agricultural Economics, History, Economics, Economic History count as three subjects.

• Any two or three subject combination of: History, Economics, Economic History, Agricultural Economics, counts as two subjects except when Agricultural Economics and Economics are combined in which case they count as one subject. Bonus points are ONLY awarded for Higher Level Mathematics at Grade H6 and above and where it is included as one of the applicants best six subjects.