Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering stems into two subdisciplines: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. The designing, testing, and supervision of manufacturing aircrafts, spacecrafts, and missiles is the work of an Aerospace Engineer. New technologies are created for various usages, such as: aviation, defense systems, space exploration, structural design, guidance, navigation and control, instrumentation and communication, along with production methods. Some of the aerospace products that an Aerospace Engineer works on are: commercial aircrafts, military fighter jets, helicopters, spacecraft, along with rockets or missiles. Aerospace Engineers are experts in thermodynamics, propulsion, acoustics, or guidance systems. They typicaly work in the aerospace product and parts industry, along with motor vehicles manufacturing and designing vehicles tat have lower air resistance and fuel efficiency.

Sample Occupations:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Aeronatucial Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Aerospace Technologist
  • Mathematical Software Programmer
  • Flight Test Engineer (Flight Systems Test Engineer)
  • Systems Engineer
  • Aerospace Stress Engineer
  • Avionics Engineer
  • Structures Engineer
  • Test Engineer

Skills Required:

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software and CAM software
  • Critical thinking
  • Complex problem solving
  • Operations analysis
  • Speaking
  • Reading comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Monitoring
  • Writing

Professional Organizations:

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society of IEEE
  • Aerospace Industries Association
  • American Astronautical Society
  • Society of Flight Test Engineers
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      Aerospace Engineering
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