A qualification in aerospace engineering provides you with the tools to design, test and maintain aircraft and spacecraft.
What is aerospace engineering?
Aerospace engineering is concerned with the research, design, development, construction, maintenance, testing, science and technology of aircraft and spacecraft.
What do aerospace engineers do?
- Design and construct aircraft, aerospace vehicles and propulsion systems including planes, jets, helicopters, unmanned aerial systems and spacecraft
- Research, develop and test new materials, engines, body shapes and structures that increase the speed, strength, durability and performance of aircraft
- Plan thorough maintenance programs and implement strict safety and environmental controls for aircraft
Where do aerospace engineers work?
- Aircraft design and manufacturing
- Airlines and aviation companies
- Military organisations
- Non-aerospace organisations
What type of person do I need to be?
A career in aerospace engineering may be for you, if you
- Are practical and creative
- Have analytical and problem-solving abilities
- Like technical and engineering activities
- Enjoy subjects like maths and physics.