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Join a thrilling profession in the midst of developing the next generation of flight vehicles. The Airbus A380, the Boeing 787 and the Rosetta space probe are just some of the astounding advances being led by aerospace engineers.
As an aerospace engineer, you will have the opportunity to tackle many of tomorrow’s global challenges.
What is aerospace engineering?
Aerospace engineering is an exciting field that involves the design, development, analysis, manufacture and maintenance of flight vehicles. It involves aerodynamics, aerostructures, avionics, propulsion, material science and computational simulation.
What do aerospace engineers do?
Aerospace engineers apply scientific and technological theories, concepts and equations to vehicles within the earth’s atmosphere and beyond. Activities include:
What you will study
An aerospace engineer typically studies:
Careers in aerospace engineering
When you graduate you are likely to work in one of these main areas:
You might join a large aerospace company or a general manufacturer that contracts to the aerospace industry. Or you might work at an airline or a government aerospace laboratory or research centre.
Aerospace engineers have transferrable skills and often find themselves in working in other industries such as for Formula One teams, management consulting or finance.