An aerospace engineer designs aircrafts, missiles, space crafts and satellites. They test prototypes to make sure that the models function according to how they are designed. If we look at a broader space, there are many specialties within this job. There is possibility for advancement in this field. The first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, was an aerospace engineer. If you have ever looked up at the sky and been inspired to imagine space exploration, then you might consider taking the huge step towards becoming an Aerospace Engineer.
Aerospace Engineers are usually employed by industries whose workers build aircraft and the engineers are primarily involved in the analysis and design, manufacturing, industries that perform research and development of such craft and perhaps even the federal government.
- May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture.
- May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
- Perform a variety of engineering work in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft.
- Undergraduate courses that lend themselves to this career include advanced mathematics, chemistry, physics and technology.
- Graduate programs might focus on stability and control systems, fluid mechanics, telecommunications, and wind tunnel testing.
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or other related aerospace engineering field.
The pay scale of an Aeronautical Engineer ranges from AUD$51,019 – AUD$101,239 and the median being AUD$66,894.