CAREER DESCRIPTIONS

Aerospace Engineer

Aerospace engineers research, design, develop, test, manufacture and maintain aerospace vehicles and systems such as commercial and military aircraft, missiles, spacecraft and related aerospace equipment.

Aerospace engineers may specialize in:

  • flight testing or simulation
  • aerodynamics
  • structures and materials
  • structural dynamics
  • mass and weight analysis
  • stress analysis
  • propulsion systems
  • systems analysis
  • avionics systems
  • navigation systems
  • robotics
  • project management
  • maintenance
  • component and system design
  • qualification testing of components
  • stability, control and performance of flight systems
  • manufacturing: machining, forming and joining aerospace materials and composites
  • particular products such as military aircraft, helicopters, surveillance systems, simulators, ground stations, satellites or rockets.

For more career information in aviation and aerospace go to the ALIS website and search the occupational profiles.