What’s this career all about?
An Aerospace Engineer can do many things such as research, design, develop, maintain and test different types of airplanes, satellites and spaceships. They also work on the different components that make up these aircraft and systems.
There are two types of Aerospace Engineers;
- Aeronautical- they work on airplanes and helicopters; things that stay in the earth’s atmosphere.
- Astronautical- they work on rockets, space shuttles; basically spacecraft things that are not in the earth’s atmosphere.
What kind of courses do Aerospace Engineers study in school?
- Mechanism and vibrations
- Flight mechanics
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Aircraft stability & control
What are some cool projects that Aerospace Engineers get to work on?
- Designing the latest ground and aquatic transportation such as deep sea vessels and high speed trains
- Creating Spaceships to further explore our solar system
- Designing airplane wings that change shape to enhance manoeuvrability
- Creating more efficient space satellites to collect information in space, such as detecting drought
- Creating guide lines and flight paths for astronauts and mission control
What are 5 qualities of a Aerospace Engineers?
- Excellent analytical and logical-thinking skills
- Excellent knowledge of mathematics and physics
- High proficiency in research methodology, experiments and data collection
How do Aerospace Engineers contribute to making the world a better place?
Aerospace engineers have changed our world through time by creating means to travel through air and by water to get around the world.
Through the use of their creativity and the laws of science they have made means for use not only to travel inside our world but into outer space. With time aerospace engineers will surely be responsible for use traveling through galaxies. Without aerospace engineering going on vacation in another continent or even visiting you family in another country would have been impossible. Yet through the use of innovation they are working everyday to make our everyday modes of transportation safer and better for the future.
They design clean-burning jet engines, improved plasma displays, or super efficient wind turbines to harvest wind energy.