Profession aerospace engineer

Aerospace engineers develop, test and oversee the manufacture of flight vehicles such as aircrafts, missiles, and spacecrafts. The field of engineering they are active in, can be divided into two branches: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Aerospace engineering

    The engineering discipline that combines various technologies and engineering disciplines such as avionics, materials science and aerodynamics in order to design, develop and manufacture aircraft, spacecraft, missiles and satillites.

  • Engineering principles

    The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

  • Industrial engineering

    The field of engineering concerned with the development, improvement, and implementation of complex processes and systems of knowledge, people, equipment, etc.

  • Production processes

    Know the materials, production processes and other techniques required for the production and distribution of goods.

  • Engineering processes

    The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

  • Aircraft mechanics

    Technicalities over mechanics in aircrafts and related topics in order to perform a wide range of repais in aircrafts.

  • Technical drawings

    Drawing software and the various symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles and page layouts used in technical drawings.

Skills

  • Use technical drawing software

    Create technical designs and technical drawings using specialised software.

  • Execute feasibility study

    Perform the evaluation and assessment of the potential of a project, plan, proposition or new idea. Realise a standardised study which is based on extensive investigation and research to support the process of decision making.

  • Perform scientific research

    Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.

  • Adjust engineering designs

    Adjust designs of products or parts of products so that they meet requirements.

  • Assess financial viability

    Revise and analyse financial information and requirements of projects such as their budget appraisal, expected turnover, and risk assessment for determining the benefits and costs of the project. Assess if the agreement or project will redeem its investment, and whether the potential profit is worth the financial risk.

  • Ensure aircraft compliance with regulation

    Ensure that every aircraft complies with applicable regulation and all components and equipment have officially valid components.

  • Approve engineering design

    Give consent to the finished engineering design to go over to the actual manufacturing and assembly of the product.

Optional knowledge and skills

use cam software record test data manage product testing oversee assembly operations draft design specifications stealth technology cae software materials science design principles aerodynamics control production guidance, navigation and control develop test procedures fluid mechanics plan test flights analyse production processes for improvement conduct performance tests apply advanced manufacturing synthetic natural environment design prototypes build a product's physical model create a product's virtual model defense system unmanned air systems mechanical engineering material mechanics use cad software