Aerospace Engineer

Aerospace Engineers plan, test, repair and modify commercial and military aircraft and spacecraft. Engineers specialising in aircraft are called aeronautical engineers. They shall review, establish, and improve manufacturing processes, facilities, and safety regulations.

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KEY SKILLS

  • Vigilance

  • Passion

  • Analytical

  • Responsibility

  • Detail-oriented

  • Technical

  • Calculative

  • Accuracy

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Critical Thinking

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Numerical strength

  • Mechanical Aptitude

  • Far-sighted

PROS

  • Physical work on aircraft and spacecraft

  • Vast opportunities

  • Senior scale engineers earn more than a software developer

  • Lot of traveling opportunities 

  • Field work

CONS

  • Workload would be high

  • Inconvenient workspace and shifts

  • A single error could have massive repurcussions

OPPORTUNITY TYPES

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • Space Research Centers

  • Aircraft Manufacturing Companies

  • Defense Research and Development Organizations

  • Aeronautical Development Establishments

  • Aeronautical Laboratories

  • You have an absolute fascination for space

  • You are interested in aviation

  • You have a mechanical aptitude

  • You enjoy working with computers

  • You like to solve puzzles

KEY OPPORTUNITIES

  • NASA

  • HAL

  • DRDO

  • ISRO

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Interesting Facts about the career

  • Interesting fact about the launch vehicle rocket is that the first rockets were used in China in AD 1100. These were solid-propellant rocket mainly used for fireworks and war. Later, after the Second World War, rockets were widely used for space applications. In 1852, the first steam-powered steerable airship was made by Jules Henri Giffard. 

  • The spacecraft is an integral part of aerospace engineering, the launch of the first artificial satellite can be considered as the launch of the first spacecraft. The first satellite was Sputnik 1 launched by the Soviet Union. It was launched on 4th October 1957.

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