Do you watch the historic launches of spacecrafts or the landings of Mars rovers and think to yourself, "I would love to be a part of that?"
Aerospace engineers are part of the project teams that make these kinds of missions successful!
What Do Aerospace Engineers Do?
The career possibilities are endless! Aerospace engineering specializations include:
Based on your area of interest, you could be:
Researching new technology and analyzing data to make airplanes and helicopters more efficient
Designing or manufacturing parts for satellites, planetary exploration devices or defense systems
Planning and designing space missions
Which of these projects might aerospace engineers work on?
How Would You Contribute To Society?
Some applications of aerospace engineering include:
satellites for weather monitoring, navigation (GPS), telecommunication
national defense and safety
Which of the following are current applications of aerospace engineering?
Where Can You Work?
Aerospace engineers can find careers paths in different types of organizations. Here are some examples:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
European Space Agency (ESA)
Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
Private Aerospace Manufacturers
National Defense Agencies
National Air Force
Is This Career Path For You?
if you enjoy advanced math and science
if you are curious and like thinking outside the box (or this world!)
if you love problem solving and working with others towards a common goal
if calculus and physics weren't your favourite courses
if you like pre-established processes and systems
if you prefer solo projects
Here's what you can do next to get started: