Aerospace Engineering

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What is Aerospace Engineering?

Aerospace engineering involves developing, testing, and producing aircraft, spacecraft, and other systems. Engineers must also test prototypes to make sure they work correctly. I would like to pursue a career aerospace engineering because I am interested in the science of rockets and aerodynamics.

A Typical Day of an Aerospace Engineer

A typical day of an engineer usually includes sitting at a desk in an office. They could use this time to create a computer representation of a vehicle and testing it with a computer simulation or a wind tunnel. Engineers may develop software to control a vehicles flight, or attended meetings to discuss a project.

Starting Salary

For an aerospace engineer, the average starting salary is $53,408 with a Bachelor's Degree, $62,459 with a Master's Degree, and $73,814 with a Ph.D.

Educational Requirements

In order to find a job to be an aerospace engineer, one must take at least a Bachelor's degree program in aerospace engineering or a related field. The program must be accredited by ABET, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. It is also recommended that students take more challenging classes after their core classes are complete.