Aerospace Engineer Career
What they are responsible for
- Direct and coordinate the design, manufacture, and testing of aircraft and aerospace products
- Determine if proposed projects will result in safe aircraft and parts
- Evaluate designs to see that the products meet engineering principles, customer requirements, and environmental challenges
- Ensure that projects meet quality standards
- Inspect malfunctioning or damaged products to identify sources of problems and possible solutions
Requirements for an aerospace engineer
Aerospace engineers must have a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or some other field of engineering or science related to aerospace systems. However, on occasion, some employers hire college graduates with mathematics or natural science degree. A masters degree is usually required for faculty positions and research and development programs.
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