Aerospace Engineers

(NOC 2146)

Career Description

Aerospace engineers research, design and develop aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, satellites, aerospace systems and their components.

Duties May Include

Aerospace engineers perform some or all of the following duties:

Design and develop aerospace vehicles, systems and components such as aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, satellites and space-based communication systems;

Develop and conduct computer simulations of aerospace vehicles, systems and components using advanced mathematical modelling;

Prepare specifications for materials and processes to be used in aerospace manufacturing, maintenance, repair or modification;

Supervise and co-ordinate the manufacturing, assembly modification, repair and overhaul of aircraft and spacecraft;

Co-ordinate ground and flight tests of air and spacecraft;

Develop operational specifications, maintenance schedules and manuals for operators;

Develop the technical phases of logistical and operational support for aerospace vehicles and systems;

Investigate and report on structural or other component or system failures, accidents or incidents and prepare recommendations for corrective action.

Examples of Titles

Aerodynamics Engineer
Aeronautical Engineer
Aeronautical Project Engineer
Aerospace Engineer
Aircraft Design Engineer
Space Reliability Specialist
Stress Engineer, Aerospace
Structural Engineer
Systems Engineer, Aerospace
Weight and Balance Engineer

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Engineering Transfer (Year 1 and 2) Bachelor
Engineering Transfer (Year 1 and 2) Bachelor; Co-op
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Aerospace Engineering (B.Eng.) Bachelor
Aerospace Engineering Bachelor; Co-op
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University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Combined Degree: Business and Engineering Bachelor
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University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, CA

Related Program(s):
Engineering (Unsure of Major) Bachelor
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Red Deer College
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Engineering Bachelor; University Transfer
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Modified on May 10, 2012