Aeronautical Engineer

Aeronautical Engineers perform and supervise engineering work concerned with the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and modification of aircraft for flight.

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    Overview

    Aeronautical Engineers perform and supervise engineering work concerned with the design, development, manufacture, maintenance and modification of aircraft for flight.

    Day-to-day

    • designs aircraft, componentry and support equipment
    • consults with aero-engine specialists to co-ordinate design of aircraft
    • carries out surveys of airframes and equipment and checks for structural faults using laboratory or flight conditions
    • ensures that aircraft are capable of meeting operational conditions by examining characteristics and evaluating flight tests.

    To become an Aeronautical Engineer

    • You need a bachelor degree in engineering majoring in aeronautical or aerospace engineering to work as an Aeronautical Engineer. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

      Find a Bachelor of Engineering (Aeronautical)

    • Registration may be required in some states and territories. In addition, Engineers Australia has a non-compulsory National Engineering Register.

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