Aerospace Engineers

(NOC 2146)

Career Description

Aerospace engineers research, design and develop aerospace vehicles, aerospace systems and their components, and perform duties related to their testing, evaluation, installation, operation and maintenance.

Duties May Include

  • 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

Where They Work

Aerospace engineers are employed by aircraft and spacecraft manufacturers, air transport carriers, and in government and educational and research institutions.

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

Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Aerospace Engineering Bachelor
Aerospace Engineering (optional Industrial Internship Program) Bachelor; Co-op
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Aerospace Engineering (B.Eng.) Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Concordia University
Montreal, Qu├ębec, CA

Related Program(s):
Aerospace Engineering (BEng) Bachelor; Co-op
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University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Engineering Bachelor
Design - Engineering Route Bachelor
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Western University
London, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Integrated Engineering Bachelor
Green Process Engineering Bachelor
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Modified on March 06, 2020