Career Profiles: Aerospace Engineering

CSULB Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineers research, design, develops and test aircraft, spacecraft and military systems. The type of knowledge required to engineer these systems includes: aircraft and spacecraft performance and design, aircraft stability and control, structures, materials and propulsion systems. Educational and training for aerospace engineering is a B.S. degree in engineering with a concentration in Aerospace. Advanced positions require an M.S. or Ph.D. Military experience is beneficial. Additional education in management or business is essential for future management positions.

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Career Possibilities:

Additional experience and/or education may be required

  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Aerospace Scientist
  • Air Traffic Engineer
  • Airport Engineer
  • Associate Engineer
  • Astronaut
  • Design Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Environmental Tester
  • Manufacturer's Representative
  • Mechanical/Electrical Software Engineer
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Safety Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
  • Structural Design Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Writer
  • Test Engineer

Where Employed:

  • Aircraft/spacecraft manufacturers
  • Colleges and universities
  • Commercial airlines
  • Communications industry
  • Consulting firms
  • Department of Defense
  • Military
  • Motor vehicles manufacturing industry

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