An aeronautical engineer in the hanger coordinating the repair of a private jet

Aeronautical Engineer

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

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.

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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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