Aerospace Engineering and Technology
Aerospace Engineering and Technology is the study of planning, designing, developing, assembling and maintaining aircraft structures and systems. It includes operating and directing aircraft.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the research, design, development, manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance and management of aircraft. It also involves developing an understanding of the structural aspects of air frames, aircraft controls and flight stability, and aircraft capability and safety under operational conditions.
Courses in Aerospace Engineering and Technology develop skills in:
- authorising aircraft modifications, repairs and maintenance
- conducting diagnostic tests to determine the nature of aircraft malfunctions, and maintaining and servicing aircraft engines, airframe components and systems
- designing aircraft, aircraft components and support equipment
- evaluating test flights to analyse performance and compliance to specifications and safety standards
- piloting aircraft and controlling aircraft movements
This field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Aerospace Engineering
- Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
- Aircraft Operation
- Air Traffic Control
- Aerospace Engineering and Technology, n.e.c.
Thinking about a job in this field?
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