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Aeronautical Engineer

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Aeronautical Engineer Description Aeronautical engineers apply the principle of science and technology in work with highly sophisticated products such as aircrafts, missiles and space satellites. They usually specialise in research, design manufacture and production, or the management of maintenance programs Qualifications required The usual qualifications for entry into this career is a degree. However, it may be possible to enter with an HND or HNC. Entry to a relevant engineering degree with: * 2/3 A-levels with GCSEs (A-C) 2/3 in other subjects * A relevant GCSE in a vocational subject or Intermediate GNVQ may be acceptable as an alternative to academic GCSEs * At A level, Maths and Physics are often preferred and may be essential. Equivalent qualifications such as an Edexcel (BTEC) or National Certificate or National Diploma or a Vocational A level (Advanced GNVQ) may be acceptable, it may also b advisable to check the prospectus. 1 A-level with 4 GCSEs (A-C). At A level, maths or physics is preferred. Again, equivalent qualifications are usually acceptable. ...read more.

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The often use computer-aided design (CAD) technology, which allows them to create a computer model of the part. Engineers can use the computer model to calculate the weight of parts and the loads they must bear. Designing an aircraft, missile, or satellite is a whole team effort, which brings together each individuals Engineer's skills and expertise. * Some Aeronautical Engineers oversee manufacturing and production work,. They plan and put into practice productions processes, taking into account factors such as quality, safety and efficiency. They may supervise teams of engineering technicians as they assemble or modify parts. Aeronautical Engineers may be responsible for meetings deadlines and ensuring that the work is completed within its budget. * Aeronautical Engineers may also monitor and supervise aircrafts maintenance teams, ensuring that aircrafts are safe and working fully. Entry routs/ training Aeronautical Engineers normally completes an appropriate accredited engineering degree or HND. Relevant course titles include aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Systems Engineering, Aerospace Maintenance Engineering and Aerospace Studies: Mechanical. You may also be able to take a foundations degree (titles include aircraft, aeronautical and aerospace engineering) ...read more.

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Pay/ Opportunities Salaries vary depending on the company and leve of responsibility. Aeronautical Engineers earn in the range of �17,420 - �21,476 a year, rising to around �27,404 - �33,904. higher earners make around $41,964 a year. Most Aeronautical Engineers work around 35 - 40 hours, Monday to Friday. However, you may need to start early, finish late or do some weekend work, especially as deadlines approach. Employers are aircraft manufacturers, airlines, the Armed Forces and the Ministry of Defence. Some Aeronautical Engineers apply their knowledge of Aeronautical in other areas, for example, in companies that make vehicles such as cares, trains and hovercrafts. You can also work in the communication industry, dealing with satellites, or in construction, dealing with high, winds blown structures. Contacts EMTA, Engineering Careers Information Service (ECIS), Emta House, 14 Upton Road, Watford, Hertfordshire WD18 0JT. (Freephone: 0800 282167)] Telephone : 01923 238441 Email: ecis@emta.org.uk Website: www. Enginuity.org.uk Employer Engineering and Physicals Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1ET (Award) Telephone : 01793 444100 Email: infoline@epsrc.ac.uk Website: www. epsrc.ac.uk ...read more.

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