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Title: Aerospace Engineer

Definition: Aerospace engineers design, test, and supervise the manufacture of aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles. They develop new technologies for use in aviation, defense systems, and space exploration, often specializing in areas such as structural design, guidance, navigation and control, instrumentation and communication, or production methods. They can specialize in a particular type of aerospace product, such as commercial transports, military fighter jets, helicopters, spacecraft, or missiles and rockets.

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Education Program: A full undergraduate program is not offered in the Atlantic provinces.

First Credential: Employers usually require a university degree in mechanical, aerospace, aeronautical or astronautical engineering

Salary Range:
• Canada (Sept 2015): Entry low: $57,294. Entry median: $72,776.

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• Payscale: Aerospace Engineer

Related Specialties:
Aeronautical engineer, Astronautical engineer, Aerodynamics engineer, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Professional Associations:
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC)
Canadian Aeronautics & Space Institute (CASI)

Other Resources:
Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace (CCAA)


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