Video: Aerospace EngineeringEditorial Team9|0Last Updated:10:00 am, October 13, 2012
Most students equate Aerospace Engineering with spacecrafts and a dream of working for NASA. Here are 5 facts regarding Aerospace engineering:
The reality is that Aerospace Engineering is a complex field with engineers working on a specialized part of a project. Many will not be aware of the project as a whole. Students who opt for Aerospace Engineering with the vision of helping assemble spacecrafts will be disappointed.
Aerospace Engineers spend the majority of their time working in teams. Most of the time will be spent in labs, in front of computers or preparing reports.
Students aspiring to become Aerospace Engineers should be prepared to multitask. Engineers in this field have stated that they have been shifted from one project to another usually at short notice. These projects range from working on a new aircraft, missiles or spacecraft.
Expect to spend a lot of time in meetings. Some engineers attend two to three meetings a day where they give status updates. These meetings are address issues such as timelines, design status, project costs etc. In short, it gives an opportunity to find out what other people in the project are doing.
The work is varied as engineers spend time working on different projects ranging from vehicles to commercial airliners to effective missile systems – depending on the place of work.
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