Aeronautical Engineer

Job Description

An aeronautical engineer designs, tests, and manages the manufacturing of aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. They apply scientific and technological theory to predict how designs will perform, and where they may fail. Aerospace engineers consistently use the principles of advanced topics in trigonometry and calculus for design, analysis, testing, and troubleshooting. They strive to develop advanced technology in defence systems, spacecraft, and aviation.

Careers Ladder


Aerospace Engineers require at least a Bachelor's degree to enter into the field, typically in aerospace engineering.

To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.

Consider enrolling in a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Aeronautical Engineering)

Upon graduation, you may be eligible for membership with Engineers Australia.


  • Analytical
  • Creativity
  • Communicator
  • Detail Orientated
  • Innovative
  • Problem Solving

Key Skills

  • Mathematical
  • Technical Expertise
  • Workplace Health & Safety
  • Project & Time Management

Future Prospects

Eventually, aerospace engineers may advance to become technical specialists or to supervise a team of engineers and technicians. Some may even become engineering managers or move into executive positions, such as program managers.