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Five reasons to study Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering

Why should you study Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering? See five reasons why you should study this fascinating subject to help you decide whether it’s the right degree for you.

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1. Practicality

Studying Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering will give you practical skills directly relevant to this specific field of industry and employment. As the aerospace industry is pretty insular, a degree like this will also get you the contacts and connections you need to launch your career.

2. Starting salary

Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering is a good choice for earning an impressive salary as graduates are in high demand.

Making aeroplanes and spacecraft is a big business, and companies are eager to hire graduates with well-honed, vocational skills. Graduates get to experience working as an engineer. This could include maintaining or potentially even designing vehicles, designing the tools used to repair aircraft, or overseeing the production process.

3. Employers

Graduates from this course have their pick of employers. Joining the RAF, the Navy, or the Army Air-Corps, or designing vehicles for private sector companies are just a few examples of the options on offer. 

There’s even more choice if you want to pursue a career in manufacturing. Any company with a production line of any kind needs a manufacturer to make production processes as effective and efficient as possible. It’s a competitive global market that rewards those with skill and determination with great starting jobs and excellent promotion opportunities. 

4. Rigour

For all these benefits, these courses are infamously rigorous. They demand and develop a meaningful understanding of mathematics, information technology, physics, the internals and mechanics of engines, and even a little bit of chemistry. You’ll also often find yourself in charge of teams and set to a particular task, having to delegate roles and consider possibilities in relation to the strengths and weaknesses of the people on your team.

It’s hard work, but if you’re looking for a challenge and to develop genuinely practical skills, this could be an excellent fit for you.

5. Help change the world

All that practical challenge has its benefits and not just for you. Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering is at the forefront of modern technology and a degree in this subject could give you the opportunity to change the world. You could help research and improve eco-friendly fuel alternatives, make engines more efficient and streamline the production of necessary goods to minimise waste.

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