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AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Fields of Employment

Technology, science, space exploration, military etc.

Salaries

An Aerospace engineer receives at an average of 300,000 per month at entry level.

Brief Introduction

Aerospace engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with the development of aircraft and spacecraft. It has two major and overlapping branches: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering. Avionics engineering is similar, but deals with the electronics side of aerospace engineering.

What Aerospace Engineers Do

Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they create and test prototypes to make sure that they function according to design.

Duties of Aerospace Engineers

  • Direct and coordinate the design, manufacture, and testing of aircraft and aerospace products.
  • Assess proposals for projects to determine if they are technically and financially feasible.
  • Determine if proposed projects will result in safe operations that meet the defined goals.
  • Evaluate designs to see that the products meet engineering principles, customer requirements, and environmental regulations.

Career/Job Opportunities

The Nigerian aerospace industry is growing but can not be compared to the ones in developed country like Europe ot the United States. In Nigeria, you will most likely be employed in Government owned enterprises such as FAAN, NEMA etc. Also, lots of private Airlines employs the need of Aerospace Engineers. A lot of presstige is associated with this job.
You could also work with airlines like Air Peace, Dana, etc
Also, you can also find a place in the Nigerian Air Force, and even international agencies like NASA or Tesla.

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Requirements

A JAMB Score of 200 or more can secure you admission to study this course. Also you will need a minimum of five credits (Including Mathematics, English and physics) in not more than two sittings SSCE.

Abilities

You need to have a good mathematical and logical skills. You should also be good at organizing. Also, you will be working in teams of cross-sectional skills and as such you must be able to get on well with people at all levels. Moreover, ability to express one’s ideas clearly to others is useful, you should be creative and analytic with an eye for details.

This field requires constant update with latest innovations and technologies, thus be prepared to read a lot.

Qualifications

Your best bet is BEng in Aerospace Engineering. Although some schools offers National Diploma in Aircraft Engineering which is similar to Aerospace Engineering.

BEng is cool for entry level jobs, but a Masters in Aerospace with Avionics as area of specialization will increase chances of employment and better pay.

Specialization

Below are area of Specialization for Aerospace Engineering.

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Avionics
  • Composites Analysics
  • Propulsion
  • Structures and Materials

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