If there ever was an industry designed to meet the challenges and rewards of engineering, the aviation and aerospace industry is it.
Aerodynamics, avionics, design, engineering reliability, equipment, field service, flight test, instrumentation, manufacturing materials and weights and balance - as well as aeronautical, aerospace, ceramic, chemical, civil, electronic, electrical, engineering physics, industrial, mechanical, petroleum, metallurgical, computer and nuclear. What do all these engineers contribute? As an example, petroleum engineers research, develop and supervise projects associated with the design and operation of gas turbine and piston aero-engines. Aerospace engineers research, design and develop aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, aerospace systems and their components. Whatever the area that most interests you, there are countless opportunities within this dynamic, forward-thinking industry. The sky really is the limit.
You must complete a university degree in your preferred area of expertise in order to become an Engineer, in fact you must receive provincial recognition or accreditation. See the College and University section for more information.
Engineers can find stimulating and rewarding careers in all aviation and aerospace-related firms that design, manufacture, repair and overhaul aeronautical products including complete aircraft, engines, components and systems and sub-systems.