Want a Career That’s Cutting Edge?
Let’s take a moment to appreciate planes.
Whether you’ve travelled in one, had someone travel to you or even if you’ve just seen them in the sky, let us just acknowledge that aircraft weigh over 500,000 kg and have the capacity to fly, and I have trouble rolling out of bed some days. Could it be that Cinderella’s fairy godmother got sick of pumpkins turning into carriages and wanted to mix things up so she created planes? Or plot twist, maybe she was actually just an aerospace engineer?
What’s an aerospace engineer? The work of Aerospace engineers actually spans far beyond planes. They research, design and develop planes, helicopters, rockets and satellites. They also conduct airworthiness operations and continually develop new structural components to improve both crew and customer experience.
That rover on Mars? Those Satellites orbiting the earth? Aerospace engineers had a role to play.
In Australia, we’re fortunate to have a long history of advanced manufacturing. One hundred years ago, we were nowhere near as connected as we are today. Being so far away from the rest of the world and having such a small population meant that we were pretty much forced to do small, cost effective productions to stay current with the global market. And it’s clearly paid off. Today, not only have we kept up with the rest of the world, but we’ve established ourselves as innovators on the global stage. Australia is home to approximately 830 aerospace engineering firms, exporting our products, developments and operations across the globe. Companies like Boeing, Thales, and BAE Systems all have major operations here in Australia. QANTAS, the second oldest airline in the world was also born here in Australia and is rated number one for safety by AirlineRatings.com today.
We have world class education and training facilities, pushing through a workforce that is highly skilled and prepared to work with advanced technologies and materials. At RMIT University, our Aerospace Engineering degree is recognised by the Washington Accord, meaning that the degree is recognised to be of substantial equivalency of Aerospace engineering degrees in 18 other countries around the world.
So if you’ve got a knack for aviation and spaceflight and want a career that’s cutting edge, this is definitely one to keep in mind!