Aerospace Engineer job roles, responsibilities, descriptions, duties and salary

Date of posting: 19 Aug 21

Aerospace engineer

What Does an Aerospace Engineer Do?

Learn about the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, salaries and required skills that should be in an Aerospace Engineer job description.

Job designation: - Aerospace Engineer

The job of an aerospace engineer is to design, test and observe the workings of aircrafts, spaceships and other aerial vehicles that are beneficial for both government and private divisions. Mostly they use specialized software to design and implement into reality.

Duties and responsibilities of an Aerospace Engineer

One of the core responsibilities of an aerospace engineer is to make their designs practical and functional in every aspect.  It is a high-risk job because one has to be very careful what their designs might bring into reality

  • Continuous research on latest technologies

  • Receiving requests to design new vehicles

  • Reporting to the senior management of their work

  • Co-operating with various departments to get things going

  • Rectification of errors in designs of aircrafts

Places of employment for an Aerospace Engineer

  • Armed forces like Army, Navy and Airforce

  • Organizations like ISRO and NASA

  • Private manufacturing companies

Work schedule of an Aerospace Engineer

For a fresher, a 9AM to 5PM/6PM job is normal but if they are experienced, they might have to spend extra hours in the lab to double check the designs, trial and test run aircrafts. 

Qualifications required to become an Aerospace Engineer

Mostly a graduation in aerospace engineering is required for the beginning of their careers but they can wish to pursue a master degree to advance their careers. Registration with Engineering Council of India is necessary which require 5-years of work experience

Under-graduate courses to become an Aerospace Engineer

Eligibility to pursue the course: -

  •  Class 12th pass with 60 % (55 % in the case of  SC/ST) in Science(PCM or Physics, Chemistry and Maths)

Entrance-exams to be taken to pursue the course

  • JEE Mains and JEE Advanced

Institutes which are offering these courses 

  • IIT Madras

  • IIT Kanpur

  • IIT Bombay

  • IIT Kharagpur

  • Rajalakshmi Engineering College 

Post-graduate courses for an Aerospace Engineer

  • M. Tech in Aerospace Engineering

  • M.E. in Aerospace Engineering

Eligibility to pursue the course: -

Entrance-exams to be taken to pursue the course

  • GATE Exam

Key/Technical skills

  • Being a team leader for the company

  • Analytical and development skill to analyse designs

  • Leading a situation professionally

  • Working with professionalism along with other team members

  • Stress management and pressure handling 

Salary expectations

  • Average salary: - Rs. 6 lakhs per annum

  • Entry level salary: - Rs. 3 lakh per annum

  • Experienced-level salary (5 to 20 years of experience): - Rs. 20 lakhs and above

Process of getting the job of an Aerospace Engineer

  • Placement from colleges, universities and other recognised institutions

  • Job searching on LinkedIn or Indeed for Aerospace Engineer posts

  • Checking out any institution’s profile and requirements for an Aerospace Engineer

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