Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineers plan and work on craft that fly within the earth's atmosphere and in space including planes, drones, satellites and spacecraft. They also work on improving navigational systems, propulsion, fuel efficiency and other common components and challenges. 

Commercial aircraft designers and manufacturers are major employers in this field, as well as government through both direct employment and defense contractors since there is a strong demand for aerospace engineers in the research and development of military and space equipment. 

You can learn more about this field in the Firsthand Guide to Aerospace Jobs

Internship and job posting resources

Professional organizations and associations are membership-based groups comprised of people working in a similar field. They can be helpful resources for students to learn more about a field, develop connections and discover related opportunities. You can search for related organizations and associations using a database provided by the Princeton University Library

Examples of job titles and roles
  • Aerospace engineer
  • Analytical engineer
  • Design aerospace engineer
  • Materials aerospace engineer
  • Aircraft/spacecraft designer
  • Propulsion engineer

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