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In a previous post, we discussed two types of engineers that are being actively recruited by the astronautics industry. These software and hardware engineers include those who have been pursuing aerospace careers since they started college, as well as those who transitioned into the astronautics field from other genres.

Our space engineering courses are specifically designed to cater to both the new and seasoned aerospace engineer. With our expert instructors, highly interactive teaching style, and the flexibility of both onsite and online courses, we’ve been helping to improve performance in the space systems engineering workforce for more than 20 years.

In this post, we’ll continue our discussion of the types of engineers who are desperately needed by aerospace companies looking to revolutionize the future of space technologies.

Structural Engineer

Typical structural engineers are involved in the designing of buildings, bridge, tunnels, and other aspects of the infrastructure we depend on every day. In the astronautics industry, structural engineers are just as vital, but they perform a slightly different job. Companies that design and launch spacecraft are looking for structural engineers who can help them create mass-efficient structures that provide the highest standards of safety for all involved.

Propulsion Engineer

Without propulsion, spacecraft will never make it off the ground, nevermind into the far reaches of the solar system. Propulsion engineers are responsible for designing, building, testing, and maintaining the jet engines, rocket motors, compressors, combustion, turbines, nozzles and diffusers that make space travel possible. In order to achieve this job, engineers must have many years of advanced training in chemistry, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and static dynamics.

Our space engineering courses can help structural and propulsion engineers tailor their experience to fit the demands of the astronautics industry. Contact us to learn more!