Aerospace and defence Engineering

What is it?

Aerospace engineering is designing, building, and maintaining aircraft and spacecraft. Aerospace engineers can specialise in specific products, such as missiles, military and defence aircraft, spacecraft, helicopters, or commercial airplanes.

However, it is also possible to focus on specific areas within these that are essential in making them work and operate, such as communication, navigation and control, structural design, or manufacturing methods.

Where can I study and at what level?

The below GBSIoT institutions offer this subject area. Levels range from level 2 (post GCSE) to degree:

At the links above you can view courses in more detail as well as view entry requirements.


Confused about what pathway you can take?

These handy graphics to the right show what qualifications you need to progress in this course area, and the pathways needed to find your future career.

*Graphic from WMCA Engineering and Manufacturing Regional Training Plan – view the full report here

Where could it lead?

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