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Aerospace Engineering is the base branch of engineering dedicated to the design, construction, and science of aircraft and spacecraft. It is divided into two major and co-depending branches: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering. The first deals with aircrafts that stays within the Earth's atmosphere, and the second deals with aircrafts that operate beyond the atmosphere.

Aerospace Engineering covers the design and study of the science behind the forces and physical properties of all aircraft(Including Rockets, Shuttles, Unmaned Aircraft, and Spacecraft). This field also covers their aerodynamic characteristics and behaviors, also the properties: airfoil, control surfaces, lift, drag, and others. Aerospace engineering is not to be mistaken for the various other fields of engineering that go into designing elements of these advanced craft. For example, the design of aircraft avionics, while certainly part of the system as a whole, would rather be considered electrical engineering, or perhaps computer engineering. Or an aircraft's landing gear system may be considered primarily the field of mechanical engineering. There is typically a combination of many disciplines that make up aerospace engineering.

While aeronautical engineering was the original term, the broader "aerospace" has superseded it in usage, as flight technology advanced to include craft operating in outer space. Aerospace engineering, particularly the astronautics branch, is referred to colloquially as "rocket science".





List of Aerospace Engineering Schools Around the Globe


Australia

Canada

In Québec, École Polytechnique de Montréal, McGill University, Laval University, University of Sherbrooke, Concordia University and École de Technologie Supérieure offer a joint program in the field of aeronautics and space technology leading to a M.Eng. (Aero).
Only undergraduate engineering programs in Canada are accredited,[2[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aerospace_engineering_schools#cite_note-1|]]] and this is done by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.

China

Colombia

Czech Republic

Egypt

Finland

Germany

Iraq

Iran

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Malaysia

Mexico


Philippines

Russian Federation

Romania

Spain

Sweden

Taiwan

Thailand

Turkey

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States

Please note - ABET stands for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
Aerospace (or aeronautical) engineering can be studied at the advanced diploma, bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. levels in aerospace engineering departments at many U.S. universities, and in mechanical engineering departments at others. A few departments offer degrees in space-focused astronautical engineering. The programs of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rutgers University are two such examples.[3[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aerospace_engineering_schools#cite_note-gruntman-2|]]] U.S. News & World Report ranks the aerospace engineering programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Michigan within the top three best programs for doctorate granting universities. However, other top programs within the ten best in the United States include those of Stanford University, Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Austin, Purdue University and the University of Illinois.[4[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aerospace_engineering_schools#cite_note-3|]]] The magazine also rates Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and United States Air Force Academy as the premier aerospace engineering programs at universities that do not grant doctorate degrees.[5[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aerospace_engineering_schools#cite_note-4|]]]

Some other countries that are known for their schoolings are:

India, Austria, France, and a few more.

Aerospace Engineer Salary



National Salary Data

All compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location.
C$0
C$31K
C$62K
C$93K
Salary
C$44,778 - C$88,662




Bonus
C$293.61 - C$9,760

Profit Sharing
C$1,526 - C$3,931

Total Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits.
C$45,891 - C$92,279

Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 31 May 2012 | Individuals Reporting: 190


Popular Employers

Salary Range




Bombardier
C$52,522 - C$94,430
Pratt and Whitney Canada Corp.
C$53,874 - C$66,918

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Popular Industries

Salary Range




Commercial Aircraft, Military, and Space Systems
C$44,117 - C$89,718
Aerospace Manufacturing
C$43,811 - C$90,369
Aerospace and Defense
C$44,544 - C$91,299
Aerospace, Aeronautics, Astronautics
C$43,624 - C$89,166
Engineering Services
C$42,003 - C$85,435

key statistics
key statistics

Key Statistics for Aerospace Engineer Salaries and Jobs





Female
12%
female alumni
female alumni


Male
88%
male alumni
male alumni

Salary:
C$48,834 - C$78,175

C$54,727 - C$77,150
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Years of Experience






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Less than 1 year

7%

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1-4 years

42%

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5-9 years

32%

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10-19 years

15%

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20 years or more

5%

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Top Degrees

Salary Range




Bachelor's Degree
C$38,886 - C$98,307
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE), Aerospace Engineering
C$34,658 - C$79,761
Master of Engineering (MEng / ME), Aerospace Engineering
C$40,851 - C$107,659
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE), Mechanical Engineering (ME)
C$51,923 - C$84,350
Master of Science (MS), Aerospace Engineering
C$53,878 - C$63,202
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Most Common Health Benefits


medical benefits
medical benefits

Medical: 88%
dental benefits
dental benefits

Dental: 81%
vision benefits
vision benefits

Vision: 60%
employee benefits
employee benefits

None: 8%
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All salary information obtained from: http://www.payscale.com/research/CA/Job=Aerospace_Engineer/Salary