What can I do with an aeronautics degree?
See your future aeronautical engineering
Right now, there is huge demand for qualified Aeronautical Engineers, so you’ve made a great decision to study aeronautics.
We've highlighted some of key career pathways for aeronautical and aircraft engineering students, along with some top tips to help you achieve your career goals. Read on to discover more.
As the race to flight escalates further and high demand for affordable air travel, there are plenty of exciting and rewarding careers to choose from in this emerging aeronautical field as one of the UK’s largest employment fields.
ENDLESS CAREER ROLES
When you have successfully completed your studies, you can apply for roles involved in the development, design, and manufacturing of aeroplanes, craft, and related vehicles in relation to the engines, structural parts, or environmental control systems.
CONSIDER SPECIALIST AREAS
You can apply for roles involved in supporting air traffic control or aircraft maintenance and engineering, or even take a route into aviation business management. You will be in a great position to apply your skills in the fast-moving aerospace and aviation industry to roles such as a navigation consultant, an aircraft engineer, and an aviation safety consultant.
SALFORD ALUMNI GRADUATES
Our Salford alumni are currently working at leading companies including Airbus, BAE Systems, Thales, Rolls-Royce, and the Royal Air Force. Other graduates are working at aviation-specific organisations throughout the world including the National Air Traffic Services, CTC Aviation, and Goodrich.
PROMISING START TO INDUSTRY
Once you graduate, the opportunities opened to you are endless and you can work as a systems engineer, flight engineer, an aviation consultant, a pilot, and even a route into aviation business management or software development professional.
GET WORK READY
Our dedicated Careers team supports all of our students at all stages of their studies, and beyond as graduates. Through our dedicated services, we can help you to explore future career options, develop relevant employability skills, and learn how to evidence your employability to potential employers.
INCLUDE A PLACEMENT YEAR
One way you can shape a stronger pathway to featured career roles is to include a placement during your studies. Work-based or placement can provide you with a valuable opportunity to develop your employability skills and gain vital professional experience, which will give you an advantage when you apply for jobs.
An Aeronautical Engineering degree can lead to a fascinating and rewarding career. On successful course completion, you’ll be closer to working in the aviation industry, one the world's largest employment fields.
Explore our Aeronautical Engineering degree courses:
Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies
An Aircraft Engineering with Pilot Studies degree can lead to a fascinating and rewarding career. On successful course completion, you’ll be closer to working in the aerospace and aviation industry, one the world's largest employment fields.
Explore our Aircraft Engineering degree courses: