Work as aerospace and astronautics engineers

Work as aerospace and astronautics engineers

Who is he and how did he behave during his university studies? And where does he work exactly? The data from AlmaLaurea take the picture of those who work as Aerospace and Astronautics Engineers , from their training characteristics to the appeal received on the labor market.

In the classroom….

They are 97 second-level graduates in 2009 than five years after winning the title work as aerospace and astronautical engineers. Young people who in all cases have a two-year master’s degree, enrolling in a course of study of the disciplinary group of Engineering . In particular, almost all focus on the aerospace and astronautical engineering (79%), and only marginally on electronic engineering (10%).

To follow this path are above all the males (they represent 75% against 40% of their colleagues), who work especially abroad and with percentages far above the average (45%; it is 7% for the average) .

And how are they doing at the university? They are fast indeed, they win the title at 25.7 years, well before the average age of their colleagues (the average age is 27.2 years for the total of second-level graduates employed), and in 82.5 % of cases at most close the books within one year out of the course (83% for the complex).

The average degree mark is not very high (105.4 vs. 107.6) and in their curriculum, internships and internships carried out during the studies exist but are not a priority (26% against 53% of the average), while in terms of experience internationals keep pace with the average (20%)

And if you ask what they think of the completed university path , they promote it profusely: being able to return to the time of registration, in fact, 83.5% of graduates would choose the same course and the same university.

And on the job market …

For aerospace and astronautics engineers , entry into the labor market comes quickly: 84% of graduates start working after graduation and their first job is reached after 6.1 months (it is 7.1 for colleagues) . It is also true that before carrying out the profession, more than half are engaged in post-graduate training (56%): in particular , internships in companies (21%), but also second-level masters (18%) , activities supported by scholarships (15%) or research doctorates (13%).

And once they cross the threshold of the labor market they go great: on a stability percentage of 87% (against 70% of the average), almost all have a permanent contract (83.5% against 46% ). The gain at five years from the title, as it was natural to expect, is clearly higher than the average: 2.134 euros net monthly against the 1.336 euros of the complex. Their leading sectors are all in the private sector (98% against 73% of the average), above all in the mechanical engineering and precision mechanics branch (67%) or more marginally in the consulting sector (10%). But what do they do is what they studied for? And how: for95 Aerospace and astronautics engineers out of one hundred, the degree is useful for work (87% for the complex) and 66% use a lot of the skills learned with the degree (51% for the media).

Characteristics of the profession, Isfol data

Tasks and specific activities of the profession

The professions included in this unit conduct research or apply existing knowledge in the field of mechanics to design, plan and functionally control, to produce and maintain instruments, motors, machines and other mechanical equipment. They supervise and direct these activities, conduct research and studies on the technological characteristics of the materials used and their production processes.

In particular they must (in order of importance):

design aircraft and aerospace transport vehicles and their mechanical parts direct the work and check compliance with the standards and fill in the appropriate certification forms
verify the compliance of the production with the contracts and the efficiency of the results
take care of relations with national and international research institutions in the field
make scientific publications (articles, essays, etc.)
testing air and aerospace means of transport
analyze or process data or information
define maintenance plans
carry out feasibility studies
carry out surveys, calculations or measurements
make improvements to the plants
perform computer simulations
identify the needs of the users of air and aerospace means of transport


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