Aerospace engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with the design, development, testing, and production of aircraft, spacecraft, and related systems and equipment.
The field has traditionally focused on problems related to atmospheric and space flight, with two major and overlapping branches: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering.
Aerospace systems engineering is about developing leading-edge technologies and integrating them into aerospace vehicle systems used for transportation, communications, exploration, and defense applications.
This often involves the design and manufacturing of aircraft, spacecraft, propulsion systems, satellites, and missiles, as well as the design and testing of aircraft and aerospace products, components, and subassemblies.
Successful aerospace engineers possess in-depth skills in, and an understanding of, aerodynamics, materials and structures, propulsion, vehicle dynamics and control, and software.
Well-established organizations such as NASA and BAE Systems stress the importance of systems engineering in order to meet requirements and succeed in missions and projects. Organizations in sectors such as automotive and aerospace find systems engineering especially useful to identify alternative solutions, prevent any unforeseen problems, and ensure the customer is satisfied with the quality of the finished product.
INCOSE reports that effective use of systems engineering can save over 20% of the project budget.
Systems engineering software now allows companies to test concept models against the customer requirements through virtual simulations, and produce documented safety evidences for assessments from certification bodies such as the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). This helps reduce waste in materials from testing prototypes, modifications and possible scrapping, and makes the process from concept to product much faster and more efficiently.
Want to know more? Tonex offers Aerospace Systems Engineering Training, a 3-day course that provides participants with the fundamentals of systems engineering and their applications in aerospace systems, focusing on commercial and military systems.
Aerospace systems engineering course is designed to train the attendees to become masters in systems engineering processes and management applicable to aerospace industry. The rigorous course material delivers a combination of mathematics, science, business, and aerospace systems engineering.
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