Aeronautical Engineer (1st and 2nd cycle degree)
The aim of the studies leading to a degree in Aeronautical Engineering is, from a general point of view, to provide students with the scientific and technical expertise they need to satisfy the specific requirements of the aeronautical industry and administration, and air transport. They are also focused on preparing graduates to carry out research in the fields of aeronautics and space flight.
A degree in Aeronautical Engineering represents an official guarantee that graduates have sound knowledge and expertise in aeronautics and studies related to air navigation, and enables them to perform the duties that devolve upon them, such as:
- Aeronautical engineers are responsible for designing, reviewing, and conducting technical and experimental tests (on land, in the air or at sea) of models and prototypes of air assets to be used by the state or public services; such assets include aircraft, aeroengines and any other means of airborne propulsion and transport.
- Directing, organising and implementing official experimental facilities for research into the above mentioned air assets, as well as being in charge of issues involving information and standardisation concerning such assets, all of which is carried out with the aid of any collaboration that may be deemed necessary.
- Technical assistance and reports concerning air assets requested by authorities and official organisms or private individuals.
- Issue of certificates of flightworthiness, inspections and periodic or extraordinary servicing of aeronautical assets, in addition to all kinds of giving expert appraisals for whatever reason they may be requested.
- Official inspection of manufacturing processes in industries that are chiefly dedicated to the construction and repair of air assets or the manufacture of their components.
- Technical management and performance of the duties directly related to aeronautics in official or subsidised industrial facilities that are dedicated basically to the construction, maintenance or repair of all kinds of air assets.
- Technical projects involving complete developments and for special facilities considered to be essential, in addition to the corresponding inspections, related to the materials for airlines, airports and aerodromes of any sort; this includes runways and departure and arrival arrangements, building work for infrastructures, beaconing services, illumination, communications and other ancillary services.