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Requirements to Study Aeronautical Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering Salary

For Nepalese students wishing to study abroad, engineering has been the sought-after course for over a decade. While deep-diving into students' interests, we see that there is a spike in students' enrolment in courses related to aviation and aerodynamics, i.e., Aeronautical Engineering. If you're a student looking to pursue Aeronautical Engineering courses in countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the USA, and the UK, here is a complete guide for you to know the requirements to study aeronautical engineering, the benefits of studying aeronautical engineering and the aeronautical engineering salary.


To know the requirements to study aeronautical engineering and aeronautical engineering salary in Canada per month & in other countries, read on!

What do Aeronautical Engineering Graduates do?

Aeronautical Engineering is the branch of engineering that involves the study of designing, manufacturing flight machines, and the fundamental techniques of operating modern aircraft. An aeronautical engineering course equips an engineer in fields such as analyzing, designing, constructing, and testing defense aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles. Aerospace engineers are also responsible for developing new technologies in defence systems, commercial aviation, and space exploration.

What are the requirements to study aeronautical engineering?

  • To study Aeronautical Engineering, Nepalese students must have chosen mathematics and physics as majors in their schooling. (Bachelors and masters courses in aeronautics prepare students job-ready in fields such as aviation and aerospace.)
  • Students should have scored a minimum of 70-75% in their schooling.
  • For admission to masters and Ph.D. programs, one should have completed a Bachelor's program in Aeronautical Engineering.
  • Aeronautical courses help Nepalese students in becoming maintenance technicians and air traffic controllers as they get to experience mechanics, aircraft manufacturing, and engineering.
  • Students aspiring to become Aeronautical Engineers must possess strong calculative and in-depth observation skills.

Below are some of the technical and personal requirements to study aeronautical engineering/ become an aeronautical engineer:

  • Aeronautical Degree

Though one can work as a technician with a short-term course, design and development positions require candidates with a four-year bachelor's aeronautical engineering degree. In order to work in research and development or to work on the defence's aviation projects, the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests students complete a masters degree in aeronautical engineering with good grades.

  • Course requirements to study aeronautical engineering

Pursuing Aeronautical Engineering courses require advanced mathematics skills, such as analytic geometry and calculus. Universities in Canada and Australia only accept students who have secured high scores in Mathematics. Owing to the curriculum's fluid dynamics and in-depth principles of physics, universities across the world consider physics and mathematics scores as significant eligibility criteria. Aeronautical engineering course equips students with in-depth knowledge in propulsion systems and aerodynamics to counter real-time issues.

Benefits of studying Aeronautical Engineering:

 1) Sought-after Industry:

Aeronautical and aviation courses are booming sectors in engineering. Since the inception, the sector has grown consistently, and its manifolds are expected to double in the coming years considering the demand and supply ratio of Aeronautical Engineers.

2) Career Opportunities:

Right from research & development, design, CAE (Computer-aided engineering), CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) to aircraft maintenance, Aeronautical engineers can begin their career in a field of their choice. With a few years of experience and a masters in one specialisation, they can land a job as the lead in CAE and CFD. Besides, Aeronautical engineers can choose a career that contributes to the country's growth such as defence R&D and NPD (New Product Development).

3) Perks of traveling:

This is an added adventure that fascinates most students pursuing aerospace/aeronautical engineering. As an aeronautical engineer, you get an opportunity to travel across countries, fortunately not having to pay for it as the organisation sponsors you!

4) High Remuneration:

Since the aeronautical profession is highly challenging, that requires immense analytical skills, most large-scale organisations and corporates welcome engineers with lucrative remuneration. Given below are the destination-specific aeronautical engineer's salaries in Australia, Canada, the USA, and the UK.

Aeronautical Engineering Salary in the USA:

  • Aeronautical engineering salary in the USA with a minimum of 1-year of experience can earn an average compensation of $65,000.
  • Aeronautical engineering salary in the USA with between 1 and 4 years of experience can earn an average compensation of $73,000.
  • Aeronautical engineering salary in the USA between 5 and 8 years of experience can earn an average compensation of $93,000
  • An experienced Engineer salary in the USA with over 10 years of experience can earn an average compensation of $100,010. 

Aeronautical Engineering Salary in Canada:

  • Aeronautical engineering salary in Canada with a minimum of 1-year of experience can earn an average compensation of C$30,000.
  • Aeronautical engineering salary in Canada with between 1 and 4 years of experience can earn an average compensation of C$55,908.
  • Aeronautical Engineer salary in Canada between 5 and 8 years of experience can earn an average compensation of C$63,455
  • An experienced Aeronautical Engineer salary in Canada with over 10 years of experience can earn an average compensation of C$85,100. 

Aeronautical Engineering Salary in Australia:

  • Aeronautical engineering salary in Australia with a minimum of 1 year of experience can earn an average compensation of AU$60,000.
  • Aeronautical engineering salary in Australia with between 1 and 4 years of experience can earn an average compensation of AU$74,019.
  • Aeronautical engineering salary in Australia between 5 and 8 years of experience can earn an average compensation of AU$81,458.
  • An experienced Aeronautical Engineer salary in Australia with over 10 years of experience can earn an average compensation of AU$110,000.

Aeronautical Engineering Salary in the UK:

  • Aeronautical engineering salaryi n UK with a minimum of 1 year of experience can earn an average compensation of £30,252.
  • Aeronautical engineering salary in UK with between 1 and 4 years of experience can earn an average compensation of £32,211.
  • A mid-career Aeronautical Engineering salary in UK between 5 and 8 years of experience can earn an average compensation of £38,891.
  • An experienced Aeronautical Engineer salary in UK with over 10 years of experience can earn an average compensation of £40,538.

Aeronautical Engineering Salary NZ 

  • Aeronautical Engineering salary in NZ with a minimum of 1 year of experience can earn an average compensation of NZ$64k
  • Aeronautical Engineering salary in NZ with between 1 and 4 years of experience can earn an average compensation of NZ$76k.
  • Aeronautical Engineering salary in NZ with over 7 years of experience can earn an average compensation of NZ$100k.

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