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Aeronautical Engineering Technology
Aeronautical engineering technologists operate and maintain equipment used to test aircraft and spacecraft. New aircraft designs are subjected to years of testing before they are put into service, since failure of key components during flight can be fatal. Technicians may calibrate test equipment, such as wind tunnels, and determine causes of equipment malfunctions. They may also program and run computer simulations that test new designs virtually. Using computer and communications systems, aerospace engineering and operations technicians often record and interpret test data.

Preparation
Those interested in a career in aeronautical engineering technology should consider reviewing engineering technology programs that are accredited by ABET, Inc. However, there are many ET programs not yet accredited by ABET, so check with your local community college or university for more information. If you choose to attend a program that is not ABET accredited, you should be sure that the university is regionally accredited. Aeronautical engineering technology students take courses such as material science and composites, computational methods in engineering, and engineering graphics. The following is a current list of all universities
offering accredited degree programs in aeronautical engineering technology.

Professional Organizations

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Aerospace and Electronics Systems Society of the IEEE

Aerospace Industries Association
American Astronautical Society
Society of Flight Test Engineers



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