Space Engineering

Have outer space and its exploration always been fascinations of yours? Do you want to work in a career helping to explore the universe and answer some of the most fundamental questions we have as human beings through the use of the most advanced contemporary technologies? Studying Space Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering will expose you to a unique degree that will put you at the forefront of the design and creation of hardware and data systems used in aeronautics and space study. You will gain hands-on experience and can join a long list of York alumni who have contributed to space exploration with research institutions around the world. The multidisciplinary approach of the program will prepare you for a vast selection of careers both in space as well as back on Earth creating cutting-edge technology.

Career Options in Space Engineering

Below is a sample list of some future choices to explore following studies in Space Engineering. This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Space Engineering degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Space Engineering than others.

  • Astronaut
  • Astrophysicist
  • Aerospace Industry Consultant
  • Airline Engineer
  • Avionics Specialist
  • Author
  • Editor
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Engine Designer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Government Policy Advisor
  • Hydraulic Systems Engineer
  • Industry Analyst
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Lawyer
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Magazine Contributor
  • Materials Developer
  • Media Correspondent
  • Mission Systems Engineer
  • Payload Systems Engineer
  • Pilot
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Safety Analyst
  • Satellite Engineer
  • Shuttle Designer
  • Structural Design Engineer
  • Teacher
  • Technology Writer

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.