The Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering designed by the University of Vigo arises from the more immediate socio-economical needs of the context.
It is a industrial sector which has been emerging and currently is growing exponentially, being at the same time an emerging sector in the fields of technology, production and employment. The degrees from this branch turn into a bigger specialisation compared with the Industrial branch, and stand out for diverse singularities: their link with the territory, their use of advanced technologies, and the demands on their productive processes, which mean an especially valuable contribution to the new industrial culture needed to re-industrialise Galicia.
It is a much demanded degree by new students, specially taking into consideration that currently, the Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering is only being taught in Ten Spanish Universities. This degree can be found as a degree specialised by each module or as a generalist degree with specialisations, like in the University of Vigo.
Potential demand and interest for society
Currently none of the three public universities in Galicia offer the Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering.
This Bachelor’s Degree is one of the most demanded by students, not only in Galicia but in Spain (for instance, the cut-off mark in the Polytechnic University of Madrid is 10,248).
Therefore, the offer was designed for an initial group of 50 students in order to meet the demands of students who want to study Aerospace Engineering in Galicia. This demand has not been met currently.
Proposal to the rules regulating the professional exercise adequacy
The Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering (specialisation in Spacecraft or specialisation in Aerospace Equipment and Materials) entitles to work as an Aeronautical Technical Engineer in the two fields recognised in the specialisations: “Aircraft” and “Aerospace Equipment and Materials”, as it was designed with a strict compliance of the current regulation.
The Aeronautical Technical Engineer profession is protected by the Law on the reorganization of technical
education of April 29, 1964 and the Decree-Law number 4, on February 13, 1969 (R292), and is regulated by the Law 12/1986 on April 1, which regulates the professional attributions of the Architects and Technical Engineers, modified by the Law 33/1992, of December 9.