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Drone Engineers

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

A bachelor's degree, internship, and several years of work experience is usually required for work as a drone engineer. Most engineers receive on-the-job training from their employers. Drone engineers are knowledgeable about engineering science and technology procedures, techniques, and principles. They understand physical principles as well as math and its various applications, from algebra and geometry to calculus and statistics. The job requires a good understanding also of design tools, such as technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. Drone engineers must be well versed in various computer software programs. Technology skills needed for this type of work include analytical or scientific software, such as MAYA Nastran and Minitab; computer-aided design software like Autodesk AutoCAD; computer-aided manufacturing software such as 1CadCam Unigraphics; development environment software, such as Ladder Logic, C, and Microsoft Visual Basic; and graphics or photo imaging software, such as Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Visio.

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