What type of Engineer do you want to be? What qualification will you require? To help you choose, you will first need to understand something of the process of certification.
To ensure safety within the industry, engineering personnel are licensed in the same way as pilots and air traffic controllers. A suitably licensed aircraft engineer can certify the work that has been carried out on an aircraft and return it to service. There are several categories of license which cover different levels and disciplines and, as in other professions, a variety of routes exist to achieve them. Let us deal with the type of work and the licenses required first.