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Aeronautics VS ECE

  1. Jun 11, 2007 #1
    long time since i visited Physicsforums.com. I am stuck with a very important and basic problem. I am going to enter college and i must decide my couse.
    I like both Aeronautics and ECE. I want to end up somewhere in NASA, ISRO, space research organisation or something in the forefront of development. I want to do research and bring out innovative ideas. I have been doing a lot of research on what to choose. My teacer adviced me to go for ECE over aero as she feels it will give more oppurtunity for research be less industrial oriented. I seriously need to know which will give me more chance for research and more chance to be the forefront in development. Please give me suggestions and opinions. I have a computer backgroud too, which i dont want to put to waste. I was good in phy,chem,maths and comp. And was expectionally good at computers during my school day. I studied in CBSE(India). I am trying to get into some of the NITs. And one more thing is it still possible to keep supplementing my computer skill though i take some other egg like ECE or aero??? please advice me. i am in a very bad mess.

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  3. Jun 11, 2007 #2
    dude for RnD, go to the aero thing. your teacher dont know a thing(thats why she is a teacher). here in india, they only tell you what is going to fetch you some big money, they dont even know what kind of research you can do in these engineering fields. BTW where are you from?
    i dont think scoring good in your school does any help,
    hehe i also topped in comps in my school, but you need to know the truth, education system here sux. it really does. it prepares you to suck efficiently like half of india is doing!!!
    forget about taking advice from your teacher, ask someone near you who is in college, it ll be much better
  4. Jun 11, 2007 #3
    thanks for the advice, i am an indian who studied in CBSE in a school abroad india(muscat). so the kind of training i recieved is different and i am determined to reach the top no matter what it takes. are u an aeronautical egg?? are u a graduate from india??? How wide is the research scope in it???
  5. Jun 12, 2007 #4
    i am doing mechanical engineering in india.
    i am not saying anything about your attitude of getting to the top or the kinda training you got, all i am saying is that the system here is all so messed up that its almost impossible, still i try to do my best. hehe... thatz all i can do.
    about the research n all things, both electronics and mechanical(i guess aeronautical is just a specialized field in mechanical) are the best fields to do it. you cant go on counting the opportunities in these fields. look for your instinct, which topic do you feel comfortable with? ECE or MECH??
    and both these fields have equal demand of good computer knowledge
  6. Jun 12, 2007 #5
    are you planning to do engineering from india????????
    give it a thought, look for some better place. research scope is awefully limited here
  7. Jun 12, 2007 #6
    its not a option. looking from financial point of view.. i must do it in india and i cant waste a year so that i can go abroad... i am confused between ECE in NIT tiruchy, ECE in NIT Surathkall and Aero in PEC...... so tell me what is the best???? i am going to do masters in somewhere abroad mostly US... but for it need good reputation in my UG college... i must have enough papers and other materials supporting me so that i can get a seat in some good universities like MIT or caltech.... etc
  8. Jun 12, 2007 #7
    is it possible to come to aero field for masters after doing ECE for UG???? How much is the possiblity for doing that???? Will it be good???
  9. Jun 12, 2007 #8
    Sorry to rain on your hopes and dreams, but just so you know working at NASA as a foreign national (non-American) is almost impossible since you would be working for the United States government. I am not really sure how ESA does their hiring but they may be less strict.

    Good luck.
  10. Jun 13, 2007 #9
    Any aeronautics or ECE engineer here??? Can you pls help me??? Please give me information, please guide me.
  11. Jun 13, 2007 #10
    PEC aero restricts you very much (thatz why i left it)
  12. Jun 13, 2007 #11
    both NIT's that you said you can admission in are good for ECE
  13. Jun 13, 2007 #12
    thanks for the info...... i need to decide one out of the two thats the problem.. my friend claims ECE in Surathkall is better than ECE in tiruchy
  14. Jun 13, 2007 #13
    actually i dont know much about NIT's. but my uncle did ECE from NIT surathkal. and some friend of mine also said NIT surathkal is the best of all NIT's
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