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Aerospace colleges

  1. Mar 22, 2009 #1
    I can't figure out which colleges to apply for when I graduate in 2011 since everyone of their sites say they have one of the top programs in the nation. I'm looking for a program that specialises in military purposes and UAVs. Any ideas?
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  3. Mar 23, 2009 #2
    If you're really interested in military purposes look for a school that is either military itself... or if you don't want to join up, look for an institution that is closely situated next to a military research lab and has links with the lab (for instance, I did graduate work at the University of Dayton, which is near Wright-Patterson AFB.. and did my graduate thesis experiments at the base's research facilities... albeit in laser technology... not the stuff you're interested in). Sometimes even as a civilian you can get the specific lab to even pay for a co-op type of education... but you'll probably owe them time in the labs (3 years for every year of education they pay for.) Note: In order to work on these types of projects, you'll probably have to be a US citizen and go through the security clearance process.

    Note: this is just a starting suggestion... you'll want to look at faculty research pages, publications, even make some calls and eventually visit your choices.
  4. Mar 23, 2009 #3
    Can't really help you out as to where you should be looking besides the top Aero colleges, but I guess you could probably rule UT Austin out if you're seriously considering only UAV type work. Their program's strength is in the space side of aerospace, so...probably better luck elsewhere.
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