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Aerospace Engg Help

  1. Nov 13, 2012 #1
    Hey all!!

    I wanted to pursue Aerospace engg as a career. I am pretty good at maths and have great passion for science and tech..( like i did projects on nuclear engg. and know all the combat jet jargon). Am also proud owner of scratch built corsair rc plane... and view space documentaries every single day.

    Anyways... I really wanted to shift damn bad from mech( i am a sophomore) to Aerospace.

    Can someone give me some sample questions from syllabus of Aero something? Like almost all the math requisites and stuff... Coz i really want to introspect my own skills before taking the next step.

    I would really appreciate your suggestions.

  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 13, 2012 #2
    I mean you no offense, but...

    Your first mission is to write in a coherent, literate manner.
    Your second mission is to learn to ask questions that have answers.

    You will need those skills, no matter which field of engineering you choose.

    I think you're asking what sorts of things you might find on an Aerospace Engineering syllabus. I suggest that you look on a college web site and see what it entails. Read the course descriptions.

    But if you just want a one sentence answer, here it is:

    Aerospace engineering is basically applied fluid dynamics, materials, and control systems.

    There is much more to it than that, but those three things are basically what it is all about.

    And while you're at it, don't forget to take a solid course on English language skills, particularly on technical writing. If you can't document what you have designed, nobody will build it.
  4. Nov 13, 2012 #3
    Thanks Jake!! Believe it or not .. but a couple of minutes ago... my dad told me the importance of documenting work in the same words as yours!! I consider myself lucky to be given such a helpful advice.

    I am looking at the MIT OCW Aerospace syllabus for now . I will post some queries soon.
  5. Nov 18, 2012 #4
    Ok... I just wanted to know the career path of doing Masters in Aerospace... from what UG programs can I shift to aerospace?

    I am contemplating the possibility of going for BS in Engineering Physics/ Management... where I will be graduating earlier (2/3 years) than my current programme.

    What other possibility I have for Aerospace-related UG courses? I am keeping US univ in sight for masters.
  6. Nov 19, 2012 #5
    I really doubt that will give you the necessary prerequisites for a masters in aerospace engineering. Discuss this with masters advisors in the departments of the schools you are looking at, or are at currently.
  7. Nov 21, 2012 #6

    Thanks, Travis !! I will do that.. But now that you say it, it does make some sense to me...
    I guess sticking to an engineering field will be the most steady way.

    I will contact the Masters Advisor in the relevant colleges.

    Thansk once again.!!
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