I am new here, and i really wanted to know if an aerospace engineer (today's aerospace engineers) have the ability or the skill to work as a software developer ?
This is exactly what I did. I implemented turbulence models in CFD software. Programming and numerical mathematics was my hobby and I wrote my own finite element software during my masters thesis project. But advanced programming was never part of the official curriculum and I don't think that you get the necessary skills to become a good programmer by just following the curriculum. What I did get is a solid background in the mathematics and physics that I end up programming.Probably only on projects involving development of aerospace engineering software. Software development these days requires a lot of skill and experience with current software development tools, which take a lot of time and practice to learn.
In general, the answer is probably not. In some cases, possibly. What do I mean? A course of study in aerospace engineering generally prepares you to design wings and engines and control systems and such for planes and rockets. This is oftentimes a subset of mechanical engineering. In general, that is not considered good preparation for software development.I am new here, and i really wanted to know if an aerospace engineer (today's aerospace engineers) have the ability or the skill to work as a software developer ?