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Wow first topic in these forums, been reading them for countless hours the past two yrs.
I appreciate any help I can get
I am and have always been really interested in aerospace engineering. I wasn't sure I wanted to do Engsci at toronto coming out of highschool, so I ended up doing a degree in predominantly math at UBC (live in BC).
I have read endless forums of ryerson vs. toronto vs carleton vs waterloo etc etc, with no real conclusions being drawn. One post would drag me one way the next one, another.
Things I am worried of:
-The Aero industry is not bursting with jobs
-Engsci is still a very hard program and would prolly require me doing the entire degree from year one-while other programs including aero and mech would give me 2nd yr status and little of Engsci (Y1+2) actually deals with aerospace
-Had a 95% highschool ave and a 80% math average at ubc ( most math courses I took are applicable to Aero eng) so I can take and prolly need a challenge but dont want to sleep and wake up to engineering work if I am not gonna be that much further ahead.
Im sorry if at any point I come off as being arrogant, I know many people struggling just to get into universities, I just have great ambition and feel I really have to get it right this time after the first degree which for sure cannot stand alone.
Options:
Ryerson aerospace eng
Toronto engsci
Toronto mech then a masters-UTIAS?
UBC mech then a masters-UTIAS?
Looking for suggestions of what to do. I am greatly interested in space systems, but I know that Canada doesn't do much work in that area (hard for co-ops) and also there aren't many jobs there. I also really like aerodynamics/structure design . Looking into ryerson it looks like they offer the courses required, but also feel I should be challenging myself more if I want to get into design and space systems as ryerson coops are with bombardier primarily.
Is the engsci program worth the initial two year super general hardcore study for the later two yrs?

Would be thankful for any advice
 

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Also I forgot to mention, I know a few aero engineers who are now working on ligament and valve strengths and are doing some kind of biological testing on that. I was wondering how often does this happen? Aero seems like a pretty hard degree to jump ship on...
 

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