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Aspiring Aerospace Engineer BS ME minor applied math?

  1. Jun 5, 2012 #1
    I am currently in school for an undergrad degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in aerospace (i.e. Aerodynamics instead of fluid dynamics, propulsion instead of applied thermo, and some aerospace electives). I have hopes after to work for an aviation company such as Boeing, HondaJet, Gulfstream, etc. After getting my BS in Mech. Engineering I'm pretty set on going to get a Masters in Aerospace Engineering. My question is while I am trying to obtain my BS in ME, would it be beneficial to minor in Applied Mathematics?

    I was just thinking how I do enjoy solving math problems and I've heard aerospace engineers rely on it more so than mechanical, so would it be worth my time/money to minor in applied mathematics? I realize it would not hurt to do it, but again it will add to the time it takes to graduate (not much if any though because I have it worked out to have almost only my senior project my last year), and will cost extra money.

    Originally I figured just mathematics, but then noticed my university offered a minor in applied math and after looking at some of those courses, I really think they sound interesting.

    Thanks for the help!
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  3. Jun 8, 2012 #2
    I guess this was a stupid question and an obvious yes, I'm just concerned about it being such a bearing on me that I regret it or it hurts my GPA.

    I'm really interested in taking those courses, but not if it'd end up doing more harm than good.
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