Let me firstly and quickly apologize if this topic has been covered before. I know you all answer a lot of these questions, so please link me to some past discussions as you see fit. I am going into my last year as an astrophysics major, and I'm a bit dismayed at my job outlook with just a bachelor's degree, and I'm not willing to spend 6 more years in grad school, then 2-3 more with post-docs. Aerospace engineering has always caught my eye, so I'm thinking of pursuing a master's degree. I've been working on an engineering certificate with a mechanical emphasis (basically a minor) alongside astrophysics, so I feel like I've at least put a foot in the door so far. I guess I'll just rattle off some questions: What should I be doing right now to prepare for my applications? What sort of specializations should I be looking into? In your experience (if applicable - or you can guestimate), how is the transition from physics to engineering? What would the faculty board like to see in my application as a prospective student? What other questions should I be asking? Thank you so much, and sorry again if this feels repetitive.