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Civil Engineering & Astronomy

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Hi...am pursuing B.tech 2nd yr in Civil Engineering from India. I am very much interested in Astronomy and Astrophysics. But as I am already into my engineering, I dont find any way for my interests. Can any one help me with this?

Please let me know if a Civil Engineering under graduate can do Astronomy or Astrophysics courses either in India or abroad :)
 

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Most likely not. You wouldn't be considered qualified to do actual research with a CE degree. You might be able to enroll in a graduate program for astrophysics or astronomy, but again it's a long shot due to your background.
 
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You might be able to enroll in a graduate program for astrophysics or astronomy, but again it's a long shot due to your background.
Ya...that is what am asking about.....Can I do my post graduation in Astronomy or astrophysics, being a CE UG?
 
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Can I do my post graduation in Astronomy or astrophysics, being a CE UG?
As I said, most likely not. It depends on if you can convince an astronomy/astrophysics program you are qualified.
 
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Can you please go in brief regarding the courses am supposed to convince , as you said?
 
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Can you please go in brief regarding the courses am supposed to convince , as you said?
Look at any basic undergraduate physics program, ignore the courses you might have already taken. Those are the kinds of courses you'd need.
 
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Am really confused and unable to make it out from your answer :frown:

Can you please state an exact way for a Civil engineering student to become either a theoretical or an observational Astronomer?

Is it possible if I do masters in physics after my UG?
 
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Can you please state an exact way for a Civil engineering student to become either a theoretical or an observational Astronomer?
Ok. Here is one (of many) "exact" ways to go from Civil engineering to a theoretical or observational Astronomer.

1) Apply to an astronomy (or more likely, physics program).
2) Get accepted.
3) Earn your PhD.
4) Done.

You are asking much to general a question for this board to help you. You are the only one in this conversation that knows your qualifications. I have tried to direct you to the proper resources to give you a better idea of where you might stack up in the applicant pool, but you seem to be unwilling to take two seconds to solve your own problem.

Please stop asking the same question over and over again. There is no definitive way to get from your point A to your desired point B.
 
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Ok. Here is one (of many) "exact" ways to go from Civil engineering to a theoretical or observational Astronomer.

1) Apply to an astronomy (or more likely, physics program).
2) Get accepted.
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Let me say you one thing, Sir.....Unlike in the case of most of the countries, in India we cant "get accepted" and in fact, we must take up some or the other exam,:frown: even to pass through the second stage, you have stated above. This is where, am getting stacked up for I don't know what are the "exact" exams I am supposed to take :mad:and that doesn't mean that I am unable to spend even the so called "2 seconds" of time.:frown:

Most of the times, Ive seen people like you getting frustrated with the type of questions we ask and get a bit harsh. But please, many of the students like me, of age 17 have come here, having many hopes that this physics forum is the only place where we can get some or the other solution to our problems. We would be waiting hours to receive your answer at times and please don't narrow your answers, ignoring our silly doubts :frown:

Sorry if am a bit toooo descriptive but I really wanna express this for heaven sake :smile:
 
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Let me say you one thing, Sir.....Unlike in the case of most of the countries, in India we cant "get accepted" and in fact, we must take up some or the other exam,:frown: even to pass through the second stage, you have stated above.
Right, sometimes "getting accepted" involves more than one step.

This is where, am getting stacked up for I don't know what are the "exact" exams I am supposed to take :mad:and that doesn't mean that I am unable to spend even the so called "2 seconds" of time.:frown:
...and since you didn't state specifically where you were looking to study, none of us knew either. Next time maybe you'll provide such highly relevant information so that people will be able to answer your question.

Furthermore, this point is more or less a nonissue as any institution advanced enough to offer an advanced degree will list what tests you need to take in order to be admitted. This information should not be difficult to find for anyone with the slightest inclination on how to use the internet.

We would be waiting hours to receive your answer at times and please don't narrow your answers, ignoring our silly doubts :frown:
If you are honestly spending hours clicking "refresh" on your browser waiting for an answer, I would suggest that your time is better spent doing... anything else. If you really plan on pursuing a physics degree, you should get into the habit of not relying on others to do your work for you.
 
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If you really plan on pursuing a physics degree, you should get into the habit of not relying on others to do your work for you.
Sir... I am not relying on you for what I can do on my own and anyways....If you are that frustrated with my question, you shouldn't have replied me....anyways, thanks for your response. Bye :smile:
 
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You're best option is probably to change your major to physics or astronomy.

If you look at a list of the classes that physics and astronomy majors at your school are required to take, then that will tell you what classes you need to take to become an astronomy graduate student. It should be possible for you to find this list of classes.
 

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