From mechanical to optical engineering

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Is it easily possible to change to optical engineering for the MSc and being involved in big telescope constructions after getting a BSc degree in mechanical engineering?

Lucius
 

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Dr. Courtney
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It is not a common or an easy jump. I expect it would be easier with good grades, test scores, recommendations, course work related to optics, and research related to optics. A mediocre ME major should forget about it.
 
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Hi there,

Is it easily possible to change to optical engineering for the MSc and being involved in big telescope constructions after getting a BSc degree in mechanical engineering?

Lucius

Depends on what you mean by 'easily'. There is considerable involvement of mechanical engineering in the design and construction of large telescopes (https://www.amazon.com/dp/3540689044/?tag=pfamazon01-20) , it's just that there aren't many projects to get involved on.
 

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