Is it possible to work in the aerospace department without studying ae

In summary, ABD EL HAMEED from Cairo,Egypt is interested in the aerospace forum and wants to work in designing planes without studying aeronautics at Uni. He plans to learn aeronautics through the internet and by any other possible ways.
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Hi my name is ABD EL HAMEED,I'm an 18 year old guy from Cairo,Egypt
I registered here because I was interested in the aerospace forum here which brings me to to my question
Can I work in designing planes without studying aeronautics at Uni?
I wanted to study aeronautics here but the thing is there's only 1 University in Egypt where you can do that,sadly though I was unable to score high enough in high school to get accepted there so instead I'm now a computer science student,but I still do intend to teach myself aeronautics through the internet and by any other possible ways
So is it still possible?
Thanks in advance :)
 
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Sure you can. Aircraft have many different systems. Someone has to write the control software an logic, for example, so there are CS guys who do that. There are also many, many mechanical engineers involved in much the same role as aeronautical engineers, so you may want to consider that route. Other than that, there are a lot of electrical engineers and materials scientists working on aircraft and even a civil engineer or two.
 
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boneh3ad said:
Sure you can. Aircraft have many different systems. Someone has to write the control software an logic, for example, so there are CS guys who do that. There are also many, many mechanical engineers involved in much the same role as aeronautical engineers, so you may want to consider that route. Other than that, there are a lot of electrical engineers and materials scientists working on aircraft and even a civil engineer or two.

Thanks
I also wanted to know if you may get involved in the aircraft designing process itself?
 
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Like I said, that is a huge topic and no one type of engineer does it. Which part of the design process most interests you?
 
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boneh3ad said:
Like I said, that is a huge topic and no one type of engineer does it. Which part of the design process most interests you?

Drawing the design of the plane itself
I know it's a bit silly since I won't have the degree in aeronautics but IG there's even a tiny little ray of hope then I won't give up...
 
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Your best bet is mechanical engineering then. Just focus your electives on aerodynamics courses.
 
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boneh3ad said:
Your best bet is mechanical engineering then. Just focus your electives on aerodynamics courses.

OK thanks
 

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