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Aerospace Masters of Science in aerospace engineering.

  1. Jul 25, 2009 #1
    Hi !

    Is it possible for an Instrumentation and control engineering student(graduate ) to get into Masters of Science in aerospace engineering.

    Please advice if any one of you is well versed with the topic.

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  3. Jul 25, 2009 #2

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    You might need to take some undergrad courses to catch up. Strip off all of the application-specific nomenclature and the control theory used in aerospace, mechanical, chemical, or electrical engineering, are all pretty much the same. Variations on a common theme.
  4. Jul 25, 2009 #3
    First of all i thank you for the reply.

    I am currently in 5th semester,B.E( 3rd year). That means do means do i have to go for another 4 years B.E in Aerospace..

    Please throw some light on what undergraduate courses needs to be taken.

    Thank you
  5. Jul 25, 2009 #4

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    No. It means you need to take some undergrad courses. If your school has an aerospace department, go talk to one of the professors there. If not, your school almost certainly has a mechanical engineering department.
  6. Jul 25, 2009 #5
    Could you give some examples as to what "some undergrad courses" are you talking about..

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    You'll need to catch up on aerodynamics, most likely compressible and gas flows. I would imagine a structures class or two would also be called for. If i had to guess, you need to tack on at least a year of catch up to a graduate level schedule.
  8. Jul 25, 2009 #7
    That is fine ..but do the MS universities take me in seeing my instrumentation and control background? Or it is like you give a specific exam(aerospace) for entry into the university...
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    You will have to take the GRE in most cases, but everyone has to do this. There is no specific test for aerospace unless your particular school has devised one to take. You will be just like everyone else. You will have all of your credentials on your application and submit from there. You will undoubtedly have to have an undergrad from an ABET accredited school.

    These are all questions you can easily ask any of the schools you would like to attend to get a proper answer. Many schools (mine included) have all of their grad school requirements on line.

    That does remind me...in my grad school, you had to apply to both the graduate school and the school of engineering. There is a possibility of getting accepted by one and not the other if your chosen school does the same.
  10. Jul 25, 2009 #9
    thank you for that advice.

    this is a question i would like to ask you ..are you doing your MS or Phd. in aerospace ..if yes please name the university/college.

    thank you
  11. Jul 25, 2009 #10
    Why is that relevant?
  12. Jul 25, 2009 #11
    Well ! that is absolutely relevant as it would be wonderful to get a first hand account from an alumina of a university …if in case I too want to go into that particular college....
  13. Jul 25, 2009 #12
    "from an alumina ":rofl:

    .....i mean alumni
  14. Jul 26, 2009 #13


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    Mine was a MS in mechanical engineering. However I work for an aerospace company so I know a lot of "those" types as well as what their discipline entails.
  15. Aug 4, 2009 #14
    I am starting my first year of grad school in the Fall from the same university I got my bachelors from. I am going for my masters of science in mechanical engineering because my school does not offer the aerospace one.

    Please look at this thread for information on what classes you should take. It may help you decide what to do.

    Here is my experience and it too may help you figure out what you want to do.
    I graduated from an ABET accredited university, but the masters program is not Abet accredited.

    Since I am going to the same school I graduated previously from, I did not have to take the GRE. (saves some money) but if i ever want to get a PhD i will have to take it.

    I think you should think seriously about going for your masters of aerospace... and would most likely advise against it (if my advice means anything anyways) just because masters of science in ME is more broad and there are more areas you could get a job with it, rather than being so specific in aerospace.

    Im sure it you can do the same for aerospace, just get a job in another field, but why take the chance, especially when the job market is so flimsy right now?
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