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Hey there, guys!

Currently I am majoring in Aeronautical Engineering, thinking of switching to Mathematics because I really like mathematics but not sure yet, as I am having a lot of fun with AE.

Anyhow, I am drifting off.... I am having trouble picking my minor. I still have some time to decide but better start sooner than later and rush into a decision.

Currently from what I have read so far Physics seems to be a good minor. I have actually been to a few Physics courses to check it out, as I was also thinking of switching to Physics. I just didn't like it, wasn't my thing.

I think it is great that we are able to do all that and it's fun now knowing what the physicists are doing but I just couldn't picture myself doing that. It was very abstract as most of the courses for Physics were dealing with QM and SRT. I like theoretical work but I would also like it do be able to apply it in the real world. I am not trying to imply that what they are doing is a waste a time, au contraire. That is also the reason why I am thinking of going to Grad School in Aerospace Engineering or Applied Mathematics. Still, doing somewhat theoretical research but will have real world application.

As I said before, I have a great interest in Mathematics, used to hate it but now I love it.

I am thinking of going to do a MSc in Aerospace Engineering or Applied Mathematics, after which I will try to head to Graduate School.

Our educational system is different to the system in the US. Before I am able to the MSc, I have to follow a bridging minor which will take ~6 months to complete.

My current major spans 4 years in length, where I will be able to do the minor in the third year. This would mean that I could go straight to the Master's after my Bachelor degree.

However, since it is only 6 months and the 3rd year spans ofcourse a year, most minors span a year.

These are the courses for the bridging minor for Aerospace Engineering:

http://www.tudelft.nl/uploads/RTEmagicC_Bridging_minor.jpg.jpg [Broken]

I have also been interested in the bridging minor for Applied Mathematics.

The courses for the Applied Mathematics minor are:

- Mathematical structures

- PDE

- Statistics

- Real analysis

- Numerical methods

The reason I am thinking of Applied Mathematics is because I think Applied Mathematics would benefit me because it is going into fluid dynamics, real time forecasting systems for weather among other things.

The third year where I will be able to do the minor is ofcourse a full year, however the bridging minors are only ~6 months. I could still do another minor in my third year and follow the bridging minor after my Bachelor. 6 months extra to what would give me a good start to my future is time well spent.

That is why I have also been looking into Computer Science but I think I would prefer the Applied Mathematics or the bridging minor for AE more. However, if you feel like CS or any other minor would benefit me more, please feel free to state so.

My question is:

And if you recommend a different minor than the bridging minor, what bridging minor after my Bachelor do you feel would give me more incentive in research?

I hope I have given you enough information. If there any questions or unclarities, please say so and I'll be happy to collaborate.

Currently I am majoring in Aeronautical Engineering, thinking of switching to Mathematics because I really like mathematics but not sure yet, as I am having a lot of fun with AE.

Anyhow, I am drifting off.... I am having trouble picking my minor. I still have some time to decide but better start sooner than later and rush into a decision.

Currently from what I have read so far Physics seems to be a good minor. I have actually been to a few Physics courses to check it out, as I was also thinking of switching to Physics. I just didn't like it, wasn't my thing.

I think it is great that we are able to do all that and it's fun now knowing what the physicists are doing but I just couldn't picture myself doing that. It was very abstract as most of the courses for Physics were dealing with QM and SRT. I like theoretical work but I would also like it do be able to apply it in the real world. I am not trying to imply that what they are doing is a waste a time, au contraire. That is also the reason why I am thinking of going to Grad School in Aerospace Engineering or Applied Mathematics. Still, doing somewhat theoretical research but will have real world application.

As I said before, I have a great interest in Mathematics, used to hate it but now I love it.

I am thinking of going to do a MSc in Aerospace Engineering or Applied Mathematics, after which I will try to head to Graduate School.

Our educational system is different to the system in the US. Before I am able to the MSc, I have to follow a bridging minor which will take ~6 months to complete.

My current major spans 4 years in length, where I will be able to do the minor in the third year. This would mean that I could go straight to the Master's after my Bachelor degree.

However, since it is only 6 months and the 3rd year spans ofcourse a year, most minors span a year.

These are the courses for the bridging minor for Aerospace Engineering:

http://www.tudelft.nl/uploads/RTEmagicC_Bridging_minor.jpg.jpg [Broken]

I have also been interested in the bridging minor for Applied Mathematics.

The courses for the Applied Mathematics minor are:

- Mathematical structures

- PDE

- Statistics

- Real analysis

- Numerical methods

The reason I am thinking of Applied Mathematics is because I think Applied Mathematics would benefit me because it is going into fluid dynamics, real time forecasting systems for weather among other things.

The third year where I will be able to do the minor is ofcourse a full year, however the bridging minors are only ~6 months. I could still do another minor in my third year and follow the bridging minor after my Bachelor. 6 months extra to what would give me a good start to my future is time well spent.

That is why I have also been looking into Computer Science but I think I would prefer the Applied Mathematics or the bridging minor for AE more. However, if you feel like CS or any other minor would benefit me more, please feel free to state so.

My question is:

**which minor would benefit me most for a future in research, with a scope on aerospace engineering?**And if you recommend a different minor than the bridging minor, what bridging minor after my Bachelor do you feel would give me more incentive in research?

I hope I have given you enough information. If there any questions or unclarities, please say so and I'll be happy to collaborate.

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