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NASA prerequisites for engineering

  1. Dec 26, 2004 #1
    Hi,

    I have been looking through the main NASA site for an opportunity of working at NASA in the future. I have found the career that I found interesting: professional engineering. I have been informed that NASA is the best place to work and have always dreamed of going there myself to see what it is like being at NASA.

    1) I would like to know what courses students entering university who consider working as a professional engineer at NASA should take in Canada.
    2) I would like to know if there are any other careers at NASA which seem to be lacking enough people.
    3) I would like to know which careers are currently advancing greatly and have a good future right now at NASA.

    I wish to know what the difference between engineers and engineering directors is in terms of their daily tasks. Lastly, how far ahead should I be thinking and preparing for NASA?

    Thank you very much,
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2004
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  3. Dec 26, 2004 #2
    From various teachers, I've been told that engineering directors just manage engineers. Long time engineers are usually "promoted" to director/manager. All engineers hate it because they like doing what they're good at, not managing people and playing personal politics. Of course, this is a rather unbalanced view, but if you stick a technically oriented person into what is basically a human resources position, they're not going to like it.
     
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