Hi! I'm new to physicsforums.com and I was just wondering if anyone could give me some advice regarding a problem I've been having. I'll be going to college soon to pursue a degree in an engineering field, and I am having trouble pinning down the major that is best for me. For a long time now I have wanted to be an aerospace engineer, and design spacecraft, but I have become increasingly worried about the availability of jobs in this field, so I have been looking at other majors (other than aerospace engineering) that will allow me access to the aerospace field but also allow me to work in other fields as well (automotive, robotics, etc.). One of the majors that I have come across is Mechanical Engineering. I understand that aerospace engineering is a specialty inside of Mechanical Engineering. The only problem is that I am worried that I will not have access to the field I am really interested in (spacecraft design). Could anyone possibly supply any advice regarding this? I also know that I am very interested in robotics. Does anyone know which discipline, either aerospace engineering or mechanical engineering, allows me to work on designing robotic spacecraft perhaps or combines spacecraft and robotics?