I decided to post a new thread for this. I saw the pinned thread about going into Engineering but my specific questions were not answered in that thread. I am going into Aerospace Engineering this summer. I am doing it because I love Physics, like Math, and am very interested in Spacecraft, defense, aircraft, etc. I have been told that Engineering is a lot of Physics and Math which is what I want to do. But it sometimes seems like they are just highly paid mechanics. I really hope this is not true. I don't mind doing hands-on work. I actually want to do some hands-on work but I want to mostly be dealing with problem solving using math and physics. I am just looking for someone to weigh in on this and clear up my confusion. Just tell me what it is all about (Aerospace specifically.) Basically, I would like some insight. Do you think I am going into Aerospace Engineering for the right reasons? Or is it not for me? I know that every individual job will be slightly different but I want to know what an average career is like.