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Aerospace Requirements to major in Astronautical engineering.

  1. May 13, 2009 #1
    im a junior in highschool and im lookin foward to major in astronautical engineering.
    and my counselors aren't much help so i wanted to ask...

    What highschool courses should i take to prepare me for this major??.

    whats the Minimum GPA?

    what books would help me prepare for this major??

    and any other useful info would be appreciated.. =]
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  3. May 13, 2009 #2


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    Depends on what college/university you want to go to

    Just keep a general interest in science and math and read anything you can related to them.
  4. May 13, 2009 #3
    I don't think you should bother with reading books to prepare unless you have a strong interest in aerospace. I went into AE thinking an engineer is the guy who drives a train. You'll have every opportunity to learn what you need/want to learn in college. But you definitely want to be a math whiz, otherwise you will spend a LOT more time studying to understand concepts. That doesn't mean you should crunch big numbers in your head, it means you've mastered all the basic concepts of calculus and the physical laws of nature (physics). It will all be reviewed in the first year of college, but it's good to get a head start. The best piece of advice I can give is that the introductory engineering courses you'll take sophmore year literally build the pillars on which you're entire understanding of engineering will rest. Don't slack off.
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