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Weapons design career track

  1. Jul 26, 2014 #1
    Hi all,

    I am rather new to the forum and am a second year mathematics and physics student if that has any relevancy to the question I have.

    My passions involve studying things like ballistic trajectories, missiles/drones, explosives, and other sort of weapons with possible military/defense applications. I have a decent amount experience with firearms, ballistics study, and home-made explosives, and I would like to know if anyone knowledgeable about graduate study programs in the US has any sort of recommendations about what type of program I should look for, or at the very least, any sort of resource for searching different graduate programs that is better than a google search (surely there must be one, but I can't seem to find anything).

    Any sort of response is greatly appreciated and thank you in advance to anyone who can point me in the right direction
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  3. Jul 30, 2014 #2
    I'm sorry you are not finding help at the moment. Is there any additional information you can share with us?
  4. Jul 31, 2014 #3
    Aeronautical and Mechanical would be the first ones that come to mind as far as designing ballistics and the weapons themselves go. Then I'd have to say Electrical Engineering / Computer Science (not really comp sci, but more the general study of controls and programming, an EE degree with a controls focus would be a decent start). Chemical engineering and Materials Science engineering would be useful for casings/housings/incendiary charges, etc.

    There's no one path to get there. But I would say it would help to have a military background; though it's certainly not necessary.
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