What Universities are Best for an Indonesian Physics Student Interested in Aerospace Studies?

In summary, a physics bachelors degree may not be enough to directly study aerospace engineering. It is recommended to take undergraduate courses in mechanics, structures, and thermodynamics in order to prepare for the field. This may require an additional two years of study. German universities may be a good option for pursuing this path.
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i am physics bachelors student from Indonesia, and now i have 5 semesters passed. i choose electronics and instrumentation physics here, and focus in microcontroler, and controlling system. i have read many question before, and read the answer, but maybe i have a little question here. which university will match if i want to study aerospace ? i have a plan to get study at the Germany, and my focus maybe in airplane controlling system.
sorry if there any mistakes on my words, my english isn't good enough.
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I really cannot say much about German universities (although I know that there are many fine ones), but in general, I think you should plan to take some undergraduate courses in mechanics, structures, thermodynamics, and a few other areas. There is more to these courses in an engineering curriculum than you would get in a typical physics curriculum.
 
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so, maybe i must take another graduate to get into aerospace, yeah i think you right about that, because here, in physics i just learn about basic thing in electronics and microcontroler. but, is it possible if i get in aerospace directly from physics? or the word "courses" from your reply mean a short courses about engineering ?
sorry if there any mistakes on my words
 
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The word courses, as I used it, refers to full semester (or quarter) courses offered by the university.

I would guess that you will be needing at least two full years of full time undergraduate engineering courses to do what you propose.
 
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ok, then i will look for another possibility about my choices, thank you very much for the advices sir :)
sorry if there any mistakes on my words
 

What is the difference between physics and aerospace engineering?

Physics is a branch of science that deals with the study of matter, energy, and their interactions. Aerospace engineering, on the other hand, is a specialized field of engineering that focuses on the design, development, and construction of aircraft and spacecraft. While physics provides the fundamental principles and laws governing the physical world, aerospace engineering applies these principles to the design and development of aerospace technologies.

What are some examples of applications of physics in aerospace engineering?

There are many applications of physics in aerospace engineering, including aerodynamics, propulsion, materials science, and control systems. For example, aerodynamics is the study of how air flows around objects, and it is essential in designing efficient wings and airfoils for aircraft. Propulsion involves the study of forces and motion to develop efficient engines for aircraft and spacecraft. Materials science is crucial in selecting and designing materials that can withstand the extreme conditions of space. Control systems use principles of physics to ensure precise control and stability of aircraft and spacecraft.

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