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    Incidentally, I found a paper about G-FOLD and it seems at least one, possibly two of the four authors have a mechanical background.
    You should take a look at their phd's and research areas.

    also im kinda busy so cant write lengthy replies anymore
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    (Original post by bigboateng_)
    You should take a look at their phd's and research areas.

    also im kinda busy so cant write lengthy replies anymore
    You're literally pulling a lot of **** from your ass mate....I don't know if you're just trolling or you don't actually know what you're saying (or both)..

    HelloWorld & Polarity summarised it nicely in their posts so I won't say more other than they are correct

    Also to get a job in aerospace if you're from a mechanical background is easy as hell you don't even have to have picked any aero modules. Mechanical engineers have a very wide skill set (from heat transfer, air conditioning, control systems to aircraft design to manufacturing even marine engineering...the list goes on and on) which is why every engineering company will want mechanical engineers.
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    You're literally pulling a lot of **** from your ass mate....I don't know if you're just trolling or you don't actually know what you're saying (or both)..

    HelloWorld & Polarity summarised it nicely in their posts so I won't say more other than they are correct

    Also to get a job in aerospace if you're from a mechanical background is easy as hell you don't even have to have picked any aero modules. Mechanical engineers have a very wide skill set (from heat transfer, air conditioning, control systems to aircraft design to manufacturing even marine engineering...the list goes on and on) which is why every engineering company will want mechanical engineers.
    Oh hey look another mechanical engineer coming to support his degree. I wasnt expecting you to say any lesser than that because thats literally how ever mechanical engineer is like. Mechanical engineers do not do every single engineering module on this planet, you have access to them if your uni offers it but you cant possibly say you have wide range of skills from "from heat transfer, air conditioning, control systems to aircraft design to manufacturing even marine engineering...the list goes on and on)" thats just as much BS because you do not do all those modules, if you did then I would agree and change my opinion.

    So one mechanical engineer might be good with jet engines because they chose modules specifically on them or perhaps did a phd, another might be good with electronics because they choose lot of electronics based modules, however one mechanical engineer will not be experts in all those fields which is what you are all saying, you are gonna have to specialise at some point. However some fields require more than just two optional modules for you to be good at, such as aerospace. I'm not gonna repeat myself again. So if you want meaty roles in aerospace companies, you're better off studying aero than mech
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    (Original post by bigboateng_)
    Oh hey look another mechanical engineer coming to suport his degree. Mechanical engineers do not do every single engineering module on this planet, you have access to them if your uni offers it but you cant possibly say you have wide range of skills from "from heat transfer, air conditioning, control systems to aircraft design to manufacturing even marine engineering...the list goes on and on)" thats just as much BS because you do not do all those modules, if you did then I would agree and change my opinion.
    Bro I have had engineering interviews in all of those sectors....

    What's even more funny i have friends who have got year placements with GE Aviation (just to name some) and they have all never touched/done any aero related modules (their mech eng as well). By aero related I mean something you might encounter in an aerospace degree like avionics for example...but we have done thorough fluid dynamics including lift force on aircraft and all that jazz.


    I am not defending mechanical engineering, the degree speaks for itself. Just have a look at job requirements in industry you can see just how broad it is. P.s. i actually wanted to study aerospace pre university until i realised how disadvantaged i would be to certain extent if i did it...so chose mechanical and im glad i did
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    This wasn't meant to start a mech vs aero degree war, I swear😂😂


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    This wasn't meant to start a mech vs aero degree war, I swear😂😂


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    I wouldn't worry at all!

    Also, to add to everything else, extra-curricular activities can help massively when applying for a job. Glasgow offers different projects open to anyone from any discipline, such as Jet-X and Design Build Fly, which can help give you experience in a more aviation-specific environment. Your degree is one thing, but personal experience and interests can boost your application.

    Finally, as should be clear, opinions differ and so do experiences. There will be places which may be more interested in getting those who did Mech, and other places which may be more interested in those who did Aero - as far as I'm aware, myself and colleagues have never been put at a disadvantage due to our degree.

    The debate could go on and on, you're best to look into your options as much as possible and see what is best for you.

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