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What are the pros & cons of aerospace engineering

Depends what aspect you are talking about as there will be many. Are you talking about job prospects or the actual degree?
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aero is too easy...

do real engineering like mechanical or electrical










nt srs
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Depends what aspect you are talking about as there will be many. Are you talking about job prospects or the actual degree?
Well tbh I'd love to know both aspects if you don't mind
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aero is too easy...

do real engineering like mechanical or electrical










nt srs
Well tbh I had mechanical engineering in my mind since that last 2 years, until I changed today because my brother told me that aerospace is a much better job? I really need help idk what to do :/
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Well tbh I had mechanical engineering in my mind since that last 2 years, until I changed today because my brother told me that aerospace is a much better job? I really need help idk what to do :/
he couldn't be anymore wrong...

Mechanical is the most broad and is one of the engineering disciplines that has lots of job variety. If anything the aerospace sector has taken a huge hit in the recent years...and jobs there are pretty dire to be honest (that's not to say it completely sucks just its not as good as it once used to be)
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he couldn't be anymore wrong...

Mechanical is the most broad and is one of the engineering disciplines that has lots of job variety. If anything the aerospace sector has taken a huge hit in the recent years...and jobs there are pretty dire to be honest (that's not to say it completely sucks just its not as good as it once used to be)
Okay thanks well he may have misheard from someone then but anyways thanks & yeah I'll do mechanical engineering & I'll make another thread called pros & cons fr mechanical engineering so please do leave a reply. Thank you
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Well tbh I had mechanical engineering in my mind since that last 2 years, until I changed today because my brother told me that aerospace is a much better job? I really need help idk what to do :/
Mechanical and aerospace are quite similar. At my Uni in the first year everything is same except the type of lab work you do, in the second year there is one module difference.
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Mechanical and aerospace are quite similar. At my Uni in the first year everything is same except the type of lab work you do, in the second year there is one module difference.
True, although in 3rd and 4th year its quite different as well

Civil is the most boring though :puke:
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aero is too easy...

do real engineering like mechanical or electrical
nt srs
Looool please tell me you're joking. and I cant believe trapking is supporting your claim
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Okay thanks well he may have misheard from someone then but anyways thanks & yeah I'll do mechanical engineering & I'll make another thread called pros & cons fr mechanical engineering so please do leave a reply. Thank you
People only do aero for money. Plus there arent many jobs for aero anyways
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People only do aero for money. Plus there arent many jobs for aero anyways
Does mechanical engineering have a lot of jobs around?
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Okay thanks well he may have misheard from someone then but anyways thanks & yeah I'll do mechanical engineering & I'll make another thread called pros & cons fr mechanical engineering so please do leave a reply. Thank you
Surely you can't just go for mechanical engineering because someone told you to? Just because of this you don't qualify to be an aerospace engineer. Aerospace engineering is for people who have the passion, you clearly don't even know what it is, if you are young below gcse level then my apologies.

In reply to what the others have said no its not an 'easy' field. Mechanical or electrical engineering is not 'harder' than aerospace. Aerospace is literally rocket science, if you're going to learn rocket science anywhere in the world, its aerospace engineering. It is quite similar to mechanical engineering in the sense that both degree's learn the fundamentals of fluid, computing and design, and jin maybe first 2 years. For my university, aerospace engineers learn flight mechanics from year 1. From second year going, aero gets harder, you'll be doing propulsion, vibration, orbital mechanics, then maybe third year you'll be doing aerothermodynamics, etc. These aren't easy topics. In a company where planes are made, the mechanical engineer will be making the tools and the parts, the aerospace engineer will be making the thing that f**cking flies in the air. Also an aerospace engineer can get any job that says it requires a mechanical engineering degree but it's not true otherwise.

That being said, I still wouldn't advice you to do aero, people that do do aero don't make the decision based on a 2 sentence reply on a forum
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Surely you can't just go for mechanical engineering because someone told you to? Just because of this you don't qualify to be an aerospace engineer. Aerospace engineering is for people who have the passion, you clearly don't even know what it is, if you are young below gcse level then my apologies.

In reply to what the others have said no its not an 'easy' field. Mechanical or electrical engineering is not 'harder' than aerospace. Aerospace is literally rocket science, if you're going to learn rocket science anywhere in the world, its aerospace engineering. It is quite similar to mechanical engineering in the sense that both degree's learn the fundamentals of fluid, computing and design, and jin maybe first 2 years. For my university, aerospace engineers learn flight mechanics from year 1. From second year going, aero gets harder, you'll be doing propulsion, vibration, orbital mechanics, then maybe third year you'll be doing aerothermodynamics, etc. These aren't easy topics. In a company where planes are made, the mechanical engineer will be making the tools and the parts, the aerospace engineer will be making the thing that f**cking flies in the air. Also an aerospace engineer can get any job that says it requires a mechanical engineering degree but it's not true otherwise.

That being said, I still wouldn't advice you to do aero, people that do do aero don't make the decision based on a 2 sentence reply on a forum
Well I had mechanical engineering in my mind anyways since year 10 and now I'm in A2 so yeah I am most likely to do mechanical engineering with the paragraph you have wrote Thanks anyways
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Plus there arent many jobs for aero anyways
That's what makes it interesting. You aren't gonna get a job just by coasting through the degree
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Surely you can't just go for mechanical engineering because someone told you to? Just because of this you don't qualify to be an aerospace engineer. Aerospace engineering is for people who have the passion, you clearly don't even know what it is, if you are young below gcse level then my apologies.

In reply to what the others have said no its not an 'easy' field. Mechanical or electrical engineering is not 'harder' than aerospace. Aerospace is literally rocket science, if you're going to learn rocket science anywhere in the world, its aerospace engineering. It is quite similar to mechanical engineering in the sense that both degree's learn the fundamentals of fluid, computing and design, and jin maybe first 2 years. For my university, aerospace engineers learn flight mechanics from year 1. From second year going, aero gets harder, you'll be doing propulsion, vibration, orbital mechanics, then maybe third year you'll be doing aerothermodynamics, etc. These aren't easy topics. In a company where planes are made, the mechanical engineer will be making the tools and the parts, the aerospace engineer will be making the thing that f**cking flies in the air. Also an aerospace engineer can get any job that says it requires a mechanical engineering degree but it's not true otherwise.

That being said, I still wouldn't advice you to do aero, people that do do aero don't make the decision based on a 2 sentence reply on a forum
Mate calm down it's not that serious...it is clear from the OPs original posts that mechanical was his first choice but he became unsure after his brother mentioned that aerospace had the better jobs

Please tell me more about aerospace and this so called "rocket science" :ahee: . Youre too naive my friend you do realise all those topics you have mentioned are actually studied in mechanical engineering also :lol: ? Mechanical engineering is very versatile, so its funny that you say mechanical engineers would design tools (as if this is some kind of lesser job) and that aero engineers would design the complex thing that flys. If you actually go to any of the big aerospace companies i.e. GE Aviation/Rolls Royce/Airbus you will be surprised to find that they have a crap load (and i mean a lot) of mechanical engineers in design & manufacture and a whole host of other roles....that is not to say you wont find any aero engineers im just trying to show you that any job an aero engineer can do a mechanical engineer can do also

As hihihi mentioned above the modules between aero and mech are more or less common with very slight differences and focuses in final years. Your ignorance towards other disciplines is high but you should understand that they alll intertwine in some way and thats what makes engineering beautiful. All disciplines working together as one each with a different expertise.

And youre very wrong about an aerospace engineer being able to get any mechanical job. You just have to look at graduate jobs or any other jobs to prove this...ask yourself why many companies like BP for example take mech engineers exclusively for say marine/production engineering roles and not aerospace engineers? This is where mechanical triumphs over aerospace. Mechanical engineers specialise in a broad array of topics... thermodynamics (in particular heat transfer/engine cycles etc which is something you dont do much of in aerospace because you focus more on fluid dyanmics) , design and manufacture, materials, machine dynamics, control engineering and a little bit of electrical engineering. This broad array allows a mechanical engineer to get a variety of jobs
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Mate calm down it's not that serious...it is clear from the OPs original posts that mechanical was his first choice but he became unsure after his brother mentioned that aerospace had the better jobs
no it not 'clear' as the original post is
What are the pros & cons of aerospace engineering
Please tell me more about aerospace and this so called "rocket science" :ahee: . Youre too naive my friend you do realise all those topics you have mentioned are actually studied in mechanical engineering also :lol: ?
Absolutely all of it? Tell me to a uni that teaches Flight Mechanics to Mechanical engineering students in first year

Mechanical engineering is very versatile, so its funny that you say mechanical engineers would design tools (as if this is some kind of lesser job) and that aero engineers would design the complex thing that flys. If you actually go to any of the big aerospace companies i.e. GE Aviation/Rolls Royce/Airbus you will be surprised to find that they have a crap load (and i mean a lot) of mechanical engineers in design & manufacture and a whole host of other roles....that is not to say you wont find any aero engineers im just trying to show you that any job an aero engineer can do a mechanical engineer can do also
For the record Rolce Royce mainly manufacture engines not planes like I said "the mechanical engineer will be making the tools and the parts". And yes Airbus will have a crap load of mechanical engineers because 1. There arent as many aero engineers as mech 2. Not every job involved in making a plane requires an aerospace engineer. Specialities such as Flight Dynamics/Control, or Aerodynamics will require aerospace or a mech person who specialised in that field, a pure mech degree wont get you those roles. Unless if the person has a lot of experience

As hihihi mentioned above the modules between aero and mech are more or less common with very slight differences and focuses in final years. Your ignorance towards other disciplines is high but you should understand that they alll intertwine in some way and thats what makes engineering beautiful. All disciplines working together as one each with a different expertise.
I'm I the one who said aero eng is easy And that it's not real engineering but mech and electrical are? *facepalm*

And youre very wrong about an aerospace engineer being able to get any mechanical job. You just have to look at graduate jobs or any other jobs to prove this...ask yourself why many companies like BP for example take mech engineers exclusively for say marine/production engineering roles and not aerospace engineers? This is where mechanical triumphs over aerospace. Mechanical engineers specialise in a broad array of topics... thermodynamics (in particular heat transfer/engine cycles etc which is something you dont do much of in aerospace because you focus more on fluid dyanmics) , design and manufacture, materials, machine dynamics, control engineering and a little bit of electrical engineering. This broad array allows a mechanical engineer to get a variety of jobs
Oh so now an aero engineer cant get all mechanical engineering jobs because they dont do enough thermodynamics as they are busy studying fluid mechanics, so tell me how a mechanical engineer is able to learn all of that + what aerospace engineers learn too to qualify a mechanical engineer for every role on this earth? Because thats what you are implying, heck mech engineers can make engines, cars, planes what cant they do, a simple bridge?
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no it not 'clear' as the original post is


Absolutely all of it? Tell me to a uni that teaches Flight Mechanics to Mechanical engineering students in first year



For the record Rolce Royce mainly manufacture engines not planes like I said "the mechanical engineer will be making the tools and the parts". And yes Airbus will have a crap load of mechanical engineers because 1. There arent as many aero engineers as mech 2. Not every job involved in making a plane requires an aerospace engineer. Specialities such as Flight Dynamics/Control, or Aerodynamics will require aerospace or a mech person who specialised in that field, a pure mech degree wont get you those roles. Unless if the person has a lot of experience



I'm I the one who said aero eng is easy And that it's not real engineering but mech and electrical are? *facepalm*



Oh so now an aero engineer cant get all mechanical engineering jobs because they dont do enough thermodynamics as they are busy studying fluid mechanics, so tell me how a mechanical engineer is able to learn all of that + what aerospace engineers learn too to qualify a mechanical engineer for every role on this earth? Because thats what you are implying, heck mech engineers can make engines, cars, planes what cant they do, a simple bridge?
:lol:

Firstly mechanical engineers will also learn about flight during the course just not to the same depth as aerospace students do. When i studied fluid mechanics we learned about flight mechanics and the navier stoke equations etc we didnt go into a lot of depth but we touched on a lot of the basic principles. Stuff like orbital mechanics, dynamics i learnt in my dynamics and mechanics course but again we didnt spend too much time on these...

Also come back to me when you've actually studied engineering and know what youre talking about. You haven't even started university.....


Look i have countless friends who work in the aero industry, and if you think what im saying is not true wait till you start applying for internships and things. No point trying to argue when you haven't actually experienced the industry itself .

And you also clearly took my original post wrongly thats why i put "nt srs" at the end of it... I would assume people about to study engineering would at least know how to read :facepalm2:
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:lol:

Firstly mechanical engineers will also learn about flight during the course just not to the same depth as aerospace students do. When i studied fluid mechanics we learned about flight mechanics and the navier stoke equations etc we didnt go into a lot of depth but we touched on a lot of the basic principles. Stuff like orbital mechanics, dynamics i learnt in my dynamics and mechanics course but again we didnt spend too much time on these...

Also come back to me when you've actually studied engineering and know what youre talking about. You haven't even started university.....


Look i have countless friends who work in the aero industry, and if you think what im saying is not true wait till you start applying for internships and things. No point trying to argue when you haven't actually experienced the industry itself .

And you also clearly took my original post wrongly thats why i put "nt srs" at the end of it... I would assume people about to study engineering would at least know how to read :facepalm2:
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