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    I can't decide which uni course to do for next year.( I want to decide now so I can get the required work experience early so when I write my personal statement it will stand out.) I can't decide which to choose out of maths, mechanical engineering or aerospace engineering. what are the highest paying jobs of each.
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    Do Mechanical Engineering because the first year is the same as aerospace and the other types. Mechanical is broader than Aero, and I do believe you can switch at the end of the year

    I don't know about maths though...it can lead you to finance and banking?? Engineering can usually guarantee a job at the end. Dunno...


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    (Original post by DedicatedWizard)
    Do Mechanical Engineering because the first year is the same as aerospace and the other types. Mechanical is broader than Aero, and I do believe you can switch at the end of the year

    I don't know about maths though...it can lead you to finance and banking?? Engineering can usually guarantee a job at the end. Dunno...


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    This is not true with all Unis...Some Universities specialize from first year.
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    (Original post by alexkol)
    This is not true with all Unis...Some Universities specialize from first year.
    How strange! You should take this into account then OP! What about general engineering then?


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    (Original post by DedicatedWizard)
    How strange! You should take this into account then OP! What about general engineering then?


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    General Engineering is an option, but since he/she is interested in Mech or Aero, there are courses in Unis, which are the same for these two for the first 2 years, but not in all unis...
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    (Original post by DedicatedWizard)
    Mechanical is broader than Aero,
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    No it's not. Mech and aero do the same fundermentals of engineering. Aero applies the knowledge to spacecrafts, aeroplanes, racing cars and what not, whereas mechanical engineering applies it to robots or whatever they do. It doesn't mean that an aero engineer can't build a robot or car, it means they will have to learn more. Same applies for mech engineers, if they want to go into aerodynamics and aerospace jobs, they will have to learn more as well. So OP just choose which ever degree will make it easiest to get into your desired job. But sometimes it's not easy to just 'learn more'. If you choose mech and decide you wanna go into design of aeroplanes then tough you can't just learn aerodynamics of the hook, it's a tough subject and which requires expensive equipments to learn which you won't have access to when you finish uni.


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    I think if you're REALLY passionate about flight, you should choose aero. Otherwise choose mechanical
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    (Original post by bigboateng_)
    No it's not. Mech and aero do the same fundermentals of engineering. Aero applies the knowledge to spacecrafts, aeroplanes, racing cars and what not, whereas mechanical engineering applies it to robots or whatever they do. It doesn't mean that an aero engineer can't build a robot or car, it means they will have to learn more. Same applies for mech engineers, if they want to go into aerodynamics and aerospace jobs, they will have to learn more as well. So OP just choose which ever degree will make it easiest to get into your desired job. But sometimes it's not easy to just 'learn more'. If you choose mech and decide you wanna go into design of aeroplanes then tough you can't just learn aerodynamics of the hook, it's a tough subject and which requires expensive equipments to learn which you won't have access to when you finish uni.


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    Ah, the unis I looked at had the same modules for the first year so I must have been misinformed heh


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    I'd agree with Student403, it depends on what part of engineering fascinates you the most. I've applied for aerospace because I know it's the industry I want to work in. Also, bear in mind that with mechanical and aerospace, it wouldn't be too difficult for you to switch from one course to the other after year 1 if you wanted to.

    Also, in regards to the maths degree, just remember there won't be must variation, and doing solid maths all the time could get a bit dull xD but of course it depends on your preferences.

    All those degrees can lead to highly paid jobs, and I wouldn't say one degree more than the other. These three degrees could all take you in a variety of directions! Starting salaries will be good for all those degrees but I think slightly higher for engineering than maths. Hope I've helped, feel free to PM me if you need any advice
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    (Original post by DedicatedWizard)
    Ah, the unis I looked at had the same modules for the first year so I must have been misinformed heh


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    That is true for most uni's actually just not mine. In my course first year 5/6 modules for aero is same as mech with one last module being aerospace specific. Also aero students have different labs so even though we all do maths and thermodynamics etc with mech/ship engineers, our experiments are based around aircrafts etc so you definitely feel that you are doing aerospace engineering in 1st year instead of just general engineering that most other uni's do. So in that case switching at the end of the year will be difficult as you would've missed 1 module anyway.

    But at places like Bath you can even switch after second year as everyone literally do the exact same thing.
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    (Original post by alexkol)
    General Engineering is an option, but since he/she is interested in Mech or Aero, there are courses in Unis, which are the same for these two for the first 2 years, but not in all unis...
    what's covered in general engineering that's not covered in mechanical engineering.
 
 
 
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