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    Throughout the course, do you look into the mechanics of helicopters as well as aero-planes?
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    (Original post by Utini)
    Throughout the course, do you look into the mechanics of helicopters as well as aero-planes?
    Hey,

    This will largely depend on the university you are interested in. Most universities should show the degree structure for courses which you can look into, so you may well be able find out directly from the university's website.

    As far as Mechanical with Aeronautics courses I know of, theory concerning helicopters is not hugely considered. I am currently doing Aeronautical Engineering and I have done some courses on helicopter dynamics or rotorblade aerodynamics, and we get the option to specialize further if we want to. Still, classes on aircraft by far out-weight classes on helicopters.

    Again, this is very university dependent, so I would recommend contacting the university directly or checking their website.

    Hope this helps, let us know if you have any other questions!

    Scott
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    Thank you very much Scott. I'll definitely be doing a lot more research
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    The more likely situation is that you'll be taught in a way that you can apply your knowledge generally, so you won't be doing much about planes, helicopters or spacecraft specifically, you'll do a little bit on those types of vehicles but that will probably be overshadowed by the amount you do on UAVs as they're a good teaching material and a source for a lot of new research as a result of their emerging market. But back to the point, you probably won't be taught directly how to make a helicopter or a plane in your course, there may be projects you have to do or extracurriculars available where you can get involved in that kind of stuff but otherwise you'll be doing a more specialised area of engineering which can be applied to different vehicles e.g. you'll learn how a jet engine works and by extension a turboprop which is something used on both helicopters and planes. As to why it's done like that, employers are more interested in having people with specialised understandings, and this is emphasised to the point that my university had to disband the no speciality option for aerospace because the employment prospects were so much lower than those who did specialise.
 
 
 
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