Aerospace engineering or mechanical engineering?

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I am thinking between aerospace or mechanical engineering
I do like planes and rockets in fact a aerospace engineer is a career I’m thinking of to be with a engineering degree.
However I have heard it’s possible to be a aerospace engineer with a mechanical engineering degree.

But I have got questions:
how much do you learn about materials in a aerospace degree?
Also How much programming is there?

Important one: do you do the exact same task as a aerospace engineer with a mechanical engineering degree?

Is it better to stick with mechanical engineering?
Also with the corona situation is it better if I stick with mechanical engineering?
Desperately need help

Thank you
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Hi
But I have got questions:
how much do you learn about materials in a aerospace degree?
Also How much programming is there?

Important one: do you do the exact same task as a aerospace engineer with a mechanical engineering degree?
It depends, some courses will have a lot of materials/programming content, others will have virtually none, e.g. Sheffield will have the most of either of those due to its specialisation system for Aero, whereas Leeds is very mechanical focused so you'll see a little bit of materials, maybe a little bit of programming, which would be roughly the same as most mechanical degrees.

Yes, if you were a MechEng grad in an Aero role then you would be doing the exact same task, however there might be some roles where you are favoured as a result of having an Aero degree.

I don't think corona will have a particularly large long term effect on Aero grads. At most unis in the UK, a lot of Aero grads go into defence where corona's effects on civil aerospace aren't really an issue. A growing number of aero grads are also going into wind energy, which is going to receive a lot of investment over the next few years because it's an infrastructure investment and economic downturns are the best times to make infrastructure investments.
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It depends, some courses will have a lot of materials/programming content, others will have virtually none, e.g. Sheffield will have the most of either of those due to its specialisation system for Aero, whereas Leeds is very mechanical focused so you'll see a little bit of materials, maybe a little bit of programming, which would be roughly the same as most mechanical degrees.

Yes, if you were a MechEng grad in an Aero role then you would be doing the exact same task, however there might be some roles where you are favoured as a result of having an Aero degree.

I don't think corona will have a particularly large long term effect on Aero grads. At most unis in the UK, a lot of Aero grads go into defence where corona's effects on civil aerospace aren't really an issue. A growing number of aero grads are also going into wind energy, which is going to receive a lot of investment over the next few years because it's an infrastructure investment and economic downturns are the best times to make infrastructure investments.
What do you think about the aerospace course in the University of Birmingham (UoB) as their course is accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). You reckon they have more materials based content?

Also things like defence or wind energy don’t interest me as much as aircraft or rockets.
Is the corona situation going to affect things like planes or aircraft in terms of jobs available?
Thank you
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