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Hi, I'm thinking about taking a course at university that is in the engineering sector and am thinking about aerospace. It's something I think I'd enjoy because of the aspects it looks at, but I just wanted to have some advice about how it would be in the long run? Like what jobs would require it (is it something that can be transferred with lots of jobs or only specifically for an aerospace engineer), would it be easy enough to get a job with it (like is it a growing sector) and if it is worth while.

Any advice would be great, thanks.
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Hi, I'm thinking about taking a course at university that is in the engineering sector and am thinking about aerospace. It's something I think I'd enjoy because of the aspects it looks at, but I just wanted to have some advice about how it would be in the long run? Like what jobs would require it (is it something that can be transferred with lots of jobs or only specifically for an aerospace engineer), would it be easy enough to get a job with it (like is it a growing sector) and if it is worth while.

Any advice would be great, thanks.
So what jobs can you get. Their are thousands of jobs in the aerospace sector, from propulsion, to materials, to avionics, manufacturing, design.

Their are roles in working with the OEMs (like boeing, airbus), system manufactures (like GE, Rolls Royce), and a whole supply network for every part of an aircraft. Their are design engineers, test engineers, reliability, manufacturing, quality. Additionally aerospace engineers can go work in other sectors such as automotive, energy...
And lots of grads go into technical consulting, finance, management etc.

How is the aerospace industry doing? right now, not good. in the midst of a pandemic hitting air travel hard their are lots of redundancies. It will recover at some point but exactly when and how long till hiring picks up up is hard to say.
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So what jobs can you get. Their are thousands of jobs in the aerospace sector, from propulsion, to materials, to avionics, manufacturing, design.

Their are roles in working with the OEMs (like boeing, airbus), system manufactures (like GE, Rolls Royce), and a whole supply network for every part of an aircraft. Their are design engineers, test engineers, reliability, manufacturing, quality. Additionally aerospace engineers can go work in other sectors such as automotive, energy...
And lots of grads go into technical consulting, finance, management etc.

How is the aerospace industry doing? right now, not good. in the midst of a pandemic hitting air travel hard their are lots of redundancies. It will recover at some point but exactly when and how long till hiring picks up up is hard to say.
Of course, the pandemic must have put a pause on the sector's growth because of the lack of movement between countries. I have heard of aerospace grads moving to finance and other sectors like you said, would it be worth looking at mechanical engineering instead to give more offers into different sectors, but then I know that aero and mech cover roughly the same course, with aero looking at more specific things such as areodynamics.
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Of course, the pandemic must have put a pause on the sector's growth because of the lack of movement between countries. I have heard of aerospace grads moving to finance and other sectors like you said, would it be worth looking at mechanical engineering instead to give more offers into different sectors, but then I know that aero and mech cover roughly the same course, with aero looking at more specific things such as areodynamics.
Its really personal choice. Mechanical V aerospace. You can move into the aero or space industry with a mechanical degree. And of course the physics is the same, aerodynamics is just an application of fluid mechanics.

Just on working on aerodynamics specifically most of this is CFD nowadays which will likely require a specialist MSc to do in industry whatever undergrad you choose.

I would also say the aero industry has not just been hit hard by the pandemic but its been to put in hard decline so jobs won’t just reappear in a years time. But eventually it will recover.

Should you choose an aero or mechanical degree and in 2 years time you want to work in a specific area yof any industry you can just do the BEng+MSc route over the MEng. And you probably have till the end of your 2nd year at uni to decide this on most courses.
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Its really personal choice. Mechanical V aerospace. You can move into the aero or space industry with a mechanical degree. And of course the physics is the same, aerodynamics is just an application of fluid mechanics.

Just on working on aerodynamics specifically most of this is CFD nowadays which will likely require a specialist MSc to do in industry whatever undergrad you choose.

I would also say the aero industry has not just been hit hard by the pandemic but its been to put in hard decline so jobs won’t just reappear in a years time. But eventually it will recover.

Should you choose an aero or mechanical degree and in 2 years time you want to work in a specific area yof any industry you can just do the BEng+MSc route over the MEng. And you probably have till the end of your 2nd year at uni to decide this on most courses.
Okay, thank you for the help and fast replies. Much appreciated.
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