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mechanical or aerospace engineering!!!!!

is aerospace j a part of mechanical engineering?? if so can i j take mechanical then later specialise or should i j take aerospace if i like them both equally??

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Original post by m11m
is aerospace j a part of mechanical engineering?? if so can i j take mechanical then later specialise or should i j take aerospace if i like them both equally??

thank you!

If you're not sure which you want to do right now, then look for universities where both courses share a common first year, with the ability to switch course at the end of year 1 / start of year 2. Then take a look at the modules which will be covered on each courses in years two and three, to see how the specialisms diverge. (And no, Aerospace Engineering is not simply a part of, or a subset of, Mechanical Engineering.)
If you really cant choose and the above solution isnt for you then do mechanical as you can go into aerospace easier with a mechanical degree than vice versa. Mech much broader
Most of the subjects are the same, and aerospace graduates are going to be able to apply to mechanical engineering jobs and vice versa.

Aerospace tends to view subjects through a more focused lense, whereas there is more variety in mechanical. For example fluid mechanics: in aerospace you’ll do aerodynamics whereas in mechanical you could do a wide variety of fluid-body interactions.

Aerospace also encompasses more on avionics however the physics and theory is the same at the end of the day.

The only thing that may well come up in an interview is demonstrating industry specific knowledge and interest. Most of which is learnt from personal research anyway.

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