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I am stuck between mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Is it easier to get a job with a mechanical engineering degree than an aerospace degree.
Can I do a bachelor in mechanical then a masters in aerospace
Original post by Sameerah_05
I am stuck between mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Is it easier to get a job with a mechanical engineering degree than an aerospace degree.
Can I do a bachelor in mechanical then a masters in aerospace


I haven't done a degree in engineering yet, so I am not the best person to advise.

Is it easier to get a job with a mechanical engineering degree than an aerospace degree?
Yes, but I am not sure by how much and whether you're more likely to get a job in the aerospace industry with a mechanical degree than a degree in aerospace (more than likely there's no difference). The jobs in mechanical engineering also likely accept people with an aerospace engineering degree, but I am not sure how likely this will be.

Can I do a bachelor in mechanical then a masters in aerospace?
This I can answer. Yes.

See:
https://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/aerospace-engineering-msc/
https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/g600/aerospace-engineering-msc#applying
https://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/aerospace-civil-electrical-general-mechanical-engineering/aerospace/msc-aerospace-engineering/#entry-requirements=is-expanded
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses/2023/aerospace-engineering-msc#entry-req
https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/aerospace-engineering/#tab=entry
https://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/Aerospace-Engineering-MSc
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduate-taught/advanced-aeronautical-engineering/ (more rocket science than plane engineering)
https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/coursefinder/courses/advanced-aeronautical-engineering-and-space-systems-msc/ (more rocket science than plane engineering)
https://www.salford.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/aerospace-engineering
https://www.tees.ac.uk/postgraduate_courses/engineering_&_construction/msc_aerospace_engineering.cfm
https://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/space-engineering-msc#entry (more rocket science than plane engineering)
https://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduate-courses/aeronautical-engineering-msc/aeronautical-engineering-msc.aspx (more rocket science than plane engineering)
https://www.city.ac.uk/prospective-students/courses/postgraduate/advanced-aerospace-engineering-with-sustainable-technologies#accordion513943-header513943
https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/taught/metallurgy-materials/space-engineering.aspx#EntryRequirementsTab (more rocket science than plane engineering)
https://glyndwr.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-courses/engineering-aeronautical/#panel3(more rocket science than plane engineering)

The following asks for a degree in a relevant area, which is subject to interpretation:
https://www.coventry.ac.uk/course-structure/pg/eec/aerospace-engineering-msc/
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/08025/msc-aerospace-engineering/entry-requirements/#course-profile
https://le.ac.uk/courses/aerospace-engineering-msc/2023
https://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-masters/aerospace-engineering
https://www.southwales.ac.uk/courses/msc-aeronautical-engineering/ (more rocket science than plane engineering)
https://www.staffs.ac.uk/course/aeronautical-engineering-msc#entry (more rocket science than plane engineering)
https://courses.aber.ac.uk/postgraduate/space-engineering/#typical-entry-requirements (more rocket science than plane engineering)

The following is borderline OK with an undergrad in mechanical engineering:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/courses/2023/advanced-aerospace-engineering-msc-eng#entry-requirements

You would need to contact the universities above to be sure whether mechanical engineering is relevant enough for the degree (most likely yes, but err on the side of caution).
(edited 7 months ago)
Do Bsc Mechanical engineering then aerospace at masters level.

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