Joshua Waters

AddedWednesday, October 31, 2018 at 5:03 PM

Interested in Aerospace engineering, however, I don't know the proper steps to take.

What should my undergrad be? I was thinking Physics and Astrophysics as I plan on pursuing Astronautics. I have no idea what I'm doing, I've been out of school for some time now and would love some advice on how to get back into the routine, where do I even begin? I have little to no background in Physics, what areas should I focus on in studying so that I don't waste my time, I want a solid foundation before re-entering schooling if you have any suggestions that would be fantastic.

Related to Aeronautical/Aerospace , Choosing a Degree, Engineering Skills, Preparation for College, Self Doubt, Space
  • Missy Cummings , Duke University
    Answered Friday, November 16, 2018 at 12:16 PM
    If you want to be a Aerospace Engineer but have been out of school for sometime, I would first look for a community college that offers basic math and physics courses that transfer to a 4 year university. All engineering degrees require up through multivariate calculus and two semesters of physics. Once you have taken 2 of these classes, I would look at 4 year universities with aerospace programs, either through a dedicated Aerospace Engineering program or sometimes schools have this field of study in their mechanical engineering departments. Most schools view older, returning students very favorably and good grades in the community college classes will count significantly towards admission decisions. Good luck!