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Prajwal, Bangalore

AddedSaturday, August 2, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Can I go from mechanical into aerospace engineering?
I'm a first year B.Tech Mechanical student but I always wanted to work as an aerospace engineer. Is it possible for me to attain a masters degree in aerospace? Is there any stream a mechanical engineer cannot specialize in aerospace? If yes, then can you please tell me which. Thank you.
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  • Jenn Dandrea , The Boeing Company
    Answered Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 9:03 AM
    Hi Prajwal,
    Stop worrying :) I am a mechanical Engineering by degree and I work in aerospace! And lots of my coworkers are not aerospace engineers. They are civil, electrical, and mechanical. At my company, we build commercial airplanes. So you need to have all types of engineers involved. Even if you were making spaceships, there are mechanical systems (heating, cooling, hydraulics, engines) and electrical systems (networks, lights), and structure (civil) that needs to be designed and built. If you specialize in aerospace you'll have more information on aerodynamics, but it is nothing you cannot get with your undergrad in mechanical. If you are interested in aerospace, within your mechanical studies, you can take vibrations, helicopters, composites, or any other aero-type of class. There's about 90% overlap from ME and AE.