Moyra J. McDill
Moyra J. McDill
Professor Emeritus, Carleton University
Molnlycke, (No State Selected), Sweden
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  • Brita, Moshi, Tanzania

    Added Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 6:37 AM

    I am really interested in being an aerospace engineer but the problem is I do not know how I can make my dream come true because this course isn't available in our country. Worse is my parents can't afford sending me abroad and are rarely interested on how big my dream is. Sometimes I say maybe it's a mistake maybe I can't handle it but still deep down I feel that is what my heart desires and I am capable. I still pray to God everyday for any opportunity to rise up for me cause in 2018 I will ...
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    Moyra J. McDill, Carleton University
    Answered Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 6:37 AM

    Dear Brita from Moshi,

    Aerospace Engineering is a broad field and there are different ways to train for and work within the field.  You may already know what part of aerospace engineering intrigues you; you may not yet know that.  Think about ...

  • Nicole, Melbourne, Florida

    Added Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Hi! I love science and always have been very curious about anything to do with it! I’m in 11 grade and am average at math and fairly good at science . I am considering a degree in aerospace engineering, but am worried my ability to excel in math. I know if I work very hard at it I can do it, but I’m worried that it will be increasingly difficult for me to understand the math that is constantly in aerospace. Thoughts?.
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    Moyra J. McDill, Carleton University
    Answered Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 1:35 PM

     Hi Nicole,

    Your question is a good one because math and science are key prerequisites for the study of engineering but they are not the only prerequisites.  I suggest you look at the requirements of the universities you would like ...

  • Alexis, New Orleans, Louisiana

    Added Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    I'm a high school junior who is conflicted about what engineering to go into. I am currently in an engineering class to see what it's like to get different projects from different fields and so far my favorites have been chemical, aerospace, and mechanical. I was wondering if you could give me some insight about your field of study. What is your normal day like? How was your college experience? Are there any problems or discrimination you have faced? Thank you!
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    Moyra J. McDill, Carleton University
    Answered Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11:19 AM
    Hej Alexis! (as we say Sweden)
    
    Engineering careers have an interesting way of changing unexpectedly.   I am now in Sweden - what an adventure!  If you had told me in high school that I would have the kind of career I have had, in industry, academia and ...
  • Ifrah, Pakistan

    Added Friday, August 16, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    I am Pakistani High school student and am going to submit my applications for an university in this following academic year . I want to enter the aerospace industry (want to be an aerospace engineer),I am confused that can I pursue my bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and then a master's degree in aerospace engineering for being an aerospace engineer. I am also confused that for better employment opportunities should I do my bachelor's from an international university in United States ...
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    Moyra J. McDill, Carleton University
    Answered Friday, August 16, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Hello, or as we say in Sweden where I now live, Hej

    There are several ways to become an aerospace engineer. Some students take an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering. There is a program like that at my university, Carleton, in Ottawa, ...

  • dew, philadelphia asked Rae Anne Rushing, Rushing Company

    Added Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:48 AM

    Hello, I am very curious about everything around me- planes in particular. Therefore, i have decided to get a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering and a masters in aeronautical engineering. That being said, i feel very nervous because i happen to be very bad at math and physics. I mean i'm taking ap calc ab and ap physics right now, and i'm not getting the best grades (which is pretty much the case for alot of people in my classes). I however feel that this could be a reflection of what ...
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    Moyra J. McDill, Carleton University
    Answered Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:48 AM
    Hi Dew It is normal to have feelings of uncertainty as you approach university. It is a big step to take. You will be wondering about all your options going forward. I suggest you look at the first-year program at the university that interests you. You ...
  • julie, texas asked Moyra J. McDill, Carleton University

    Added Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    I have graduated high school and got a degree in nursing but I want to change careers. I really like my chemistry and science courses I took in college an I am thinking of going back to school to become an engineer. I don't personally know any engineers to ask them about their jobs so I wanted to ask is it hard to manage your career and your family life. Do you usually work a 40 hr week?
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    Moyra J. McDill, Carleton University
    Answered Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:39 AM
    Dear Julie from Texas Nursing is a wonderful profession and shares many of the characteristics of engineering through the background in science and the desire and need to work with people and technology to improve our world. You might think about one ...