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Boo Krewe
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Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
I am advising a youth. he is not sure of which engineering path to take. I am pushing him towards airplanes. I have always found fighter planes cool. maybe work for Lockeed, Boeing, or the F-15 company. Hell, the Space Force. What are the best schools for this? He applied to some SEC schools, but not USC, Vandy, or texas Am. UofA at Hunstville.

he doesn't much care for the social scenes there but hell, wish i could enroll and be at the schools. But I dont think greek scene is welcoming him. Maybe do a sports club.


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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
One of my buddies who works for NASA went to Georgia Tech


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HempHead
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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
He should be a welder instead.


Kirby59
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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
Is he a white male? If so, then no.


Boo Krewe
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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
welders are ripped. I saw one at Izzos.


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jamboybarry
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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
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I am advising a youth


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Boo Krewe


Kid is fuk’d


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Boo Krewe
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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
Hes not white. Is UF cool?


TigerSaintInDallas
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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
I think A&M is considered the best overall SEC engineering school? It’s one of the best in the US as far as I know. Engineering from any state school and he’ll be set though. Go the best combo of inexpensive + quality academics if he doesn’t care about social scene I’d think
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Shaken not Stirred
Member since Jun 2020
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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
ROTC at a large university.

A hitch or two in the USAF or Navy

Out with a degree, some career management skills and a future to do anything aeronautical, even though the big emphasis will be space and satellite systems. He could put in for these as his desired jobs during the ROTC process.

Would probably wind up with a future job at Huntsville or Colorado Springs, both pretty damn nice places to settle down FWIW.


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Kirby59
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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
UF Engineering is good. Unless he is a minority or handicapped, good luck trying to get in there


Boss13
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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
All engineering courses are not necessarily about being smart but being stubborn enough to keep going and not give up. Aerospace is great and will get you any job mechanical engineering will. Civil and electrical are the easiest to get employed and chemical engineers tend to make the most money (hardest undergrad by far). The important thing is to keep at it and stay focused on your course work. You will have to put in a lot of time outside of class to understand the concepts.


Boo Krewe
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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
greek life scene? girls? sports? getting trashed ? exploring florida?


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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
Yes. Tell him to do whatever he has to do to go get off of this gay earth.


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Ingeniero
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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
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chemical engineers tend to make the most money (hardest undergrad by far)


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I don't disagree, but you just kicked an OT ant pile


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Overbrook
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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
Why the heck not? A lot of private capital is going into aerospace industry. It's a big part of the future.


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CheEngineer
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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
Chemical/Mechanical Engineering is hard to beat we are into everything basically from manufacturing of beer, medicine, oil, gas, soap, fertilizer etc. Of the 2 there always are more mechanical engineers that graduate each year but Chemical engineers are typically in higher demand and better paid

FYI from a bang for your buck Texas A&M has the best value for an engineering degree straight up numbers. Now if you include TOPS and stuff in Louisiana then LSU wins easily.
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Jim Rockford
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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
My cousin's degree is in industrial engineering. He works for Lockheed-Martin.


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Gaston
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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
To me that’s too focused. I’d recommend science (physics) first, then a base engineering second (mechanical)...neither one of those would prevent you from being an aerospace engineer in grad school or industry. Unless, that is, you get into a top undergrad program in the country.

Materials is the best focus for aero IMO.
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CFDoc
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
There’s a pretty bright future in the aerospace world right now.

Military spending is focused on rotorcraft, unmanned aerial systems, missile defense, and hypersonic flight technologies at the moment. All of these are seeing big spending efforts with 10-20 year programs of record on the horizon. The big contractors like Raytheon, Lockheed, Boeing, etc. are all hiring for one, if not all, of these areas.

Another aspect of aerospace engineering that is quickly taking off (lol pun) is the artificial intelligence/machine learning aspects of data. Huge push here and not just in DoD applications. Commercial aerospace is using these tools too.

Tl;dr yeah aerospace isn’t going anywhere soon.


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sherrre
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re: Would you recommend aerospace engineering?
I studied aerospace at Auburn and had no problems finding a job.

My advice for undergrad engineering would be to go to the best in state school you can and do well academically. Yes, A&M is probably the best SEC engineering school but a 4.0 will get you far when it comes to jobs or grad school applications.


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