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Calling all Aeronautical (Space) engineers (1 Viewer)

kimsungho

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Is like anyone doing this course apart from me...
Anyone at all? Hehe
 

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Are you sure you want to do this degree?
If he's into this kind of stuff, why shouldn't he? I decided against an aero degree (even though I really really like planes) for a mech degree for better job prospects, but I can still see why people would want to do Aeronautical. Keep in mind he's doing space, which means he must have done well in school, and if he performs well enough in uni he's got a good chance of getting a job in the aviation industry.
 

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If he's into this kind of stuff, why shouldn't he? I decided against an aero degree (even though I really really like planes) for a mech degree for better job prospects, but I can still see why people would want to do Aeronautical. Keep in mind he's doing space, which means he must have done well in school, and if he performs well enough in uni he's got a good chance of getting a job in the aviation industry.
I was always into aviation, but the job prospects was low and becoming a pilot meant that I needed to rack up hundreds of thousands of dollars and a lot of hours under my belt. However Aviation and Engineering combined is such a good degree. Unfortunately in Australia it's not easy to find a job in aeronautical engineering in its degree but space might be a different story if he probably did a double degree such as mech,elec, you name it. But due to maintenance being offshore for many airlines in Australia and across the globe he might have to set his sights on changing his lifestyle. I'm not saying that he shouldn't do it, I totally agree with you that he might of been a smart kid at high school and got enough marks go do a high ATAR course like this (Aero Engineering, (Space))...But there's pros and cons for everything in life. I hope OP for the best outcome on the successful finish in his degree and finding his dream job, I also thank you for your input on my post.
 

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There's only a handful, but don't worry for the first year you'll be chucked in with the standard Aeronautical stream, so it'll seem like a big class. =)
 

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I was always into aviation, but the job prospects was low and becoming a pilot meant that I needed to rack up hundreds of thousands of dollars and a lot of hours under my belt. However Aviation and Engineering combined is such a good degree. Unfortunately in Australia it's not easy to find a job in aeronautical engineering in its degree but space might be a different story if he probably did a double degree such as mech,elec, you name it. But due to maintenance being offshore for many airlines in Australia and across the globe he might have to set his sights on changing his lifestyle. I'm not saying that he shouldn't do it, I totally agree with you that he might of been a smart kid at high school and got enough marks go do a high ATAR course like this (Aero Engineering, (Space))...But there's pros and cons for everything in life. I hope OP for the best outcome on the successful finish in his degree and finding his dream job, I also thank you for your input on my post.
Thanks Speed6 for the support. I'm planning on moving either to America (NASA the dream) or Korea where there is a space industry and working there haha
 

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Tbh, unless you're top of the line you're not going to make it into NASA. You have to be really, really academically good to get noticed by NASA. As someone who's already looked into this (I have an interest in space too), I've looked this stuff up and the US is pretty much a no-go unless you can somehow network your way past all the restrictions. The Asian countries though seem like a better route, especially if you/your family is from there.
 

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Thanks Speed6 for the support. I'm planning on moving either to America (NASA the dream) or Korea where there is a space industry and working there haha
From what I've heard during the their presentation (for the aforementioned program) a few years back, it's VERY VERY rare for an Australian to make it into NASA

Not sure about Korea though
 

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Tbh, unless you're top of the line you're not going to make it into NASA. You have to be really, really academically good to get noticed by NASA. As someone who's already looked into this (I have an interest in space too), I've looked this stuff up and the US is pretty much a no-go unless you can somehow network your way past all the restrictions. The Asian countries though seem like a better route, especially if you/your family is from there.
A friend of mine actually completed his degree recently, and he's searching for ANY job (like just a generic engineering one)

You have to be REALLY competitive to find a job in a relevant area, but I guess it applies to most degrees , just more so in Aero(space) because of the limited opportunites
 

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I got an offer for Aeronautical Engineering, i'll be a mature age student who hasn't done any Maths or Physics for "many" years.
I've forgotten everything, will i be struggling badly to get through the course?
 

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I got an offer for Aeronautical Engineering, i'll be a mature age student who hasn't done any Maths or Physics for "many" years.
I've forgotten everything, will i be struggling badly to get through the course?
For engineering, YES especially if you've forgettion basic calculus.
Also today is the last day for any bridging course registration at USYD

EDIT: 100th post!:party:
 
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For engineering, YES especially if you've forgettion basic calculus.
Also today is the last day for any bridging course registration at USYD

EDIT: 100th post!:party:
Looks like i'll have to revise all my maths before i start the course, i could always start in 2nd semester. Do the 1st semester subjects run again in the 2nd semester?

Is Aeronautical Calculus heavy, anything else?

Cheers.
 

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Looks like i'll have to revise all my maths before i start the course, i could always start in 2nd semester. Do the 1st semester subjects run again in the 2nd semester?

Is Aeronautical Calculus heavy, anything else?

Cheers.
You can start 2nd semester of they have it (usyd usually only has engineering starting first semester though), otherwise yes, it is VERY calculus heavy. If you look at the CUSP you have 4 math course, 2 (differential and integral) calculus course not to mention PHYS1001 and engg1802 which also contain calculus.
 

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You can start 2nd semester of they have it (usyd usually only has engineering starting first semester though), otherwise yes, it is VERY calculus heavy. If you look at the CUSP you have 4 math course, 2 (differential and integral) calculus course not to mention PHYS1001 and engg1802 which also contain calculus.
Are you doing Aeronautical at Sydney now?

Any mature age students in the courses? What about girls i'm assuming there would be zero female population?
 

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No, there are a few girls who do aero engineering. Only a handful though.
 

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Is the classes flexible? Are there many night classes for people who work FT during the day?
 

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I don't think there are night classes for engineering, you'll need to drop out of FT work and go into PT if you can.
 

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