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What kind of engineering is better aerospace or mechanical?

I am 16 and debating between what engineering I should major when I get to collage. My choice would be Aeronuaticle but people have told me mechanical is better. I just need more peoples opinion.

Asked By: dtp3212 - 3/10/2008
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I actually had the same problem! I ended up choosing Mechanical Engineering for a couple different reasons. One reason is that although I liked spacecraft and planes, etc., I wasn't 100% sure that I wanted to only be specialized in that. A mechanical engineer who specializes in Thermofluids, for example, can work on... More
Answered By: lee_of_the_aesir - 3/10/2008
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mechanical.. many more career options for an ME than an aerospace engineer. Also, take a look at real-dollar engineering salaries over the last 10 years before you decide. Engineering jobs are being off-shored and for those that aren't, wages are being suppressed by foreign engineers (ala H1B and L1).
Answered By: Raymond W - 3/10/2008
 
If you are unsure I would choose mechanical engineering. Aerospace industries will still hire you as a mechanical engineer. The curricula between Mech-Es and Aeros only differ by a two or three courses... More
Answered By: roidsroy69 - 3/10/2008
 
Words like "aerospace" and "nano technology" seem cutting edge, sexy and hip... More
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Answered By: oil field trash - 3/10/2008
 
I HIGHLY suggest going into mechanical engineering. Like what was mentioned above, ME is a bigger "umbrella" that covers a lot of industries, such as aerospace, defense, automotive, manufacturing, etc., compared to Aerospace. I actually have a Mechanical Engineering degree, but worked as a test engineer for the solid... More
Answered By: kmf12 - 3/10/2008
 
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