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What kind of degree do u need to design roller coasters?

I was just wondering what kind of education/degrees would someone need to become a roller coaster designer? Any recommendations on schools for these? (preferably in California).

Asked By: nightfire264 - 11/11/2008
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To get a job with either a park chain as a ride engineer or an actual ride manufacturer you need obviously either structural, mechanical, or electrical engineering degree. To get into this field is nearly impossible, I'm not trying to discourage you, but it is a rather impossible job to get. Check out my source, John... More
Answered By: Bryan W - 11/12/2008
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A mechanical engineering degree. You will need to understand many different sciences to enter this field. The University of Southern California has a great engineering reputation.
Answered By: Wrenchman57 - 11/11/2008
 
Roller coasters take lots of different engineers and artists to design. Mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, aerospace engineers, architects, uh... artists? Call up six flags and ask them who makes their roller coasters. call that company up and ask them what type of people they hire.
Answered By: sgtnoodle - 11/11/2008
 
Mechanical/Structural Engineering UCSB's engineering programs are nationally ranked. At the very least, they are right on par with USC's program. (UC system is far cheaper too.) Plus, would you rather live in South Central or on the beach in beautiful Isla Vista?
Answered By: DerDer - 11/11/2008
 
professional engineer with stress fracture analyzer as a sub specialty
Answered By: thenemo12003 - 11/12/2008
 
You will need an engineering degree in either civil, structural, or mechanical. Personally, I'm in mechanical engineering to design rides. I chose mechanical because when I asked several engineers which would be best, they all told me mechanical.
Answered By: chemical_echo - 11/12/2008
 
There are very few positions available for coaster designers. But it is possible for you to be able to design someday. Just focus on engineering in general. Preferably mechanical engineering if you are going to be builing roller coasters and designing them. Hope this helped
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