Are there aeronautical engineers in the auto industry?
I've been planning on majoring in aeronautical engineering and I was just wondering what kinds of jobs/industries usually need people with degrees in this field? I know a majority of aeronautical engineers end up in aircraft industries like Boeing and NASA, but I'm pretty sure my options aren't just limited to designing airplanes and jets. Don't auto industries also need engineers with experience in aeronautics and aerodynamics to design better cars? Are there any other industries that might need aeronautical engineers?
Asked By: Joe - 12/10/2010
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Sure drag affects cars to. Aero affects play into anything that moves fast, trains, missiles, etc. Just keep in mind there is not a lot of aero engineers around. There isn't nearly as much work for them as there is for an ME or an EE. But, they do things that ME or EE can't do... More
Answered By: Jim M - 12/10/2010
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As a matter of fact there are. Also these days rollercoster designer want aerospace engineers to help design their rides at amusement parks
Answered By: Justin - 12/10/2010
The short answer is no. You can get a job somewhere else, but don't expect to be doing any aeronautical engineering unless you're building something related to flight. For example, aerodynamics isn't that unique to aeronautical engineering. It's just a special case of fluid dynamics.
Answered By: George N - 12/10/2010
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