bachelors in mechanical then masters in aerospace?

<p>I am really interested in aerospace engineering, but some some of the colleges I am looking at don't offer it as a major. If i majored in Mechanical Engineering could i then go to grad school for aerospace engineering? if so would it be a hard transition and would i have to do a lot of work to catch up to everyone else who majored in aerospace?</p>

<p>You wouldn't have any problem, that's a very common thing to do.</p>

<p>^ What he said. I am doing just that, actually.</p>

<p>I plan on doing this.
The bachelor in mechanical will open up yourself to a wider range of jobs just in case.</p>

<p>And @ boneh3ad
Are you in your aerospace Masters at Texas A&M? How good is their program over there? I'm trying to decide between UT and A&M.</p>


<p>I am actually a PhD here at A&M in Aero. How good a graduate program is largely depends on what your interests are. Overall, I would say the program here is very good and getting better. Between UT and TAMU, if you want to do experimental stuff, then TAMU is probably the better choice. UT, being as crammed into the city as it is, just doesn't have the room for the facilities needed for major experimental work like wind tunnels. On the other hand, UT is VERY good at numerical/computational work. I can't really comment on that side of things very much, though, as I am an experimentalist. So I guess what exactly are your interests?</p>

<p>My understanding is that doing your undergrad in ME opens up pretty much every door to graduate school that you want. But on a less speculative note. I know 2 people here at UMTC that are about to finish ME and are applying to the grad school for Aero. So you shouldn't have any problems with that plan.</p>

<p>TAMU sounds sweet. I might have to think about that after my ME degree.</p>

<p>good idea 10 char</p>

<p>Can you do a Bachelors in Civil and then a Masters in Petroleum or Mining?</p>



<p>Yes. 10char</p>

<p>What about combined aero/mech programs? Also, I am really interested more in the propulsion part of aerospace does a normal bs in aero suffice or do I need a mechanical degree or both?</p>

<p>It's better to do a B.S. In mining or petroleum engineering.</p>

<p>^What a load of crap.</p>

<p>@boneh3ad - Thats not true!</p>

<p>Andrewsky seems to be interested in doing his masters in mining or petroleum engineering.
One would assume that he would like to ultimately have a career related the oil or mining industry. It is possible to get into graduate school for petroleum or mining engineering with a B.S. in civil engineering but there are many other academic paths that would be more beneficial for a future in the mining/gas industry.</p>

<p>For example
a B.S. in Petroleum/Mining/Geological Engineering and then a M.S. in Geophysics/Petroleum Geophysics/Mining/Petroleum/Geological Eng.</p>

<p>or B.S. in Petroleum/Mining/Geological Eng. and a Masters in Engineering management
or a B.S. in Petroleum Eng. and a Masters in International Petroleum Management </p>

<p>The two above academic paths could potentially allow him to have an easier time getting into more managerial/administrative positions.</p>

<p>Point is there are many other academic paths that would be much better suited for a successful future in the oil/mining industry than civil engineering!</p>


Andrewsky if you have a passion for civil engineering and are incredibly interested in it and I have misinterpreted your career goals than I apologize and I say go for it! Go for civil if you wish!</p>

<p>Andrewsky asked that question over a month and a half ago and FIDOINSYNC resurrected the thread today. Naturally, that would lead anyone to assume you were talking to FIDO. Generally, if you are referring to a post that isn't the most recent post, you need to somehow identify which one you are responding to.</p>