How do I decide between taking an aerospace engineering course or a physics course at university?

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Ever since I was about eight years old I’ve known what I’ve wanted to be, a physicist, but now I’ve been looking into my options for university, and aerospace engineering has really appealed to me, I love physics, but the prospect of learning about planes and space craft, how to design them and so on is equally appealing, how do I decide which route I take?

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Aerospace engineering is a very specific degree; you’d only use your degree doing that job. Physics is a very versatile degree that can be applied to many fields and jobs and still be doing physics, but you can’t work as an engineer with a physics degree (engineers must be certified). You’ll probably make more money with a bachelors in aerospace engineering than you would with a PhD in physics.

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Nicole

Honestly they go hand in hand, and you dont have to decide your major the first year. You will take many physics class as an aerospace engineering major too, so just take a variety of classes your first year, knock out your core classes, and spend more time thinking about what you want to do after you get an idea of what college physics is like

eri

Aerospace engineering is a very specific degree; you’d only use your degree doing that job. Physics is a very versatile degree that can be applied to many fields and jobs and still be doing physics, but you can’t work as an engineer with a physics degree (engineers must be certified). You’ll probably make more money with a bachelors in aerospace engineering than you would with a PhD in physics.

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