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Sir, I am a second year diploma in mechanical engineering student at a polytechnic institute in Papua New Guinea. I have a keen interest in the field of aeronautical engineering, particularly aerodynamics. But sadly, a degree nor a diploma in aeronautical eng. is offered here in my country. However, I recently found out about an online aeronautical eng. degree programs offered by institutions overseas such as the MIT. My question is would an online degree in aeronautical eng. be effective for emploment?

If MIT or other engineering schools gives you an official degree online, then I think that would be quite acceptable. But you have to be careful because some schools give online classes and credits but no degree. It all depends on the school. Alternatively, you could get a degree in mechanical engineering with emphasis on fluid mechanics, and that could lead nicely into aeronautics especially if you got a graduate degree in aero engineering. Mechanical and aero engineering are very close subjects.

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Paul Soderman


Aeronautics, Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Aeroacoustics, Noise Control, Muffler Design, Wind Tunnel Research.... I know nothing about India - do not ask about schools, jobs, application requirements, career choices, etc. for India. Please, no text message verbiage; I prefer full words in full sentences. Thanks.


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B.S. and M.S. Aeronautical Engineering - U. of Washington, Graduate work Standford U.

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