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Sir,

I am a second year pure (theoretical) physics major student at a university in Papua New Guinea. I have always been passionate about aeroplanes since childhood and am wondering: Is possible for me to study aeronautical engineering after I have completed my BSc. degree?

Aeroplanes always facinate me thus I would very much love to apply my scientific knowledge in the field of Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering serving as an engineer in a team, producing enviromentally friendly and cost efficient aircrafts thus contributing to nation building in terms of development inwhich I sincerely believe the aerospace industry has a signifant impact on.

Your response regarding my question will be of much appreciation.

Thanks.

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Yes!

Regardless of what your BSC is in, a second career is very quick to gain because you can use all your pre-requisites and what ever is left can be used as electives. For Aero Engineering you are likely to find a university that is more than willing to apply most of your physics to core requirements. Therefore, I would expect the engineering degree to require about 1/2 the normal credits.

I had a similar experience, I had an electrical technician degree and was able to apply all my credits towards the Aerospace Engineering degree :)

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