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hello
my concern was that i want to become a aeronautical engineering and i was wondering that if i did mechanical engineering and business studies as a diploma for 2 years would i get an oppertunity to study aeronautics later in university if i wanteed to?

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The short answer is aeronautical engineering is very specialized and not very applicable to other studies.

The goals and materials used in aeronautical engineering are very unique and are not the same as mechanical engineering. I would expect some core classes in the area of electronics and prerequisites such as math, english, etc... to be transferable - maybe most of the 100 level and 1/4 of the 200 level classes would count. But I doubt credit would be given for any 300-400 classes.

If you took mechanical and choose aeronautical classes for electives than you can increase the transferability. But, I guess I don't have very encouraging news for you - I'm sorry.

However, degrees in aviation management would be much more applicable to other business classes; just not aeronautical engineering.

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