Aerospace engineering is a rapidly-evolving discipline which focuses on the design, development, testing, production and maintenance of aircraft and spacecraft. Aerospace engineering majors in research, design, and the development of high-speed transportation vehicles, such as: aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, space stations, and lunar vehicles.
The programme deals with the analysis, synthesis, and design of aeronautical and aerospace vehicles. It broadly entails aeronautics (aircraft design) or aerospace (spacecraft design). The (undergraduate) programme is available in Ghana at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (K.N.U.S.T).
Program: B. Sc. Aerospace Engineering
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
Duration: 4 Years
Faculty: Faculty of Mechanical And Agricultural Engineering
Academic Department: Aerospace
Entry Requirement:WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS Credits in THREE Core Subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science) plus THREE credits in the following Elective Subjects: Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.
A’ LEVEL APPLICANTS
FIVE (5) credits at O’ Level including English and Mathematics, plus,
Passes at A’ Level in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Physics with an O’ Level credit in Chemistry.
Passes at A’ Level in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
Applicants must be 25 years at the time of submitting the Application.
Five credits at the O’ Level including English Language, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
WASSCE/SSSCE credits in THREE (3) Core Subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science), plus credits in THREE (3) Elective Subjects (Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry).
Cut-off Points (KNUST)
What kinds of courses do aerospace engineers take?
The general academic program for aerospace engineers begins with two years of science and basic engineering coursework. After that, two more years of specialized courses allow students to hone their career paths. Specialized courses cover topics like: propulsion, structure, thermodynamics, controls, and avionics.
Notwithstanding the aforementioned, students are required to have a firm grip over English, Algebra, Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics and History of Social Studies. Proficiency in foreign languages, especially German and Japanese, is an added bonus.
Guide to Career in Aerospace Engineering
After earning their college degrees, aerospace engineering majors can choose from a wide array of careers, including positions in: research, design and development, management, field service, marketing and sales, software development, and teaching. They can also become military aerospace engineers, spacecraft designers, science and data processing managers and air transport managers.
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Although very closely related to air transportation and design, aerospace technology is a little more intensive. Some aerospace programs emphasize hands-on training and subsystem design, while others rely more on lectures and fieldwork.
When considering higher education in aerospace engineering, prepare to encounter a significant amount of actual design and implementation in addition to coursework. Against the backdrop of all these statements, career choices in aerospace engineering are nearly limitless, since the field keeps enlarging by the minute.Twitter , Instagram, Facebook