Structural Engineering and Automotive industry
Hello , I'm in my first year studying civil and structural engineering and I'm interested in automotive industry so I want to know if the structural engineers is needed in this field and if so , what are the essentials I need to have ? #structural-engineering #cars #automotive
If you are looking at what engineering it takes to design the actual chassis or frame of the vehicle, that is another discipline altogether. True that it will involve many of the basic principals of statics and dynamics that are the basis of structural engineering, but how it is applied to a car, truck, train, etc., is its own discipline. I would recommend looking up some people in that industry and seeing where they received their education, either by contacting them directly, or looking them up on LinkedIn - then getting the curriculum outlines of those schools. I imagine that this field resembles aerospace tech and involves many of the same principles associated with unique materials, welding, fastening, coatings, and aerodynamics.
Samuel recommends the following next steps:
Before making the switch, think about why you picked structural engineering to begin with! Also, do some more research about the auto industry and the career options. You can also reach out to an advisor or professor at your college for more advice