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Whats a good place to study aerospace engineering online.

Hi, my name is Henry. I'm interested in space exploration and space related manufacturing. I like rockets the most. #space #aerospace-engineering

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Robert’s Answer

The majority of Aerospace schools that I know of are at least hybrid (meaning some/many classes are still required to meet in-person). However, I think there is a trend thanks to COVID in the direction of more virtual learning moving forward. The Georgia Institute of Technology was offering online AE classes for its students all the way back in the early 2000's when I was there ... my assumption would be that they are offering more of those today, but I would doubt that they are 100% just given the educational quality requirements they hold themselves to and the, generally very difficult, course work required for the AE degree. Not having easy access to in-study groups and catching your professors outside of class hours would make an already difficult existence of an AE student even harder.
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Joseph’s Answer

I'm not sure about formal education in aerospace - as Robert says, most institutions' engineering programs require in-person attendance - engineering features enough labwork and similar that full distance-learning is a challenge. There are some general engineering distance courses available from places like The Open University, but I can't say I've ever seen an aero-specific remote course. Maybe there's been some spring up as a result of the pandemic, but it'll be few and far between.

However, for more informal learning, there are many brilliant resources online - for starters, there's a bunch of engineering and space educational YouTube channels - people like SmarterEveryDay, The Vintage Space, Scott Manley, The Everyday Astronaut and many more.

For more academic content, especially for the mathematics and physics behind the engineering, look to places like the Khan Academy and possibly courses on sites like Brilliant, FutureLearn and similar.
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Valerie’s Answer

Hey Henry!
I went to The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) and they had a great program there. I have also heard that Drexel University has a great engineering program and allows you to do a co-op during your time to there to get real experience.
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