- from Engineering
What do airplanes, helicopters, ships, and submarines have in common? If you guessed they’re all forms of transportation, you’d be right.
But all these things are also rigid objects that move through fluids, which is the focus of aerospace and marine engineering. (In engineering, a fluid can be a gas or a liquid.) Aerospace engineers work to answer questions such as, What’s the best shape for a plane? How much fuel will it need to reach its destination? How do we design for a zero-gravity environment? Marine engineers — you guessed it — work with travel on and in water.