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Industrial Equipment to Aerospace

Industrial Equipment to Aerospace

Industrial Equipment to Aerospace

My query is career specific but related to Nastran thus the thread in this Forum.

I graduated with a MS Mechanical Engineering (vibration test/analysis thesis) with about 5 years experience in vibration testing and 5 years in structural analysis using ANSYS. After 10 years in an off-highway industry, I would like to break into the Aerospace industry working on planes or rockets. Looking at the job postings, Nastran is almost always listed as a requirement.

I found out I could try FEMAP & NX Nastran for 45 days. I expect it would require considerable dedication and time commitment to learn another FE code in a short time but it could be done.

If I picked up FEMAP and NX Nastran in 45 days and put that in my resume, would that help my chances? I've just been rejected by an aerospace company recently after a phone interview citing my lack of experience in the aerospace industry & knowledge with Nastran.

Thank you,

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