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A future in rollercoaster design?

Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:42 pm

Hey all, long time no see!

So I'm looking at applying for university this year, and need some advise on my course choices. I have decided to do an engineering course, but am unsure which would be most likely to lead to a job designing or creating new rides. I know mechanical engineering will be useful as it will give me more in-depth knowledge of how the engineering behind the actual rides will work. However, civil engineering is the study of building and stuff like stability, which is also a rather large part of rollercoaster design. General engineering provides more fields to go into- an emergency crash mat if you will. Does anyone have any tips as to what they think will be best...?!

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Re: A future in rollercoaster design?

Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:43 am

I've just started reading Coasters 101, which is a book about coaster design. I'm sure it said that you need knowledge of all types of engineering more or less.
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