Sunday, May 4, 2003 4:30 PM
I was wondering which colleges actually have programs or classes aimed at building roller coasters? Or is it something more like majoring in mechanical, electrial, structural engineering and then going to a specialized school for more education on roller coasters????
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Sunday, May 4, 2003 4:55 PM
I am pretty sure it is mechanical engineering that you have to get into. I don't think there is a class called "Roller Coaster Designing" or "Roller Coaster Construction". Your best bet would probably be a technical school if you are interested in this career. I hope this helps!
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Sunday, May 4, 2003 6:20 PM
Right. You major in Mechanical or Structural Engineering with courses in Transportation, Rail Systems, MagLev Systems, CADCAM, and Industrial Design.
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Sunday, May 4, 2003 6:27 PM
What about the theme park industry? Such as Imagineering, right now I am planning on getting a degree in Architechual Engingeering, since it is not as much of the math stuff and more of the creative stuff.
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Monday, May 5, 2003 8:37 AM
If you want to design rollercoasters, you will need all of the "math stuff" that you can get.
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Monday, May 5, 2003 8:41 AM
Hey Trekker, less spreading of the maglev idea ;) But there are very few colleges that do offer a Roller Coaster class. It's more of a physics elective from what I hear though. I don't even know for sure where its at, I just know that when I tell people that's my hobby/dream job, someone told me about that class. As far as an entire major though? No, there is no such thing. There wouldn't be a demand for it.

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Monday, May 5, 2003 10:23 AM
Well, that is the field I am planning to go into, and I am in a special engineering high school program. As for college, I heard a school in Texas has a coaster technology class. But I would guess the arch and mech engineering classes.

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