Roller Coaster Engineer
By: Lorenzo Ruppert
- Deciding what roller coaster to use
- Learning how and where to place the track
- Creating the control system
- Making sure the roller coaster is safe
- Communication is big in this industry
Travel, Dangers, and Advantages
There is not many traveling things involved with designing a roller coaster other than traveling to the lab to the job site.There are no real dangers when designing a roller coaster. There are many advantages to being a roller coaster engineer. You get to make a roller coaster the way you want, you get to ride the roller coaster first, and you can have the bragging rights of designing a roller coaster.
Education and Universities
There is no real "roller coaster engineer" degree but it is required to have a gradute degree in engineering. Many student should look into additional physics, mathematics, and drafting. Roller coaster engineers are required to have a license for designing roller coasters. Some universities that offer roller coaster engineer type courses are Clarkson University, Ohio State University, and North Carolina State University.
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