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    Hi, I'm currently doing my GCSEs and I've picked Maths, Further maths, Chemistry and Physics at a level next year. I know i want to go into engineering, and from all the feedback i think i made the rich a level choices. However, i have always wanted to become an aeronautical engineering. But one day, my friend mentioned aerospace engineering, and i don't know how it all works. Is it the same thing? Im really confused. Can someone please tell me what aerospace engineering is and if its better than aeronautical engineering. Thank you in advance.
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    I just googled "Aeronautical Engineering" and the first thing that came up was the wikipedia article for "Aerospace Engineeing".

    "Aerospace Engineering" is just a more modern term for the same thing. "Aerospace Engineering" is just what they started calling it when Aeronautical Engineers started building spacecraft too. They are the same discipline.

    However, I'm British, and insist on calling it Aeronautical Engineering as Aerospace Engineering just sounds American.
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    Hi, I'm currently doing my GCSEs and I've picked Maths, Further maths, Chemistry and Physics at a level next year. I know i want to go into engineering, and from all the feedback i think i made the rich a level choices. However, i have always wanted to become an aeronautical engineering. But one day, my friend mentioned aerospace engineering, and i don't know how it all works. Is it the same thing? Im really confused. Can someone please tell me what aerospace engineering is and if its better than aeronautical engineering. Thank you in advance.
    It used to be Aeronautical Engineering and Astronautical Engineering under the one umbrella term of Aerospace Engineering.

    Aeronautical was within the Earth's atmosphere and Astronautical was "space".

    Now, the field is just known as Aeronautics.
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    My university had my degree entitled as Aeronautical Engineering. My friends at a neighboring university did Aerospace Engineering.

    Our degree syllabuses were almost identical for 3 years of BEng studying, varying only slightly in 3rd year when the Aerospace students did some work regarding satellites and spacecraft while my Aeronautical degree covered more aero- and fluid-dynamics.

    Broadly speaking though, there's no difference.
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    I'm in the exact same situation. I want to do aeronautical engineering. What course should you do at uni?

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