Aviation or Aerospace engineering (with pilot studies (MEng))

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    I can't find anywhere online the differences between aviation and aerospace engineering. I wouldn't know how to choose between the two. If anyone could help me choose which course to take, that would be very helpful.
    Thank you.

    Aviation tends to be more about flying planes and managing airports then where it does go into how planes work it tends towards the mechanical aspects. Aerospace engineering is more about building planes, among other things (not necessarily aero related whereas aviation will be 100% aero focused) and it looks at a bunch of areas of engineering, mostly mechanical and EEE but also some materials and programming although you get to choose modules and specialise in later years so if you find you don't like say EEE you won't have to keep on doing it.

    If you want to become a pilot then Aviation will be better for you, however aerospace is a safer bet as a lot of people become disenfranchised by the idea of becoming a pilot and there's a lot more freedom with what you do during and after the course.
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