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Which is better Aeronautical Engineering or Civil Engineering?
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Which is better Aeronautical Engineering or Civil Engineering?
Better in what sense? They're both completely different fields. Apples and oranges really.
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Keeping in view every aspect like course compatibility,jobs,international ly recommendation,Salary structure,business orientation etc?
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Better in what sense? They're both completely different fields. Apples and oranges really.
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Keeping in view every aspect like course compatibility,jobs,international ly recommendation,Salary structure,business orientation etc?
Can't really comment much as they're completely different fields. There are many engineering industry, all different from each other, for example chemical & oil, automotive, aerospace & avionic, applications, civil, commercial, architectural, computing & IT, electric, electronics, constructions etc. There are a lot more than I'd listed.

Both are very well regarded, provide you with lots of transferrable skills, and both have very high employment rate. If you're going to apply for non engineering role (for example finance), recruiters won't care at all about your subject, nor choose applicants based on degree subject (unless its completely related to the job you apply AND has provided you with all the skills they're looking for, say financial modelling if applying for finance analyst role... but in most case it will be experience and your interview skills that'll decide really). There are many roles in each sector and you'll find that they are not fussy at all which engineering you've pursued, for example consulting, project management roles.

What you should be deciding is which of these engineering you like, as well as which of these would you pursue as a career. The next is the university you're planning to attend, and their links to their industry. League tables won't matter at all as each engineering industry have their own bias, so you'll see that many low ranking unis have a very strong connections to particular industry (e.g. heriott-watt in oil & gas industry).

I can't really comment anything further. I'll tag CoolCavy who'll hopefully move this to the right forum
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Thank you very much kkboyk for your time
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Which is better Aeronautical Engineering or Civil Engineering?
there completely different Aero: fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, stress, dynamics, design, materials (composites, lightweight aluminium etc.), avionics

Civil im not too familiar: but design, materials (concretes) i imagine, material analysis, structural analysis...

Civil is known as the shitest & easiest of engineering subjects tho. (personal prejudice)

Mechanical v aero is a better comparison as they have much larger content overlap...
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Which is better Aeronautical Engineering or Civil Engineering?
I am doing a general course (Cambridge) and I have got a taste of some of the different disciplines. I will get to specialise in 3rd year and I am thinking of perhaps doing aero or civil so I still have time to decide. But they are completely different fields so you should make sure to some research and see what is best suited for you. I mean they are both regarded very well so you can't go wrong with either one of them tbh.

If you are really in doubt, you can do a general engineering course too and then specialise at a later time.
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Thanks for your time
Actually I am discussing it regarding jobwise scope or which is more authenticated degree or has the best salary package etc. Although I know these are entirely two different fields and worthy degrees as well individually. But if I do compare regarding worth then which better?
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I am doing a general course (Cambridge) and I have got a taste of some of the different disciplines. I will get to specialise in 3rd year and I am thinking of perhaps doing aero or civil so I still have time to decide. But they are completely different fields so you should make sure to some research and see what is best suited for you. I mean they are both regarded very well so you can't go wrong with either one of them tbh.

If you are really in doubt, you can do a general engineering course too and then specialise at a later time.
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Thanks for your time
Actually I am discussing it regarding jobwise scope or which is more authenticated degree or has the best salary package etc. Although I know these are entirely two different fields and worthy degrees as well individually. But if I do compare regarding worth then which better?


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there completely different Aero: fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, stress, dynamics, design, materials (composites, lightweight aluminium etc.), avionics

Civil im not too familiar: but design, materials (concretes) i imagine, material analysis, structural analysis...

Civil is known as the shitest & easiest of engineering subjects tho. (personal prejudice)

Mechanical v aero is a better comparison as they have much larger content overlap...
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Thanks for your time
Actually I am discussing it regarding jobwise scope or which is more authenticated degree or has the best salary package etc. Although I know these are entirely two different fields and worthy degrees as well individually. But if I do compare regarding worth then which better?
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Aero probably has the edge but only just, how much you earn will realistically be more what you want to do, how well you progress ie technical specialists/ management positions will always pay higher than bog standard grade salary engineer. Working in corporate positions will also pay higher than smaller/family companies, if you want to make large mid/high 6 figure salary as a practicing engineer: engineering consultancies or starting your own company are the best routes.
Salary is not determined by specific degree, but by a variety of factors mostly your work commitment and career choices.

Jobwise I suspect whilst 'aero' appears more niche you can still apply for a wider variety of fields such as: energy, automotive, manufacturing, small parts, etc. If you do civil i think your slightly more limited although the civil industry probably has a bigger platform than aerospace (aerospace specific careers tends to be more concentrated in a few larger companies, due to industry costs and scalability etc)

what is more authenticated? Should be the same, i wouldn't apply to any UK undergrad engineering course if it wasn't accredited by the engineering council or an aligned institute (Both civil & aero have relevant institutes)
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salary:
Aero probably has the edge but only just, how much you earn will realistically be more what you want to do, how well you progress ie technical specialists/ management positions will always pay higher than bog standard grade salary engineer. Working in corporate positions will also pay higher than smaller/family companies, if you want to make large mid/high 6 figure salary as a practicing engineer: engineering consultancies or starting your own company are the best routes.
Salary is not determined by specific degree, but by a variety of factors mostly your work commitment and career choices.

Jobwise I suspect whilst 'aero' appears more niche you can still apply for a wider variety of fields such as: energy, automotive, manufacturing, small parts, etc. If you do civil i think your slightly more limited although the civil industry probably has a bigger platform than aerospace (aerospace specific careers tends to be more concentrated in a few larger companies, due to industry costs and scalability etc)

what is more authenticated? Should be the same, i wouldn't apply to any UK undergrad engineering course if it wasn't accredited by the engineering council or an aligned institute (Both civil & aero have relevant institutes)
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Thank you
You should really be thinking which one you will enjoy most. I'd advise finding more about what each of these roles does.
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They are extremely different. Although I am a commercial person I was more interested in what Aerospace firms created and this influenced my move towards there.

For an extremely simple overview of the two I would suggest looking at project videos on Youtube on the things which these firms do and think about what you would rather influence. As said before Aerospace is rather niche and jobs will be harder to come by at the graduate job level if you specifically want to do aerospace in comparison to Civil. However I would recommend you are open to moving for your first job.

Aerospace: Airbus, Boeing, Rolls Royce, GKN Aerospace, GE Aviation, Lockheed Martin, Safran, Leonardo.
Civil Engineering: Atkins, Arup, Balfour Beatty, Laing O'Rourke, WSP, Arcadis, Mott MacDonald etc.
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