Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering

Aeronautical engineering degrees represent the branch of engineering that deals with the research, design, development, construction, testing, science and technology of aircraft or spacecraft. The field also covers investigation into aerodynamic characteristics of aircraft, including behaviors and related factors such as airfoil, control surfaces, lift and drag. In recent years, aeronautical engineering has become one of two major and overlapping branches of aerospace engineering, with astronautical engineering being the second.

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Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
The University of Bath
UK
Suburban Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted). Selectiveness varies, with some courses being more competitive than others.
Researched Focused Institution
Boston University
USA
Residential campus in a city
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Subject focused, with a foundation in Liberal Arts. Students apply directly into their program of interest. They focus on their subject/major-specific courses beginning in their first semester, while also exploring other areas through Liberal Arts. Many students pursue more than one subject.
University of Brighton
UK
City Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Integrated or Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution, Vocationally Focused Institution (multiple integrated internships)
University of Bristol
UK
Bristol's academic facilities are located in a defined campus area, separate to the accommodation.
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Single and joint honours degrees, offering a mixture of large lectures and small class teaching, with extensive practical components in relevant degrees (e.g. engineering)
University of Cambridge
UK
A Collegiate University offering the benefits of both campus and city life
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Extremely Selective (<10% admitted) - Generally 7,7,6 at HL and may be subject specific
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
City University London
UK
City Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Highly Selective (Business School), Selective, Somewhat Selective
We offer a range of programmes aimed at equipping students for professional life.
University of Florida
USA
Our campus is a community of scholars and open to everyone.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Georgia Institute of Technology
USA
Georgia Tech’s main campus spans 400 wooded acres in the heart of Atlanta.
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Technologically based education combined with experiential learning.
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BEng
Aerospace Systems
BEng
Design Engineering
BEng
Aircraft Engineering
BEng
Aero-Mechanical Engineering
BEng/MEng
Aeronautics and Astronautics
BEng
Avionic Systems
BEng/BSc
Aviation Technology
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Useful Skills

Idea Visualisation
Programming / Coding
Practical (working with your hands)
Analytical
Mathematical
Staying Motivated / Working Hard
Design Mindset
Teamwork
Staying Positive (Resilience)
Research
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