This blog is maintained by the Undergraduate Admissions Tutors in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol. Here you will find FAQ answers and news updates on our admissions process. For more information, visit the Department home page or the undergraduate admissions home page.
Monday, 23 July 2012
FAQ: Should I study mechanical or aerospace engineering?
The focus on aircraft or spacecraft design is unique to aerospace, but that does involve some topics in common with mechanical engineering, such as mathematics, fluids, thermodynamics and mechanics. Also, reflecting the nature of the aerospace industry, aerospace courses tend to have more coverage of integrating across disciplines, such as designing for both aerodynamics and structures. We recommend you compare the course structures in the prospectus, and pick the one that captures your interest most.