AAAdmissions Blog

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

What's the difference between aerospace engineering and aeronautical engineering?

For our purposes, none. Our course was named Aeronautical Engineering many years ago, when that seemed to be the most suitable title. At a different time, our Department was named Aerospace Engineering.  From 2013 onwards, our degree course will also be titled "Aerospace Engineering".  The change is entirely cosmetic.  Our course still includes lots of aeronautical topics, like aerodynamics, as well as space topics, like spacecraft mission design.