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Aerospace engineering is the primary branch of engineering behind the design, construction and science of aircraft and spacecraft. It is broken into two major and overlapping branches: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering. The former deals with craft that stay within Earth's atmosphere, and the latter deals with craft that operate outside of Earth's atmosphere.

Aerospace Engineering deals with the design, construction, and application of the science behind the forces and physical properties of aircraft, rockets, flying craft, and spacecraft. The field also covers their aerodynamic characteristics and behaviors, airfoil, control surfaces, lift, drag, and other properties. Aerospace engineering is not to be confused with the various other fields of engineering that go into designing these complex craft. For example, the design of aircraft avionics, while certainly part of the system as a whole, would rather be considered electrical engineering, or perhaps computer engineering. The landing gear system on an aircraft may fall into the field of mechanical engineering, and so forth. It is typically a large combination of many disciplines that makes up aeronautical engineering.

While aeronautical engineering was the original term, the broader "aerospace" has superseded it in usage, as flight technology advanced to include craft operating in outer space. Aerospace engineering, particularly the astronautics branch, is referred to colloquially as "rocket science".

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Matching Space Engineering Colleges

Name
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $28,680 average out-state tuition; $28,680 average in-state tuition
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $25,119 average out-state tuition; $6,676 average in-state tuition
Purdue University-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $27,061 average out-state tuition; $8,893 average in-state tuition
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Four or more years; Public; $37,588 average out-state tuition; $12,440 average in-state tuition
University of Southern California
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,162 average out-state tuition; $42,162 average in-state tuition
University of Colorado Boulder
Four or more years; Public; $28,850 average out-state tuition; $7,672 average in-state tuition
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $27,206 average out-state tuition; $15,124 average in-state tuition

Space Engineering Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Monsanto STEM Fellowship Up to $50,000 May 01, 2017
Monsanto Graduate Student Scholarship Up to $25,000 May 01, 2017
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship $24,000 January 10, 2017
FIRST Scholarship - University of Hartford $22,000 April 01, 2017
FIRST Scholarship - Boston University $20,000 January 02, 2017
Lillian Moller Gilbreth Memorial Scholarship $14,500 February 15, 2017
William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship $10,000 January 31, 2017
Northrop Gruman Engineering Scholarship $10,000 February 04, 2017
ASDSO Scholarship Up to $10,000 March 31, 2017
FIRST Scholarship - University of Advancing Technology $10,000 May 24, 2017