Ikra, Italy asked Zahra Khan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

AddedTuesday, December 10, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Aerospace and aeronautical engineering and Europe or USA?
Hello Zahra!! I'm deciding about my bachelor program. I'm really confused about aerospace and aeronautical engineering. Which is better, and where is better to study in Europe or in the USA? Any advice? Thank you. Ikra
  • Zahra Khan , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Answered Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 10:16 AM
    Hi Ikra,
    It really depends on what you're interested in.
    Aeronautical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering prpgrams have a lot in common.
    Aeronautical Engineering would focus more on designing aircraft such as airplanes and helicopters.
    Aerospace focuses on both aircraft and also spacecraft such as satellites,moon landers, Mars landers, etc.
    I would personally recommend an Aerospace program as its broader and will give you more options. 
    As for where, there are excellent   
    Programs in both USA and Europe. You should look at other factors such as cost, visas, to decide where to go as well.but for a good engineering program, look for one that provides opportunities to do hands on projects. This is a really good way to learn and is helpful experience I'm getting jobs.
    You could also look at university ratings done by various organizations.
    Good luck!