What is the difference between a degree in Aerospace Engineering and one in Aeronautics?

I've been planning to enroll at a college I thought offered a degree in aerospace engineering but I recently found out that they offer a degree in "aeronautics" instead. While I think that the difference between aeronautical engineering and aerospace engineering is basically null, I feel like there may be a big difference in aeronautics and aeronautical engineering. Does anyone have insight as to how the programs might differ?

Asked By: Emily R - 9/3/2013
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I don't doubt IndianaJohn's expertise on the matter. Though I do think the terms are mostly synonymous, particularly in a university setting. Usually the terms used in industry don't quite match up the same with how they are used in academia. I suspect that you could get a job as an aerospace engineer with a degree in... More
Answered By: Joshua - 9/3/2013
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Aerospace will have orbital mechanics and heavy emphasis on the thermal sciences. Aeronautical is more about aircraft and the physics involved in flight.
Answered By: IndianaJohn - 9/3/2013
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