Dynamics, machines and processes.
Aerospace engineering advances the technology and designs of aircraft and space vehicles. Aerospace includes all development within and outside the earth’s atmosphere (unlike aeronautical engineering). Aerospace engineers can specialise in the design and development of a number of vehicles, including rockets, missiles, space stations and airplanes.
The design and simulation of these vehicles is a common application in aerospace engineering and graduates are trained to use numerous software packages to facilitate in-depth simulation. The defence force is often the main source of employment for aerospace engineers. Specialist companies such as NASA also provide interesting career options. Aerospace engineers are also used extensively in the automotive industry, mainly in high performance roles.