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Space Engineering

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While aeronautical engineering was the original term, the broader "aerospace" has superseded it in usage, as flight technology advanced to include craft operating in outer space.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

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

Scholarships for Space Engineering Majors

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HBCU Battle of the Brains

HBCU Battle of the Brains, LLC.

Up to $25,000 February 23, 2019 See Details

HBCU Battle of the Brains

HBCU Battle of the Brains, LLC.

award

Up to $25,000

deadline

February 23, 2019
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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

$24,000 January 08, 2019 See Details

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

award

$24,000

deadline

January 08, 2019
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FIRST Scholarship - Boston University

FIRST

$20,000 January 02, 2019 See Details

FIRST Scholarship - Boston University

FIRST

award

$20,000

deadline

January 02, 2019
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Edison Scholars Program

Edison International

$10,000 December 14, 2018 See Details

Edison Scholars Program

Edison International

award

$10,000

deadline

December 14, 2018
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FIRST Scholarship - Rice University

FIRST

$10,000 January 15, 2019 See Details

FIRST Scholarship - Rice University

FIRST

award

$10,000

deadline

January 15, 2019
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ASDSO Scholarship Program

Association of State Dam Safety Officials

Up to $10,000 March 29, 2019 See Details

ASDSO Scholarship Program

Association of State Dam Safety Officials

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

March 29, 2019
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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

Up to $7,500 January 31, 2019 See Details

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

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Up to $7,500

deadline

January 31, 2019
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Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Udall Foundation

Up to $7,000 March 07, 2019 See Details

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Udall Foundation

award

Up to $7,000

deadline

March 07, 2019
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PERC Graduate Fellowship

Property and Environment Research Center

$6,750 April 01, 2019 See Details

PERC Graduate Fellowship

Property and Environment Research Center

award

$6,750

deadline

April 01, 2019
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FIRST Scholarship - Columbia University

FIRST

$6,000 August 15, 2019 See Details

FIRST Scholarship - Columbia University

FIRST

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$6,000

deadline

August 15, 2019
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