Aerospace engineering vs computer science engineering: which is best

In this article let’s take a look at definition and differences between both aerospace engineering vs computer science engineering in detail.

You should definitely read this article till the end if you are confused regarding which engineering branch you should choose between the two.

So without further ado let’s get started.


What is aerospace engineering?

Aerospace engineering deals with the design, development, and of aircraft, spacecraft, and other equipment.

This field has focused on solving problems of those like atmospheric and space flight, with two major and overlapping branches in this area: aeronautical and astronautical engineering.

Astronautical Engineering focuses on the science and technology of spacecraft and launch vehicles like sending astronauts to space.

You can learn more about the pros and cons of aerospace engineering in detail by clicking here.

What is computer science engineering?

Computer science engineering is a field of engineering that deals with computer science networking algorithms programming languages computers software and hardware.

The main job of a computer engineer is to design test and maintain computer software web applications and algorithms.

Difference between the two.

Let’s take a look at the important differences between the two engineering branches in a tabular form.

Factors Aerospace engineering Computer science engineering
Started from The origin is around the late 19th. One of the most important people in aeronautics, Cayley is given the title of the first person to separate the forces of lift and drag, which affect any atmospheric flight vehicle Computer engineering began in 1939 when John Vincent Atanasoff and Clifford Berry began developing the world’s first electronic digital computer 
Subjects taught Aerodynamics Flight Mechanics Aerospace Propulsion Incompressible Fluid Mechanics Aerospace Structural Mechanics Introduction to Aerospace Engineering Aircraft Design Spaceflight Mechanics Aircraft Propulsion Thermodynamics and Propulsion Fundamentals of Computer Programming. Data Structures. Computer Networks.. Design and Analysis of Algorithms. Computer Architecture and Organisation. Discrete Mathematics. Database Management Systems
Duration of the course 4 years long 4 years long             
Higher studies MBA, MTECH, MS MBA,MTECH, ME, Ms
Specialization of work Aircraft and Spacecraft Guidance and Control Aeronautics Micro Air Vehicles Navigation Optimization Techniques for Aerospace Systems Small Satellites Space and Atmospheric Flight Optimal Control Space Cryogenic Fluids Thermal Management Space Environment Modeling Space Mission Design and Planning Spacecraft and Vehicle Design Artificial Intelligence and machine learning computer networks and computer architecture data Science cyber security web development programming languages and computer graphics game design, etc
What is the work Aerospace engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with the design, development of aircraft, spacecraft, and all the equipment The primary focus is the designing, testing, maintenance of computer hardware and software.
Work environment Aerospace engineers work mostly in factories manufacturing the equipment at the same time work in front of computer in the office designing and developing the  equipment and tools using various online softwares and discussing the ideas with the team members. Majority of the time computer science engineer work in front of computer in office writing code and programming and developing new products and softwares
Type of work They work in creating physical products like aircrafts and rockets They work in creating digital products like softwares and websites
Skills required Strong  analytical and problem-solving skills Creative and ability to see alternative ways of things Communication skills Speed and accuracy Strong mathematics and Mechanics Technical Expertise Concern about safety Interested in aviation and science Sense of Responsibility Work under pressure to meet the deadlines Analytical thinking Problem-solving Creativity Critical thinking Attention to detail Technical writing Programming
Job opportunities Maintenance of aircraft and missiles, aircraft designer, aviation engineer satellite and space research scientist and work in creating missiles, fighter jets bombers and rockets in defence forces Software Developer. Database Administrator. Computer Hardware Engineer. Computer Systems Analyst. computer Network Architect. Web Developer. Project Manager. Computer Science Blogger data scientist machine learning expert programmers and cyber security expert
Sectors where you can work Airlines Air Force Government Research Corporate Research Helicopter companies Fixed Wing Aircrafts Defence Ministry Missiles Airships Aviation Companies Satellites Space Shuttles Space crafts Astronaut Computer science engineer work in many multinational companies both public and private at the same time work for government companies and in banks at the same time you can also start a startup and work as a freelancer
Average salary The average salary is around 850000 rupees per annum and the salary will depend upon your skill set your job position and your overall experience as well The average salary is around 600000 rupees per annum in india and the salary will depend upon various factors including your job position, which company hired you, your experience and your skill set
Companies that recruit Indian Space Research Organisations (ISRO) Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) Defence Research And Development Organisation (DRDO) at the same time you can also work for the Indian Air force and many private and public aeronautical and astronautical and aviation companies Google Facebook IBM TCS tech Mahindra Wipro Infosys Accenture Amazon and Microsoft

these are all important differences you should know between the two

Which is the best between CSE & aerospace engineering?

After knowing all the important differences between board engineering branches in my opinion computer science engineering is better option than aerospace engineering because of a couple of reasons like it has more jobs, you can start your own business and tech startup easily and better job growth and

you can get into higher positions of your company easier and faster compared to aerospace engineering at the same time you can also work from anywhere in computer science compared with aerospace engineering.

By the way I would recommend you to read my article on pros and cons of coding and programming as a career option by clicking here.

With that said let’s conclude the article.


These are all the important things you need to know between the two engineering branches of Computer Science and aerospace engineering

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