Aerospace engineering is the principal field of engineering where the development of aircraft and spacecrafts are concerned. Generally, it consists of two categories which comprises;
- Aeronautical Engineering
- Astronautical Engineering
Aeronautical Engineering has advanced to include craft operating in outer space, since the subject specification is named as aerospace engineering. Rocket science is normally referred to astronautics, which is both included in aeronautical as well as astronautical engineering.
Currently in Sri Lanka, there are typical courses (degree/diploma) for aerospace engineering. Some of them are stated as follows;