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Aerospace engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with the development of aircraft and spacecraft . It has two major and overlapping branches : Aeronautical engineering and Astronautical Engineering . Avionics engineering is similar, but deals with the electronics side of aerospace engineering . Aeronautical engineering was the original term for the field . As flight technology advanced to include craft operating in outer space (astronautics), the broader term "aerospace engineering " has come into common use. Aerospace engineering , particularly the astronautics branch , is often colloquially referred to as " rocket science ".