Aeronautical engineering is a division of engineering which concentrates on the progress of latest technology within the field of aviation, space explorations and defense systems. Aeronautical engineering is also called as an aerospace engineering. Aeronautical or aerospace engineering also focuses in the testing, construction, development, designing, operation and maintenance of both commercial and military aircraft, spacecraft's and their components. There are 4 main divisions in the aeronautics field of aerospace industry which includes aircraft engines, missile systems, military aircraft and civilian aircraft. An aeronautical engineer develops designs and tests missiles, aircrafts, satellites and other aeronautical systems.

List of Courses: -
 

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology in Aerospace Engineering
  • Master of Science in Aircraft Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Aerospace Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Master of Technology in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Aeronautical Engineering

Basic Eligibility

UG:

 

For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E).  The duration for this course is 4 years.


PG:

 

The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for this course is 2 years.


Specializations

Some of its specialized fields are: -

 

  • Aerospace Propulsion
  • Structural Analysis
  • Electronic Systems
  • Ground Vehicle Systems
  • Transportation Systems
  • Aerodynamics and Fluid Dynamics
  • Aircraft Structures and Materials
  • Structural Design and Engineering
  • Instrumentation And Communication
  • Navigational Guidance and Control Systems

Job Prospects

Aeronautical engineers often work for large aviation companies like Airbus, Boeing and even NASA. These companies are constantly seeking trained engineers. In India aeronautical engineers are mostly employed by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and the Defense Ministry. One can also look for jobs available with the Civil Aviation Department, National Aeronautical Laboratory, Defense Research and Development Laboratories (DRDO) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

Aerospace engineers are in great need in aircraft industrialized divisions, airline industries and air turbine production plants or designs. They can also seek employment in different areas such as design, development, and maintenance as well as in the managerial and teaching jobs in institutes. This is an incredibly well paid job but it is also very demanding. In future the demand for aerospace engineers will rise because of their requirement in various sectors. There are lots of job opportunities available in India as well as in foreign countries.

Some job profiles: -

 

  • Consultants
  • Thermal Design Engineer
  • Graduate Engineer Trainees
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Aerospace Designer Checker
  • Assistant Aircraft Engineers
  • Aircraft Production Manager
  • Assistant Technical Officers


Remuneration: -

Engineers employed in government sectors are paid according to the official scales whereas in private sectors are paid according to the scales decided by the management of the company. The estimated initial salary in government/public sectors such as HAL, NAL are Rs. 8,000 to Rs.10, 000 without other allowances. Graduates working in private sectors can earn around Rs. 9,000 to Rs. 15,000 every month plus perks. Engineering graduates with management degrees can get their initial income between Rs.10, 000 to Rs. 40,000 every month. Skilled professionals working in airline industries can get fringe benefits of free travel for self and family also, apart from numerous other perks.

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