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



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.



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.


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.

Engineering Colleges for Aeronautical Engineering

Academy of Aviation & Engineering, Bangalore

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Academy of Aviation & Engineering, Bangalore is purely a technical institute which is approved by Director General of Civil Aviation, Government of India for three years course in aircraft maintenance engineering at Bangalore...

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Academy of Aviation Engineering and Technology (AAET)

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Academy of Aviation Engineering and Technology (AAET), Vishakhapatnam is approved by AICTE and affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. The AAET is marching ahead on the path of excellence providing quality education,...

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Acharya Institute of Technology

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Acharya Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangalore was established in 2000 as a part of Acharya Institutes. AIT is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi, is approved by All India Council for Technical...

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Acharya Institutes, Bangalore

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Acharya Institutes, Bangalore was established in 1990 under the aegis of JMJ Education Society. The unique strength of Acharya Institutes stems from the fact that we understand the nuances of providing successful curricular and...

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Achutha institute of technology

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Achutha Institute of Technology (AIT), Bommaganahalli is approved by AICTE, Karnataka State Government and affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University. It has been managed by Sri Achutha Educational Trust to promote education....

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ACS College of Engineering

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

ACS College of Engineering (ACSCE), Bangalore was established in 2009. The college is affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum and has been approved by AICTE. The college is steadily growing and intends to become one...

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Adhiyamaan College of Engineering

Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu, India

Adhiyamaan College of Engineering (ACE), Hosur was established in 1987 to cater to the needs of the nation in the development of technocrats and to provide facilities for educating and training men and women to meet the entrepreneurial...

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Aerospace Engineering And Research Organisation

Pune, Maharashtra, India

Aerospace Engineering & Research Organization (AERO), Pune was established in 2008 under the aegis of P S D Shastri Educational Foundation to promote education, training, research, development, collaboration with industry in all...

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Ahmedabad Institute of Aeronautical Engineering & Information Technology

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Ahmedabad Institute of Aeronautical Engineering & Information Technology (AIAEIT), Ahmedabad was established in 2005. All the degree level courses offered by AIAEIT are recognized by Ministry of HRD-Government of India, AIU...

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Alliance College of Engineering and Design

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Alliance College of Engineering and Design (ACED), Bangalore was establsihed under Alliance University and it has been built on a strong foundation of achieving technological development through a curriculum that places a high emphasis...

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