“Aeronautical Engineering” is one of the most popular fields for the students who wish to make their career in aircraft, airplanes, jet planes and space shuttles.
Aeronautical engineering is the deep study of “Aeronautics”. Aeronautics term has come from the ancient Greek word “Aer” which means ‘Air’ and “Nautike” which means ‘navigation of the air’.
Aeronautics is the art or science of the manufacturing, design, and study of air flight capable machines.
“Aeronautical engineering involves the study, design and research of the machines or airplanes which moves in the space and air sphere of the earth”.
Aeronautical engineers use their technical knowledge in designing, constructing, maintaining and testing the aircraft and related systems
. The field, Aeronautical engineering is the best career oriented field. It is one of the challenging fields of engineering. The aeronautical engineering deals with the technology and development in aviation, defense and exploration system.
Course & Duration
Aeronautical engineering is an emerging field of engineering study. The basic requirements for the course, that the students’ must have a good command over the mathematics, physics and chemistry. The students’ have a choice to choose the field after 10+2 with good percentage.
There are three types of courses in India of aeronautical engineering.
1. Polytechnic diploma course with the duration of 3 years after 10 or 10+2 examination.
2. UG degree courses leading to the BE/B.Tech with the duration of 4 years after 10+2 examination.
3. PG degree courses leading to the ME/M.Tech with the duration of 2 years after the completion of UG degree in engineering.
4.Doctoral degree courses leading to the PhD domain with the duration of 1-2 years after the completion of PG degree in AE.
Students need to appear in JEE Main to get the admission in UG programme. For admission to PG engineering courses like M.Tech candidates have to appear in GATE exam.
All IITs and NITs conduct the engineering programme in aeronautical engineering. There are some other universities and colleges in India (Punjab, Tamil Nadu & Maharashtra) which offers the same programme.
The student who had a B.Tech degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering or mechanical engineering can get the admission in M.Tech with aeronautical engineering.
To get admission in M.Tech programme, it is mandatory for the candidates to qualify Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). Through this entrance test, students will be able to take admission in IITs or NITs regulating M.Tech in Aeronautical engineering.
Some states and institutions/Universities also organizes its own entrance exam to provide admissions.
The students are taught about the navigation system, control systems, communication & radar system, structural design, maintenance, quality check, testing launch, development and manufacturing of the aircraft and spacecraft.
Top aeronautical colleges in India are listed below
Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Madras
Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Kanpur
The specializations of aeronautical engineering are as the following:
Ground Vehicle Systems
Aircraft Structures and Materials
Aerodynamics and Fluid Dynamics
Structural Design and Engineering
Instrumentation And Communication
Navigational Guidance and Control Systems
Team working and communication skills
Ability to think creative
Problem solving and analytical skills
Time Management Skills
There are lots of companies which recruit the aeronautical engineers. The work fields of the aeronautical engineers are becoming the broader with the growing technology over the world.
All government & private aviation organizations and aircraft & spacecraft manufacturing and testing units generally require the trained candidates.
The career in aeronautical engineering is very reputed, respectfully and challenging and moreover, it is very good in order to the handsome paying job.
After the completion of degree in aeronautical engineering you are eligible for not only in design & production of aircraft and spacecraft but also in turbine, high-speed trains (bullet trains), flying gadgets and turbine production & design.
Some of the job profiles are as the following:
Thermal Design Engineer
Mechanical Design Engineer
Aerospace Designer Checker
Graduate Engineer Trainees
Assistant Technical Officers
Assistant Aircraft Engineers
Aircraft Production Manager
Dayananda Sagar University
Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University
Bharat Institute of Technology
JK Lakshmipat University
IIMT engineering college
IILM engineering college
Apeejay Stya University
Aditya Engineering College