About Aeronautical Engineering and future Scope

About Programs Aeronautical Engineering and future Scope

Aeronautical Engineering Career Tips

About Programs Aeronautical Engineering and future Scope

“Aeroplanes are not designed by science, but by art in spite of some pretence and humbug to the contrary. I do not mean to suggest that engineering can do without science, on the contrary, it stands on scientific foundations, but there is a big gap between scientific research and the engineering product which has to be bridged by the art of the engineer.”

Aeronautical engineering covers the design and construction of aircraft, including how they are powered, how they are used and how they are controlled for safe operation.A major part of aeronautical engineering is aerodynamics, the science of passing through the air.With the increasing activity in spaceflight, nowadays aeronautics and astronautics are often combined as aerospace engineering.


Aerospace engineering may be studied at the
advanced diploma,
Ph.D. levels

In aerospace engineering departments at many universities, and in mechanical engineering departments at others. A few departments offer degrees in space-focused astronautical engineering. Some institutions differentiate between aeronautical and astronautical engineering. Graduate degrees are offered in advanced or specialty areas for the aerospace industry.

A background in chemistry, physics, computer science and mathematics is important for students pursuing an aerospace engineering degree

Career options

•Aircraft engineers in civil aviation specialise in mechanical or electronic branch of aeronautical engineering.
•Aeronautical mechanical engineers service and overhaul engines and airframes.
•Aeronautical electronic engineers specialise in the maintenance of instruments, electrical and electronic equipment, navigation, radar and radio communication.
•Flight engineers make pre-flight inspections and are responsible for the efficient performance of the aircraft during the flight. They diagnose and deal with any system failures, manage repairs, report any defects to maintenance and later check that they have been dealt with. They may also be responsible for refuelling.
•Engineers carry out routine maintenance on the ground during aircraft overhauling at airports
•They respond to reports from air crew of any difficulties experienced during flights, and carry out repairs and corrections

Top Colleges offering Aeronautical Engineering

*Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay)
Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400076 022 2572 2545, jeeiitb[at]iitb.ac.in www.iitb.ac.in

*Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur)
Nankari, Kalyanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208016 0512 259 0151 , jee@iitk.ac.in www.iitk.ac.inerlerl.htm

*Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP)
Post Technology, Paschim Medinipur, Kharagpur, West Bengal 721302 03222 255 221 , registrar @ hijli.iitkgp.ernet.in www.iitkgp.ac.in

*Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras)
Delhi Avenue, Indian Institute Of Technology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600036 044 2257 8280 , registrar@iitm.ac.in www.iitm.ac.in

*PEC University of Technology
Vidya Path, Sector 12, Chandigarh, Chandigarh Ut 160012 0172 274 6074 , registrar@pec.ac.in www.pec.ac.in

*Bengal Engineering and Science University
Botanic Garden, Shalimar, Howrah, West Bengal 711103 033 2668 4561 , director_rc@becs.ac.in www.becs.ac.in

*Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka
Manipal.Edu, Manipal Dr, Madhav Nagar, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal, Ka 576104 91-820-2571060 , admissions@manipal.edu www.manipal.edu

*Amrita Institute of Technology and Sciences –
Tamil Nadu Ettimadai, Tamil Nadu 641105 0422 265 6274 www.amrita.edu

*Sathyabama University
Jeppiaar Nagar, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Solinganallur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600119 044 2450 3150 , coe@sathyabamauniversity.ac.in www.edusrm.com

*Acharya Institute of Technology Soldevanahali,
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishna Road, Bangalore, Karnataka 560107 080 2837 2330 , info@acharya.ac.in www.acharya.ac.in

*Amrita School of Engineering
Off Sarjapura Road, Kasavanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560035 080 2844 1216 , admissions(at)amritapuri.amrita.edu www.amrita.edu

Salary of an aeronautical engineer

The 68,510 aerospace engineers in the U.S. average $112,010per year or $58.85 per hour according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The agency predicts jobs growth for the profession of 6 percent. This is about as fast as average for all occupations, but slightly less than the 8 percent for all engineers. Fueling the growth is the redesign of aircraft to reduce noise pollution and increase fuel efficiency. New developments in small satellites and the growing viability of unmanned aerial systems will also fuel growth. The best opportunities will go to those who are trained in software, such as C++, or with experience specifically in stress analysis.


• Design & Dynamics of Autonomous Micro & Mini Air Vehicles
• Fluid-Structure Interactions
• High Speed Jets & Acoustics
• Intake Aerodynamics
• Missile Guidance and Control
• Structural Design & Optimization
• Transition and Turbulence
• Unmanned and Autonomous Air Vehicle

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