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Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering is in simple words the branch of engineering that deals with the manufacturing of air planes & other defense systems. Its is very much closely associated with, avionics & aerospace engineering / Aeronautical Engineering. Aeronautical Engineering offers a delightful profession, exclusively for  people who are very much eager about aviation, in India. The profile of any aeronautical engineer can be extended to a career in the development, design & testing of aircraft’s, missiles, satellites and other aeronautical systems. 

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Aeronautical Engineering Eligibilityv

  • To appear in any of the entrance examination of undergraduate engineering courses.
  • It becomes compulsory that the student must have passed the higher secondary school certificate examinations with the subjects specialized in Physics, Chemistry & Maths.
  • However some courses demand the need of Biology also which may or may not be considered.
  • The percentage requirements are conditional and they vary according to the university or college sometimes even depending on the state which you apply.


Generally, any Bachelor of Engineering in India will span a duration of 4 full academic years which will include 8 semesters. 2 semesters each year at the end of which an university theory cum practical examination for the respective subjects will be conducted.

At the end of the final year a final project becomes compulsory, intern ships and mini projects which are to be done by the student vary from one university to the other.

As far as the studying of subjects are concerned, it depends on the syllabus of each university that how much main subjects it allots per semester but a minimum of five subjects is expected to be written as theory examination conducted at the end of every semester.

Admission Process

Option 1:

Merit seats- admission through Common Entrance Test conducted by respective state examination board/ college / university.

Option 2 :

Payment seats offered by the respective Colleges/Universities.

The above are the options through which an engineering admission could be done. You will have to select the most appropriate college/university in which you want to get into and then obtain the college details, relevant contact phone number and visit the institution for further enquirers.


  • Each university has its own fees structure though, we would like to present to you a generalized scenario.
  • Private universities will cost you around 150,000 to 300,000 (1.5 to 3 lakh) rupees per student per year .
  • Public university on an average will cost between 75,000 to 150,000 rupees per student per year.
  • Living expenses will cost you depending on the location of the university like in cities, it will cost you more and your style of living.
  • Generally, this expenditure may cost you around Rs.1 lac excluding your tuition fees.

Syllabus & Subjects Studied.

The syllabus for aeronautical engineering in India includes some of the important fields.

  • Aircraft Structures And Materials.
  • Structural Design.
  • Navigational Guidance And Control Systems.
  • Instrumentation And Communication.
  • Aerodynamics.
  • Structural Analysis.
  • Fluid Dynamics.
  • Propulsion.
  • Aircraft Systems.
  • Avionics.
  • Mechanics of Flight.

Some of the most interesting subjects that will be covered are.

  • Aerodynamics.
  • Flight Dynamics.
  • Microprocessor and Applications.
  • CAD/CAM.
  • Jet & Rocket Propulsion’s.

Best Colleges/Universities.

  • Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur).
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras).
  • Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay).
  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT KGP).
  • Sathyabama University.
  • Bengal Engineering and Science University.
  • Amrita Institute of Technology and Sciences – Tamil Nadu.

Jobs after completing this course.

Sector / Industry.

There are currently many jobs available mostly with the government sector especially in India. Most aeronautical engineering fit into organizations such as National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) , ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization), DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organization and of course HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited). There are a lot of jobs available in the aviation sector also, but people side with the rumours and assume there to be no jobs after completing the aeronautics course.

Engineers who are interested in settling down abroad may also apply for jobs in countries like the United States of America, Germany, France, UK and the UAE. There are a good number of Indian engineers working at some of the world best places like NASA, R&D of various military forces abroad, even in very big aeronautical organisations like FAA(Federal Aviation Administration) &  ICAO(International Civil Aviation Organisation).

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The salary for an aeronautical engineering in India especially in the public sectors is based on a n graded official scale. In the privatized sectors the management of the company decides. If The approximate starting salaries in the government /public sectors such as HAL, NAL are Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 10,000 (excluding other allowances). In the private sector, the scales are approximately around Rs. 8,000 to Rs.15,000 per month.

Careers After completing this course.

  • Junior Engineers.
  • Trainees.
  • Consultants.
  • Assistant Aircraft Engineers.
  • Assistant Technical Officers.
  • Aircraft Production Manager.
  • Aerospace Designer Checker.

Courses after completing this course.

Master’s Degree is possible in the following sections.

  • Aeronautical Engineering.
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.
  • Space Engineering & Rocketry.
  • Aerospace Engineering.
  • Aircraft Design.
  • Aeronautical Engineering.

Research options are also available.

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