Aeronautical engineering : A career option

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Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering is the prime branch of engineering concerned with the development of aircraft and spacecraft. It consists of two major overlapping branches: aeronautical and aerospace engineering. The airplanes you travel in cutting through the clouds with all the comfort taking you to far off destinations and spacecraft you watch on television is the product of this engineering. Persons who take up this career are known as Aerospace engineer. Career counselling platform can help you a lot with information and they are freely available.


Study Aerospace Engineering at the advanced diploma, bachelor's, master and Ph.D. levels in aerospace engineering departments at many universities and in mechanical engineering departments as well as others and background in chemistry, physics, computer science and mathematics is needed for students pursuing an aerospace engineering degree.

Aeronautics was neither an industry nor a science. It was a miracle

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Aeronautical Engineering is an improved branch of mechanical engineering that involves learning about design and construction of airplanes, aircraft, and spacecraft. Students interested in learning about satellites, missiles, and aircraft, generally opt for this course. It is a specialized branch that needs a good understanding of basic mathematics and physics as a lot of fundamental principles of physics and mathematics are widely applied in flight technology. 

One must not really expect to visit all the top Aerospace labs in the world or to be exposed to all the space shuttles in B.Tech or M.Tech course. But this course will teach you all the basic principles of flight engineering with few individual experiments. For example, you may have to experiment vibration, propulsion, and thermodynamics in a lab. Individual testing is allowed in labs, in general. Students can do very well because of the practical training and this opens up better career opportunities for you in future.

Subjects studied in Aeronautical Engineering:

♦ History of atmospheric and space flight

♦ Basic elements of aerodynamics

♦Fluid mechanics

♦ Thermodynamics

Major topics covered:

♦ Aeronautical Physics

♦ Aerodynamics

♦ Rocket explosion

♦ Contemporary aeronautical engineering

♦ Aviation law

♦ Mechanical flaw diagnosis

Intermediate courses allow students to further explore the specifics of aerodynamics and current technologies in this area. Providing hands –on training opportunities may be included. Aviation law and mechanical diagnostics are included in advance courses. If you are really interested in this course you can continue with the advance course and for more clarity ask career counselling platform as they give right career guidance.


Job opportunities for these engineers are available in Airlines, Air Force, Defence Ministry, NASA, Aviation Companies and much more! Aiming to work for NASA and are from India? Be prepared to get the opportunity only if you have that exceptional talent and spark. However, patience and persistence play an important role too!

Everyone naturally wants to be placed in a reputed company after completing such a prestigious and a specialized course.

Core companies hiring Aeronautical Engineers are:

i) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

ii) Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

iii) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.   

 Some of the private companies like Boeing and GE also offer jobs to aerospace engineers. Easier names, right? But getting into them is not at all easier!

Let's now have a look at the names of the institutes offering this course and some more details about the course.

Institutes offering Aerospace Engineering Degrees:

1.  Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Almost all IITs (Indian Institute of Technology)
Hindustan Inst of Engineering Technology, Chennai
Indian Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Dehradun
Academy of Aerospace and AviationIndore


The average salary for an Aerospace Engineer is INR 2 to INR 3 lakhs per annum. The maximum salary offered to an exceptionally talented Aerospace Engineer is INR 15 lakhs per annum.The huge salaries are often attractive for the students and are driving force that leads them to enter this field of engineering. But this should not be the only motive for you in entering this field. Take up this field if you are really interested in aerospace. It demands attention to the small details and requires an understanding of various dynamics, calculations.

It is also a risky job in developing of an aircraft. Any mishappening can be caused due to carelessness. So, aeronautical engineers need to be extra careful. Passion drives this career. A passionate person will give his soul and mind to this career and will make it work at any cost. Aeronautical engineering can be taken up for studying and in advancing career in this field. A good career option for those who see engineering as a profession. smiley

All the best to all the aspiring engineers in their endeavors. yes 


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