“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”.
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.
Polytechnic diploma course with the duration of 3 years after 10 or 10+2 examination.
UG degree courses leading to the BE/B.Tech with the duration of 4 years after 10+2 examination.
PG degree courses leading to the ME/M.Tech with the duration of 2 years after the completion of UG degree in engineering.
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.
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.
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.
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