Plan your career: Aeronautical Engineering

Get the complete details about the aeronautical engineering such as courses, colleges and job opportunities.

Created On: Nov 1, 2014 14:19 IST


Aeronautical Engg.Aeronautical engineering deals with the study of flying of objects in the Earth's atmosphere Aeronautical. Engineering is used in designing and building of aircraft and missiles. This branch is derived from the aerospace engineering. Astronautical Engineering is another field related to the Aerospace Engineering, which deals with is the study of astronomical flights. Aeronautical engineering uses the concepts of mathematics, electronics, and physics in the research, development and maintenance of aircrafts. Main focus areas of Aeronautical Engineering are:

  • Research, development, testing, assembly, and maintenance of aircrafts
  • Effect of surrounding environment on aircraft
  • Potential dangers within and outside an aircraft
  • Coordination of various components and their efficiency


Courses Available:
To pursue an undergraduate course in aeronautical engineering, the candidate must pass 10+2 with physics, chemistry and mathematics from a recognized Board.

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering (B.E.)
  • Bachelor of Technology in Aeronautical Engineering (B.Tech.)

Post Graduate:
To pursue a postgraduate course in automobile engineering, the candidate must have Bachelor’s (B.E. or B.Tech.) degree in automobile engineering from recognized University.

  • Master of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering (M.E.)
  • Master of Technology in Aeronautical Engineering (M.Tech.)


  1. Airframe and Installation Design
  2. Configuration Management
  3. Flight Controls
  4. Mass Properties
  5. Mission Systems and Flight Test
  6. Propulsion Integration and Performance
  7. Requirements Definition and Verification
  8. Systems Engineering
  9. Others:
  10. Certificate - Aircraft Maintenance
  11. Diploma - Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering

Job Opportunities:
Aeronautical engineers have the opportunity to work with the companies like Airbus, Boeing and NASA. In India aeronautical engineers are hired by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization), Air India, Pawan Hans, Helicopter Corporation of India, Civil Aviation Department, National Aeronautical Laboratory, Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The initial income of Aeronautical Engineers is between INR 20, 000 to Rs. 40,000 per month.

Top Colleges:

  1. PEC University of Technology
  2. Manipal Institute of Technology
  3. Sathyabama University
  4. Acharya Institute of Technology
  5. M.V.J. College of Engineering
  6. Center for Civil Aviation Training
  8. Mewar University
  9. Himachal College of Aircraft Engineering

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