Aerospace engineering is an interesting, ever evolving and high technology engineering branch. Students interested in learning about missiles, satellites and aircrafts can opt for Aerospace Engineering. Aerospace Engineering deals with the development of new technology in the field of aviation, space and defense systems. This discipline specializes in designing, construction, development, testing and maintenance of commercial and military aircrafts and spacecrafts. The main Focus areas of Aerospace Engineering are as follows:
Astronautical Engineering (focusing just on space flight) and Aeronautical Engineering (focusing just on sub-space flight) are the fields related to the Aerospace Engineering.
To pursue an undergraduate course in aerospace engineering, the candidate must pass 10+2 with physics, chemistry and mathematics from a recognized Board.
To pursue a postgraduate course in aerospace engineering, the candidate must have Bachelor’s (B.E. or B.Tech.) degree in automobile engineering from recognized University.
Aerospace Engineers are generally appointed as:
An Aerospace Engineer can work in private or public companies. The degree holders are acquired by many big firms both in India and abroad. Job opportunities for these engineers are available in Airlines, Air Force, Corporate Research Companies, Defense Ministry, Helicopter Companies, Aviation Companies, NASA and many others. Some of the top recruiters in this space are Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Defense Research and Development Laboratories (DRDO), Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Civil Aviation Department, Air India, India Space Research Organization (ISRO) etc. The average salary of an Aerospace Engineer is INR 25,000 to INR 35,000 per month.