Career in Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineering focuses on designing and building machines that fly. It is one of the newest branches of engineering, and came into existence in the 19th century with the first experiments in powered flight.As technology evolved, Aerospace Engineering advanced in designing aircraft such as powered lighter-than-air craft, fixed-wing airplanes, jets, autogyros, gliders and helicopters.

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Aerospace Engineering

Top Aerospace Engineering colleges in India

  • Flytech Aviation Academy, Secunderabad
  • V.S.M. Institute of Aerospace Engineering and Technology, Bangalore
  • Jaya Engineering College, Thiruvallur
  • Hindusthan Institute of Technology, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)
  • Hindusthan College of Engineering and Technology (HICET), Coimbatore
  • Bharat Institute of Engineering and Technology (B.I.E.T.), Hyderabad
  • Mohamed Sathak Engineering College, Ramanathapuram
  • Vel Tech Engineering College, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  • Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh
  • M.N.R. College of Engineering, Hyderabad
  • Siddhartha Institute of Aeronautical Engineering and Information Technology, Bangalore (Karnataka)
  • Rajasthan Institute of Technology and Engineering Science, Kota
  • Institute of Aeronautical and Marine Engineering, Bangalore (Karnataka)
  • Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur
  • Engineers Training Centre ( E.T.C), Thrissur
  • Guru Nanak Engineering College, Hyderabad
  • Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology (H.I.E.T), Chennai
  • Hindustan University, Kelambakkam (Tamil Nadu)
  • Guru Gram Institute of Aeronautical Engineering and Technology, Nagpur
  • Indian Institute for Aeronautical Engineering and Information Technology, Pune (Maharashtra)
  • Karpagam Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
  • Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • Jain University, Bangalore (Karnataka)
  • M.L.R. Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
  • M.V.J. College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
  • Indian Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Dehradun
  • Park College of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore
  • Tagore Engineering College (T.E.C.), Chennai
  • Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre, Thrissur
  • Sai Flytech Aviation Private Limited, Bilaspur
  • School of Aeronautics, Dwaraka (Gujarat)
  • Sathyabama University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  • The Indian Institute of Science (IIS), Bangalore
  • Institute of Information Technology and Managements Aeronautical Engineering Training Academy, Pune (Maharashtra)
  • Guru Gram Institute of Aeronautical Engineering and Technology, Gurgaon
  • Nehru Institute of Engineering and Technology (N.I.E.T.), Coimbatore

What is Aerospace Engineering all about?

Aerospace engineering focuses on designing and building machines that fly. It is one of the newest branches of engineering, and came into existence in the 19th century with the first experiments in powered flight.As technology evolved, Aerospace Engineering advanced in designing aircraft such as powered lighter-than-air craft, fixed-wing airplanes, jets, autogyros, gliders and helicopters.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission in Civil Engineering

Aerospace engineering needs to in-depth skills and understanding in physics, mathematics, materials science and aerodynamics. These candidates must be familiar with advanced materials such as metal alloys, polymers, ceramics, and composites. This knowledge allows them to predict the performance and failure conditions of designs before they are even built.

The test for graduate level course will involve questions from subjects such as:




The questions asked will be of the objective nature and students need to select the correct answer from the 4 options. The time allotted for his exam will be 3 hours.


Courses in Aerospace Engineering

There two courses available in Aerospace Engineering. These are B. Tech in Aerospace Engineering and M. Tech in Aerospace Engineering.

Aerospace Engineering Entrance Exams

Candidates can submit their applications by the online or offline methods. They can visit the official website of the university and submit online or take a print out of the form and send it to the concerned address after filling it correctly. Forms can be got from the admission counter by person or by means of post.

Graduate Level (BE/B.Tech)

  • The Indian Institute of Aeronautics (IIA) Entrance Exam
  • Delhi University Combined Entrance Examination (CEE)
  • Hindustan University Entrance Test (HITSEE)
  • All India Engineering/ Architecture Entrance Examination (AIEEE)
  • IISAT Admission Test (IIST, Thiruvananthapuram)
  • SLIET Entrance Test (SET)
  • SRM Engineering Entrance Examination (SRM EEE) Admissions
  • JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) conducted by the IIT’s.

Postgraduate Level (ME/M.Tech)

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
  • Punjab Engineering college PhD Entrance exam
  • Sathyabama University ME Entrance Exam

Syllabus in Aerospace Engineering

  • Mathematics
  • Airframe, Power Plant & Systems
  • Airworthiness & Air Regulations
  • Mechanics of Fluids
  • Quality Control & Metrology
  • A/T Control, Aerodynamics & Air Routes
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Airworthiness & Air Regulations
  • Air Nevigation
  • Thermodynamics Engineering
  • Production Planning & Control for Maintenance
  • Electronics, Navigation & Systems
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Avoinics
  • Principles of Flights
  • Maintenance of Airframe & System
  • Maintenance of Avionics
  • Workshop Technology
  • Maintenance of Avionics, Instruments & System
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Industrial Management & Engineering Economics

Career in Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineers generally work in professional office environment. They sometimes visit manufacturing and testing facilities where a problem requires their personal attention.

Aerospace engineers work mostly in the government agencies and manufacturing industries. Apart from it, a select few aerospace engineers are chosen to work on the International Space Station such as NASA.

In present, aerospace engineers still work with the basic concepts of aerodynamics, and must also have a working knowledge of aircraft power plants such turbo props, piston engines and jets.

Some aerospace engineers work on projects related to national defence and thus must obtain security clearances.

The work of an Aerospace engineer includes designing aircrafts, spacecrafts, satellites and missiles. In addition, these engineers test prototypes to make sure that they function according to plans. These professionals also design subassemblies and components for these craft; those parts include engines, airframes, wings, landing gear, instruments, and control systems.

Additionally, engineers may perform or write the specifications for destructive and non-destructive testing for strength, functionality, reliability, and long-term durability of aircraft and parts.

Job opportunities for Aerospace Engineers

Aerospace engineering jobs demand at least a bachelor's degree in engineering. Many employers, especially those that offer engineering consulting services, also require certification as a professional engineer. There are following agencies and organizations which employ aerospace engineers.

Aerospace Engineering Recruiters

  • Airlines
  • Air Force
  • Government Research
  • Corporate Research
  • Helicopter companies
  • Fixed Wing Aircrafts
  • Defence Ministry
  • Missiles
  • Airships
  • Aviation Companies
  • Satellites
  • Space Shuttles
  • Space crafts
  • Astronaut

Salary after Aerospace Engineering

 A fresher in Aerospace Engineering makes a decent start in his/her career. At start, he/she can get 4 to 5 Lakh per annum.

Recent Developments in Aerospace Engineering

Along with the evolution in science and technology, many aerospace innovations took place.  Aerospace engineering is making its way into automobile technology, such as thermoelectric generators, which use heat to make electricity, and hydrogen fuel cells, which take hydrogen gas and mix it with oxygen to generate useful electricity, heat and water.

An algorithm has been developed by team of engineers. This algorithm can convert brain waves into flight commands. The team also hopes to make mind-controlled aircraft a reality.

The International Space Station are being set fire by the researchers in order to study "cool-burning" flames, which could lead to more-efficient car engines that cause less pollution to the environment.

Now, aerospace engineers rely more on computer-aided design (CAD) systems for quick and easy drafting and modification of designs and 3D visualization of finished parts and assemblies.

Computer simulations have become necessary for performing virtual testing of wings, engines, control surfaces, and even complete aircraft and spacecraft under all possible conditions they might face

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