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Define/ what is aeronautical engineering- It is the branch of sciences which deals with the study and creation of new aircraft and spacecraft. Aerospace engineering is actually further divided into two broad categories

  1.  Aeronautical engineering - deals with the study of aircrafts
  2.  Astronautical engineering -deals with the study of spacecrafts

Details of aeronautical engineering

Aeronautical Engineering deals with the study and development of new technology in the field of craft that stay within earth atmosphere. It covers the principles and technology to design, manufacture and maintain aircraft, missiles and space satellites.
The branch also specializes in the evolution and research of commercial and military aircraft, missiles, spaceships etc. Eternal vigilance and mathematical precision happen to be the two watch words for this academic discipline.

Streams/Branches of aeronautical Engineering

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Astrodynamics
  • Statistics & Dynamics
  • Mathematics
  • Electrotechnology
  • Control Engineering
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Material Science
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Avionics
  • Software

The specializations in aeronautical engineering includes the areas like

  • Structural design
  • Navigational guidance and control systems
  • Instrumentation and Communication or production methods
  • Specialization in military aircrafts, passenger planes, helicopters, satellites, rockets etc.

Aeronautical engineers may require

As Aerospace engineering involves design and manufacture of very high technology systems, the job requires

  • Manual, technical as well as mechanical aptitude.
  • An aeronautical engineer needs to be physically fit and fully dedicated to his work.
  • One needs to be alert, have an eye for detail and should have a high level of mathematical precision to be successful.

Career in Aeronautical Engineering

Jobs are aplenty in the various private and government-owned airlines and flying clubs, and in air service and aircraft manufacturers such as the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL).

Other major recruiters of aeronautical engineers are the Helicopter Corporation of India, National Aeronautical Lab (NAL), Aeronautical Development Establishment, Civil Aviation Department, defense services, and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

The Indian defense services and the ISRO are right at the top of every student’s wish list. And there is greate future in abroad like Australia, Germany, France, Egypt, Hong Kong, Indonesia, England, America etc..

On the Job

  • Formulate conceptual design of aeronautical or aerospace products or systems to meet customer requirements.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of engineering or technical personnel designing, fabricating, modifying, or testing of aircraft or aerospace products.
  • Develop design criteria for aeronautical or aerospace products or systems, including testing methods, production costs, quality standards, and completion dates.
  • Plan and conduct experimental, environmental, operational and stress tests on models and prototypes of aircraft and aerospace systems and equipment.
  • Evaluate product data and design from inspections and reports for conformance to engineering principles, customer requirements, and quality standards.
  • Formulate mathematical models or other methods of computer analysis to develop, evaluate, or modify design according to customer engineering requirements.
  • Write technical reports and other documentation, such as handbooks and bulletins, for use by engineering staff, management, and customers.
  • Analyze project requests and proposals and engineering data to determine feasibility, productibility, cost, and production time of aerospace or aeronautical product.
  • Review performance reports and documentation from customers and field engineers, and inspect malfunctioning or damaged products to determine problem.
  • Direct research and development programs.

Under Graduate

  • Aeronautical Engineering (AMAESI)
  • BE Aeronautical Engineering
  • BTech Aeronautical Engineering


  • ME Aeronautical Engineering


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