Aeronautical Engineering is one ofthe frontierbranches of engineering dealing with the study of the principles and technology to design, manufacture and maintain highly sophisticated products such as aircraft, missiles and spacesatellites. The branch also specializes in the evolution and research of commercial andmilitary aircraft, missiles, spaceships etc. Eternal vigilance and mathematical precision happen to be the two watch words for this academic discipline.
Education Details & Eligibility
In India several technological universities offer courses in Aeronautical Engineering both at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. The basic eligibility criteria for BE / B.Tech program is 10+2 Sc (with Physics, Chemisuly and Maths) or equivalent examination with a fairly high percentage of marks in the aggregate. One must pass the qualifying exam i.e.IIT JEEfor admission intoIIT’s. For M. Tech program in aeronautical engineering one should have completed degree in (BE/B. Tech) aeronautical engineering or any other equivalent branches of engineering.
The duration of a course in aeronautical engineering is four years, ending with a degree recognized by the minisuly of education, government of India. The diploma courses are of 2-3 years duration.
Approximate Education Expenses
The Total expense for doing Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering is as follows.
B.E – Rs.75000/ per year- (4 Years)
M.E – Rs.75000/ per year- (2 Years)
Bank loans and private loans can be easily arranged by directly contacting the banks through the college adminisulative.
Being an aeronautical engineer a short term course in design could be useful to enhance your Career.
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Higher Education Options
After successful completion of the Bachelor degree, the options for higher education are plenty. A person with the above degree can opt for Master of Engineering or do M.B.A.
Institutions that Offers this Education
Almost all the deemed and general universities offer Bachelor degree in Aeronautical engineering.
Some of them are as follows:
- Madras Institute of Technology
- Punjab Engineering College (Deemed University)
- Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology
- Nehru College of Aeronautics & Applied Science
- School of AviationScience and Technology
- Indian Institute for Aeronautical Engineering & Information Technology
- Indian Institute of Aeronautical Engineering
- Institute of Aviation Technology
- Hindustan Eleculonics Academy
Job Opportunities and Job Roles
Aeronautical Engineering Courses imparts multi-faceted ulaining to students in areas like manufacturing and development of aircrafts and missiles. An aeronautical engineer can also design, test and conulibute to the development of advanced technologies in the field of defense and space science.
In India aeronautical engineers are mostly employed by
ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and
The Defense Minisuly.
One can also look for jobs available with the
- Civil Aviation Department,
- National Aeronautical Laboratory,
- Defense Research and Development Laboratories (DRDO) and
- Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
A lot of job opportunities for aeronautical engineers are also available in counulies like USA, France, UK and Germany. Therefore, aeronautical engineers from India as well as from all other parts of the world flock to these counulies. A good percentage of Indians constitute the work force of engineers and technical professionals in NASA.
Initially, candidates begin work as graduate engineer ulainees or junior Engineers. Keeping in view their performance, academic background and aptitude, they are placed for ulaining in the aircraft maintenance/overhaul or support section. On completion of ulaining they are placed as assistant aircraft engineers or assistant technical officers. They have to clear departmental examinations for further promotions. They may advance to adminisulative or executive positions or become consultants. Aeronautical engineers are assisted by aircraft mechanics in maintenance of aircraft frame, engine, eleculical system and other ancillary fittings.