Scope of Aeronautical Engineering

The main focus in this area is on design and development that extends to satellite and space research. Aeronautical engineering is an exciting field with scope for growth and job satisfaction. An aeronautical engineer needs to be physically fit as well as fully dedicated to his work.

Required Qualifications

Eligibility: 10 + 2 Science; high percentage in Science subjects and qualifying exam (JEE)
Candidate should be a BE/B.Tech. in aeronautics. Some institutes like The Madras Institute of Technology offers a year postgraduate programme in aeronautical engineering for B.Sc. students. Candidate can also study for M.Tech. and Ph.D. in aeronautics from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Those who have passed the Associate membership exam conducted by ASI (Aeronautical Society of India), with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering, can also become aeronautical engineers. It is possible to take a degree in physics or electronics to work in this field and leave more options open.

Academic Programme

The Bachelor’s degree programme stresses the fundamentals of propulsion, automatic control guidance, electronics, theory of aerodynamics, material science, structural analysis and fluid dynamics.

Job Opportunities

An aeronautical engineer’s work can be with airlines, particularly the government carriers, Indian Airlines, Air India, Pawan Hans and aircraft manufacturers, Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd. and other organizations are concerned with the aircraft industry.

As there is limited scope in this branch of engineering, so, a large number take on work in R&D areas in the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Civil Aviation, in civil aviation departments or defense research laboratories.

So, you can make your carrier in this line also as it is a good option.