Aeronautical Engineering


Aeronautical Engineering is one of the most popular fields for the students who wish to make their career in aircraft, airplanes, jet planes and space shuttles.

Aeronautical engineering is the deep study of “Aeronautics”. Aeronautics term has come from the ancient Greek word “Aer” which means ‘Air’ and Nautike which means ‘navigation of the air’.

Aeronautics is the art or science of the manufacturing, design, and study of air flight capable machines.

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“Aeronautical engineering involves the study, design and research of the machines or airplanes which moves in the space and air sphere of the earth”.

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Aeronautical engineers use their technical knowledge in designing, constructing, maintaining and testing the aircraft and related systems.

The field, Aeronautical engineering is the best career oriented field. It is one of the challenging fields of engineering. The aeronautical engineering deals with the technology and development in aviation, defense and exploration system.

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Course & Duration

Aeronautical engineering is an emerging field of engineering study. The basic requirements for the course, that the students’ must have a good command over the mathematics, physics and chemistry. The students’ have a choice to choose the field after 10+2 with good percentage.

There are three types of courses in India of aeronautical engineering.

  1. Polytechnic diploma course with the duration of 3 years after 10 or 10+2 examination.
  2. UG degree courses leading to the BE/B.Tech with the duration of 4 years after 10+2 examination.
  3. PG degree courses leading to the ME/M.Tech with the duration of 2 years after the completion of UG degree in engineering.
  4. Doctoral degree courses leading to the PhD domain with the duration of 1-2 years after the completion of PG degree in AE.

Admission Process

Students need to appear in JEE Main to get the admission in UG programme. For admission to PG engineering courses like M.Tech candidates have to appear in GATE exam.

All IITs and NITs conduct the engineering programme in aeronautical engineering. There are some other universities and colleges in India (Punjab, Tamil Nadu & Maharashtra) which offers the same programme.

The student who had a B.Tech degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering or mechanical engineering can get the admission in M.Tech with aeronautical engineering.

To get admission in M.Tech programme, it is mandatory for the candidates to qualify Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). Through this entrance test, students will be able to take admission in IITs or NITs regulating M.Tech in Aeronautical engineering.

Some states and institutions/Universities also organizes its own entrance exam to provide admissions.

The students are taught about the navigation system, control systems, communication & radar system, structural design, maintenance, quality check, testing launch, development and manufacturing of the aircraft and spacecraft.

Top aeronautical colleges in India are listed below

  • Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Madras
  • Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Kanpur


The specializations of aeronautical engineering are as the following:

  • Electronic Systems
  • Aerospace Propulsion
  • Ground Vehicle Systems
  • Aircraft Structures and Materials
  • Structural Analysis
  • Transportation Systems
  • Aerodynamics and Fluid Dynamics
  • Structural Design and Engineering
  • Instrumentation And Communication
  • Navigational Guidance and Control Systems

Skills Required

  • Team working and communication skills
  • Ability to think creative
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Flexibility

Jobs & Career

There are lots of companies which recruit the aeronautical engineers. The work fields of the aeronautical engineers are becoming the broader with the growing technology over the world.

All government & private aviation organizations and aircraft & spacecraft manufacturing and testing units generally require the trained candidates.

The career in aeronautical engineering is very reputed, respectfully and challenging and moreover, it is very good in order to the handsome paying job.

After the completion of degree in aeronautical engineering you are eligible for not only in design & production of aircraft and spacecraft but also in turbine, high-speed trains (bullet trains), flying gadgets and turbine production & design.

Some of the job profiles are as the following:

  • Thermal Design Engineer
  • Consultants
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Aerospace Designer Checker
  • Graduate Engineer Trainees
  • Assistant Technical Officers
  • Assistant Aircraft Engineers
  • Aircraft Production Manager


Some of the reputed recruiters of aeronautical engineering are as the following:

  • HAL
  • DRDO
  • ISRO
  • Air India
  • Indian Airlines
  • Helicopter Corporation of India
  • DRDL
  • NAL
  • ADE
  • Civil Aviation department
  • Private air lines
  • Flight clubs


An aeronautical engineer earns the average salary in India between the 5lakh to 6 lakh per annum. It has a great opportunity to work in the government sector. The salaries in the government sector are decided as per the pay scale for the particular post.

The aeronautical engineering has a wide scope of getting high salaries by merging their skill and innovative ideas on one field.

A good academician background also triggers to the career and salary.

It has a good scope of careers in Abroad also. You can get the initial package of $70000 to 100000 per annum in abroad.

Books & Study Material

Some of the preferred books and references are as the following:

  • Modern Compressible Flow with Historical Perspective By Anderson, J.D
  • Elements of Gas Dynamics By Liepmann, H.W., and Roshko
  • Fluid Mechanics By Landau, L.D., & Lifshitz, E.M
  • Aerodynamics, Aeronautics & Flight Mechanics By McCormick, B.W
  • Flight Stability and Automatic Control By Nelson, R.C
  • Dynamics of Flight By Etkin, B. and Reid, L.D
  • Aerodynamics, Aeronautics, and Flight Mechanics By McCormick, B.W
  • Aerodynamics for Engineers By Bertin, J.J
  • The Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Compressible Fluid Flow By Shapiro, A.H
  • Aircraft Structures for Engineering Students By Megson, T.H.G
  • Aircraft Structures By Peery, D.J. and Azar, J.J
  • Jet Propulsion By Cumpsty, N
  • Gas Turbine Theory By Saravanamuttoo, H.I.H., Rogers, G.F.C. and Cohen, H
  • Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook By Boyce, M.P
  • Air Transportation: A Management Perspective By Wensven
  • Global Airline Industry By Belobaba, P., Odoni, A. and Barnhart, C
  • Airframe Analysis and Sizing By Niu, M.C
  • Airframe Structural Design By Niu, M.C
  • Elements of Gas Turbine Propulsion By Mattingly, J.D
  • Fundamentals of Jet Propulsion with Applications By Flack, R.D
  • Aerothermodynamics of Aircraft Engine Components By Oates, G.C
  • Airline Operations and Scheduling By M. Bazargan, M
  • Airport Planning and Management By Wells, A. and Young

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  1. Akshay says:

    Sir,I got 90 Marks in jee main. so suggest me about my chances of getting aeronautical Engineering. Another question is how many fee required for this course.

  2. Mala Acharya says:

    Sir, My son doing diploma in aeronautical engineering from Parul University (Gujarat).For degree can you suggest me the procedure.He can do direct degree or he has go through any compititive entrance test.Please give me suggestion. We are confused.

  3. isato says:

    I’m Isato

    I’ve completed my 12 (PCB) 52 % and
    diploma in tool and die making ( 4 years) 66%

    can I join in aeronautical engineering ?

  4. isato says:

    I did my 12 PCB and diploma in tool and die making 4 years …can I join aeronautical program

  5. Your Name... says:

    what is the master course after aeronautical engineer?

  6. saurabh khatal says:

    I got 58% in 12th and I got 48 marks in jeep so plzzz suggest me how I apply for AE

    • Your Name...vikash dhakar says:

      I got 89 marks in 10th class and 86 marks in 12th class than how can I apply in AE .Please suggest me

  7. Shoaib khan. says:

    Sir,after completing my 2yr in intermediate,which course should I study to do aeronautical engineering

  8. kuldip bhiogade says:

    Hi i am kuldip i will completed by 10+2. My 10 class percentage is 72.80 and 12 class percentage is 60.15 i am JEE exam passed .i am joinnig Aeronautical engineering cource is best please sir comments with me

  9. Shakheeq cs says:

    Sir i am shagheeq . I have completed +2 computer science . I am intrested to study aeronotics . What are the subjects in aeronotics and will i get job in aeronotics for sure ?

  10. SHAHNUWAZ says:

    Is there any collage of aeronautical engineering in Assam?

  11. Ritik barmecha says:

    Can I get government college for aeronautical engineer

  12. Ritik barmecha says:

    Hello sir ,I have gotten 19 marks in jee main and 86.8% in 12th mp board exams 2017. Can I get good government colleges , and I have no coaching IIT jee exams

  13. Rohan kardile says:

    Hlo sir..
    Im very much intrested in aeronautical engineering.. my score in jee exam is very poor.. is there any chance to do this engineering???

    • Adnan samiYour Name... says:

      I have completed my 10 class after 10 +2 we should take b tech or m tech for doing robotics

  14. Ganesh raje says:

    Sir pleas muzhe bataiye ki iss me hum pura cource karke bhi job ko kaise apply kare….

  15. Rahul says:

    I am 11 I am interested to do areonautics so I don’t want to study in India I want to go to abroad after my 12 so please give me gudlines and procedure to go to abroad for arenoutical course

  16. anand says:

    mam i want to study aeronautical engineering from wvu(west verginia univeesity)[ABROAD].it like a dream
    however due to some circumstances i will be able to get just maybe
    75% and unable to crack jee
    is their still achance of what i dream of?

  17. sai pavan says:

    hi sir,
    this is pavan from hyderabad completed aeronautical in 2016.I want to be settel in aero feld and also I completed designing courses like AUTOCAD and CATIA.Please suggest me best course and best places for aeronautical jobs.

  18. chaitanya says:


    My son-il-law passed 12th with 96% aggregate he is interested to study Aeronautical engineering course

    So can u suggest the career he is choosing is safe and having the better opportunities and the university is good/not up to the mark for joining.

    Please reply waiting for your valuable response.


  19. Hy sir i completed my 10 th in 2015, can i get now admission diploma in aeronautics says:

    Hy sir i completed my 10 th in 2014, can i get now admission diploma in aeronautics

  20. Arnav says:

    Can you please guide me if there are any summer courses, short term for students. I am class 8 the student. Keen on flying career

  21. shiv says:

    to do aeronautical engineering after 10th what i have to do and wich subject i have to choose in 10th?

  22. Sunil says:

    About fee

  23. Sunil patil says:

    Hello sir
    I passed this year 12 th class taking science still I do not known result but I have confident that I can get above 90% so from childhood I wanted to join aerounatic so can u help me how can I join it and which college I can contact. .. for it

  24. RISHAD says:

    Am Rishad, I want to become a aeronautical engineering. Now am pass the +12th std computer science. What do??

  25. Vikhyath says:

    I am interested in AE
    but is it necessary to appear for JEE MAINS?

  26. Sai reddy says:

    Sir i have cmplted my inter 10+2 what should i do now or elsz give ur number to contact

  27. Jayaraj says:

    Hiii… I have just completed my 2nd puc….. And I want to be a pilot…. Sir.. Could u plz tell me wt to study… To reach my goal

  28. praveen kumar says:

    sir i am 11th 2016-2017 i like very much aeronautics aim is to be career in aeronautics please help me to join this course join in hindustan or any college in tamilnadu please reply

  29. Jiyah khan says:

    hi sir, i’m jiyah.. presently i m pursuing B.Tech 1st year in aeronautical engineering.. i just don’t think that our college will have or presently have a good placement .. that’s why i m willing to have some information n suggestions so that i will be able to get a good job in any reputed airlines.. plz suggest me some books magazines or web site or any kind of information about exams in order to get job… so that i can start my very tensed about it.. plz help me n guide me… plz give me full information about the off campus job an the competitive exam in order to get job…. thank u sir

    • sid says:

      hii jiyah , i am pursuing mechanical engineering right now . i want to do my masters in aeronautical engineering . so can you please send me the book lists so i can sure about the things , study in aeronautical engineering . actually i wonder in two field 1. aeronautical and 2. industrial and production. i dont like thermodynamics actually but i want to go in aeronautical so i want to know is there any other field in aeronautical engineering for mechanical engineer .

  30. Hussain.lal says:

    Hi sir
    I am doing my 12th right now.. And I want to pursue A.E….pls suggest me some good colleges in India and abroad.

  31. Thejus says:

    Hello, sir iam studying in 12th(pcmc) can you tell how much minimum rank to get in comedk exam for joining aeronatic engerring(BE)..
    Please reply sir i am very interested in AE

  32. saim sheikh says:

    Sir I have more confusion about and which is good to for high income and high post

  33. Sachin Ambiger says:

    Myself Sachin from Bangalore . I’m studying 12th. Is it compulsory to attend jee entrance exam for aeronautical engineering.

  34. vamshi says:

    Hello! Sir, I have completed my diploma mechanical engineering. I was interested in aeronautical engineering. May I eligible for the course in btech or not. And how can I join in aeronautical engineering. Plzz suggest me..

  35. ABDUL samad says:

    Sir,now I’m studying 2nd yr aeronautical engineering after I will finish it ..what will I do ?? I have no idea ….please say something for me

  36. Kartik gandhi says:

    Hi Sir my name is kartik i am in class 10 is there any way after 10+2 without giving JEE MAIN can i get best colleage for AE

  37. kushal Agrawal says:

    Which entrance exam I have to give after mechanical engineering diploma for aeronautical engineering

  38. mohammad zeeshan says:

    hello sir
    I did mechanical engineering with 71%. and my gate marks is 58.9 .sir i am so much worried about my carrier. i am confuesd about master programme so please suggest me , which course i should do or not

  39. [email protected] says:

    Can I enter inta AE through EAMCET..??

  40. Nawaz says:

    Hi guys
    How can i go for distance education in aerospace degree
    Please suggest the college and place

  41. P.Mohan krishna says:

    I am studying diploma final year in mechanical ,I want to study aeronautical engineering in btech.i have a interest on it.
    Is there any college in Andhra Pradesh???
    Is it best or not….

  42. Deepali gond says:

    Hello sir
    Now i m running in 12 N i want to become an AE. I have no any prepration to pass out JEE main . so can i do AE through polytechnic

  43. imran says:

    Sir I will completation the +2 after I m joining aeronautical engineering which course is best sir plz to commend with me

  44. Shubham sahu says:

    Plzzzz help for my good career in AE i am in 11 cls and i passed 10 by 67 percent
    What can I do for addmisation in AE

    • Jiyah khan says:

      hi shubham, u just need to study hard mainly maths n physics for AE.. u need to appear JEE n be on the top ranks.. just focus on ur studies u have enough time .. good luck

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