Aerospace Engineering

Have you ever seen the big spacecrafts & rockets and imagined how they have been constructed??

How they have worked?

The answer is right here “Aerospace Engineering”

Aerospace Engineering is that branch which deals with the design, development, testing, and production of aircraft and related systems like missiles, rocket-propulsion systems, space-shuttles etc.

The original term for Aerospace Engineering was Aeronautical engineering but after the advancement of technology include craft opening in outer space the term was replaced to Aerospace Engineering. It comes under engineering courses. It is the demanding and challenging branch of engineering.

Aerospace engineering focuses in designing, construction, development, testing and maintenance of commercial and military aircrafts and spacecrafts.

One who specializes in Aerospace engineering and possess the bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering is titled as an “Aerospace Engineer”.


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The aerospace engineering came into existence in the late 19th to early 20th century. Aerospace engineers launch its first American satellite on 31st January, 1958.

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The components of Aerospace Engineering are:

  • Radar Cross-Section
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Astro-dynamics
  • Statics and Dynamics (engineering mechanics)
  • Mathematics
  • Electrotechnology
  • Control engineering
  • Aircraft structures
  • Materials science
  • Solid mechanics
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Avionics
  • Software
  • Risk and reliability
  • Noise control
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Flight test

Aerospace engineering integrates all these elements to design a fully functional aerospace vehicle.

Duties of An Aerospace Engineer:

  • An aerospace engineer develops, maintains and tests the performance of civil and military aircraft, missiles, Satellites and space vehicles that meets the customer requirements.
  • Settling the issues that arise during the design, development and testing processes.
  • Modifying design to inbuilt some new functions and improve safety features.
  • Performing ground and flight-testing programmes on prototypes.
  • Estimate feasibility, productibility, cost, and production time of an aerospace vehicle.
  • Write and review technical reports.

Courses & Eligibility

There are lots of courses available in the field of Aerospace Engineering. You can pursue advanced diploma, bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. courses in this field. This is a career focused on courses after 12th science.

Various courses of aerospace engineering field are listed below:

  1. Undergraduate courses: Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree of four year duration.
  2. Master courses: Master of Aerospace Engineering (MAE), degree of three years duration.
    • Master of Science in Aeronautics & Astronautics
    • M. Sc. Aerospace Engineering
  3. Ph D in Aerospace Engineering


For bachelor courses, students must have passed 12th with PCM group and for master courses, students must hold a bachelor degree in the related field.

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For master’s courses, students must have a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Aerospace engineering. Candidates holding master’s degree will be eligible to pursue doctoral courses in this field.


Candidates having strong desire for B.Tech (Aerospace Engineering) are required to appear the entrance exam after the completion of 10+2. Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main 2018) is the well-known national level entrance exam which provides entry to undergraduate engineering courses.

Those wishing to take admission in IITs have to qualify JEE Advanced 2018 which is the second stage of JEE Main.

Various institutions/Universities has its own entrance test for granting admission in B.Tech programme. Some states also conduct their entrance exams for providing admission.

There are two major disciplines of Aerospace Engineering:

Astronautical Engineering – Related with operating aircrafts outside the atmosphere of Earth.

Aeronautical Engineering – Related with operating aircrafts in the atmosphere of Earth.

In India, many top colleges & universities offers various courses to pursue Aerospace Engineering:

  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Science
  • University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
  • Hindustan University

Career Options

“Job opportunities are endless for an Aerospace Engineer”

An Aerospace Engineer can work in both government & private sectors. There are many job opportunities for aerospace engineers in India as well as abroad.

Basically an Aerospace Engineer design, develops, researches, test and maintains the performance of military & civil aircraft, rockets, missiles, weapons systems, satellites, etc.

Major Job opportunities for Aerospace Engineers are available in Air Force, Airlines, Corporate Research Companies, Helicopter Companies, Defence Ministry, Aviation Companies, NASA, Flying clubs, Aeronautical Laboratories, Aircraft manufacturers, government owned air services and many others.

Job opportunity in the field of teaching is also open for candidates possessing master’s degree in aerospace engineering.

Types of Job Profiles:

  • Aerospace designer checker
  • Aircraft production managers
  • Mechanical design engineers
  • Assistant technical officers
  • Thermal design engineers

Some Reputed Recruiters are:

In India, there are various companies which provides job in the field of aerospace engineering. Some of them are as follows:

  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
  • Defense Research and Development Laboratories (DRDO)
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
  • Civil Aviation Department
  • Air India
  • India Space Research Organization (ISRO)
  • Tata Advanved Systems
  • Mahindra Aerospace
  • Taneja Aerospace
  • L&T
  • Samtel Avionics
  • Pawan Hans Helicopters
  • Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA)
  • Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE)
  • National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL)

Salary Packages

Now the next thing that comes to mind is……….What will be the Salary?

In India, the average salary of an Aerospace Engineer as a fresher is above 6 lakhs per year. An aerospace engineer graduated from IITs may expect the maximum salary of 15 lakhs per year.

In USA, an Aerospace Engineer earns $ 107,700 per year.

“Salary also depends upon your experience, the more you gain experience more you get salary”

An experienced aerospace engineer with master degree could get a handsome salary package. Experience will add value to your CV and also leads to high salary package.

Books & Study Materials

Presently, the market is full of numbers of books, volumes, journals on Aerospace Engineering. Here we have listed some books which will help you throughout your studies:

  • Flight Stability and Automatic Control – Nelson, R.C
  • Aerodynamics, Aeronautics, and Flight Mechanics – McCormick
  • Aircraft Structures – Peery, D.J. and Azar, J.J
  • Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach – by Dan Raymer
  • Airframe Stress Analysis and Sizing – by Michael Niu
  • Aircraft Propulsion – Saeed Farokhi
  • Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Propulsion – Philip Hill
  • Compressible Fluid Flow – Patrick H. Oosthuizen
  • System Dynamics- William J. Palm III
  • Gas Turbine Theory – Henry Cohen
  • Aircraft Performance & Design – John D. Anderson Jr.

So now if you are ready to make your career as an Aerospace Engineer.. then go ahead and make your dream come true.

For any queries regarding Aerospace Engineering, you may leave your comments in the comment box.

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  1. Sanket Shivaji Suryawanshi says:

    Can I change my field to M.Tec in aeronautical engineering after completing B.Tec in Aerospace engineering

  2. sid says:

    aerospace compared to pilot . which stream is better and which one has a good job scope.

  3. Akshit singla says:

    I am a 12th class non medical student.which stream is best for best scope of jobs

  4. Athira says:

    Sir I am doing plustwo .i am quite interested in aerospace engineering. Can you exactly tell me what is the preparation strategy for it?

    • subrahmanyamYour Name... says:

      the best thing is to write jee exam and study btech aerospace in any of the top iit s for aerospace.2nd option is to get btech aerospace in colleges like nit’s, etc and make your basics very strong . subjects like thermodynamics fluid mechanics propulsion and erodynamics. if you are interested in avionics side you must prepare for succeed as aerospace engineering , always you must be passionately curious. i mean you must love the subjects. you must be comforatble with topics such as compressible flow etc.11th pfysics can help you to build basic conceots.

  5. Priyansh says:

    which particular topic of the particular subjects do I need to work on if I am willing to prepare for the Aerospace engineering.
    I have been preparing for the JEE-MAINS from a reputed institution namely VIDYAMANDIR CLASSES PvtLtd. (VMC). So do I have to opt for a different preparation method for the Aerospace mechanics or the preparation of JEE would be sufficient. Moreover please brief about the other ways for appearing for Aerospace engineering exam rather than JEE-MAINS.

  6. atul says:

    I want administration in nit for arospace engineering how ?plzz help

  7. Abhijeet Baji says:

    Hi sir,
    I m PG student completing M TECH in Mechanical (Product design & development). I want to choose a aerospace field as a career option, is it suitable for me to choose that field? and what are the various profiles in aerospace?

  8. gumpaswamy says:

    hellow sir
    i know jee main qualify is necessary for AE but what about jee advance qualify. is it compulsory or not for admission.

  9. Khuspreet says:

    I am getting aerospace engineering at iiest shibpur and at pec Chandigarh . Which one of them should I choose ??

  10. Ronak Pipalva says:

    Hi sir
    I want to be a aeronautical eng. From IIT,KHADAGPUR
    So, i want to know what is the cutof limits of jee advance and all information about this like fees,books,jobs,salary in india and other country,best country or company which suggest the best packges of salary and etc.
    Pls sir give me all details about it of preparation for all this now i’m studing in std.12 from gseb bord.
    Plz sir give me the guidence and help me.

  11. mahak Yadav says:

    I have done 12th class what can I do to become aerospace engineer to complete my dream.

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      You have to appear in JEE Mains and Advance through which you can get admission in good college for Aerospace engineering.

  12. mahak Yadav says:

    I’m a girl can I make the career in aerospace engineering.. Is it good for me

  13. prakshi says:

    sir iam 12th passed student and i want to become a aerospace engineer and what i can do it to complete the dream.

  14. Anil Chaudhari says:

    I have completed diploma in Automobile Engg.after 10th.
    Can I take addmission for aerospace engg & How?

  15. kiranmai aduri says:

    sir aerospace engineering is good for girls

  16. Girish says:

    can I join ISRO/DRDO/HAL /NASA after completing btech in aerospace engineering or mechanical engineering

  17. Md Azam Imam says:

    Hii sir,
    I want to know about aircraft and who is the best course in aircraft engineering

  18. Abhishek kushwaha says:

    Hello actuly I want to know that exam of jee main is necessary for this field.

    • Abhishek kushwaha says:

      hello sir
      iwant to publishing my reserch on astronomy and this can help me for doing research in isro

  19. I am a fresher student in aeronautical engineering completed and I am want job in aeronautical engineering friend says:

    I am want job in aeronautical engineering because I am fresher in aeronautical engineering my degree is completed

  20. maharajan says:

    Hello sir,
    I finished aeronautical engineering. Currently i have no job opportunities. And i know the cata. How do i make my job opportunities. Please give some tips to me

  21. shaliq ahmed says:

    Sir!plse help me.Which college is best for AEROSPACE ENGINEERING in TAMILNADU state?plse reply

    • Mohit Negi says:

      You can do a bit research on this. make a list of all those college offering AE, then check their placement record, you can talk to the pass out students or look for the alumini record. Check the education quality and training facilities provided by these college or not.

  22. mir hasham ali says:

    After diploma how I will do aeronautical engineering thank Q sir give me replay

  23. Altaf Ravjani says:

    Hi, I am Altaf ravjani….I finished with 2 year of aerospace in haa(Hindustan aviation academy) Bangalore, ..can anyone suggest me….which kind of job i will get after completion of…..and can I become a pilot??…plz suggest

  24. Bhushan chavan says:

    My dream is aerospace engineering .I have taken admission in privet university .is there I
    is job opportunities

  25. Mohammed Kaleem uddin says:

    Hi sir I completed my in 2014.I don’t know how I can get a job and training plz tell me what should I do know I feel very sad about not getting a job or training in that field so plz tell me what is next better for me as soon as well bye

  26. akhil bs says:

    aerospace engineering scopes

  27. dhawal sharma says:

    hello actuly i want to know that exam of jee main is necessary for this field

  28. mayank sharma says:

    Hello actuly i want to know that exam of jee main is necessary for this field

  29. Nagasundaram says:


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