Aerospace Engineering deals with the aircraft that stay within the atmosphere of earth and also with those that operates outside the earth’s atmosphere. It is an applied discipline of engineering dealing with making, designing, manufacturing, functioning, and maintenance of vehicles such as aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles. 

Its usually deals with the design, manufacturing, maintenance and development of Spacecrafts, Satellites, Rockets and other man made structures which are capable of leaving the Earth’s atmosphere and travel to outer space. on the other hand, This normally deals with the design, manufacturing, maintenance and development of aircraft, Helicopters and other Flying devices that remains within the Earth’s atmosphere and are used for purposes which includes- transportation, Surveillance etc.

Courses & Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for pursuing B. Tech. in astronautical Engineering are as follows:

  • Applicants must pass 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects with the required aggregate
  • Students also have to pass Joint Entrance Examination.
  • Applicants needs to do their medical check-up which should satisfy the university criteria. Some other criteria involve-
  • Good Eye Sight
  • Acute Observation Power
  • Ability to handle sudden crisis situations
  • Effective communication skills
  • Analytical Brain

Course Curriculum

Astronautical Engineering is a 4 years long Undergraduate level Degree program. The 4 years’ duration is divided into 8 semesters. During different semesters, students will have to face separate sets of theoretical subjects as well as practical lab sessions and workshops. Topics cover under each semester are as follows:

Semester I

Basic Civil Engineering
Basic Electrical Engineering
Engineering Graphics
Basic Electronics Engineering & Information Technology
Basic Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Chemistry and Environmental Studies
Engineering Mathematics I
Engineering Graphics
Engineering Physics

Semester I

Basic Strength of Materials
Basic Thermodynamics
Economics and Communication Skills
Elements of Aeronautics
Fluid Mechanics
Engineering Mathematics II

Semester I

Basic Strength of Materials
Basic Thermodynamics
Economics and Communication Skills
Elements of Aeronautics
Fluid Mechanics
Engineering Mathematics III

Semester I

Electrical Technology and Machines
Aerodynamics I
Gas Dynamics
Aircraft Structure I
Propulsion I
Engineering Mathematics IV
Semester I

Propulsion II
Flight Dynamics I
Principle of Management
Aerodynamics II
Computer of Programming
Engineering Mathematics V
Semester I

Elective I
Heat Transfer
Experimental Aerodynamics
Theory of Vibration
Aircraft Structure II

Semester VII

Elective II
Fight Dynamics II
Experimental Stress Analysis
Aircraft System and Instrumentation
Aircraft Design
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Semester VIII

Viva Voce
Elective IV
Air Transportation and Aircraft maintenance
Rocket Missiles
Elective III
Introduction to space technology

Career Prospect

B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering graduates can get some of the most exciting opportunities and jobs in some of the top companies and reputed sectors. With a number of private companies and ventures entering into aerospace technology, the opportunities are getting bigger and better.

Job positions that one can get are as follows:

  • Design      Engineer
  • Product Sales      Engineer
  • Sensor Engineer
  • Filtration      Manager
  • Manufacturing      Engineer
  • Development      Engineer

Pay & Remuneration

A fresher holding a B.Tech Astronautical Engineering degree can expect a salary between 3 to 5 Lakh per annum. Paying amount depends on your overall performance and any additional talents you obtain. 

A Astronautical Engineer with 5 to 9 years experience will get more  salary then a fresher get. The more experience you have the more pay you will get.

Famous Personalities

There are many Persons who have made a mark in the field of Astronautical Engineering. Some of the Famous Personalities are as follows:

  • Philip Murray Condit, 2 August 1941 (age 76 years)
  • Henri Ziegler (1906–1998)
  • Richard H. Truly, 12 November 1937 (age 80 years)

Top Colleges in India

In India there are many Universities and colleges that offer B.Tech. / B.E. and M.Tech. Some of the top colleges offering the course are as follows:

IIT's Which Provides Astronautical Engineering are

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Institute of Technology, Benaras Hindu University, Benaras.
Institute of Technology, Ropar
Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhi Nagar
Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneshwar
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Indian Institute of Technology, Patna
Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi
Institute of Technology,Indore
Institute of Technology, Rajasthan

NIT's Which Provides Astronautical Engineering are

NIT Warangal
NIT Tiruchirappalli
MANIT Bhopal
MNIT Jaipur
MNNIT Allahabad
NIT Jamshedpur
VNIT Nagpur
NIT Kurukshetra
NIT Calicut
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar
NIT Rourkela
NIT Surathkal
NIT Patna
NIT Srinagar
NIT Hamirpur
 NIT Delhi
NIT Arunachal Pradesh
NIT Agartala
NIT Durgapur
NIT Puducherry
NIT Manipur
NIT Meghalaya
NIT Mizoram
NIT Nagaland
 NIT Sikkim
NIT Silchar
NIT Uttarakhand

More Information

Advance Course in Astronautical Engineering

  • M.Tech. (Astronautical Engineering)