Aeronautical Engineering

“Aeronautical engineering is the primary branch of engineering concerned with the design, construction, and science of aircraft and spacecraft. An Aeronautical Engineer basically deals with aircrafts, rockets, flying crafts and space craft. It is divided into two major and overlapping branches: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering. The former deals with craft that stay within Earth’s atmosphere, and the latter with craft that operates outside it.”

Key to Success

To be successful in engineering you should have/develop:

  • Interest in Understanding how machines work
  • Scientific and analytical mind
  • Numerical ability
  • Inquisitiveness

Scope and Opportunities

There are huge job opportunities for an aeronautical engineer in India and also in UK, USA, France and Germany. After completion of aeronautical engineering one can work as assistant aircraft engineer or assistant technical officers. Growth in this sector is completely dependent on the work skills, experience and your academic excellence. To get promotion in public sector you have to appear for a departmental examination after which one can be promoted to administrative, consulting or executive level.

Lifestyle & Social Status

There is a huge craze among youth of this profile but life style of this profile is very hectic. They are required to be in space, away from home, doing research and development. Majority of the time they will be far from their family. Though the amount of income from this job is very attractive and getting an entry in to this field is very tough.

Because of the pay and perk earned by aeronautical engineers, their family gets a comfortable life style.  As a fact that these engineering are working for development and security of the country they receive respect in society.  


Job Profile

Job profile of a aeronautical engineer requires high level of technical proficiency. The aeronautical engineer is required to be in air for make things happens. Aeronautical engineering is mainly divided in to two parts which are Outerspace aeronautical engineering & atmospheric aeronautical engineering. Outerspace engineers are required to focus on earth’s atmosphere which is space. They are required to put satellites, deep space projects into space and space shuttles etc.

Atmospheric aeronautical engineers are required to be in airplanes, jets and helicopters. Keeping a plane/helicopter in sky is highly important task for them to do. They may be involved in the development of the Jets/remote pilot equipments and military equipment.


Skill Sets

  • Complex problem solving
  • Analytical Skills
  • Basic drawing and sketching skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Creative and analytical Mind
  • Numerical


Work Value

  • Challenging
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Achievement
  • Persistence
  • Innovation
  • Working with hands

Current Job Scenario

These days Aeronautical engineering is the highly paid career option. An average start salary of an aeronautical engineer is between Rs. 1.5Lk to Rs. 3.0Lk per annum. The Salary is also dependent on the reputation of institute you are passed from, your domain skills and your academic excellence. With a experience a highly skilled engineer may get a salary of Rs. 40,000/- to 1.25 Lakh per month. An approximate starting basic pay scale in government sector may be from Rs.8.000/- to Rs. 10,000/- per month. But those working in research and development may get from Rs. 12,000/- to 18,000/- as a basic pay scale.

Top Recruiters

  • IAF
  • ISRO
  • NASA
  • Civil Aviation Department


Course Synopsis
Course Options BE/B.Tech M.Tech  
Academic Eligibility HSC Science (PCM) Graduate with Aeronautical Engineering  
Fees Rs. 75k perannum Rs. 75k per annum  
Expenditure in Metro and Tier-1 Rs. 2 lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs Rs. 2 lakhs to Rs. 2.5lakhs  
Expenditure in Tier-2 Rs. 1.75 lakhs to Rs. 2 lakhs Rs. 1.75 lakhs to Rs. 2 lakhs  
Duration 4 Years 2 Years  
Mode Regular Regular  
Approved AICTE AICTE  
Affiliation Respective University Respective University  
Entrance Exam IIT JEE







Career prospect


    1. Aerospace stress engineer
    2. Aircraft maintenance engineer
    3. Avionics technician
    4. Design engineer
    5. Mechanical engineer
    6. Airline operators


Entrance exam

  1. JEE main
  2. JEE advanced
  3. State Level Entrance Exam to get admission into state level engineering colleges

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