Engineering that gives you wings: Aeronautical Engineering
Aeronautics is also referred to as ''sailing the sky''. Aeronautical engineering involves the mechanisms of a flying aircraft. It supports development of new technologies in aviation and defence systems. This field mainly consists of construction,designing, working, testing, operation, maintenance of space crafts, satellites, missiles, space vehicles, etc. The scope of Aeronautical Engineering is immense and growing at a rapid rate, which is focussed on improving flight safety, fuel efficiency,speed and weight, as well as reducing system costs and using advanced technologies to meet customer needs. Aeronautical engineering is also called as an aerospace engineering.
The Defence services and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) also happen to be two major employers of such specialists. The main thrust in this area is on design and development of aircrafts for space and satellite research. Defense Research and Development. This is a rewarding career path with excellent remuneration.
As an aerospace engineer, you will need to be interested in applied sciences such as Physics and Maths. Also, you should be interested in mechanics, electrical systems, computers and design. Other skills may include having a practical but analytical mind, exceptional attention to detail and the ability to solve complex problems, to fulfil relay complex technical theories to suppliers and buyers and strong communication skills. Fitness plays a major role in some areas of Aeronautical engineering. There may be specific physical requirements such as having 20:20 vision for some roles.
Courses and Eligibility
Aeronautical Engineering offers a broad range of courses such as:
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering
Bachelor of Technology in Aeronautical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering
Bachelor of Technology in Aerospace Engineering
Master of Science in Aircraft Engineering
Master of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering
Master of Technology in Aerospace Engineering
Master of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering
Master of Technology in Aeronautical Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy in Aeronautical Engineering
Merit of 50 % and above with PCM background (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) in 10+2.
For Bachelors in Aeronautical Engineering
Selection of the graduate courses (BE/B.Tech) is based on merit of High school education. If your degree is taught in English and you are an international student, you may need to prove your proficiency through a standardised exam such as IELTS or take an English language course prior to commencing your degree in order to obtain a student visa or entry into the program. Entrance to the IITs is through 'JEE' (Joint Entrance Exam). The duration of the course extends up to four years.
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