Aeronautical Engineering is a well-known branch of engineering that attracts students with interest in airplanes and their mechanism. The primary job of an Aeronautical Engineer is to devise aircraft and propulsion systems, but with time, the engineer is given many more responsibilities to carry out. Recruitment opportunities are available in defence services and aviation industry.

Engineering in aeronautics taxing because of its vast syllabus which necessitates a lot of thoroughness and hard work. However, completion, of course, is rewarding for any student as it leads to a job with good remunerations. An engineering degree in Aeronautical Engineering helps one in getting a job in the aviation industry, defence establishments, and civil aviation department. The average salary of an aeronautical engineer is INR 6 lakhs or more. With experience, the earning grows manifold.

The average cost of an undergraduate program is around Rs 1 Lakh per annum while the average cost of a PG program is around Rs 2 Lakh per annum. Diploma course in aeronautics costs around Rs 60,000-1,00,000 annually. Any candidate who wishes to pursue Aeronautical Engineering must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

  • Aeronautical Engineering is offered in by many engineering colleges in India. Admission criteria for Aeronautical Engineers are JEE MAIN and JEE ADVANCED score
  • The basic eligibility criteria for aeronautical engineering is minimum 70-75% marks in aggregate in PCM in Class 12
  • Diploma holders in aircraft maintenance engineering can acquire degrees on clearing the exams of the Aeronautical Society of India
  • For admission to Postgraduate and Doctoral programmes, the candidate must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Many institutions like IITs IISc, Science research institutions accept GATE score as admission to Master’s degree the discipline
  • Many institutions like IITs IISc, Science research institutions accept GATE score as admission to Master’s degree the discipline

Any Aeronautical Engineering course comprises the following subjects/topics:

Aeronautical Engineering: Course Curriculum 


Flight Dynamics

Engineering Physics

Aircraft Structures

Engineering Chemistry

Control Engineering

Computer Programming

Environmental Science and Engineering

Engineering Graphics

Aircraft Structures Laboratory

Computer Practices Laboratory

Communication and Soft Skills- Laboratory Based

Engineering Practices Laboratory

Principles of Management

Physics and Chemistry Laboratory

Finite Element Methods

Transforms and Partial Differential Equations

Vibrations and Elements of Aeroelasticity

Manufacturing Technology

Composite Materials and Structures

Aero Engineering Thermodynamics

Aircraft Materials and Processes

Fluid Mechanics and Machinery

Aero Engine and Airframe

Solid Mechanics

Aircraft Design Project

Elements of Aeronautics

Computer Aided Simulation

Strength of Materials Laboratory

Total Quality Management

Fluid Mechanics and Machinery Laboratory


Thermodynamics Laboratory

Computational Fluid Dynamics

CAM and Manufacturing Laboratory

Experimental Stress Analysis

Numerical Methods

Aircraft Design Project


Aircraft Systems Laboratory

Aircraft Systems and Instruments

Flight Integration Systems and Control Laboratory

Mechanics of Machines

Wind Tunnel Techniques

Aircraft Structures


Aircraft Structures Laboratory

Aerodynamics Laboratory

CAD and Aircraft Component Drawing

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