Aeronautical Engineering: Career Scope, Colleges, Recruiters and Pay Scale

Apollo 11 took off on its maiden voyage to the moon on 16th July 1969 and today is the anniversary of its first landing on moon. On the occasion of  Moon Day, let’s learn about Aeronautical Engineering. It is an extremely prestigious and challenging specialization of engineering. Aeronautics is the science or practise of building or flying aircraft. Astronautical Engineering, the science and technology of space travel and exploration is another aspect of Aeronautical Engineering.

If you wish to pursue a career in Aeronautical Engineering, below are helpful elements of the course.

Aeronautical Engineering

                                                                              Aeronautical Engineering

Under Graduation Course: Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering (B.E.) or Bachelor of Technology in Aeronautical Engineering (B.Tech)

Eligibility: Aspirants completed age 17 having passed the required Medical Entrance Exam and STD 12 with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) and English.

Course Duration: 4 Years

Number of Semesters: 8 Semesters

Post Graduation Course: M.E./M.Tech

Eligibility: B.E./B.Tech

Course Duration: 2 Years

Important Subjects

Below are the top most important subjects in the syllabus of Aeronautical Engineering.

  1. Aerodynamics
  2. Air Turbine Production
  3. Computer Programming
  4. Control theory
  5. Electronic theory
  6. Fluid dynamics
  7. Fundamentals and advanced study of Propulsion theory
  8. Instrumentation and Communication
  9. Material Science
  10. Navigation
  11. Structural Analysis

Top Colleges 

Below are some of the top Aeronautical Engineering colleges in India

  1. Acharya Institute of Technology, Bengaluru
  2. Amrita Institute of Technology and Sciences, Tamil Nadu
  3. Amrita School of Engineering, Bengaluru
  4. Bengal Engineering and Science University, West Bengal
  5. IIT- Bombay, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Madras
  6. M.V.J. College of Engineering, Bengaluru
  7. Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka
  8. PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh
  9. Sathyabama University, Chennai

Top Job Profiles

Below are some of the most respected job profiles for Aeronautical Engineering students.

  1. Aerospace Designer Checker
  2. Aircraft Production Manager
  3. Analysis Engineer
  4. Assistant Aircraft Engineers
  5. Assistant Technical Officers
  6. Avionics Engineer
  7. Consultants
  8. Graduate Engineer Trainees
  9. Mechanical Design Engineer
  10. Technical Author
  11. Thermal Design Engineer

Top Recruitment Areas

Below mentioned are some of the reputed fields that absorb students of Aeronautical Engineering.

  1. ADE
  2. Air India
  3. Civil Aviation Department
  4. DRDL
  5. DRDO
  6. Flight Clubs
  7. HAL
  8. Helicopter Corporation of India
  9. Indian Airlines
  10. ISRO
  11. NAL
  12. Private Air Lines


Know the pay scale offered to professionals.

Just started: Up to Rs 600,000 per annum

Have some experience and/or is a M.E./M.Tech : Rs 1,200,000+ per annum (sky is the limit)


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Vinny Ahluwalia

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Miss Vinny Ahluwalia is a versatile professional content writer having worked in the field of entertainment and culinary arts. She is now working with StudMonk as Senior Content Writer and writes about Education. She believes in providing up-to-date information to students preparing for Engineering and Medical entrance examinations in India.
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