B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering - Course Overview

Duration: 4.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 1,00,000 / Year


About B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical engineering is a field of Aerospace Engineering. Some of the institutes also offer this course as a specialisation of aerospace engineering at postgraduate level. This field of engineering comprises the study of designing and building aircraft such as airplanes and helicopters.

The curriculum of B.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering covers various fields such as planning, designing, structures, aerodynamics, impetus, streamlined features and frameworks of aircrafts. The four-year programme is a combination of applied physics and engineering.

B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering Syllabus

First Year:

Professional Communication

Environmental Studies

Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics – 1

Engineering Physics – 1

Engineering Mathematics – 2

Engineering Chemistry

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Technical Communication

Fundamentals of Electronics Engineering

Engineering Drawing

Fundamentals of Computer


Second Year:


Engineering Physics – 2

Materials for Aviation and Space

Calculus of Variations & Numerical Methods

Amrita Values Program – 2

Aerodynamics – 1

Introduction to Thermodynamics

Compressible Fluid Flow

Transforms & Partial Differential Equations

Mechanics of Materials

Mechanics of Fluids

Aerospace Structures – 1


Third Year:

Introduction to Control Theory

Finite Element Methods for Aerospace


Flight Mechanics

Aerodynamics – 2

Science Elective


Environmental Studies

Aerospace Propulsion

Aerospace Structures – 2




Fourth Year:

Computational Fluid Dynamics for Aerospace

Aerospace Structures – 3

Flight Dynamics & Control

Major Project

Aerodynamics Design


Popular Specializations of B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering

Career Options and Job Prospects

Although there are a lot of opportunities for Aeronautical engineering graduates, the opportunities in the core profile are better outside India. However, there are a few government organisations that offer high paying jobs in this field. Following are some of the organisations that offer jobs in this field:

  • Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA)
  • National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL)
  • Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE)
  • India Space Research Organization (ISRO)
  • Civil Aviation Department
  • India Space Research
  • Samtel Avionics

Since there are better space centres outside India, the scope of this field is much better once you have pursued Masters from universities abroad. An aeronautical engineer can expect a salary between Rs. 6 to 11 lakh, depending on the college of graduation. An aeronautical earns up to $ 107,700 per year in US.