B.Tech Aerospace Engineering - Course Overview

Duration: 4.0 yrs | Mode: Regular| Avg. Fees: 80,000 / Year

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About B.Tech Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering is one of the most prominent fields of applied physics and engineering design. This technical specialization involves the study of airborne vehicles including their design, functioning, manufacturing and maintenance. Development and testing are also a major part of this field.

In this branch of engineering, students learn about professionals design, building, testing and maintenance of civil aircraft, missiles, space shuttles, rockets, space stations and other such units. Aerospace is a broad field and also comprises subjects that are taught under the aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering and other fields of applied physics.

B.Tech - Aerospace Engineering Syllabus

First Year:

Professional Communication

Environmental Studies

Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics – 1

Engineering Physics

Engineering Mathematics – 2

Engineering Chemistry

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Technical Communication

Fundamentals of Electronics Engineering

Engineering Drawing

Fundamentals of Computer

 

Second Year:

Engineering Mathematics – 3

Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

Aero Engineering and Thermodynamics

Aerospace Structures – 1

Fluid Mechanics and Machinery

Control Engineering

Solid Mechanics

Aerodynamics – 1

Environmental Science and  Engineering

Propulsion – 1

Numerical Methods

Elements of Avionics

 

Third Year:

Aerospace Structures – 2

Flight Mechanics – 1

Aircraft Maintenance Practices

Propulsion – 2

Aerodynamics – 2

Advanced Materials and Performance

Elements of Vibration

Propulsion – 3

Flight Mechanics – 2

Electives

 

 

 

Fourth Year:

Flight Mechanics – 3

Rockets and Missiles

Total Quantity Management

Electives

Introduction to Composite Materials and Structures

Major Project

Professional Ethics

Satellites and Space System Design

 

Popular Specializations of B.Tech - Aerospace Engineering

Career Options and Job Prospects

Aerospace Engineers have the option of working in government as well as private organisations. Some of the departments where aerospace engineers can work are Air Force, Corporate Research Companies, Airlines, Helicopter Companies, Aviation Companies, Defence Ministry, Aircraft manufacturing, government-owned air services, etc.

After pursuing B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering, jobs in the private sector are few. However, there are a lot of foreign companies that are now setting industries in India and require skilled aerospace engineers. Following are some of the popular organisations that recruit Aerospace engineers:

  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
  • Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
  • Defense Research and Development Laboratories (DRDO)
  • Civil Aviation Department
  • India Space Research Organization (ISRO)
  • Air India
  • Pawan Hans Helicopters
  • Tata Advanced Systems
  • Taneja Aerospace
  • Mahindra Aerospace
  • Larsen & Toubro

Salary packages depend on the colleges that a student has graduated from and their performance throughout the B.Tech programme. However, candidates can expect a starting package of up to Rs. 5 lakh. Students graduating from IITs can also get a package of up to Rs. 11 lakhs.