B.Tech Aerospace Engineering (B.Tech Aerospace Engineering)

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 25 Nov, 2020

Average Duration
4 years
Average Fee
60 K-1.5 L INR annual
Exams Accepted
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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 - Course Highlights

Programme Level

Undergraduate Level

Programme Duration

04 Years

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 qualified candidates or diploma holders in a relevant discipline (or equivalent) from a recognised institute/Board with an overall minimum aggregate of 60% in Science stream are eligible

Admission Process

Both merit-based/direct and entrance test based admission process

Top Entrance Exams

Top Institutes

Average Fee of Course

INR 3,00,000/- to INR 13,00,000/-

Average Starting Salary Package Offered


B.Tech Aerospace Engineering Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for admission into the B.Tech aerospace engineering programme, the candidates have to - 

  • Clear their respective 10+2 qualifying exam (or equivalent) from a recognised Board

  • Secure at least 60% aggregate in their qualifying exam

  • Study Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics compulsorily at the qualifying level

  • Be medically fit

B.Tech Aerospace Engineering Admission Process

  1. Entrance test-based admission process - In this, the candidates have to appear in any entrance exam like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, MHT CET etc after qualifying the minimum eligibility criteria mentioned above. Based on the performance of the candidates in the entrance exam, the institutes will prepare a merit list and conduct counselling rounds before finally allocating the seats. The entrance exam can be national-level, state-level and institute-level exam in which the candidates have to appear to qualify for the next round of the admission process. 

  2. Direct admissions - In this, the candidates can apply for admission into the particular programme directly through the official website of the institute. The candidates have to fulfil the institute eligibility criteria for the programme and pay the admission fee after a verification round to secure a seat. 

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





Fourth Year:

Flight Mechanics – 3

Rockets and Missiles

Total Quantity Management


Introduction to Composite Materials and Structures

Major Project

Professional Ethics

Satellites and Space System Design


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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

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FAQs about B.Tech Aerospace Engineering

Are the students of B.Tech Aerospace Engineering taught coding too?

No, the B.Tech Aerospace Engineering students are never taught coding like the software developers are taught.

Can I get direct admission into the B.Tech Aerospace Engineering programme offered by the IITs?

IITs do not have any direct admission scheme for the B.Tech Aerospace Engineering programme unlike some of the top self-financing institutions LPU, HITS, NIMS University etc which offers direct admission into the B.Tech Aerospace Engineering programme.

What if I do not get admission into an IIT’s B.Tech Aerospace Engineering programme?

Failing to get admission into any of the IITs does not mean the end of the road. There are several top self-financing institutes like LPU, Saastra University, NIMS university Jaipur etc which also offers the coveted B.Tech Aerospace Engineering programme.

Is advanced level Mathematics taught to the B.Tech Aerospace Engineering students during the duration of the programme?

Not only advanced level mathematics, sometimes advanced level physics and chemistry are also taught to the B.Tech Aerospace Engineering students in the classrooms.

Can I apply for B.Tech Aerospace Engineering if I have not studied Mathematics along with the other science subjects at the 10+2 level?

No, you cannot apply for B.Tech Aerospace Engineering programme if you have not studied Mathematics compulsorily at the 10+2 qualifying level.

Are the jobs offered to Aerospace Engineering graduates well paying?

Yes, both the private and government organisations offer a handsome salary package to the Aerospace Engineering graduates.

Is IIT Kanpur the best Aerospace Engineering college in India?

Yes, IIT Kanpur has always been considered as one of the top Aerospace Engineering colleges in the country consistently.

Do I need any skills to pursue B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering?

Students who wish to pursue B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering studies must be creative, aware of safety issues, must have strong analytical, mathematical and problem-solving skills, excellent communication skills etc.

Are there any private firms which hire Aerospace Engineering graduates?

Yes, reputed private airline companies like Spicejet, Jet Airways etc hire those who are looking for job opportunities after completing their B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering studies.

Which sectors can I target for a job after completing B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering?

The defence sector, the aviation sector and various other government sectors open up work opportunities for B.Tech Aerospace Engineering students after they have completed their studies.

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