Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Degrees offered: B.A.(Hons), B.E /B.Tech, Diploma, Dual Degree, M.E /M.Tech., M.Phil., M.S

What is Aerospace Engineering

The engineering branch, Aerospace Engineering inculcates the skills and knowledge to design, manufacture and maintain spacecraft, missiles and weapons systems. Aerospace Engineering deals with two major and overlapping branches- Aeronautical Engineering and Astronautical Engineering. However, Avionics Engineering deals with the electronics side of aerospace engineering. A large part of aerospace engineering consists of mechanical engineering covering a wide range of topics, including computer applications, structure, mathematics, physics, drafting, electricity, robotics, aeronautics etc. As per the students review, Aerospace Engineering is considered one of the toughest branches of engineering. However, if studied with dedication and focus, the branch gives the best result to the students. Students opting for Aerospace Engineering can make their bright career in the air force as a flight engineer, in the aviation industry as an aircraft engineer as well either private or with the national carrier. While remuneration in India for Aerospace Engineering graduates varies depending upon the region and the experience students have. Read on, to know in detail about Aerospace Engineering, its highlights, career and more.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Aerospace Engineering

Eligibility Criteria for Aerospace Engineering
Diploma in Aerospace Engineering: Candidates should pass class 10th exam with science and math as the compulsory subjects. Students must have 50% marks for the general category and 45 percent marks for the reserved category.

B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering: The basic educational criteria requires passing class XII or higher secondary in science stream with a minimum of 60% marks for general category and 55% for the reserved ones. They are also required to appear for the entrance exam like JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

M.Tech in Aerospace Engineering: Candidates need to qualify their Bachelors degree in B.Tech/ B.E. in Aerospace Engineering with minimum 60% marks for general category and 55% marks for the reserved category. Also, aspirants need to appear and qualify GATE in order to get admission into premier institutes like IITs. 

Admission Process for Aerospace Engineering

  • For Diploma in Aerospace Engineering: Most institutes admit the students based on their performance in relevant entrance exams. Admission process generally varies across colleges. A few institutes also provide direct admission to the students based on their performance in class X.

  • For B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering: There are two types of processes that candidates can opt for to get admission in B.Tech Aerospace Engineering: entrance examinations (JEE Main and JEE Advanced) or direct admission. To get admission in the major institutes of India, applicants need to qualify entrance exams such as JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Direct admission is done on the basis of the marks scored by students in class 12th.

  • For M.Tech in Aerospace Engineering: Aspirants are required to have a Bachelor’s degree in B.Tech aerospace engineering with a minimum aggregate of 60%. Direct admission in IITs (Indian Institute of Technology) is regulated on the basis of marks achieved by candidates in GATE.

Scope of Aerospace Engineering in India and Abroad

Students opting for Aerospace Engineering have a bright future both in India and Abroad. With a number of private companies and progress entering into aerospace technology, the opportunities are getting bigger and better. Following are the job prospects for an aerospace engineer:

  1. Most of the aerospace engineers are hired by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation)

  2. Also candidates are offered jobs in prestigious companies like- National Aeronautical Laboratory, Civil Aviation Department, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Defence Research and Development Laboratory.

  3. Jobs are available with the national, international, public and private Airlines Services as well as aircraft manufacturing units.

Course Fees Aerospace Engineering

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
88.24 K
B.E /B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering at BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore
12.32 K
Other Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering at Test college manage
17.25 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Aerospace Engineering at Amity University, Noida
10.58 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Aerospace Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
80.00 K
M.Phil. in Aerospace Engineering at OPJS University, Rajgarh
15.00 K
P.G.D in Aerospace Engineering at Shri Vishwakarma Skill University, Gurugram
8.00 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Aerospace Engineering at MIT Art Design and Technology University, Pune
2.15 Lakhs
M.E /M.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering at Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune
1.80 Lakhs
Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering at Amity University, Mumbai
Data not available
3.75 Lakhs
Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
Data not available
Data not available
54.00 K
Diploma in Aerospace Engineering at Central Tool Room and Training Centre, Bhubaneswar
Data not available
60.00 K
Diploma in Aerospace Engineering at Central Tool Room and Training Centre, Bhubaneswar

Course Subjects

Aerospace Engineering Subjects & Syllabus

Mentioned below is the course and syllabus of Aerospace Engineering.: 

Syllabus for Diploma in Aerospace Engineering

  • Aircraft instrumentation system

  • CAR (civil aviation regulation)

  • Aircraft maintenance and practice

  • Aircraft system

  • Aircraft structure

  • Avionics and aircraft radio system

  • Aircraft structures servicing lab

  • Maintenance management

  • C- Programming lab

  • Avionics lab

  • Aircraft system servicing lab

  • Project work (working model)

  • Aircraft electrical system

  • Aircraft instrument system lab

  • Aircraft materials

  • Applied mathematics

  • Applied science

  • Basic aerodynamics

  • Basic computer skills lab

  • Basic electrical and electronic engineering

  • Basic electrical and electronic engineering labs

  • Basic workshop practicals

  • Computer aided engineering graphics

  • Engineering graphics (conventional)

  • English communication

  • Fluid mech and pneumatics lab

  • Industrial visit

  • ISAP lab

  • Jet engine lab

  • Jet engine theory

  • Materials testing (NDT) process lab

  • Organizational management

  • Piston engine lab

  • Piston engine theory

  • Fluid mech and pneumatics aircraft inspection and documentation

Syllabus of B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering

Semester 1

  • Engineering Mathematics I

  • Engineering Physics

  • Engineering Chemistry and Environmental Studies

  • Engineering Mechanics

  • Engineering Graphics

  • Basic Civil Engineering

  • Basic Mechanical Engineering

  • Basic Electrical Engineering

  • Basic Electronics Engineering & Information Technology

  • Mechanical Workshop

  • Electrical and Civil Workshop

Semester 2

  • Engineering Mathematics II

  • Economics and Communication Skills

  • Fluid Mechanics

  • Basic Thermodynamics

  • Elements of Aeronautics

  • Basic Strength of Materials

  • Basic Strength of Materials Lab

  • Fluid Mechanics Lab

Semester 3

  • Engineering Mathematics II

  • Economics and Communication Skills

  • Fluid Mechanics

  • Basic Thermodynamics

  • Elements of Aeronautics

  • Basic Strength of Materials

  • Basic Strength of Materials Lab

  • Fluid Mechanics Lab

Semester 4

  • Engineering Mathematics III

  • Gas Dynamics

  • Propulsion I

  • Aerodynamics I

  • Aircraft Structure I

  • Electrical Technology and Machines

  • Structures Lab

  • Propulsion Lab

Semester 5

  • Engineering Mathematics IV

  • Principle of Management

  • Computer of Programming

  • Flight Dynamics I

  • Aerodynamics II

  • Propulsion II

  • Wind Tunnel Lab

  • Propulsion Lab II

Semester 6

  • Avionics

  • Experimental Aerodynamics

  • Aircraft Structure II

  • Heat Transfer

  • Theory of Vibration

  • Elective I

  • Heat Engines Lab

  • Aero Engines lab

Semester 7

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • Experimental Stress Analysis

  • Aircraft Design

  • Fight Dynamics II

  • Aircraft System and Instrumentation

  • Elective II

  • Experimental Stress Analysis Lab

  • Vibration Lab

  • Seminar

  • Project

Semester 8

  • Rocket Missiles

  • Introduction to space technology

  • Air Transportation and Aircraft maintenance

  • Elective III

  • Elective IV

  • Aerodynamics Lab

  • Project

  • Viva Voce

Syllabus for M.Tech in Aerospace Engineering

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Space Technology

  • Engineering Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics++

  • Elements of Gas Dynamics & Propulsion++

  • Airplane and Aerospace Structures++

  • Laboratory I

  • PG Elective

Semester 2

  • Laboratory II (Str. Lab)

  • Aerodynamic Design

  • Elective I

  • Elective II

  • Elective III

  • Elective IV

Semester 3

  • Project

  • Structural Design

  • Elective V

  • Elective VI

  • Elective VII

Semester 4

  • Project

Careers in Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering graduates have a lot of career options. The field allows graduates to explore vast horizons. Aeronautical Engineers are in demand both in India and overseas. Moreover, private and public Airline Services and aircraft-manufacturing units are also constantly looking out for these graduates. However, initially, students who pursue Aerospace engineering are hired as graduate engineer trainees or Junior Engineers. Later on, with experience, based on their performance they are further promoted to the designation. If we go by the reports, it indicates that employment of Aerospace Engineers will grow six percent from 2016 to 2026.

Certifications for Aerospace Engineering

Certificate in Aeroelasticity
Certificate in FEA and ANSYS
Certificate in Gas Turbine Engineering
Certificate Linear & Non linear Modeling
Computational Fluid Dynamics & Training Certificate
Professional Simulation Engineer

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

An aerospace engineer designs, analyzes, tests, troubleshoots and develops advanced technology in spacecraft, defence systems and aviation. They develop the standards for quality control and design processes, identify issues for products that are not working properly and try to find solutions to fix those issues.Following is the list of job profile a Aerospace Engineer can opt for: 

Job Profile

Job Description

Aerospace Designer Checker

Their job is to research, analyze and create structural engineering specifications using metallic and non-metallic components.

Aircraft Production Manager

Responsibilities include supervising and coordinating efficient aircraft production lines and making sure that the aircrafts are as per industry and safety standards.

Mechanical Design Engineer

They review specification and other related data to develop mechanical layouts. They also measure physical dimensions for machinery and observe production lines.

Assistant Technical Officer

Work responsibilities include cleaning and maintenance of aseptic units and equipment on a daily or weekly or monthly basis. 

Aerospace Engineer

They research different ways to make fuel efficient parts and engines. They carry out ground level testing and estimate project cost with time scales.

Top Recruiters 

  • Air India

  • Defense Research and Development Laboratories

  • Civil Aviation Department

  • Aeronautical Development Establishment

  • National Aeronautical Lab (NAL)

  • Pawan Hans

  • Helicopter Corporation of India

  • Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd (HAL)

  • Private Airlines

  • Indian Air Force

Duties and Responsibilities of Aerospace Engineers:

  • Assess proposals and design requirements

  • Determine if projects are technically and financially feasible

  • Go over budgets, timescales and specifications with clients

  • Do theoretical and practical research

  • Ensure design meet customer requirements

  • Direct, coordinate, produce and implement design, manufacture and test procedures

  • Measure and improve performance of aircraft, systems and components

  • Provide technical advice

  • Analyze and interpret data

  • Work towards completion dates and deadlines

Questions related to Aerospace Engineering

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which is the best nit for aerospace

chandni deb 24th Sep, 2020

Dear Student,

Here is the list  of some of the best NITs for Aerospace :-

  • NIT, Warangwal
  • NIT, Suratkal
  • NIT, Trichy
  • NIT ,Rourkela

iit colledges for aeronautics and aerospace

chandni deb 24th Sep, 2020

Dear Student,

List of IIT colleges for aerospace are :-

  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Madras
  • IIT kharagpur

List of IIT colleges for aeronautics are :-

  • IIT Bombay
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Madras

I got 82.99 percentile in jee mains can i apply for jossa counselling and get a aerospace Branch in any coll


Dear Candidate ,

You have not mentioned your category , so we are not aware whether you have cleared your category wise cut-off or not . The category wise cut-off for JEE Mains is given below . You can check from the cut-off list given below .

  • CRL - 90.37
  • Gen-EWS - 70.24
  • OBC-NCL - 72.88
  • ST - 39.06
  • SC - 50.17
  • Pwd - 0.06

You can only apply for JoSAA counselling when you have cleared JEE Mains cut-off. Otherwise you are not eligible for that . Besides it you can try state colleges. You can use our college predictor tool to predict colleges based on your rank . Below is the link for that .

You can also check the branch wise cutoff of NIT'S to check seat availabilty . Go through this link.

Hope it helps !


can I get any student of lucky Reddy Bal Reddy college aerospace student number or email ID

Anuj More 24th Sep, 2020

Dear Candidate,

This is an open forum, no one will actively give his/her contact details or email-Id just like that. I'd suggest you to check those students profile on other social media sites. Search on LinkedIn so that you may get contact details of an alumni. Search actively on all the social media sites. Your effort will come into fruition.

Thank You. Hope this helps.


I want to study aerospace engineering in lakireddy Bali Reddy College so I want to know I want to know job offered companies in that college for that course

lakshita shaan 24th Sep, 2020


i hope you are well

the placements of aerospace engineering in lakireddy bali reddy college of engineering , krishna is not upto mark , the highest package offered was of 6 LPA while average and lowest may range in between 4 to 2 LPA. companies visited campus are BAJAJ allianz, CSS corp, financial software systems , global logic, hinduja global services , hyundai , mahavir group and many more.

hope this helps!

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