Aerospace engineering – Career aspects, Study ,Scope – career after 12th 

Aerospace engineering

Friends, Aerospace Engineering is one of the branches of Engg. which deals not only with aircrafts but also space crafts, satellites and related technologies and hence offers a very interesting and important field of study. So let us look at Career aspects, Study ,Scope of Aerospace Engineering.

Any time you have seen an aircraft, a question must have popped up in your mind, how does it fly? or How does a spacecraft lift off?

The answer to all of that – it’s aerospace.

What is aerospace engineering

Aerospace Engg. is the division dedicated to designing , developing, testing and producing aircraft and related systems such as rockets, rocket propulsion systems, space shuttles etc.

There are two branches of aerospace engineering-aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering.

Certain terms widely used apart from aerospace engineering are rocket engineering, aircraft engineering, etc.

Who is an Aerospace Engineer

One who specializes in Aerospace and has a degree in Aerospace Engineering is called a “Aerospace Engineer.”

What do you study in Aerospace Engineering?

Aerospace engineering is composed of but not limited to –

  1. Radar Cross-Section
  2. Fluid Mechanics
  3. Astro-dynamics
  4. Statics and Dynamics (engineering mechanics)
  5. Mathematics
  6. Electrotechnology
  7. Control engineering
  8. Aircraft structures
  9. Materials science
  10. Solid mechanics
  11. Aeroelasticity
  12. Avionics
  13. Software
  14. Risk and reliability
  15. Noise control
  16. Aeroacoustics
  17. Flight test
  18. And more ………………….

What do Aerospace Engineers do?

What are some cool stuff you’d do as an Aerospace engineer?

  • An aerospace engineer designs, manages and measures the performance of customer-compliant civil and military aircraft , missiles, satellites, and space vehicles.
  • Settling problems that arise during the processes of design, development and testing.
  • Modifying design to incorporate some new functions and enhance safety features.
  • Running prototype ground- and flight-testing systems.
  • Estimate aerospace vehicle feasibility, productivity, cost, and production time.
  • Write professional papers, and review them.

Courses in Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering Course is divided into four levels:

Graduation Course:

This course is intended for students from PCM background with high school passed. Courses like B.E or B.Tech train engineers in Aerospace Engineering to build or repair any form of aircraft. This level of study provides an introduction as well as the simple but necessary aerospace engineering aspects.

Postgraduation Course:

This aerospace engineering level course focuses more on developing practical information. This study stage has clearly divided sections such as Chopper engineering, Aircraft engineering, Cargo engineering, etc.

Diploma Course:

Diplomas in this field can range from 3 months to 3 years in length. This course aims to provide advanced information for engineers who have not been included in their standard curriculum.

PhD Course:

Doctoral or PhD courses are structured to offer the pursuer expertise. That degree is perfect for teaching jobs or senior-level work.

Specializations offered in Aerospace Courses

Some of the specializations offered in Aerospace courses are:

1) Aeronautics 2) Aerodynamic s 3) Propulsion
 4) Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) 5) Navigation 6) Small Satellites
7) Space and Atmospheric Flight Optimal Control 8) Space Cryogenic Fluids Thermal Management 9) Space Environment Modeling
9) Space Environment Modeling 10) Space Mission Design and Planning 11) Spacecraft and Vehicle Design

Some of the subjects and topics you’d be studying as an aerospace engineer are:

Elements of Aeronautics, Aero-Fluid Mechanics, Mechanics of Solids, Aircraft Component Drawing, Aerodynamic, Machines and Mechanisms, Aircraft Systems and Instruments, Air-breathing Propulsion, Aerodynamics Laboratory, Flight Dynamics and much more!!

How to join a aerospace engineering | How to get admission in aerospace engineering

To get admission in this field, the following exams can be given : 

  • JEE Main,
  • BITSAT,
  • VITEEE,
  • KIITEE,
  • MU-OET,
  • AUCET,
  • AEEE

The above list is the one which I recommend, but there are other private colleges as well. All the information is available online. So explore more..

Top colleges in India for aerospace engineering

  • IIT (Bombay, Kanpur, Kharagpur),
  • IISST (Trivandrum), BITS,
  • Feroze Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology.

What are the good colleges in India for Aerospace Engineering except IIT’s?

There are many good colleges that offer this degree. There are many good private engg colleges. Some which I can recommend are

You could select

  • Manipal University, Manipal
  • Andhra University,  Hyderabad
  • Hindustan College of Engineering , chennai
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, coimbatore
  • UPES dehradun

Let us look at some of the most common questions about this field of study –

How hard is aerospace engineering?

It’s definitely one of the more challenging degrees.

This is because of the lowered safety margins, the requirements of low to nil error and heavy reliance on mathematics.

It’s one of those fields which will directly challenge your maths and analytical skills.

What’s the scope of Aerospace engineers in the future?

The scope of this particular feild is high. The aviation sector is growing at a healthy rate. The space sector is on the rise as well and so is the defense sector. After B Tech in Aeronautical Engineering, you can work with the ISRO, NASA, DRDO, HAL, NAL, MRO, etc. and the salary pay scale for the Aeronautical Engineer is too good

How much does an aerospace engineer make?

On an average, an aerospace engineer in India makes 8 to 10 laks per year, in the US, he’d make about $100,000.


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So friends I hope you liked this information. If you have any questions/feedback do write back to us.

Good luck friends!

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Sanjeev

Hello Friends, my name is Sanjeev and I have been in the industry of education, training and mentoring for 20 years now. I love imparting what I have learnt and sharing my knowledge. I hope my articles benefit you. You can write to me at skumar@indiacareeradvice.com

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