Aeronautical Engineering can be said to be a part of Aerospace Engineering which deals with manufacturing, planning, maintaining and designing Aircraft and Spacecrafts, Helicopters and other Flying Devices. The aeronautical engineering deals with the technology and development in aviation, defense and exploration system.

Aeronautical courses provide the bachelor degree, master degree and doctorate degree programs in aeronautical engineering. These courses are in particular designed for individuals who want to make their career as maintenance technicians, air traffic controllers and professional pilots, and the course usually provides basic information about aircraft construction, engineering, and mechanics.


A BE/B Tech program in Aeronautical Engineering of 4 years duration. These 4 years are divided into 8 semesters, each lasting for duration of 6 months. There are four types of courses in aeronautical engineering:-

  • Polytechnic diploma course of 3 years duration
  • UG degree BE/B.Tech courses of 4 years duration
  • PG degree ME/M.Tech of 2 years duration
  • Doctoral degree PhD courses of 1-2 years duration


B.Tech in aeronautical engineering is the one of the most selected Engineering Discipline. Admissions are done through entrance test.  Students can apply for JEE Main 2018 after finishing 10+2 level exam in order to take admission in undergraduate engineering courses. Students who aspires to take admission in IITs or NITs are required to clear the JEE Advanced 2018 exam.

Students should have qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE 2018) for admission in postgraduate engineering courses. Admissions are also taken on the basis of entrance test conducted by various state level and university exams.



For UG: The candidate should have passed 10+2 examination from CBSE or any other equivalent examination board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as core subjects. The candidates should also fulfill minimum qualifying marks in aggregate of the subjects.

For PG: The candidate should have a B.Tech degree with a minimum passing percentage in an aggregate of the subjects studied at the degree level.


Name of the course Aeronautical engineering
Course Level Under Graduate, Post Graduate
Duration UG(4-years), PG(2 –Years) Diploma courses(3-years), P.hd(2-years)
Stream Engineering and technology
Eligibility 10+2 level exam
Admission Process Entrance Exam Based
Top Recruiting Organizations HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization), AIL (Air India Limited), sections of the Armed Forces such as- IAF (Indian Air Force), Indian Coast Guard, DRDL, NAL, ADE
Top Job Profiles Thermal Design Engineer, Consultants, Mechanical Design Engineer, Aerospace Designer Checker, Graduate Engineer Trainees, Assistant Technical Officers, Assistant Aircraft Engineers, Aircraft Production Manager



There are many job opportunities for Aeronautical Engineers. Jobs are available in Government as well as Private sectors. The average salary is generally around 25-30k. This salary specification depends a lot on the the Institute from which the student has pursued the course as well as the profile of the employer. In case of Government job, salary will be fixed, as per the norms.

Some of the Top Recruiting Organaisations are:-

  • HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited,
  • DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization),
  • AIL (Air India Limited),
  • sections of the Armed Forces such as- IAF (Indian Air Force), Indian Coast Guard,
  • DRDL,
  • NAL,
  • ADE

Some of the Top Job Profiles are:-

  • Consultants
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Aerospace Designer Checker
  • Assistant Technical Officers
  • Thermal Design Engineer
  • Assistant Aircraft Engineers
  • Aircraft Production Manager


Sl. No Name of the colleges Locations
1 Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Mumbai
2 Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Kharagpur
3 Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur kanpur
4 Indian Institute of Technology, Madras Chennai
5 Anna University Chennai
6 PEC University of Technology Chandigarh
7 Manipal Institute of Technology Manipal
8 Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada Kakinada
9 Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology Chennai
10 Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology and Research Academy Thanjavur
11 B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology Chennai


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