How to become an Aeronautical Engineer / Aerospace Engineer
What is Aeronautical Engineering
An Aeronautical engineer is the individual who is responsible for the research, design, building, development, construction, testing, science and technology science of aircraft. The field is closely related to astronautical engineering; both aeronautical and are branches of aerospace engineering.
An Aerospace engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with the development of aircraft and spacecraft. It is divided into two major and overlapping branches: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering.
An Aircraft maintenance engineering is branch of Aeronautical engineering deals with maintenance/ inspection and certification of aircraft.
(All three separately defined because lots of students / applicant get confused with the terms, due to various institutes / colleges /universities running courses in different terms)
Minimum Qualification to Join Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineering Course
Minimum qualification to join colleges for Aeronautical Engineering course, you must have completed 10+2 with Physical, Chemistry and mathematics (PCM).
There is various entrance examination conducted by Top Universities / Colleges in India / Abroad. In India Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) also offers graduation and post graduation course in Aeronautical Stream though entrance.
Other than the regular course various autonomous institutes or open universities offers courses in Aeronautical / Aerospace stream. Like Aeronautical Society of India offers graduation level course in Aeronautical Branch.
There are four types of course mainly:
(1) Diploma Course– Minimum Qualification is 10+2 with PCM
(2) Graduation Course – Minimum Qualification is 10+2 with PCM.
(3) Post Graduation Course – Minimum Qualification is B.E. or B. Tech in Aeronautical / Aerospace / Astronautical or same branch.
(4) P.H.D Level Course – Minimum Qualification is Post Graduation in relevant stream.
Streams in Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineering
(1) Avionics – Deals with electrical, electronic science.
(2) Mechanical- Deals with mechanical systems of aircrafts.
Duration of Course:
(1) Diploma Course– Minimum 03 Years
(2) Graduation Course – Minimum 04 Years
(3) Post Graduation Course – Minimum 02 years.
(4) P.H.D Level Course – Minimum 02 Years or Project based.
As you aware that these streams are deals with the research, design, building, development, construction, testing, science and technology science of aircraft, there are various firms doing business of relevant technologies offers placement and jobs in their cell. The research field is continuous and offers the best careers in modern world.
These industries offer a number of career options from engineers, scientist and technicians upstream to other downstream business management roles—whereby you can pick a job role matching your area of interest. The job profiles which are commonly offered to the aeronautical engineers are as follows:
Aircraft Maintenance Engineers
Aircraft Production Engineer
Research & development
Defense Research and Development
Aviation / Aerospace Human Resource Management
Navigation and Communication
Top Recruiters in India
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA)
National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL)
Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL)
All Airlines Operating in India like Air India, Air Vistara, Go Airlines, Spicejet, IndiGo and many more
All Non-Scheduling Operating in India like Pawan Hans, Global Ventra Helicopter and many more
All Private Aircraft Operators like- State Governments and many more
All Designing companies like TAAL, Goodrich, Airbus, Boeing, BE Aerospace, Thales, Safran, Honeywell and many more.