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Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical engineering represents the branch of engineering that deals with the research, design, development, construction, testing, science and technology of aircraft. The field also covers investigation into aerodynamic characteristics of aircraft, including behaviors and related factors like airfoil, control surfaces, lift and drag.

  • In recent years, aeronautical engineering has become one of two major and overlapping branches of Aeronautical Engineering, with Astronautical Engineering being the second.
  • If you’re fascinated by the history and methodology behind flying machines – from Leonardo Da Vinci’s early conceptual sketches and the Wright Brothers’ famous flight of 1903 through to the sophistication and progress of modern jets – aeronautical engineering could be the degree for you.
  • You’ll need being highly competent in mathematics and physics to apply – expect your competency in these two subjects to be rigorously tested.


What is Bachelor of Engineering [B.E] (Aeronautical Engineering)?


  • The B.E Aeronautical Engineering course duration is Four-years, which basically involves certain aspects of Aeronautics and its wider applications in Engineering.
  • Aeronautical engineering is the primary branch of engineering behind the design, construction, and science of aircraft and spacecraft.
  • Aeronautical Engineering course duration is 4-years, which completely revolves around specific planets named as Astronomy and Aeronautical Engineering.
  • Aerospace engineering field also covers:
    • Aerodynamic characteristics and behaviors
    • Airfoil
    • Control surfaces
    • Lift
  • The B.E Aeronautical Engineering aspirants mostly will be educated in the field of Designing of Aerospace, Understanding the culture of the materials and its other Engineering aspects related to the aerospace engineering.
  • These Individuals can also work in the Defense in the forum related to Research and Analysis, Exchange programs with other nations in terms of focusing on the enhancement of the Defense.
  • The B.E Aeronautical Engineering subjects include elements of aeronautics, basics of aerospace, aircraft structures, electrical technology, and machines, etc.
  • The keen aspirants towards acquiring an in-depth knowledge about aeronautics can opt for higher studies in Master of Technology [M.Tech](Aeronautical Engineering).
  • The course is very valuable and career rising in the space technology field.

Why Choose Aeronautical Engineering:


  • It is beneficial to solve problems relating to the science and technology of aircraft and other flying vehicles and come up with unique solutions to the problem.
  • Working with the finest Airspace Stations like ISRO, NASA and Tesla are some of the lifetime employment opportunities for Aeronautical Engineering course graduates.
  • There is a wide range of B.E Aeronautical Engineering scope for students in the research sector, design & development, software development, field service, marketing, and teaching.
  • Aeronautical Engineering courses provide multi-faceted training to students in areas like manufacturing and development of aircraft and missiles.
  • Aspirants will also learn to appreciate the wider social implications of the engineering profession while generating innovative engineering concepts.
  • The students are taught Aeronautical Engineering subjects like:
    • Navigation system
    • Control systems
    • Communication & radar system
    • Structural design
    • Maintenance
    • Quality check, etc. as part of the syllabus.
  • The impact of the history of flight on aircraft today.
  • How the earth's atmosphere can be modeled and how we can use this for aircraft design.
  • Stability, Structures, Navigation, and Propulsion of aircrafts.
  • The fundamental aerodynamic concepts for flying an aircraft.
  • How airfoils and wings generate lift.
  • Flight Mechanics of aircraft.
  • How aircraft can optimally climb, descend and cruise.

The Department of Aeronautical Engineering is committed to foster the technical growth of students for an ever-changing society.

The Department of Aeronautical Engineering provides a learning environment to the students for achieving intellectual and personal development for the next generation of Aeronautical Systems.

Duration : 4 Years

Eligibility : Pass in 10+2 / Higher Secondary (HS) / Pre University (PUC) / 'A' Level (with 12 years of schooling) or its equivalent with English as one of the languages. Shall have secured a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate in Physics, Mathematics and any one of the following : Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Electronics, Information Science. AIT admits students as per prevailing rules and regulations of VTU.
1. Employable: To enable students to excel in the field of Aeronautical Engineering and achieve the competency to enhance their employability for the industry, research and academic sectors.

2. Continuous Learning: : To mould students to understand and comprehend problems of Aeronautical Engineering by applying basic principles & knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering and also able to use modern engineering techniques, skills and tools to fulfill needs of the society. .

3. Professionalism: : To nurture students to be sensitive to ethical, societal and environmental issues while conducting their professional work in multi-cultural corporation and organisation. .

4. Innovative: : To enable students to bring innovation into solution of myriad problems through comprehension, design, analysis and development.
1 . An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
2. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
3. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
4. An ability to design and build a component, system, or process to meet desired needs
5. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
7. An ability to communicate effectively
8. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and engineering tools
9. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal context
10. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
11. A knowledge of contemporary issues
12. A knowledge of project management and its financing