Overview: Aeronautical Engineering Course

Aeronautical Engineering remains one of the most fascinating subjects among students and is gaining increased importance with advancements in number enabling technologies. The rapid growth in civil transportation, development of advanced fighter aircrafts and missile system for the air superiority in national defense along with the growing applications of unmanned aerial system in the civilian and commercial sectors are the major contributors of this growth.

The students in I and II semesters will be studying basic sciences and from III to VIII semester, they will be studying subjects purely related to Aeronautical. Also students will be exposed to laboratories such as aerodynamics, aircraft propulsion, aircraft structures and flight simulation in which they can conduct research oriented experiments and also the experiments related to the academics.

Why study Aeronautical Engineering ?

Aeronautical Engineering course imparts multi-faceted training to students in areas like design, development, manufacturing, operation and maintenance of aircraft systems. As these activities are highly inter-disciplinary, students will also be introduced to other related technologies in allied fields such as advanced materials, embedded systems and software technologies etc. While the opportunities for the students for higher studies and placement in the western world need not be over stated the Indian scenario is turning to be better with the opening of strategic sector manufacturing to private enterprises and a number of startups in the area of unmanned aerial system.

Career Opportunities

As time management is more important these days, Airways play a major role in travelling purposes and also in the military applications. Because of which the opportunities for an Aeronautical Engineer will be more and more in future. Few of the opportunities can be like

  • Defence (Air Force)
  • HAL
  • Quest
  • Safron
  • Taneja Aerospace
  • Airbus
  • Laboratories such as NAL, ADA, DRDL, GTRE etc

*Non-Aero companies like Capgemini, Infosys, etc

For students interested in higher studies, opportunities can be in

  • M.Tech/M.E under Aeronautical specializations such as Aerodynamics, Aircraft propulsion, Aircraft structures and Avionics.
  • MBA in Aviation

Programme Duration

4 Years (8 Semesters)

Programme Type

Full Time

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate shall have passed the second year of Pre-University or XII standard or equivalent examination and shall have secured not less than 45% in the aggregate with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects, along with any one of the following subjects, namely, Chemistry, Bio-Technology, Biology, Electronics and Computer Science provided that, the candidate shall have studied and passed English as one of the subjects.

However, in the case of candidates from Karnataka belonging to SC/ST and other backward classes, the eligibility shall be 40% in the aggregate with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects, along with any one of the following subjects, namely, Chemistry, Bio-technology, Biology, Electronics and Computer Science.

Programme Structure

In the First year of Aeronautical Engineering course, all the students are divided into two groups i.e. Physics Cycle and Chemistry Cycle.

The Aeronautical Engineering syllabus is as follows:

III Semester
  • Transform Calculus, Fourier Series and Numerical Techniques
  • Aero Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics Of Materials
  • Elements Of Aeronautics
  • Mechanics Of Fluids
  • Measurement & Metrology
  • Measurement And Metrology Lab/ Material Testing Lab
  • Machine Shop Lab
  • Vyavaharika Kannada (Kannada for communication)/ Aadalitha Kannada (Kannada for Administration)
  • Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Cyber Law
  • Additional Mathematics - I
IV Semester
  • Complex Analysis ,Probability And Statistical Method
  • Aerodynamics –I
  • Aircraft Propulsion
  • Mechanisms And Machine Theory
  • Aircraft Material Science
  • Turbomachines
  • Measurement And Metrology Lab/ Material Testing Lab
  • Computer Aided Aircraft Drawing Lab
  • Vyavaharika Kannada (Kannada for communication)/Aadalitha Kannada (Kannada for Administration)
  • Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Cyber Law
V Semester
  • Management and Entrepreneurship
  • Aerodynamics-II
  • Aircraft Structures-I
  • Introduction To Composite Materials
  • Aircraft Systems & Instrumentation
  • Theory of Vibrations
  • Aerodynamics Lab
  • Energy Conversion & FluidMechanics Lab
  • Environmental Studies
VI Semester
  • Aircraft Performance
  • Aircraft Structures II
  • Finite Element Method
  • Professional Elective -1
  • Open Elective –A
  • Aircraft Propulsion Lab
  • Aircraft Structures Lab
  • Mini-project
  • Internship
VII Semester
  • Aircraft Stability & Control
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Professional Elective - 2
  • Professional Electives- 3
  • Open Elective -B
  • Modelling & Analysis Lab
  • Flight Simulation Lab
  • Project Work Phase – 1
  • Internship
VIII Semester
  • Flight Vehicle Design 3
  • Professional Elective - 4 3
  • Project Work Phase - 2
  • Technical Seminar
  • Internship
Professional Elective-1
  • Aircraft Transportation Systems
  • Numerical Methods
  • Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems
  • Gas Turbine Technology
Open Elective – A
  • History Of Flight & Technology Forecast
  • Elements Of Jet Propulsion Systems
  • Basics Of Rockets & Missiles
Professional Elective-2
  • Fatigue And Fracture Mechanics
  • Control Engineering
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
Open Elective – B
  • Maintenance, Overhaul & Repair of Aircraft Systems
  • Fundamentals of Aerodynamic Theory
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Professional Elective-3
  • High Performance Computing
  • Wind Tunnel Techniques
  • Guidance, Navigation & Control
  • Operations Research
Professional Elective-5
  • Avionics
  • Boundary Layer Theory
  • Helicopter Dynamics
  • Flight Testing


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