Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineering
/ Aerospace Engineering is one of the most challenging fields of
engineering with a wide scope for growth. This field deals with the
development of new technology in the field of aviation, space
exploration and defence systems. It specialises in the designing,
construction, development, testing, operation and maintenance of both
commercial and military aircraft, spacecrafts and their components as
well as satellites and missiles.
As Aerospace engineering involves design and manufacture of very high
technology systems, the job requires manual, technical as well as
mechanical aptitude. Aeronautical engineer's usually work in teams under
the supervision of senior engineers, bringing together their skills
and technical expertise. Though highly paid, the work is very demanding.
An aeronautical engineer needs to be physically fit and fully dedicated
to his work. One needs to be alert, have an eye for detail and should
have a high level of mathematical precision to be successful.
specialisations includes in areas like structural design, navigational
guidance and control systems, instrumentation and communication or
production methods or it can be in a particular product such as military
aircrafts, passenger planes, helicopters, satellites, rockets etc.
Engineers may work in areas like design, development, maintenance as
well as in the managerial and teaching posts in institutes. They find a
very good demand in airlines, aircraft manufacturing units, air turbine
production plants or design development programmes for the aviation
industry. Aerospace environment is sophisticated with rewarding career
opportunities involving leading-edge technology.
Eligibility & Course Area :
be an aeronautical engineer one should have a graduate degree
(B.E/B.Tech.) or at least a diploma in Aeronautics. The degree and
postgraduate degree courses are offered by the engineering colleges and
Institutes of Technology (IITs), and the diploma courses are available
Job Prospects & Career Options :
work with one of the most technologically advanced branches of
engineering. The main thrust in this area is on design and development
of aircrafts to space and satellite research.