Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering is a well-known branch of engineering that attracts students interested in airplanes and their mechanisms. The primary job of an Aeronautical Engineer is to devise aircraft and propulsion systems, but with time, the engineer is given many more responsibilities to carry out.  An engineering degree in Aeronautical Engineering helps one get a job in the aviation industry, defence establishments, and civil aviation departments.

Aeronautical Engineering


Course Eligibility Duration
Diploma Course Class 10 3 years
Undergraduate Class 10 +2 (PCM) + Entrance Exam 4 years
Post Graduate B.E./B.Tech. + Entrance Exam

2 years

Post Graduation Diploma B.E./B.Tech. 1 year
Ph.D. / Doctorate Course M.E./M.Tech. 3 years

Entrance Exam    

Under-graduate Entrance:

National Level Entrance test

  • JEE or Joint Entrance Exam

State Level Common Entrance Test

  • GUJCET (Gujarat)

  • MHCET (Maharashtra)

Graduate Entrance:

  • GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)


Depending on the type of institute/quota/degree, fees can range from INR Sixty thousand to INR Three lakhs per year, excluding lodging and boarding.

Skills Required   

  • Speed and accuracy

  • Team working and communication skills

  • Problem solving and analytical skills

  • Physical fitness and good height

  • Alertness and presence of mind

Career Options   

A fresh graduate or post graduate in Aeronautical Engineering get jobs in following areas:

  • Flight Mechanics Engineer:Avionic engineers are the people who service and overhaul the electronic systems, instruments, flight control, navigation and communication systems of aircraft.

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer: An aircraft maintenance engineer keeps aircraft in working order through maintenance, repairs and inspections. He/she is responsible for ensuring an aircraft operates properly and safely. A maintenance engineer may make repairs, troubleshoot problems, conduct inspections and make upgrades to aircrafts.

  • Thermal Design Engineer: The work of the thermal design engineer is to supervise the thermal designs operations in accordance with the engineering plan.

  • Aerospace Design Checker: In this profile, the requirement is to develop, modify and improve on aerospace.

  • Assistant Aircraft Engineer: They manage aeronautic operations, estimate and schedule the aeronautics project.

  • Consultant: Needs to provide consultation on the matters related to the aeronautic operations.

  • Mechanical Design Engineer: They help in evaluating the performance of existing mechanical design of aeronautics and come up with new ones.

  • Aircraft Production Manager: They manage operations related to aircraft production.

Undergraduate course (B.E/B.Tech)   

  • Aeronautical Engineering

Postgraduate course (PG Diploma/M.E/M.Tech/PhD)  

  • Aeronautical Engineering

Some colleges offering the course:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India


  • Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA)

  • India Space Research Organization (ISRO)

  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges/universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.