Aeronautical Engineering is the science or art which is involved with the study, design, and manufacturing of air flight-capable machines, and the techniques of operating aircraft and rockets. Basically, it is the science of operating the aircraft and related technology.
The core subjects of Aeronautical Engineering are as follows:
Automatic Control and Guidance
Aircraft Performance and Aircraft Structures
What do you do as Aeronautical Engineer?
The aeronautical engineers apply scientific and technological principles to research, design, develop, maintain and test the performance of the civil and military aircraft, missiles and weapon systems. The engineers not only work for the aviation industry but also in the Defence sector, i.e. Air Force sector.
The aeronautical engineer looks after the research and development of different types of aircrafts. They work with the help of Computer Softwares such as Computer Aided Design (CAD) to develop the aircraft or related avionics.
The aircraft which the engineers develop or work on can either be commercial airplanes/airbuses or helicopters or military aircrafts. Along with the specialized knowledge of aerospace domain, these engineers also require expertise in Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering and other allied fields.
How to pursue Aeronautical Engineering?
To pursue a career in this sector, the first step is to get a UG degree in Aeronautical Engineering. You have to pass 10+2 board exam from a recognized board in India with Science- Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry to pursue B.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering. You have to qualify for the engineering entrance exam like JEE. After which you will be assigned the branch through counselling.