Aerospace engineering is an independent discipline of engineering which deals with the science of aircraft and spacecraft. It consists of two key branches – aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering.
Aeronautical engineering focuses on how things fly in the atmosphere of the Earth and it also deals with designing and building of aircraft and missiles. On the other hand, Astronautical engineering emphasizes on the broad applications of advanced science and space technology for smooth operation of aerospace.
Like many other engineering disciplines, Aerospace Engineering has greatly influenced human life. Most of the technological advancements in Aerospace Engineering have become part of our daily life. Today, Aerospace Engineering has come a long way with major developments like navigation instruments and communications systems.
As a branch of engineering, Aerospace Engineering focuses on manufacturing, planning, maintaining and designing of aircrafts and spacecrafts. Though a general perception is that both Aeronautical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering are same, but in reality both are quite different. Candidates interested in pursuing a career in Aerospace Engineering have two options after class 12th, undergraduate programme of four years’ duration (BE/B. Tech) and dual degree programme of five years’ duration.
The subjects that form core of the Aerospace Engineering programmes include:
Introduction to Electrical and Electronics Circuits:
In this module, basic knowledge about electrical and electronic circuits imparted to the students.
Introduction to Engineering Design: Importance is given on the series of steps used by engineers to create functional products and process.
Solid Mechanics: As a branch of continuum mechanics, it studies about the behavior of solid materials.
Introduction to Numerical Analysis: It is concerned with the development of algorithms for solving all kinds of problems of continuous mathematics.
Thermodynamics: As a branch of physics, it is concerned with heat and temperature.
Fluid Mechanics: Aerospace Structural Mechanics
Aerospace Structure Computing
Statics Propulsion Calculus
Flight Vehicle control
Solid Mechanics Calculus
Aerospace Structural Mechanics
Experimental Methods in Fluid Mechanics
Aerospace engineers are in high demand in the field of designing of new products, including missiles, rockets, military & commercial aircraft, remotely piloted planes, drones & helicopters and spacecraft.
Mechanical design engineers
Aerospace designer checker
Assistant technical officers
Aircraft production managers
Thermal design engineers
Quality Control Inspector