Career in Aeronautical Engineering
What is it?
A division of aerospace engineering, aeronautical engineering focuses on applying physics, mathematics and other disciplines in order to design and construct aircraft and propulsion systems like commercial and military airplanes and helicopters; remotely piloted aircraft and rotorcraft for use within the earth’s atmosphere. They may also help in developing new aerospace technologies.
An aeronautical engineer studies the aerodynamic performance of aircraft and construction materials.
They often specialize in areas such as aerodynamic fluid flow; structural design; guidance, navigation, and control; instrumentation and communication.
Activities they do?
- Design and development of aircraft parts
- Testing new aerodynamic and aviation systems, quality management and improvement maintenance
- Confer with clients about their needs and make revisions to factor in feasibility, production time and cost
- Construct prototypes to determine if the proposed design specifications are safe
- Write technical reports, manuals and bulletins, as well as review performance reports
- Study the effects of aircraft on the environment, fuel efficiency etc.
Areas they Work?
- Airlines/ Department of civil Aviation
- Government owned air services
- Aircraft Manufacturers
- Aeronautical laboratories
- Defense Services
- Aeronautical development establishments
Diploma/UG/PG programs in Aeronautical Engineering. Mechanical and electronics engineers are also known to enter into these field and learn on the job.
An Aeronautical Engineer earns 6-7 lacs per annum on an average. Students passing out from IITs/NITs get as high as 12-15 lacs per annum.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes