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All about B.Tech/BE Aeronautical Engineering Course


All about B.Tech/BE Aeronautical Engineering Course

Last updated: 26 Oct 2020

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What is Aeronautical Engineering?

Aeronautical Engineering is the science involved with the study, design and manufacture of flight-capable machines or the techniques of operating an aircraft. The course trains the student to design, construct, analyse and test commercial or military aircrafts. The aeronautical engineering students are responsible to devise new designs that are cost effective and energy efficient.

Few Lines about B.Tech/BE Aeronautical Engineering

The B.Tech/BE Aeronautical Engineering course is an undergraduate course that is divided into 8-semesters. The course is designed in such a way to enhance students with problem-solving ability in the aeronautical science field and provide major insights into design, operations and controls involved in aviation technology. The course also deals with the working maintenance designing and development of aircrafts such as aeroplanes, rockets and even drones.

The course involves certain aspects of engineering and its wider application in the field of aeronautics. The course mainly trains the students in the field of aircraft designing, its working conditions and its maintenance.

Eligibility for B.Tech/BE Aeronautical Engineering 

The students who have passed PUC or 10+2 with a science background can join B.Tech/BE courses. The students interested in joining B.Tech/BE courses are required to qualify the  competitive exams like CET/COMED-K/JEE with high marks in order to get merit seats in various colleges.

Admission Procedures

The students with relevant qualifications can join B.Tech/BE courses by two modes. The first one is Merit based admission and the second one is Direct admission.

Let’s discuss in detail

Merit Admission

The students who are interested to join B.Tech/BE degree should mandatorily appear for CET/COMED-K/JEE or institutional-based entrance exams and undergo counselling to choose their desired colleges for merit seats. The engineering college allotts the merit seats to the students according to their rankings and marks obtained by them in their entrance exams and marks scored in PUC or 10+2. 

There are two types of counselling for the B.Tech/BE students

1. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) Counselling

The students who are interested to join the government engineering colleges and other engineering colleges affiliated to the government should undergo the counselling procedures of Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). 

The students who intend to join for the merit seats under government quota are required to complete the counselling procedures and join for the B.Tech/BE programmes in their chosen colleges. The Engineering colleges under the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) are affiliated to the Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU).

2. COMED-K Counselling

The students who are interested to join the private autonomous engineering colleges and deemed universities that are affiliated to All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) are required to apply for the COMED-K counselling procedures. The students should qualify the COMED-K counselling procedures to get admission to their desired private autonomous engineering colleges or deemed universities for Engineering programmes. 

Direct Admission  

The students have another option of getting admission to B.Tech/BE Aeronautical Engineering course by direct admission process. Under this mode of admission, the students are given direct admission to their desired colleges under management quota. The direct admission students enjoy many special privileges like that they are not required to apply for any entrance exam for getting admissions. They have an option to choose their desired colleges and universities and book their seats in advance even before the starting of the academic year. The students who are interested in direct admissions are required to contact Galaxy Educational Services for more details.

Course Curriculum

The students of B.Tech/BE Aeronautical Engineering students will be studying the following subjects during their course study

Sl No Subjects of Study

1.

Laser & Fibre Optics

2.

Trigonometry

3.

Differential Calculus

4.

Crystal Physics and Non-destructive Testing

5.

Acoustics and Ultrasonics

6.

Computer Programming with C

7.

Pictorial Projections

8.

Engineering Graphics

9.

Vector Calculus

10.

Chemical Thermodynamics

11.

Complex Integration

12.

Fuels and Energy Sources

13.

Dynamics of Particles

14.

Electrochemistry and Corrosion

15.

Laplace Transform

16.

Fourier Transforms

17.

Properties of Fluid Pressure

18.

Rotary Motion Liquids

19.

Probability Distributions

20.

Series Solutions of Differential Equations

21.

The Multidisciplinary nature of environmental science

22.

Statically determinate structures

23.

Failure Theory

24.

Convective Heat Transfer

25.

Semiconductor Devices

26.

Microprocessors

27.

Open and Closed Loop Systems

28.

Aircraft Performance

29.

Unsymmetrical Bending

30.

Conformal Transformation

31.

Stress Analysis in Wing and Fuselage

32.

Subsonic and SuperSonic Inlets for Jet Engines

33.

Aeroplane Control Systems

34.

Aircraft Systems

35.

Electrical Resistance Strain Gauges

36.

Normal, Oblique Shocks and Expansion Waves

37.

Shop Floor Control and Introduction to FMS

38.

Cim Implementation and Data Communication

39.

One Dimensional Compressible Flow

40.

Aircraft Gas Turbines

41.

Ramjet Propulsion

42.

Chemical Rockets

43.

Introduction to Avionics

44.

Flight Deck and Cockpit

45.

Mechanical Working of Metals

46.

Discretization

47.

Finite Element Techniques

48.

Introduction to Reliability

49.

Failure of Data Analysis

50.

System Reliability

Career & Scope

There is a huge demand for B.Tech Aeronautical Engineering students. They are hired largely in aircraft manufacturing and maintenance organisations. They can expect excellent career opportunities in the field.

Salary and Emoluments

The fresh B.Tech/BE Aeronautical Engineering students will easily earn around 5 lakhs to 7 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 7 lakhs to 20 lakhs per annum.

Top Organisations Hiring B.Tech/BE Aeronautical Engineering students

Some of the top organisations hiring B.Tech/BE Aeronautical Engineering students are:

  • Boeing
  • Airbus
  • Emirates
  • Lufthansa
  • Turkish Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines

Placement Opportunities

Some of the top job roles are:

Aerospace Engineer: As an Aerospace engineer one will be working with cutting edge technology and in many international companies that are related to aircraft and avionics. They are responsible to develop new and innovative designs in aviation electronics or avionics. They work in carrying out different components that make up the aircraft and systems. As an aerospace one is responsible to improve flight safety, fuel efficiency, speed and weight as well as reducing system costs and using developing technologies to meet customer needs. He/she is also required to develop new electronic chipsets that are economical and efficient

Airframe Mechanical Engineer: The airframe mechanical engineers create solutions and solve problems, playing a central role in the design and implementation of moving parts in a range of industries.  As an airframe mechanical engineer, one is responsible to provide efficient solutions to the development of processes and products, ranging from small component designs to extremely large plants, machinery or vehicles.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer: The aircraft maintenance engineer is responsible to maintain the equipment and machinery of aircrafts. They use sophisticated systems for overseeing the routine maintenance of the aircrafts. The role of the aircraft maintenance engineer is very vital for efficiency, perfection, development and progress in the aircrafts.

Aircraft Materials Engineer: The aircraft materials engineer is required to procure and work with various materials required for aircraft maintenance. As an aircraft material engineer, one is required to understand the properties and behaviours of different substances from raw materials to finished products when it comes to aircraft spare parts.

Aircraft Structural Engineer: The aircraft structural engineers are the ones who design, develop and test spacecraft, missile or test aircraft structures to withstand stresses and pressures, such as weather and human use. Aircraft Structural Engineers are responsible for making sure that the systems and overall structures are stable and secure. They research, analyze and create structural engineering specifications using various materials through the help of computer-aided designs, mathematical models and other softwares used to modify airplanes.

Air Traffic Controller: The Air Traffic controllers play a vital role in aviation, especially in airports where there are hundreds of planes moving around each day. They are the ones who manage ground traffic and communicate take-off and landing instructions to the pilots. They also use state-of-the-art technology to monitor aircraft movements and weather data.

Final Words

The B.Tech/BE Aeronautical Engineering students are required in large numbers in the aircraft industry. They are highly-paid individuals and can expect excellent career growth in the field. The students with an intention to join the airline industry can join this course.

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