Aerospace Engineering A Study Converting the Paper Rocket of Your Childhood into Real Giant Aircrafts

Have you ever wondered how these giant aircrafts are made?  Who repairs these spacecrafts? Are the engineers and designers who design automobiles also manufacture airplanes? What do they study to become such engineers??? Then, all the answers of your questions are hidden within this article.

The engineers who design, construct, develop, test and maintain the commercial and military aircrafts and space crafts are called Aerospace Engineers or Aeronautical engineers. Aerospace engineers have specialize in two fields i.e. aeronautical or astronautical. Aeronautical engineers are primarily involved in designing aircraft and studying the aerodynamic performance of aircraft and construction materials on the basis of the theory and practice of flight within the Earth's atmosphere. Astronautical engineers deal with small satellites, space crafts and traditional large satellites by studying both inside and outside atmosphere of the Earth. Aeronautical Engineering is now universally known as Aerospace Engineering.

The Pros and Cons of Becoming an Aerospace Engineer


  • One of the highest paid jobs in the world.
  • They produce mega devices like aircraft, spacecraft, missiles and many more which are even beyond the imagination of common people.
  • They get chance to tour the world for various project works.


  • It is hard to get into this career.
  • Very stressful job.
  • Long working hours.
  • This is a location specific job, which requires an engineer to shift his and his family accordingly. 

Eligibility to Study Aerospace Engineering

One can pursue advanced diploma, bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. courses in aerospace engineering. To pursue bachelor’s degree, students interested to study aerospace engineering should take courses like chemistry, physics, advanced math, and computer programming and computer languages in 12th and for master degree, students must have a bachelor degree in the related field. Also, the aspirants have to qualify the national level entrance tests to study this branch of engineering.  

Top Institutions Offering Aerospace Engineering

  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Bombay
  • Indian Institute of Science
  • IIT Delhi
  • Birla Institute of Technology
  • Indian Institute of Aeronautical Engineering
  • University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
  • Hindustan University

Career options in Aerospace Engineering

The students of aerospace engineering study Radar Cross-Section, Fluid Mechanics, Astro-dynamics, Statics and Dynamics (engineering mechanics), Mathematics, Electro technology, Control engineering, Aircraft structures, Materials science, Solid mechanics, Aero elasticity, Avionics, Software, Risk and reliability, Noise control, Aero acoustics, Flight test.

Comparatively very few students choose these branch unlike other branches. The aerospace engineers get the opportunity to work in Air Force, Airlines, NASA, Flying clubs, Aeronautical Laboratories, Corporate Research Companies, Helicopter Companies, Defence Ministry, Aviation Companies, , Aircraft manufacturers, government owned air services and many others. In this field one can work as Aerospace designer checker, Aircraft production managers, Mechanical design engineers, Assistant technical officers, Thermal design engineers, professors and researchers. 


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Not only Engineering is important for the students who want to pursue a shining bright career in this field, but even for those who are mid-way in this field and also for those who have already completed this course of study with no job in their favor.The students lack in English proficiency and also have a poor knowledge in computer programming, which are the least criteria that a company sets up in terms of quality in a concerned graduate. Lack of quality teachers, no regular basis designing of syllabus, lack of innovative research and skill based education and lack of proper English skills leads to a faulty education system. And this plays a major role in ruining the future prospects of an aspiring child.Moreover only 6% of the engineering graduates are being hired by the top 10 IT companies because the IT industry wants skills.Most of the engineering students don’t value engineering. Again AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) wants to close down about 800 engineering colleges across India because they are unable to provide quality education and good academic atmosphere needed by the students and has already approved the progressive closure of more than 410 colleges in India. Moreover in a recent survey conducted by AISHE, it has come to fore that enrolment in engineering programme has seen a declining trend. The students can come over this issue with a better and clear knowledge about this stream and searching more in details about the college/university/institution in which they want to get their admission. It not only depends on the type of education and curriculum that you get, but also on your own ability and hard work to enhance the skills and education that you get by gaining a theoretical knowledge. 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