B.E (Aeronautical Engineering)

In India aeronautical engineers are mostly employed by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and the Defense Ministry. One can also look for jobs available with the Civil Aviation Department, National Aeronautical Laboratory, Defense Research and Development Laboratories (DRDO) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
Taking a course on Aerospace engineering is equivalent to be a Mechanical engineer, Civil engineer, Electrical Electronics and Telecommunication engineer, Computer engineer and above all a good knowledge about Designing and Developing Aircrafts and space crafts all at the same time. But after a Bachelor's course in Aerospace Engineering a specialization in a particular field is important in a Master's or Research course.

A lot of job opportunities for aeronautical engineers are also available in the countries like United States of America, France, UK and Germany, United Arab Emirate. Therefore, aeronautical or aviation engineers from India as well as from all other parts of the world flock to these countries. A good percentage of Indians constitute the work force of engineers and technical professionals in NASA.
Typical projects an Astronautical Engineer might be involved with include designing systems to provide power to a satellite over its 20 year lifetime or analyzing spacecraft structures to insure they are strong enough to survive their journeys.Astronautical engineers also develop communications systems to provide contact with distant space probes. Others design new rockets and reusable space vehicles to carry people and equipment into space

Typical work activities

Specific tasks vary according to the role, specialism and employer but typically they could include:
  • applying the principles of science and technology to create aircraft, components and support equipment;
  • researching and developing design specifications;
  • undertaking systematic manufacturing, involving the assembly and modification of components;
  • supervising the assembly of airframes and the installation of engines, instruments and other equipment;
  • participating in flight test programmes to measure take-off distances, rate of climb, stall speeds, manoeuvrability and landing capacities;
  • resolving issues that arise during the design, development and testing processes;
  • maintaining aircraft for full operation including making regular inspections, maintenance and servicing;
  • measuring and improving the performance of aircraft, components and systems;
  • modifying designs to improve safety features or minimise fuel consumption and pollution;
  • developing repair procedures as well as working out and managing schedules for repair and maintenance;
  • investigating aircraft accidents;
  • collating information, interpreting data and publishing the results of specific projects in technical report form;
  • using computer-aided design (CAD) software to create designs and plans;
  • storing paperwork for approved data (drawings, technical instructions, assessments and calculations);
  • working with teams, suppliers, clients and managers to agree budgets, timescales and specifications;
  • project managing, including scheduling resources and staff and managing budgets;
  • communicating technical and regulatory advice to clients, teams, suppliers and other professionals within the aerospace industry and presenting data to groups and individuals.