Aeronautical Engineering An Overview

Updated: May 18, 2019

Aeronautical engineers design, develop and test aircraft for commercial airlines, the military and businesses. Engineers model the initial design concepts and sketches based upon the client’s needs and ensure safety by making revisions based on production time and cost and constructing prototypes. They also write technical reports, manuals and bulletins, as well as review performance reports. Based on the customer’s feedback, they inspect for errors and fix them.

Educational Requirements:

It is possible to secure work as an engineering technician with a Diploma in aircraft maintenance engineering. Most aeronautical engineering positions require at least B.E in aeronautical Engineering.

Some of the top Colleges offering Aeronautical engineering:

IIT Bombay - Indian Institute Of Technology,

IIT Kharagpur (Kgp) - Indian Institute of Technology,

Madras Institute Of Technology - MIT

IIT Kanpur - Indian Institute Of Technology,

IIT Madras - Indian Institute of Technology Chennai (IITM),

College Of Engineering, Anna University (Chennai),

B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology (Chennai),

KITS - Karunya Institute Of Technology And Science (Coimbatore),

Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology (Chennai) etc.


Taking part in an internship provides you with opportunities to network with professionals and observe aeronautical engineering as it's practiced in a real-world setting.

Soft skills required as an Aeronautical engineer:

Analytical, Critical-thinking, Math skills, Problem-solving and Writing skills.

Tools & Technologies:

Familiarity with different operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix, etc.)

Microsoft Office,



National Instruments LabVIEW,

ADS - Aircraft Design Software,

OpenVSP (Vehicle Sketch Pad),






Rhinoceros etc.

Top Recruiters:

Civil Aviation Department

Aeronautical Development Establishment

Air India

Defense Research and Development Laboratories

Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd (HAL)

National Aeronautical Lab (NAL)

Pawan Hans

Indian Air Force

Private Airlines

Boeing Inc

Indian Space Research Organisation Ltd

Here is a LINK to the Top 10 Types of Aeronautical Engineering Jobs for Freshers in India

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