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Aeronautical Engineering

Introduction to Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical engineering is one of the most popular career option for those students who want to make their career into airplanes, space shuttles, jumbo jets and other similar exciting stuff. Aeronautical engineering deals with all the technical details and mechanisms behind all flying bodies. Nowadays, Aeronautical engineers are needed in all sorts of areas such as Aircraft manufacturing units, space stations and many more important places. Aeronautical engineering degree helps you equip knowledge on the complex design and development of these high flying machines.

It deals with the aerodynamic and mechanical aspects of these machines and systems. This field also deals with navigation systems, radars and other communication networks.

General Information

Course Title: Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering (BE Aeronautic)
Category: Bachelor
Course Duration: 48 months (4 years)
Academic Progress: Yearly
Estimated Cost: N/A

Required Qualification to study Aeronautical Engineering

Eligibility, Entrance Exams

The minimum requirement to become an aeronautical engineer is a bachelor’s degree or a diploma in aeronautical engineering.

Optionally, students can take up any of the following engineering field and choose aeronautics as their specialization for their masters / higher studies.

  • Mechanical engineering (highly recommended)
  • Electronics engineering
  • Electrical engineering

Scope for Aeronautical Engineers

With every day new air routes being connected the airline industry needs qualified technical engineers to develop and maintain their growing fleet of aircrafts. Though Nepal is lacking behind in this field, it is believed that Nepali flights are to be increased in global sky in the very near future, increasing the prospects of job in nation and abroad as well.

With the country on the top radar of satellite technology, aviation engineers are in demand to meet this state of the art technological field with increase usage of navigation systems.

Opportunities are open for students in top international aviation companies – government and private airlines, and organizations involved in military and space programs like NASA, ISRO, IAF etc.

Aeronautical engineering students can find jobs in:

  • Aviation industry (private and public airlines)
  • Satellite and Space research organizations (ISRO, NASA etc.,)
  • Defense (Military – Air Force)
  • Automobile and fast-moving locomotive industries

Course Syllabus

Aeronautical engineering curriculum covers the following major topics:

  • Mathematics
  • Fluids and solids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Avionics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Control systems

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