M.Tech. Aerospace Engineering – Stands for Master of Technology in Aerospace Engineering. Typically, M.Tech. is for two years, minimum eligibility for which is a B.E. or B.tech in Aerospace Engineering. Aerospace Engineering focuses on the designing, construction, development, testing, operation and maintenance of both commercial and military aircraft, spacecraft and their components as well as satellites and missiles. Subjects usually studied under this degree are Academic Writing Research, Intro Engineering, Aerodynamics, Introduction to Computing-FORTRAN, Aerospace Structure, Computing Environment, Physics Engineering, Aerospace Vehicle Design, Engineer Dynamics, Engineering Statics and Propulsion etc.
Large job opportunities in aviation and aircraft fields, Defense and space organizations. Teaching jobs in Institutions and colleges.
One should be very good in mathematics and problem-solving. Aeronautical engineers should have an eye for detail, good design skills, computer skills, and the ability to communicate well. They also need good planning ability and a knack for working under pressure. An aeronautical engineer needs to be physically fit and have a normal color vision.
Some of the subjects studied under this course:
- Measurements and Instrumentation
- Aerospace Structures II
- Aerospace Structural Mechanics
- Modeling and Simulation Laboratory
- Control Theory
- Aircraft Propulsion
- Flight Mechanics II
- Engineering Design Optimization
Eligibility & Admission Process:
The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor’s degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for this course is 2 years.
- Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science(HITS), Chennai
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur
- Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
- Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT M)
- International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
- Jain University
- Malla Reddy College of Engineering & Technology
Job Prospects & Salaries:
Aeronautical engineers often work for large aviation companies like Airbus, Boeing and even NASA. These companies are constantly seeking trained engineers. 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).
Aerospace engineers are in great need in aircraft industrialized divisions, airline industries and air turbine production plants or designs. They can also seek employment in different areas such as design, development, and maintenance as well as in the managerial and teaching jobs in institutes. This is an incredibly well-paid job but it is also very demanding. In future, the demand for aerospace engineers will rise because of their requirement in various sectors. There are lots of job opportunities available in India as well as in foreign countries.
Some job profiles: –
- Thermal Design Engineer
- Graduate Engineer Trainees
- Mechanical Design Engineer
- Aerospace Designer Checker
- Assistant Aircraft Engineers
- Aircraft Production Manager
- Assistant Technical Officers
Engineers employed in government sectors are paid according to the official scales whereas in private sectors are paid according to the scales decided by the management of the company. The estimated initial salary in government/public sectors such as HAL, NAL are Rs. 8,000 to Rs.10, 000 without other allowances. Graduates working in private sectors can earn around Rs. 9,000 to Rs. 15,000 every month plus perks. Engineering graduates with management degrees can get their initial income between Rs.10, 000 to Rs. 40,000 every month. Skilled professionals working in airline industries can get fringe benefits of free travel for self and family also, apart from numerous other perks.