What is BTech Aeronautical Engineering Syllabus?
The Syllabus for BTech Aeronautical Engineering has two parts, Section - A and Section-B. A student has to first successfully complete all subjects of Section - A before he can attempt subjects of Section -B. A student has to take and appear in a minimum of four exam sessions to complete a total of ten subjects of Section - A.
The break down of BTech Aeronautical Engineering syllabus according to year and semester is mentioned below:
The semester wise break of the first year BTech Aeronautical Engineering syllabus is mentioned below:
|First Semester||Second Semester|
|Engineering Maths – I||Engineering Maths – II|
|Engineering Physics||Engineering Chemistry|
|Elements of Civil Engg. & Engineering Mechanics||Computer Concepts & C Programming|
|Elements of Mechanical Engg||Computer Aided Engineering Drawing|
|Basic Electrical Engg.||Basic Electronics|
|Workshop Practice||Computer Programming Lab|
|Engg. Physics Lab||Engg. Chemistry Lab|
|Constitution of India & Professional Ethics||Environmental Studies|
|Language (Kan.)||Language (Eng.)|
The semester wise break up of the second year of BTech Aeronautical Engineering syllabus is mentioned below:
|Third Semester||Fourth Semester|
|Engineering Mathematics-III||Engg. Maths – IV|
|Material Science and Metallurgy / Mechanical Measurement and Metrology||Material Science & Metallurgy/Mechanical Measurements & Metrology|
|Basic Thermodynamics||Applied Thermodynamics|
|Mechanics of Materials||Kinematics of Machines|
|Manufacturing Processes||Elements of Aeronautics|
|Computer Aided Machine Drawing / Fluid Mechanics||Computer Aided Machine drawing/ Fluid Mechanics|
|Metallography & Material Testing Lab / Mechanical Measurement and Metrology Lab||Metallography & Material Testing Lab /Mechanical Measurements & Metrology laboratory|
|Foundry & Forging Laboratory/ Machine shop||Foundry & Forging lab / Machine Shop|
The third year breakup of BTech Aeronautical Engineering syllabus are mentioned below:
|Fifth Semester||Sixth Semester|
|Management and Entrepreneurship||Applied Gas Dynamics|
|Introduction to Composite Materials||Aircraft Performance|
|Dynamics of Machines||Aerodynamics – II|
|Aerodynamics||Finite Element Analysis|
|Aircraft Propulsion||Theory of Vibrations|
|Aircraft Structures||Elective – I: (Group A)|
|Aerodynamics Lab.||Structures Lab.|
|Energy Conversion Lab||Propulsion Laboratory|
The fourth year syllabus into semester for BTech Aeronautical Engineering are mentioned below:
|Seventh Semester||Eighth Semester|
|Control Engineering||Flight Vehicle Design|
|Aircraft Structures – II||Avionics|
|Aircraft Stability and Control||Electives IV- (Group D)|
|Gas Turbine / Technology||Electives V- (Group E )|
|Electives II – (Group B)||Project Work|
|Electives III –(Group C)||Seminar on Current / Topics|
|Design, Modeling and Analysis Laboratory||-|
BTech Aeronautical Engineering Electives
The elective subjects that are available along with the main topics of BTech Aeronautical Engineering syllabus are mentioned below.
|Elective 1 (Group A)||Elective 2 (Group B)|
|Numerical Methods||Optimisation Techniques|
|Aircraft Materials||Computational Fluid Dynamics|
|Combustion||Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul|
|Reliability Engineering||Statistical Quality Control|
|Industrial Management||Theory of plates and shells|
|Rockets and Missiles||Nondestructive Testing|
|-||Mechatronics and Microprocessor|
|-||Total Quality Management|
|Elective 3 (Group C)||Elective 4 (Group D)|
|Experimental Stress analysis||Flight Testing|
|Helicopter Dynamics||Fracture Mechanics|
|Space Mechanics and Launch Vehicles||Theory of Aeroelasticity|
|Smart Materials||Hydraulics and Pneumatics|
|Agile Manufacturing||Reliability and Maintenance Engineering|
|Robotics||Boundary Layer Theory|
|Industrial and Experimental Aerodynamics||Operation Research|
|Micro and Smart Systems Technology||Aerospace Quality Assurance|
|Elective 5 (Group E)|
|Aircraft Safety Rules and Regulations|
|Guidance and Navigation|
|Management Information Systems|
|Product Design and Manufacturing|
|Computer Integrated Manufacturing|
|Aircraft Systems and Instrumentation|
BTech Aeronautical Engineering Subjects
The subjects of BTech Aeronautical Engineering syllabus are mentioned below along with the detailed description of each topic and the books that the students must follow:
|Applied Mathematics I||Differential Calculus, Algebraic Aids, Analytical Geometry of three dimensions, Multiple Integrals, Matrices,||B S Grewal, Engineering Mathematics, Prentice Hall, India|
|J S Bindra and K S Gill, A text book of Applied Mathematics, S K Kataria & Sons|
|Frank Ayres, Matrices, Schaum Series|
|J L Meriam and L G Kraige, Engineering Mechanics,John Willy|
|Fluid Mechanics||Regimes of fluid flows, Fluid Statistics, Description of Fluid Motion, Equations of Fluid Motion, Inviscid - Incompressible Flow, Introduction to Viscous Flows, Introduction to Incompressible Boundary layer (BL), Dimensional Analysis and Similitude, Elements of Compressible Flows||John D Anderson Jr., Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, McGraw Hill, 2nd Ed.|
|S W Yuan, Foundations of Fluid Mechanics, Prentice Hall|
|Jack D Mattingly, Principles of Gas Turbine Propulsion, 1st Ed., McGrawHill, 1997|
|H. Schlichting and K. Gersten, Boundary Layer Theory, 8th Ed., McGrawHill, 2000|
|Engineering Thermodynamics||First law of Thermodynamics, Second Law of Thermodynamics, Entropy, Physical properties, Ideal and Real Gases, Vapour Power Cycles, Air Standard Power Cycles.||C O Van Wylen; Classical Thermodynamics Wiley 2001|
|J B Jones and C A Hawkins, Engineering Thermodynamics, John Wiley and Sons Inc., New York|
|R A Sonntag and C O Van Wylen, Fundamentals of Thermodynamics, Wiley, New York|
|D B Spalding and E H Cole, Engineering Thermodynamics, 2nd Ed., Arnold, London. 1973|
|Electrical Engineering||Electromagnetic, DC Machines, AC Machines, Modern Measurement System, Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Energy Storage System and Utilization||H. Cotton, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Energy, B1 Publishers Pvt. Ltd.|
|B.L. Thereja, Electric Technology, S. Chand and Co. New Delhi.|
|Del Toro, Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering, Prentice Hall.|
|H. Cotton, Advanced Electrical Technology, Pitman.|
|Aerodynamics||Conformal Transformation, 2-D Incompressible Flows around Thin Airfoils, Incompressible Flow about Wings of Finite Span , Delta Wing Aerodynamics, Dynamics of a Compressible Inviscid Flow Field, Compressible Subsonic and Transonic Flows , 2-D Supersonic Flows around thin Airfoils||John D Anderson Jr., Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, 2nd Ed., McGrawHill|
|J J Bertin and M L Smith, Aerodynamics for Engineers, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall|
|E. Rathakrishnan, Gas Dynamics, Prentice Hall of India|
|R S Shevell, Fundamentals of Flight, 2nd Ed., Prentice Hall|
|Airplane Performance, Stability and Control||Atmosphere, Aerodynamic characteristics, Airplane Performance in Steady and Level Flight, Airplane Performance in Accelerated Flight, Static longitudinal stability, Maneuvering flight, Lateral and Directional Stability and Control, Dynamic Stability,||John D Anderson Jr., Introduction to Flight, McGraw Hill|
|R C Nelson, Flight Stability & Automation Control, McGraw Hill|
|B Etkins, Dynamics of Flight, John Wiley|
|E L Houghton and N B Caruthers, Aerodynamics for Engineers, Edward Arnold, UK|
|Aircraft Design||Preliminaries, Air Loads in Flight, Airplane Weight Estimation, Basics of Wing Design, Structural Design, Integration of Structure and Power Plant||Daniel P Raymer, Aircraft Design: A conceptual approach, AIAA Series, 1992|
|D Stinton, The Design of Airplane, GRANADA, UK 1983|
|John D Anderson (Jr.), Airplane Performance and Design, McGraw Hill 1999|
|E Torenbeek, Synthesis of Airplane Design|
|Aircraft Production||Heat Treatment, Process Shop, Jigs and Fixtures, Cutting Tools, Inspection Gauges and Equipment, Process Planning||M L Begman. Manufacturing process, Media Promoters|
|ASTME, Tooling for Aircraft and Missile Manufacture|
|Sachs, Sheet Metal Fabrication|
|S C Keshu and K K Ganapathy, Aircraft Production Technology and Management, Interline 1993|
|Principles of Helicopter Engineering||Aerodynamics of Rotor Blade, Power Units and Flight Performance, Dynamic Stability and Control, Rotor Vibrations, Rotor Blade Design||John Fay, The Helicopter and How It Flies, Himalayan Books 1995|
|Lalit Gupta, Helicopter Engineering; Himalayan Books New Delhi 1996|
|Joseph Schafer, Basic Helicopter Maintenance, Jeppesen 1980|
|R W Prouty, Helicopter Aerodynamics|
|Rockets and Missiles||Aerodynamics Characteristics of Airframe Components, Performance of Missiles and Rockets, Longitudinal, Directional, Lateral, Maneuvering Flight, Dynamic Stability||S S Chin, Missile configuration Design, McGraw Hill|
|Davis Follin & Blitzer Van, Exterior Ballistics of Rockets, Nostrand|
|Seifert & Brown, Ballistic Missiles and Space Vehicle Systems, John Wiley|
|Ed. Seifert, Space Technology, John Wiley|
How is BTech Aeronautical Engineering Syllabus Implemented?
- A student has to take and appear in a minimum of four exam sessions to complete a total of ten subjects of Section - A.
- In Section-A, a student is free to take any subject(s), however there is a restriction on numbers with a minimum of one and maximum of four only in one exam session.
- The Workshop Training Capsule of six weeks as per details in the Syllabus will be arranged by student members under their own arrangement at all such facilities with engineering institutions
- In Section -B, students will be free to take subject(s), minimum one and maximum four in one exam session, and appearance in minimum of four exam sessions is essential.
- Every student will have to go through 6 weeks training in familiarization with different laboratories as per the Syllabus..
- Student members will undertake six weeks project work. A student is expected to get the subject of his choice approved by the HO or by an experienced professional nominated for the purpose by the HO.
- Students having B.E./BTech or its equivalent qualification will be entitled to get exemption from appearing in upto six subjects of Section-A, as per their discipline in BE/BTech course.
- The candidates belonging to Electrical/ Electronics and Allied streams may get exemption of subjects, namely, Applied Maths-I, Basic Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Microprocessors & Software Engineering, Engineering Drawing & Design, and Workshop Technology.
- The candidates belonging to Mechanical, Civil, Chemical and Allied disciplines may get exemption in subjects, namely, Applied Maths-I, Fluid Mechanics, Strength of Material, Engineering Thermodynamics, Engineering Drawing & Design, and Workshop Technology.
BTech Aeronautical Engineering FAQ
Ques: What is the work of an aeronautical engineer?
Ans: An aeronautical engineer works with aircraft. Their primary job is to design aircraft and propulsion systems but with time, the engineers are given many more responsibilities to carry out. The aeronautical engineers study the mechanisms of aircraft. They work for a career in aircraft, airplanes, jet planes and space shuttles.
Ques: Can an Aeronautical Engineer become a pilot?
Ans: Yes ,an Aeronautics engineer can become a pilot provided if he has done 10+2 WITH PCM, scoring more than 50%. Also, he must pass the class 1 Medical done by the aero medics approved by DGCA
Ques: In which sector does aeronautical engineers get jobs?
Ans: The aeronautical engineers get jobs in the defence and aviation industry.
Ques: Is aeronautical engineering hard?
Ans: Aeronautical engineering is one of the complex fields among various engineering degrees. However, it has been a popular course pursued by engineering aspirants across the globe. Aeronautical engineering requires expertise in Physics and Mathematics. If you are best at these subjects it would not be much difficult. However, I should have a great observation and strong calculative skills.
Ques: What is the salary of an aeronautical engineer in India?
Ans: An aeronautical engineer earns the average salary in India between Rs 5 lakh per annum. The salaries in the government sector are determined as per the pay scale for the particular post.
Ques: Is aeronautical engineering good for females?
Ans: Yes, definitely. If students are good at PCM and have an interest in aircrafts mechanics, they should pursue this course without any hesitation regardless of their gender.
Ques: Which university is best for aeronautical engineering?
Ans: Below are some of the institutes that are best to study in aeronautical engineering:
- Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
- Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
- Indian Institute of Space Science and Thiruvananthapuram
- Manipal Institute of Technology
- Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology
- PEC University of Technology
- Indian Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Dehradun
Ques: How can I become an aeronautical engineer after 12th?
Ans: Students who have successfully completed their class 12th examination or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and aggregate of with a minimum of 70 to 75% in the examination are eligible to apply for the entrance exam for Aeronautical Engineering for BTech course.
Ques: How is aeronautical engineering as a career?
Ans: Aeronautical Engineering is one of the best engineering courses with a high recruitment rate. They also have opportunities to work in government and private organizations, research centers etc.
Ques: What is the job opportunities for aeronautical engineers in India?
Ans: Aeronautical engineering is one of the most challenging branches of engineering. It has a wide scope of growth in the field of engineering. This field is concerned mostly with the technical as well as the mechanisms of the flying aircrafts. This field deals with the development of new technologies in aviation and defense systems. This field mainly consists of the construction, designing, working, testing, operation, maintenance of the space craft’s, satellites, missiles, space vehicles, etc.