Aeronautical Engineering Syllabus

The Aeronautical Engineering syllabus in India is designed in such a way that it educates the students about the manufacturing, designing, construction, operation, and testing of aircraft. It is a 4 year undergraduate programme whose examinations will be conducted semester wise, i.e., once in every 6 months. The student has to pass all Aeronautical Engineering subjects to get the degree.

The Aeronautical Engineering syllabus may vary a little bit depending upon the campus. It is one of the unique career options after 12th with PCM that covers all the subjects necessary to learn for the production of the aircraft. To be eligible to pursue Aeronautical Engineering, a student must be appearing or have passed 12th with a PCM or 3 year engineering diploma.

All the Aeronautical engineering subjects are important to study and mandatory to clear. The syllabus of Aeronautical Engineering includes basic engineering subjects, core subjects, labs, etc. The Aeronautical Engineering syllabus in India is classified into 8 semesters which are as follows:

Aeronautical Engineering Subjects for the First Semester

  • Engineering Mathematics-I
  • Professional Communication Skills
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
  • Basic Electrical Laboratory
  • Engineering Physics Laboratory
  • Computer Programming (Theory + Laboratory)

Aeronautical Engineering Subjects for the Second Semester

  • Engineering Physics II
  • Materials Science and Metallurgy
  • Chemistry Laboratory
  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Engineering Maths - II
  • Basic Electronics Engineering (Theory+Lab)

Aeronautical Engineering Subjects for the Third Semester

  • Aero Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Fluid Systems
  • Engineering Mathematics - III
  • Machine Elements and Drawing
  • Material Strength Laboratory
  • Fluid Systems Lab
  • Thermodynamics Lab

Aeronautical Engineering Subjects for the Fourth Semester

  • Kinematics of Machines
  • Aircraft Systems and Instruments
  • Applied Dynamics and Vibration
  • Engineering Mathematics - IV
  • Aerodynamics
  • Elements of Aeronautics
  • Aerodynamics Lab
  • Aircraft Systems Laboratory

Aeronautical Engineering Subjects for the Fifth Semester

  • Microprocessor and Microcontrollers
  • Atmospheric Flight Mechanics
  • Aerodynamics - II
  • Spaceflight Mechanics
  • Automatic Control
  • Propulsion (Theory + Laboratory)
  • Aerodynamics Lab

Aeronautical Engineering Subjects for the Sixth Semester

  • Aerospace Structures
  • Control Engineering
  • Optimization Techniques in Engineering
  • Professional Elective I
  • Professional Elective II
  • Aerospace Structures Lab
  • Control Engineering Lab

Aeronautical Engineering Subjects for the Seventh Semester

  • Aerospace Vehicle Design
  • Heat Transfer
  • Basic Avionics
  • Professional Elective - III
  • Professional Elective - IV
  • Flight Mechanics (Theory+Lab)
  • Avionics Lab

Aeronautical Engineering Subjects for the Eighth Semester

  • Summer Internship and Training
  • Practical Viva Voice
  • Project Work
  • Industrial Management and Economics

Aeronautical Engineering Related Links


  • Is Aeronautical Engineering hard?

    Aeronautical Engineering is a little bit harder as compared to other engineering. However, those who are passionate about aircraft, love to innovation, and have creative ideas can pursue this course without any second thought.

  • How many subjects are there in aeronautical engineering?

    There are 5 to 6 core subjects that include core theoretical subjects, laboratory classes, and industrial training is subjects that students need to qualify for an Aeronautical Engineering degree.

  • Do aeronautical engineers need maths?

    Yes, Aeronautical Engineers need maths as subjects to apply for the programme as 12th with Physics, chemistry, and mathematics students are eligible for the programme. While a student will be pursuing Aeronautical Engineering, in 3 semesters they will have to study maths.

  • What do aeronautical engineers study?

    Aeronautical engineers study the deep knowledge involved in the manufacturing, designing, construction, production, and testing of the aircraft.

  • Can I join aeronautical engineering after 12th?

    Yes, you can join Aeronautical engineering after 12th if you have completed 12th grade with physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Students can apply for the AME CEE to get admission with up to 100% scholarship.


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