“When you look at the stars and the galaxy, you feel that you are not just from any particular piece of land, but from the solar system.” ~Kalpana Chawla Aerospace engineers work with all kinds of aircrafts – from gliders to space shuttles. It focuses in designing, development, testing and manufacturing of aircraft – including rockets and spacecraft. Many engineers specialize in one area, like structural design, navigation systems, or manufacturing techniques. Others choose to specialize in a particular kind of air or space craft. Two types of aerospace engineers: Aeronautical Engineers – They work with aircrafts that stay within the earth’s atmosphere such as airplanes and helicopters. Astronautical Engineers – They work with aircrafts that operate outside of the earth’s atmosphere such as rockets, satellites, and other spacecrafts.
|Diploma (Aerospace Engineering/Aeronautical Engineering)|
|Eligibility||High School/Intermediate/ITI, Some colleges have a criteria of specific minimum marks|
|Entrance Exam||Polytechnic Diploma Entrance Exam (e.g. Delhi CET, TS POLYCET), Diploma Entrance Test (DET)|
|Average Course Fee||₹60,000 to ₹2,50,000|
|Goal||Junior Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineer, Technical Assistant, Lateral Entry in B.Tech|
Late A. P. J. Abdul Kalam– A career scientist turned statesman, Kalam was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, and studied physics and aerospace engineering. He thus came to be known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology.