Does space tectonics captivate you? Do you wonder how flying machines work? Are you thrilled by the aeronautics technology? If you have ever desired to become a rocket scientist, then yes! Aerospace engineering is the career you should opt for! Aerospace engineering is concerned with the building and the development of aircraft and spacecraft. It basically deals with the designing and building of machines that hover. After the gradual arrival of technology, from this branch, two specializations have evolved - aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering.
Avionics engineering consists of the electrical side of aerospace engineering. As flight technology progressed, by including craft operating in outer space in it, the term "aerospace engineering" has now replaced it instead of astronautical engineering.
Both the branches have different significance in their own ways. Aerospace engineering, particularly the astronautics branch, is often familiarly referred to as "rocket science", involves designing aircraft such as powered lighter-than-air craft, gliders, fixed-wing airplanes and jets, autogyros, and helicopters whereas, the astronautical engineering focuses on the design and development of spacecraft.
There are a number of opportunities in this field.
Aerospace engineers have the opportunity to develop technologies which can be used in aviation, defense systems, and spacecraft.
They can specialize themselves in areas such as aerodynamic fluid flow, structural design, guidance, navigation and control, instrumentation and communication, robotics and propulsion and combustion.
They can even specialize themselves in designing different types of aerospace products such as commercial and military airplanes, helicopters, remotely piloted aircraft and rotorcraft, spacecraft, including launch vehicles and satellites, and military missiles and rockets.
Engineers in this field can expertise in one or more related fields like aerodynamics, thermodynamics, celestial mechanics, flight mechanics, propulsion, acoustics, and guidance and control systems.
The importance of aerospace engineering has been rapidly increasing in the fields:
The average pay of an aerospace engineer is within a range of Rs 7,00,000 to 9,00,000 per annum. In different countries, it varies like in the United States, Aerospace Engineers earn an average of $106,000 to $108,000 per year.
Best Institutes of the country offering Aerospace Engineering include:
Some of the famous and successful people who hold a degree in Aerospace Engineer are: