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Aerospace Engineer Career Information

Ever wondered what makes a paper plane fly? Do you love birds and other flying creatures? Do electronics and computers fascinate you? Are you a hands-on kind of person? Well then, Aerospace Engineering is the career for you.

What an Aerospace Engineer does

Abilities & Traits Required


You need to be a BE Aerospace Engineering or BTech Aerospace Engineering. There are also diploma courses, which you can pursue after 10+2 but you will need to complete your degree before you get a good job. After graduation, you could pursue an MTech. or PhD in Aeronautics. Then there are exams conducted by the AeSI (Aeronautical Society Of India). This exam is considered equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering.

You will study subjects like Principles of Flight, Aerodynamics, Aircraft structure, Propulsion, Avionics, Electronics, Metrology, as well as Airworthiness Regulations and Air Traffic Control.

You will then have to choose an area of specialisation namely, aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, navigation and control, instrumentation and communication, etc. You could also specialise in aerospace products viz., commercial transport, military fighter jets, helicopters, spacecrafts, missiles or rockets.


As a trainee Aerospace Engineer you will earn about Rs 25000 or more per month, if you get into an airlines. Research organisations, aircraft developing and manufacturing organisations and others pay around Rs 20000–30000 per month.

After a couple of years experience, you could be easily be making around Rs 60000-80000 a month. Plus you get all the added benefits reserved for government servants.

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