Aeronautical engineering degrees represent the branch of engineering that deals with the research, design, development, construction, testing, science and technology of aircraft. The field also covers investigation into aerodynamic characteristics of aircraft, including behaviors and related factors such as airfoil, control surfaces, lift and drag. In recent years, aeronautical engineering has become one of two major and overlapping branches of aerospace engineering, with astronautical engineering being the second.
If you’re fascinated by the history and methodology behind flying machines – from Leonardo Da Vinci’s early conceptual sketches and the Wright brothers’ famous flight of 1903 through to the sophistication and progress of modern jets – aeronautical engineering could be the degree for you.
Entry requirements for aeronautical engineering degrees
You’ll need to be highly competent in mathematics and physics in order to apply – expect your competency in these two subjects to be rigorously tested. In India, 10+2 pass with Physics Chemistry and Mathematics with 50% or more is eligible for Bachelor Course in Engineering. Percentage criterion can be different in different colleges or universities.