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Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering


Aeronautical Engineering is a discipline that deals with aeronautics. Aeronautics includes study, design, development and testing of air flight capable machines.

Various types of air flight capable machines are- aircraft, missiles, drones, satellites, rockets and space shuttles. The term ‘Aeronautical Engineering’ has been derived from Aeronautics. Thus, it is evident that this branch of Engineering primarily deals with the design, development, planning, manufacturing and testing of flight capable machines mentioned above!

The Diploma course can be said to be multidisciplinary. It contains elements of mechanical, electrical and electronics engineering.

Since this branch involves manufacturing and maintenance of complex flying structures, it can be said to be a challenging and technically demanding field. At the same time, careers associated with this sector are financially rewarding too. Aviation sector is dependent on Aeronautical Engineers. Aviation sector is growing. This growth has been creating new and better job opportunities for Aeronautical Engineers.

Skills required to excel in this field are- eye for detail, good mathematical and numerical skills, problem solving skills, comfortable working on machines, good at interpretation of plans and figures etc.

Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering program covers topics such as- aircraft navigation systems, electrical and electronics systems, control systems, radar, radio, aircraft design, aerodynamics, physics, aircraft service and maintenance.


Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering is a 3 years long program. It follows the semester system of learning. Each academic year is divided into two semesters, with each semester lasting for a period of 6 months.

Few institutes are also offering Integrated program- Diploma + B.Tech. Degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering course trains students in areas such as- structural design, manufacturing, maintenance, aerodynamics, navigation systems, control systems etc of air flight capable machines such as aircraft, space shuttles, missiles, rockets and satellites.


Students who have passed 10th standard are eligible to pursue this course. This course can also be pursued after 10+2 schooling too (Mathematics group)!


First Year
Applied Science
Communication Skill
Engineering Drawing-I
Basic Principles of Applied Mechanics
Computer Application
Engineering Drawing-II
Aircraft Elements
Applied Mechanics Lab
General Workshop Lab-1
Aircraft Elements Lab
General Engineering Lab
General Workshop Lab-II
Second Year
Mechanical Engg. Drawing
Mechanics of Fluids
General Workshop Practice-III
Basic & Digital Electronics
Power Plant Construction
Aircraft Materials & Processes
Aircraft Instruments –I
Aircraft Structure
Aircraft System-1
Power Plant System
Maintenance Concept & Practice
Practice Minor Project Work
Third Year
Aircraft instruments-II
Computer application-II
Testing and measurement
Aircraft system-II
Maintenance concept & practice-II
Advanced Airframe structure-I
Advanced propulsion-gas turbine engine construction
Aircraft system-III
Maintenance concept &practices –III
Industrial Engg.Practices
Advanced Airframe structure-II
Advanced propulsion gas turbine engine maintenance


Aeronautical Engineering Colleges in India:

Swami Vivekanand University, Sagar, MP
Academy of Aerospace & Aviation
Nehru College of Aeronautical and Applied Science
Indian Institute of Technology , Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology , Chennai
Indian Institute of Technology , Mumbai
Hindustan College of Engineering
Indian Institute of Aeronautical Engineering
Madras Institute of Technology
Punjab Engineering College
Sathyabama University
Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology
Institute of Aviation Technology


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