School of Aeronautics, is the only Aeronautical Engineering College in Rajasthan, which is approved by AICTE and affiliated to State Government University. Its the oldest college in North India, established in 1992. All the labs in the college are very well developed, and the campus at Neemrana is the largest campus in India for Aviation related courses. School of Aeronautics has been awarded many awards too by several agencies. In 2019, they have been awarded as among top 10 aeronautical engineering college in India.

Details of course, scope, subjects in Aeronautics, duration and higher studies probabilities are given in this page.


Aeronautical Engineering is the emerging branch of engineering, with lots of developments and explorations taking place in flight vehicles.

Instead of a palette of colors, the aeronautical engineer has his own artist's palette of options. How he mixes these engineering options on his technological palette and applies them to his canvas (design) determines the performance of his airplane / flight vehicle. Aeronautical Engineers are the man behind these flying machines. To become an Aeronautical Engineer, one must do B.Tech (Aeronautical).

B.Tech., Aeronautical Engineering deals with researching of new designs for aircraft, aircraft components and engines, bringing design to software, i.e. making the researched design a reality, testing the design in related software’s, manufacturing and finally calculating its performance parameters in flight. Job profiles of Aeronautical Engineers, includes investigating the aerodynamical and structural forces acting on the machine, which has been designed by him. Aeronautical Engineers are also involved in analyzing the data of the flying machine, gathered through series of test flights done on the aircraft before delivery to the aircraft operator.

These students are also involved in planning, operations and maintenance activities of the Aircraft. Aeronautical Engineers they not only work for Civil Aviation, but they are key role players for defense sector aviation jobs too. Aeronautical Engineering is the last branch of engineering, which is yet to be fully explored by human race. The exploration efforts have already been started by humans of various countries. We invite you to join us for this exciting journey for the moon and beyond the sky, where sky is the steeping stone, but not the limit of the journey for Aeronautical Engineers.

Being the beginner of the Aeronautical Field, you will learn, how the aircraft flies, which forces, acting on the aircraft will make it possible for the machine to be in air, with such a huge weight.

Math’s and science are the important subject for the basic understanding of Aeronautical concepts. Its not that how you have done in those classes for Math’s and Science, but how you really you use that knowledge in your design. Being the designer of the Aircraft, Aeronautical Engineers will have to hone those skills of designing, that they will learn in the designing software classes. Aeronautical Engineers should be futuristic, for making their design a reality. Most beautiful thing about aeronautical engineers is that they can work on new things every day, which gives satisfaction up to were carrier advancement and financial growth is concerned.


It's is a four years degree program. Its spread over eight semesters. During this period students will have theoretical and practical classes along with internships at the end of each even semester.


Minimum eligibility criteria for admission into B.Tech. Aeronautical is:

  • Applicant must pass 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics or equivalent. Students having any other optional subject in place of Chemistry are also eligible. E.g. Computer Science in place of chemistry along with Physics and Mathematics.
  • 3 years Engineering Diploma in the relevant stream. (i.e. Diploma in Mechanical, Production & Industrial, Electronics & Communication, Electronics, Instrumentation & Control, Telecommunication Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering. Students with this qualification are eligible for lateral entry into second year of Aeronautical Engineering Program.
  • B.Sc. with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Students with this qualification are eligible for lateral entry into second year of Aeronautical Engineering Program.
  • As per the AICTE norms, candidate must have minimum 45% marks in 10+2 in PCM or equivalent or in any of the above qualification requirement.


India is the third largest aviation market, with lots of scope to become world’s largest aviation market in the near future. After Indian government’s make in India policy, lots of aircraft manufacturer’s have started out sourcing the designing and manufacturing of aircraft component in India. All these companies are looking for skilled Aeronautical Engineers to be employed in their companies.

Airbus and Boing both have established there manufacturing units in India, these companies are also a big employer for Aeronautical Engineering pass outs.

India’s aviation growth is visible by increasing passenger traffic, with lots of new airports coming up to cater to passengers’ traffic. In Delhi and Mumbai, at both metros, Indian government is planning third and second airport, respectively. Passenger traffic has increased to the extend in Delhi that government has already segregated the helicopter and nonscheduled operators flying from New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. Helicopter flying is taking place from a separate India’s First Heliport at Rohini and nonscheduled operators or small aircraft operators are flying from a separate airport at Hindon. Due to this high growth in the Industry, more and more of aircrafts will be brought and manufactured, thereby increasing the jobs for Aeronautical Engineering pass outs and already working experienced personals.

Due to relaxation in taxes, MRO industry is to boost up from 800 crores to 3000 crores in next 3 years of time. Convergence between defense sector and civil MRO’s will be established to create economics in scale. This will also generate huge jobs for Aeronautical Engineering graduates.

Aeronautical engineers are also employed in space sector jobs. According to Indian government latest announcement, Indian private sector is to be a co traveler in space sector journey. They will also provide level playing field for private companies in satellites, launchers and space-based services. This will boost the job prospects for Aeronautical Engineering / Aerospace Engineering graduates.

Aeronautical Engineering graduates can apply for jobs in approximately 350 plus companies in India, to mention some of the companies and domain of aviation related companies are as follows:

  • India Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard, BSF, HAL, ISRO, DRDO, NAL, Taneja Aerospace, Mahendra Aerospace, Civil Aviation Department, DGCA, AAI, Scheduled Airlines, Non Scheduled Airlines, Private Airlines, Government Airlines, MRO, AMO, TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS, DESIGNING COMPANIES AND MANUFACTURING COMPANIES.


Aeronautical engineers design and test products for aircrafts, spacecrafts, satellites, and missiles. This involves tasks such as creating and testing prototypes, developing criteria for design methods, checking proposals, and coordinating teams from design to manufacturing. Aeronautical engineers spend most of their time in an office-based environment, using software design tools and simulation software for testing and training. This is a full-time job and often requires additional hours to work on larger projects, monitor progress, and ensure that the designs meet the necessary requirements. This job is well suited to people who communicate well, can manage their time effectively and work on multiple projects at once, who enjoy working as part of a team towards shared goals, and have good problem-solving skills.


Aeronautical engineers carry out a range of duties depending on the organization they work for. Based on job profiles we analyzed, an aeronautical engineer’s responsibilities typically involve:

Coordinating the Design and Testing of Aircraft Products

Aeronautical engineers coordinate and direct the design and manufacture of aircraft and aerospace products, making sure that they are tested properly and meet the necessary regulatory standards.

Checking if Proposed Plans Meet Regulations

Regulations and safety standards are critical to aircraft manufacturing, so aeronautical engineers must determine if proposed projects will result in a safe operation as well as meet the goals outlined beforehand. This means checking that they meet engineering principles, the requirements of the customer, and environmental regulations.

Developing Acceptance Criteria for Methods

Aeronautical engineers develop the criteria for design methods, completion dates, and quality standards that all projects work to adhere to for consistency and safety.

Inspecting Damaged Products

Aeronautical engineers check malfunctioning or damaged products to identify where the fault lies and develop an appropriate solution. This requires applying engineering knowledge to the task and maintaining continuous education of the subject, in order to stay up to date with the latest technology and trends.

Assessing Proposals

Aeronautical engineers assess proposals for different projects to determine if they are feasible, both on a technical level and financially.


Aeronautical Engineering is a 4 years degree program divided into 8 semesters. All the semester has theoretical and practical classes as per university norms. Every semester will have 40 % theory classes and 60 % practical classes. You, doing Aeronautical Engineering at School of Aeronautics, gives you notch over other college students in respect of PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE. During these four years, you will undergo specially designed practical’s as per industry requirements. At SOA, along with course we are also providing you designing and analysis related software training too.

For the students of Aeronautical Engineering, first year is common with all branches of engineering, comprising of general engineering subjects, second year will have some core subjects and program related subjects. From third year onwards you will have only program related subjects.


B.Tech. Aeronautical Engineering students, interested in pursuing higher studies can do so by joining post graduate courses, i.e. M.Tech. in Aeronautical Engineering. In India for admission into M.Tech., clearing a GATE examination is the eligibility criteria. One should clear GATE exam conducted by IIT. GATE score is the basis on which admission into M.Tech. program can be obtained. In some multinational companies, GATE score is a prerequisite for being considered for the various positions in their company. M.Tech. program is not available at SOA.

Some of the options / streams which are available in India, related to Aeronautical Engineering are:

  • M.Tech. (Avionics)
  • M.Tech. (Aerodynamics)
  • M.Tech. (Propulsion)
  • M.Tech. (Rocketry & Missiles)
  • M.Tech. (Structures)
  • M.Tech. (Avionics)
  • M.Tech. (AME)
  • M.Tech. (Aerospace)

After completion of post-graduation program, one can go for doctorate programs also.

Students interested to pursue courses outside country should write English language proficiency (e.g. a TOEFL/IELTS certificate, for schools in English speaking countries), or other language test. Admissions test results of GMAT/GRE results is also the requirements for certain courses.