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B.Tech. Computer Science and Engineering Specialization in “AEROSPACE ENGINEERING”

WHAT IS AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ?

Aerospace is the science of flight, which is the study, design and manufacturing of air-flight machine capabilities. It is also defined as the design, construction and operation of aircraft and the scientific study of flight through the atmosphere. This field combines an understanding of fluid dynamics, robust but lightweight materials and the chemistry and thermodynamics of engines. It is considered as the study of the complexities of materials and structures put to use under atmospheric stress.

AEROSPACE ENGINEERS

Aerospace Engineers develop new technologies for use in aviation, defence systems and space exploration, and sometimes specialize in areas like structures, vehicle movement and control, propulsion systems, communications, and overall vehicle design. They also may specialize in a particular type of aerospace product, such as commercial aircraft, helicopters, military fighter jets, missiles, space crafts and rockets.

These engineers might also be experts in celestial mechanics, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, acoustics, propulsion, or guidance and control systems. Aerospace engineers (materials) assess the materials used for manufacture of aircrafts /spacecrafts. Also, Quality control assessments are carried out by engineers.

Marketing and sales function is also carried out by aerospace engineers. Their job entails liaison work with the technical team and clients for ensuring production specifications as well as ensuring that the product performs as planned.

SCOPE OF AEROSPACE IN INDIA

Employment of aerospace engineers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Aircraft are being redesigned to cause less noise pollution and have better fuel efficiency, which will help sustain demand for research and development.

In addition, as international governments refocus their space exploration efforts, new companies are emerging to provide access to space beyond the access afforded by standard governmental space agencies. India achieved many significant achievements in the field of aerospace engineering by developing heavy-lift rockets, aircrafts, Helicopters etc. But still, aerospace engineers are not getting much job exposure in India.

As a growing field, scope of aerospace engineering is not a narrow field in India. The Indian aerospace industry is now one of the fastest growing industry in the world. Recent developments of Indian space research organization, DRDO, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and other private companies are promising a prosperous future of aerospace engineering. Indian governments more liberal economic policies bring the scope of aerospace engineering to a new height.

The growing civil aviation and aerospace sectors are attracting world’s leading companies like Rolls-Royce, Boeing, Airbus, to India. Another factor increasing the scope of aerospace engineering in India is the growing civil aviation market. India is now the ninth largest civil aviation market in the world, because of that the demand for commercial and defence aircraft has been increasing rapidly.