Aircraft Engineering

Aircraft Engineering is the engineering that deals with the designing, manufacturing, testing, maintaining, repairing, and troubleshooting the issues faced in aircraft and spacecraft. Aircraft Engineering is one of the most responsible and reputed job profiles in engineering. It is the hottest career in engineering because the aviation sector is growing so rapidly worldwide.

Aircraft Engineering comprises of various engineering fields which are as follows:-

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME):- AME is the course of engineering that involves the maintenance, repair, rectify, and solve the problems in an aircraft. Safety and security of aircraft are in the hands of licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers. AME can be pursued through the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) or European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved Institutes. Read more
  • Aeronautical Engineering:- Aeronautical Engineering is the branch of engineering that involves the designing, manufacturing, constructing, and testing of an aircraft. Various numerous items which are club together to form an aircraft. Aeronautical Engineering can be done through colleges or universities that are approved by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Govt. of India. Read more
  • Aerospace Engineering:- Aerospace Engineering is the branch of engineering that involves the designing, manufacturing, constructing, and testing of aircraft and spacecraft. Various big and small items are joined together for the formation of aircraft and spacecraft. Aerospace Engineering can be done through colleges or universities that are approved by the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Govt. of India. Read more

Aircraft Engineering Course Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the Aircraft Engineering will remain the same for all the courses which are as follows-

  • An applicant must be passed 12 th with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics or 3 years engineering diploma from any recognized board at the time of admission.
  • Candidate must have passed 12 th with 45% in PCM or equivalent.
  • Candidate age should be between 16 to 28 years at the time of admission.

Aircraft Engineering Course Duration

Aircraft Engineering course duration depends upon course to course. Each course has different subjects and patterns of examination. In AME, there are modules whereas in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, there is semesters examination.

Course duration for the course are as follows:-

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME)
  • In AME there are 2 courses which are as follows:-
    • AME Course duration for this license comprises of a tentatively 1-year academic program in DGCA approved organization and other 1-year practical training in the flying environment. At the time of training, student will get the stipend based on their skill-set.
    • AME course duration comprises of tentatively 2-years academic programme in DGCA or EASA approved AME institutes and 2-years practical training in a live environment such as Airlines, MRO Organizations, etc. After clearing modules and practical training, the student will get a license that is authorized worldwide. At the time of training, student will get the stipend based on their skill-set.
  • Aeronautical Engineering:- Aeronautical Engineering is an undergraduate engineering program that is of 4 years. Within 8 semesters, students serve with the practical and theoretical knowledge about aircraft and its various functions.
  • Aerospace Engineering:- Aerospace Engineering is 4 years undergraduate engineering program that offers theoretical and practical knowledge about aircraft and spacecraft. These courses comprise of 8 semesters that student has to clear for getting the degree.

Aircraft Engineering Course Fees

Aircraft engineering course fees differs from course to course and institution to institution. The academic fees of the course are paid on the semester wise basis. The educational loan facilities are available by banks to pay the fees. The exact aircraft engineering fee details can be seen on the official website of colleges. The fees may include tuition fees, book fees, etc.

For Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) DGCA program the fees range from INR 50,000 to 1,50,000 per semester.

For the AME EASA program the fees can be from INR 2 lakhs to 5 lakhs per semester.

For Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, the fees will remain the same from INR 50,000 to 1,50,000 per semester.

The hostel fees vary from colleges student taking admission. It is not compulsory to take hostel facilities. It is an optional facility for the students. The hostel may include w-fi, bed, regular check-ups, etc.

The hostel fees will range from INR 25,000 to 40,000 per semester.

Aircraft Engineering Career Opportunities

Aircraft Engineering career opportunities for all the courses differ as all the courses have their specific role in the aviation sector. Aircraft Engineers can also build their careers worldwide in the aviation sector.

The career opportunities for Aircraft Engineering are at the following organizations:-

  • Airlines
  • Maintenance, Repair, and Overhauls (MRO) Organizations
  • Aircraft Manufacturing Organizations
  • Research Organisations
  • Aircraft Part Manufacturing Organizations
  • Aircraft Operation Organizations
  • Aviation Training Centres
  • Civil Defence Forces
  • Flying Clubs
  • Many more…

The top recruiting organizations for Aircraft Engineering are as follows-

  • Air India
  • IndiGo
  • SpiceJet
  • Blue Dart Pvt. Ltd.
  • Boeing
  • Airbus
  • DRDO
  • ISRO
  • NASA
  • DGCA
  • EASA
  • Many more…

Aircraft Engineering Course Salary

Aircraft Engineering salary is very high, as this is the golden era to build your career in the aviation sector. The average salary package of an Aircraft Engineer lies from 6 lakhs to 10 lakhs, per annum according to payscale. The salary depends upon the knowledge and skill-set of the candidate.

These engineers can also work worldwide in Govt. and private sectors. The salary in abroad is much higher than in India. The requirement of Aircraft Engineers is high worldwide, which can be reflected in the salaries.

Aircraft Engineering Admission

Aircraft Engineering admission process to get admission in one of the top institutions in India is as follows-

  • An applicant must fulfil the Aircraft Engineering eligibility criteria to get admission in the course.
  • The student should fill the AME CET 2020 registration form to get admission in Aircraft Engineering and up to 100% scholarship on tuition fees.
  • After qualifying the entrance exam, based on the All India Rank (AIR) of AME CET, students can choose their Aircraft Engineering course and Govt. of India approved institutes.
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