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B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering : IIST
  • 4:59 PM, Monday, 19 Feb 2018

B.Tech. ( Aerospace Engineering )

B.Tech. programme in Aerospace Engineering is aimed at imparting sound knowledge in the fundamental areas of the discipline and also expose students to advanced applications of this knowledge. The students will get the specialized training in the design and development of launch vehicles, aircraft and space craft. Aerospace Engineering deals with unlike most traditional ground based systems, optimality and reliability are of paramount importance in such systems. This necessitates accurate theoretical and experimental analyses of a variety of phenomena, and performance predictions of a variety of complex systems. Aerospace Engineering is the discipline which is closest to what is popularly known as Rocket Science.

The foundation level courses are Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer and Materials Science. These lead to a set of applied courses in Aerodynamics, Gas Dynamics, Propulsion, Flight Mechanics, Theory of Machines, Aerospace Structures, Manufacturing Processes, and Automatic Control. These in turn lead to a set of electives which deepen as well as widen the knowledge base. In addition to courses in Aerospace Engineering, courses in Basic Sciences, Electrical and Electronic Systems, Economics, management and Humanities help round off the education of the Aerospace Engineering B. Tech graduate.

One of the important components of the Aerospace curriculum is a set of Lab and Practice courses which help students develop an appreciation for real life phenomena and systems.  This is further enhanced by exposure to actual hardware developed in Aerospace industry and rigorous tests conducted in the advanced facilities of ISRO. Students also take up winter and summer internships in various units of ISRO and work on live problems.

Graduates of the B.Tech. programme in Aeropsace Engineering are equipped to undertake challenging work in the Aerospace Engineering Industry, in areas like propulsion systems, aerodynamic design, structural systems, precision manufacturing, etc. In ISRO they get a chance to work on important and advanced projects. With experience in such projects and with good performance, they could be given the responsibility of leading teams which design and develop aerospace subsystems and systems.

Though titled Aerospace Engineering, the curriculum is very close to both Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and equips the graduates to take up most jobs done by Mechanical Engineers. This includes the Automotive sector, Power sector, Manufacturing industry, R&D sectors, etc. We believe that our graduates would be sufficiently well versed in fundamentals of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and will have the ability to continue their learning while working. They would be prepared to take up challenging problems in most areas of engineering.

At IIST, students will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory and research facilities in all areas of the Aerospace Engineering. The students also gain experience in carrying out experiments and take part in some of the research and development activities at different centers of ISRO through their internship programmes. In addition they will have opportunities to engage in projects with faculty at the IIST or scientist/engineer at the Department of Space affiliated institutions. Visit the Department of Aerospace Engineering web page to learn more. Also see the Course & Curriculum link for further details on the program requirements and course structure for the B.Tech. (Aerospace Engineering) program). The students who complete B.Tech. program in Aerospace Engineering would have acquired the essential knowledge and skill sets to utilize their knowledge to carry on various tasks at various Institutions/Centers as given below.

  1. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum
  2. ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore
  3. Space Application Centre, Ahmadabad
  4. Sathish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR
  5. Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Trivandrum, Bangalore, Mahendragiri
  6. ISRO Satellite Tracking Centre, Bangalore
  7. National Aerospace laboratories (NAL)
  8. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
  9. Various Industries involved in design and development of mechanical systems
  10. Industries involved in development of aerospace systems.

For details on Curriculum / Syllabus refer to Academic Curricula